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    Sony Acid Pro 5

    Audio & MIDI Loop Sequencer [PC]

    Version 5 of Acid Pro is the first major upgrade under the Sony Media Software badge, and has taken two years to arrive. Does it keep pace with other manufacturers' loop-sequencing packages?

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Pre-producing Live Loops in Sonar

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Cakewalk's Sonar makes an ideal pre-production tool for creating loops you can use in Ableton's Live sequencer. We explore some of the possibilities of the partnership.

    Techniques Apr 2005
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    Cubase: Using Non-Real-time Processing

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    While processing 100s of channels with effects in real time has increasingly become the norm for most of us, there are still occasions when not processing audio in real time can be useful. We look at how to achieve this in Cubase SX.

    Techniques Apr 2005
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    Logic: Using Sidechains

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Sidechains are usually associated with effects processing, but they are also available in many of Logic's internal soft synths. So what can you do with them?

    Techniques Apr 2005
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    Logic: Using Transformer Objects

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Learn how you can quickly program Transformer objects to mimic Ableton Live's useful 'user scales' feature, thus keeping transposed MIDI parts in key.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Digital Performer: Create Soundbites From Beats

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    Smooth your audio edits, create soundbites from beats, find out about tempo analysis and get the run-down on why you need the DP 4.52 update...

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Pro Tools: Tick-based Audio Tracks

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    We take a closer look at one of the more understated improvements introduced in the version 6.7 upgrade. What are tick-based audio tracks, how do they work, and what can you do with them?

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Reason: RV7000 Advanced Reverb

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    This month we present a closer look at the RV7000 Advanced Reverb, plus a handful of effect-related hints and tips.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Creating Cubase Device Panels

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Device Panels were introduced in Cubase SX 3 to enable the creation of on-screen interfaces for controlling MIDI devices. Here we look at how you can create one to control plug-ins.

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    Image Line FL Studio 5

    PC Virtual Studio Software

    FL Studio has always been popular with those seeking a cost-effective, easy-to-use alternative to the 'big name' sequencers. The latest version adds a new drum sequencing tool, high-quality time-stretching and video support.

    Reviews Mar 2005
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    Sonar Metering Options

    Cakewalk Sonar Tips & Techniques

    Sonar offers lots of useful metering options you may not even be aware of, so this month we run through them and why you might want to use them, as well as getting clever with colours and explaining how to make your screen setup a hint more transparent...

    Techniques Mar 2005
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    MOTU Digital Performer 4.5

    MIDI + Audio Sequencer [Mac OS X]

    The migration to OS X has caused major upheavals for both software manufacturers and musicians, but Mark Of The Unicorn's long-established Digital Performer sequencer is better than ever.

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Sonar: Hands-free Recording & Other Tips

    Sonar Tips & Techniques

    This month, find your way around projects, undertake hands-free recording, configure an external MP3 encoder and create pseudo-Track Folders for MIDI.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Locking Logic Sequences To A Live Take

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Although rather time-consuming, this technique for locking your sequencer to a live take is often the best.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Multi-Channel Projects In Cubase

    Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Returning to Steinberg Cubase's Mixer window again, we explore ways to make it more manageable when working with Projects that contain a large number of channels.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Beat Detection In MOTU DP 4.5

    Digital Performer Tips & Techniques

    The new Beat Detection Engine in Digital Performer 4.5 gives you much greater control over audio quantising and tempo manipulation. We explain how...

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Pro Tools Shuffle Mode

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Pro Tools was originally designed as an audio editor, and it still has some very powerful tools for quick and accurate editing. This month we explain the mysteries of Shuffle mode, and looks at the ways in which key commands and memory locations can speed up your editing.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Reasons To Be Cheerful: v3

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Version 3 of Reason is officially on the way, adding some high-spec new devices and improved operational features.

    Techniques Feb 2005
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    Pro Tools 6.7: New MIDI Tools

    Pro Tools Tips & Techniques

    Our new columnist provides the detailed lowdown on a new version of Pro Tools...

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Reason: Arpeggiators & Cool Techniques

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    There are more clever tips and techniques than you can shake a stick at in this month's Reason Notes, kicking off with yet another fun way to fake an arpeggiator effect...

    Techniques Jan 2005
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    Logic: Synchronising Sequences To Live Audio

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    Synchronising sequences in Logic to live audio tracks can really help give your music the edge, but what's the best way of doing this? We look at the options, and weigh up their pros and cons.

    Techniques Jan 2005

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