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    Cakewalk Sonar 5

    MIDI + Audio Sequencer [Windows]

    The new version 5 sees Cakewalk's Sonar becoming a more complete production package than ever, with the addition of new synths, a convolution reverb, 64-bit support and Roland's celebrated Variphrase vocal processing technology.

    Reviews Dec 2005
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    Working With Video

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    We take a look at building tempo maps for writing to picture in Cubase, using Markers, Time Warping and the Process Tempo command.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Streamlining Your Ableton Live Workflow

    Live Tips & Techniques

    We begin this regular column on using Ableton Live by examining how you can increase your productivity whilst using the program as a writing tool.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Mixing Live Recordings In Logic

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Mixing live band recordings within Logic presents a unique set of challenges, so we show you how to get great results with the minimum hassle.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Using Digital Performer With External Hardware

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Few of us use our software sequencers in isolation — we all need associated hardware, such as monitors, external effects, and favourite MIDI synths. This month we take a look at using DP with such hardware.

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Advanced Timing Correction

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We all know that Beat Detective can be used to fix up dodgy drumming. But how about creating a tempo map from a freely played keyboard part? Or replacing a piano track with note-for-note accuracy? You can achieve amazing results when you know how...

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Tuning Drum Loops In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Can't quite get your Reason rhythm section kicking with the rest of the track? If you've never considered tuning your drum samples and loops to help create a tight and harmonious mix, now may be the time to try it...

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Improved MIDI Functions In Sonar 5

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Cakewalk have strengthened the MIDI side of Sonar 5 considerably, in recognition of the rise of software synths that benefit from enhanced MIDI controllability. We run through some of the new features and suggest how you might want to use them...

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    Ableton Live 5

    Loop-based Sequencer [Windows/Mac OS X]

    Ableton Live is one of the software success stories of the last few years, with devoted users in fields as diverse as DJing, remixing, theatre sound and music production. Version 5 addresses requests from all these areas, whilst retaining the program's renowned ease of use.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio

    MIDI + Audio Sequencer [Windows]

    With Sonar Home Studio, Cakewalk have made the core features of their flagship sequencing application available at a bargain price.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    Working With Video In Cubase SX/SL

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Since its SX reincarnation three years ago, Cubase has once again become one of the most flexible tools for writing music to picture. Let's investigate...

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    ESX24 Sample Manager

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    More tips and news from the world of Apple Logic.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Using Hardware Controllers With Logic

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Not everyone can afford to invest in a dedicated high-spec hardware controller such as Logic Control. However, you can use even the most humble of MIDI devices to control your mixer, software synths, and plug-ins instead.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Fixing DP & Rewire Glitches

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    We've got news of some interesting new plug-ins this month, and the solution to one of those software compatibility problems that can drive you bananas...

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Using V-Racks In Digital Performer 4.6

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    One of the most exciting and unexpected new features unveiled in Digital Performer 4.6 is V-Racks, and, like many of the best things in life, it's something you probably didn't realise you needed until it came along...

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Digiworld 2005; Pro Tools 7

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Once again, there's a bumper crop of news from Digi-world to report, including the long-awaited jump to version 7 of Pro Tools.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Managing iLok Plug-in Licences

    Sound Advice

    There can't be many Pro Tools users left who have not had to invest in an iLok key in order to run their favourite plug-ins. But did you know that you can insure, transfer and even buy and sell iLok plug-in licences electronically? Find out more...

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    ReBirth & Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    ReBirth is dead. Long live ReBirth! We discuss the decision to discontinue this pioneering software and discover how Reason users can keep its spirit alive.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Sonar Notes

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    When the version number's most significant digit increments, you know something big is going to happen — what's inside Version 5?

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Mastering Reason 3 Mixes

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason 3 has several new tools for pumping up final mixes and creating that 'finished product' sound.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Sonar's Dreamstation Soft Synth

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    This modest little soft synth has been bundled with Sonar since version 1.0 and is very kind to your CPU resources, yet many Sonar users are still unaware of just how much you can squeeze out of it. We present some evidence.

    Techniques Nov 2005

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