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    Cubase Mixer Controls

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    We take a look behind the behaviour of Cubase's most common mixing controls, to show the many options beneath the seemingly simple surface.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Logic: Live-style Tricks With Touch Tracks

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Have you ever coveted the real-time functions of Ableton's Live? In which case, you will be interested to know how you can simulate some aspects of Live in Logic using the Touch Tracks object?

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Using Digital Performer With Ableton Live

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We explain how to use DP effectively with Ableton's Live and offer a brief preview of MOTU's latest big update to Digital Performer, version 4.5.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Pro Tools Help Books

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    There's an outbreak of literary criticism in this month's column, as we take a look at some of the Pro Tools books currently doing the rounds.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Q. How can I improve workflow between Mac- and PC-based sequencers?

    I am a composer working with Sibelius on a PC, and recently I needed to send some pieces to an orchestrator working in...

    Sound Advice Dec 2004
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    Reason: Substituting Sounds In REX Loops

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Ever loved the feel of a REX loop but disliked the drum sounds? Using Reason, you can steal the feel and substitute sounds of your choice... We show you how.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Sonar v4: Workflow Improvements

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Not every new feature of Sonar 4 is a headline-grabber — there are many new facilities and tweaks to existing features that you might not initially notice, but which could make a big difference to your workflow.

    Techniques Dec 2004
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    Cubase: SX Embracer, Tonic & Monologue Plug-ins

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    We take a closer look at the Embracer, Tonic and Monologue plug-ins that come supplied with Cubase SX.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Marquee Tool Tips in Logic

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Once you find out all the things you can do with the Marquee tool, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it, so we offer some advice on how to put it to work in your projects.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Digital Performer: Audio Pitch & Tempo Manipulation

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    A guide to DP's options for audio pitch and tempo manipulation is on the agenda for this month's instalment of Performer Notes.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Reason: Alternatives To 4/4 Time

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason seems firmly fixed in a 4/4 time signature — but clever use of the Redrum and Matrix pattern-based devices allows you to explore more unusual signatures. Here we explain how, as well as bringing you the essential news and tips.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Organising Tracks & Plug-ins In Sonar

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Organise your tracks with Sonar 4's Track Folder feature, nudge them into place with sample accuracy, and reclaim older plug-ins for use in newer versions of Sonar.

    Techniques Nov 2004
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    Cubase SX3 Preview; Range Selection

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    This month we provide an exclusive preview of the new version of Cubase — SX 3 — and offer advice on how to get the most out of Cubase's Range Selection tool.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Logic: Dynamics Processing With Reverb/Delay

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Learn how to combine dynamics processing with delay and reverb to breathe life into your mixes.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Q. Why does it take so long to freeze a VST Instrument track?

    I use Cubase SX 2 and find the Freeze function for VST Instrument tracks very useful. I was disappointed to note that it can take six or seven minutes to freeze a VST track. Why is this, when it only takes one to two minutes to export an entire composition as a WAV file?

    Sound Advice Oct 2004
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    MIDI Sequencing In Pro Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    While Pro Tools is widely known for its dominance in the field of computer-based audio recording, little is made of the fact that it also features fully fledged MIDI sequencing facilities.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Reason: Using Mackie Tracktion Sequencer As A Rewire Host

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Mackie's Tracktion sequencer makes an ideal budget Rewire host for adding audio recording and plug-in capabilities to your Reason setup, as we explain...

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    How To Remote Control Sonar Effects

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    We explain how to use the handy Scrub tool, how to customise your track view, and detail the procedure for setting up remote control of Sonar effects parameters.

    Techniques Oct 2004
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    Cubase's MIDI Device Manager

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Cubase SX's MIDI Device Manager provides a way of choosing patches and banks on your external MIDI hardware by name rather than by number. We look at how to create your own MIDI Patch Name Scripts to make this possible.

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    Layering Sounds In Logic's Virtual Instruments

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Layering hardware sound modules to create new sounds is a simple matter, but things are not nearly as easy when you are working with virtual instruments in Logic. Here are a few useful workarounds...

    Techniques Sep 2004
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    Using Samplecell Libraries In Pro Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Digidesign's Samplecell products once had a huge army of users, many of whom still have well-loved sample libraries stranded in this format. We look at the options available to continue using these sample patches in Pro Tools.

    Techniques Sep 2004

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