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iCon Pro Audio Platform M+, X+ & D2 DAW Controllers – Should I Buy Them?

I often get to the point in a mix where having just eight faders & controls, on a small surface or touchscreen, starts to seriously impinge on my speed and efficiency. Personally, I don’t find touchscreens, such as an iPad…

Is the New Plug-In True Iron from Kazrog the Final Holy Grail of Analog Line Transformer Emulations? Hear For Yourself.

The elusive ingredient we all always seem to be searching for is the perfect emulation of analog circuit components and characteristics. Specifically, console inputs, transformers, tape machines, and tape saturation, are emulated to add harmonic distortion, phasing, crosstalk, and other…

The new Maschine Mikro is the cheapest entry yet into the world of Maschine

NI announced the new Maschine Mikro last week…   The new Native Instruments Maschine Mikro was announced last week and at first glance it may appear as a smaller version of the larger Maschine MK3. But for £199, it’s impressive…

Logic Pro Experts – There Are So Many Audio Interfaces to Choose From. Find Out Which Ones We Each Use and Why

Andy Cherna – Metric Halo ULN-8 My interface of choice is the Metric Halo ULN-8. The ULN-8 is a single rack DAW interface with 8 analog i/o’s, additional digital i/o, 8 mic preamps and on-board digital summing. How I got…

Mastering A Collection Of Songs Using LANDR’s New Album Mastering Algorithms

Is It Any Good? We Test The Algorithms – Listen To Our Examples In this video we test LANDR’s new “album mastering” feature which is claimed to be able to master up to 20 songs all within a single and…

Using a Step Sequencer

Learn to DJ with Traktor: Using a Step Sequencer | DJ Tips & Tricks | Beginner | Music Production Download Your Free Music Production Handbook: Now: https://berkonl.in/2AHgbh0 Enroll in Learn to DJ with Traktor: https://berkonl.in/2AGCVgR Adding live drums over Traktor…

Pioneer DDJ-400: New $250 Rekordbox Controller

The DDJ-1000 came out earlier this year to great acclaim, taking the DDJ line to a new level – for Rekordbox DJ users exclusively, of course. But today Pioneer DJ is announcing the DDJ-400, a budget-minded controller designed to replace…

Logic Pro X Automation & amp; The Option Key

In one of my recent, not infrequent, Skype calls with my Groove3 colleague Doug Zangar, a couple of interesting little-known tips involving the Option key and automation came up. I’d like to share them with you here. Non-Contiguous Selections Making…

Rhythmic Sidechaining in Logic Pro X

In this video tutorial, Eli Krantzberg shows you one of the creative ways he likes to use sidechain compression. He’ll use Logic Pro X’s Compressor on both a guitar and a bass track, to create a subtle interplay of accents…

Video – Creating Vocal Harmonies With Flex Pitch

Flex Pitch has lots of uses. Although it’s primarily designed for tuning vocals, I often like using it as a quick and dirty scratch pad to experiment with vocal harmony parts. In the songwriting process, it’s often difficult to imagine,…