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Music Production Tutorials

Avid has annouced an upcoming free ipad app that allows you to control and mix using your iPad. This soon to be released iPad app uses the EUCON protocol to wirelessly control Pro Tools. Avid also mentions that this would extend to Media Composer and other popular audio and video tools. The iPad app...

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Audio Assault has released the free Defacer audio mangling plug-in for AU/VST/VST3/AAX & RTAS for Windows & OS X. Defacer is a free zero latency plug-in featuring two channels of audio mangling tools.

Each channel features:

  • Deface Randomly rearranges samples in 2,4,8,16,32,64 or 128 sample block...

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A tape stop effect is an effect which emulates the slowing down and pitching down of the audio when a tape machines playback is stopped. When tape machines stop playback the tape is not sudden frozen in its current position. The motors gradually slow down to a full stop thus the audio on the tape is...

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Whenever you start a new session in Pro Tools, you will be presented with a ‘Create New Session’ dialog. This window allows you to configure your new session with several settings which for the newbie might be a little confusing. We’ll take a look at what these settings are, how they affect you, and what are the most common and recommended settings to use.

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Do you find your guitar tracks thin and sounding small? Do you want richer and wider sounding guitar tracks? If you have having trouble getting wide sounding guitar tracks, I have put together a quick video tutorial on how to get wider and bigger sounding guitar tracks.

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If you work with MIDI, here are four tools that you might find useful. These tools vary from the debugging utility to creating MIDI controllers with your USB devices. There are lots of data generated with MIDI and there are numerous ways to use the information. These apps will help you see and manip...

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If you are a student or a musician that is just starting out, you might not have the budget to purchase a bunch of music production software to help you record and produce your own music. I too was once a student and perfectly understand the troubles that you are in.

There are always a bunch of free (legally free) software that helps you get started. Truth be told, majority of the free software out there are good enough for basic recording and production. The professional software are there to help professionals who record and produce on a daily basic to be faster and more productive. There’s no need to crack open the piggy bank to spend tons of money on a professional digital audio workstation when you are not going to use 90% of its features yet.

I have listed below five free(ish) digital audio workstations that I find would be the most useful to budding musicians and producers. These software would allow you to record, edit and mix audio and midi tracks.

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Audio plugins come in various formats to support loading in different digital audio workstations. When you are looking for new plugins to extend your digital audio workstation, you need to ensure that the plugin format is one that your digital audio workstation supports. Below is a table of popular...

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Using the correct edit mode in Pro Tools can greatly help improve your speed and accuracy during editing. The four edit modes in Pro Tools assist in the arrangement and manipulation of clips in the edit view. Switching between modes is common when working on a session to facilitate the current edit task at hand.

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This quick tutorial will show you how to use the tap tempo function in Logic Pro X. Tap tempo in Logic Pro X is not a default feature and needs a couple of steps to get it working. You would expect Apple to make this feature much more accessible but here are the steps to get it working.

  1. Assign...

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