Cubase Tutorial: Become a Power User Part 8 – Using Loops and Track Presets


A very appealing aspect of any modern DAW is its built-in ‘ready-made’ music-creation tools – and Cubase has them in spades. Tim Hallas digs in… Today’s age of instant-reward music-making in which users need only to click one or two buttons or swipe a touchscreen to create music makes the traditional DAW seem a little outdated or More...

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By On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Point Blank: Logic Pro X Tutorial: Vocal Comping

Comping vocals – the ability to combine multiple takes into the best recording on a single track – is one of the most beneficial features of the modern digital audio workstation…. Vocal comping allows More...

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By On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Genre Focus Tutorial: Drum and Bass Part 1

Arguably one of the most difficult electronic genres to master, D&B veteran Liam O’Mullane explains the core techniques for achieving an authentic production sound. For this tutorial you will need the More...

By On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

50 Ways to Supercharge Your Sound – Tips 1 – 20

Turning a good sound into a great one isn’t as hard as you might think. By following a few simple rules and employing some choice techniques, you too can get a unique and memorable sound for your tracks. Hollin More...

By On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Logic Pro X Tutorial: Become a Power User Part 7 – Using Retro Synth

Beneath the appealing immediacy of Retro Synth’s interface lies a surprisingly powerful and versatile machine. Mark Cousins gets twiddling. Although the mighty ES2 remains Logic Pro X’s most powerful and More...

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By On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Point Blank: Live Remixing with Matt Black (Ninja Tune, Coldcut)

In Point Blank’s latest spot they talk at length the the mighty Matt Black… As a co-founder of Ninja Tune and Coldcut, Matt Black is one of the UK’s most influential and important artists More...

By On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Cubase Tutorial: Become a Power User Part 7 – MixConsole

In version 7 of Cubase, Steinberg announced a major update of the Mixer that was long overdue. In the latest Cubase Power User tutorial Tim Hallas explores MixConsole… Version 7 of Cubase saw Steinberg More...

By On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Point Blank: Native Instruments Molekular

Native Instruments are well-known and respected in the music producer world for their high-quality sound design, be it in the form of their production groovebox Maschine, innovative sampler Kontakt or massive production More...

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By On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Genre Focus Tutorial: Producing Trance – Part 2

The second instalment of our series on creating a track entirely in the digital domain moves into the realms of composition and production techniques. Rob Boffard gets you started. Last time we used the trance More...