EQ is probably the most important tool to make sure your mix sounds good. But how do you know where to cut or boost? What frequencies are important? In this video Propellerhead product specialist Mattias lets you in on four EQ tips for a better mix. Learn basic EQ usage, what frequencies matter in a kick drum and more!
The Propellerhead crew got a Hot Hand USB MIDI controller sent to the office. It’s a wireless motion sensor you put on like a ring that can then control parameters via MIDI. Of course Mattias had to give it a try! Here he’s controlling filter frequency, noise level and phase on a Subtractor.
And AskAudio has a new tutorial out:
Reason 7: Creating REX Files
Oh, it’s hard to believe it. The reason to own Recycle, that *ahem* older once-miracle of modern sampling has now past. No longer do you need to encode audio files in another application, outside of Reason. Now, you can convert audio files within Reason, into Rex files. Which, of course, are the loop files that Dr. Octo Rex eats for breakfast.
So, why, with Reason’s amazing time stretching ability would this feature even be relevant? Well, if you’ve ever gone into the editor of Dr. Octo Rex, and have actually messed around with features like the Amp envelope, Filter envelope, or you’ve applied an LFO to a loop. Or, if you’ve ever modified the pan, pitch, or filter frequency of individual slices within a REX file… Well, you know you can take loops to a very different place.
In short, REX files are still amazing, relevant and because you can now easily create your own REX files life has gotten much better.
So, how do you do it?
In this Logic Pro X video tutorial, Bill Lee explores Logic’s new Track Stacks function for mixing a song.
In this video we will explore the use of Track Stacks in the Logic X mixing workflow. Mixing a song with many instruments can get complicated and sometimes hard to manage. Track Stacks can help simplify the mix process by grouping, submixing and simplifying the visual representation of your musical parts. This is especially useful when you have many tracks of a similar type, like percussion and background vocals. This is also useful on software instrument tracks as you can see in Matt Shadetek’s latest video tutorial, Using Track Stacks for Big Layered Synths. Once you have combined multiple tracks into a Track Stack, you can then process or automate the Stack as a submix. This feature is one for every Logic user to be familiar with. Check it out! – Bill Lee
Create vinyl record scratches and learn about Ableton’s various Delay Plug in’s modes.
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MASCHINE and REAKTOR form a truly devastating beatmaking team. Here’s how to make the most of REAKTOR’s effects inside Native Instruments’ famed groove production studio.
Auria tutorial showing how to use 3rd party iOS effect apps with Audiobus as ‘DIY send effects’ within Auria.
Raz Mesinai (Badawi) is a composer, sound designer, instructor, and dub visionary. In this tutorial, Raz shows you how to create sub-heavy, 808-style kick drums using Ableton Live’s versatile software instrument Operator.
In this tutorial, let’s take a look at how to bounce individual parts of a groove from Aerobic and SineBeats—two stunning REAKTOR grooveboxes.
In this tutorial, electronic music producer Evan Sutton (a.k.a. Astrolith) shows you how to create synth lead sounds using ‘sync modulation’ technique in Native Instruments’ Massive.
Dan-D shows us some really quick tips to get around Cyclop!
Cyclop has landed. A powerful monster that has grown out of all the sounds in the universe. And with it comes bass – lots of it. Synthesis in its purest form. Spectral, digital, or fat analog. Use your own samples as a wavetable, throw effect sequencer orgies, drop on filters and make wobble basses never heard before. Cyclop is here to create new sound. Wrap your bass around your drums like melted sugar around a hot chili pepper. Cyclop is monophic and it will blow your mind. Wobble bass? Dubstep? Do something completely new!
New kinds of modulators like the Wobble Generator and the Sound Knob.
FX-Sequencer, also to be controlled by the FX-Knob.
6 Synthesis Engines: Saw Regiment, Analog Sync, FM, Transformer, Spectromat, Phase Stressor
10 state of the art Filter types, plus vowel mode.
Routing Module for Synth / Filter patching, including Overdrive.
Sub Oscillator, Bass Processor, one-view modulation-flow.
Recommended by BoysNoize, Skrillex, Peaches, Modeselektor, SiriusMo, Mouse on Mars, Biohazard.
Over 800 presets included, most of them from various artists.
Cyclop comes as standalone application and VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin.