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September 11, 2015 - 12:03PM

You've figured out the basics, but here are eight ways to take Cakewalk Sonar Platinum (reviewed June ’15) to the next level.

June 19, 2015 - 01:51PM

The modulation wheel on your synth doesn’t have to control vibrato. I often use pitch-bend as vibrato, which frees up the mod wheel to lead ...

May 28, 2015 - 01:44PM

While it’s true that even entry-level computers now include multi-core processors and generous amounts of memory, CPU management is still an...

February 13, 2015 - 01:32PM

Admit it: You just dial up presets. If you like them, great. If not, you keep dialing. There’s nothing wrong with that; you want to make mus...

January 30, 2015 - 01:28PM

With text, often the purpose of a first draft is to catch an inspiration, get ideas down, and then edit them into shape later. Songwriting w...

November 7, 2014 - 11:33AM

In a world obsessed with audio plug-ins, MIDI plug-ins may not seem very sexy any more—but with MIDI’s continued vitality, they remain very ...

October 8, 2014 - 05:03AM

How is doing a mix that contains a lot of virtual instruments different than a mix of acoustic and real ones? In several ways--all of which ...

September 10, 2014 - 12:03PM

Plug-ins have become so affordable, flexible, and downright good that it’s easy to forget that plenty of hardware gear can provide functions...

August 15, 2014 - 12:51PM

This contentious topic is up there with Mac versus PC, tonewheel versus clonewheel, and of course, the Michael Jackson versus Elvis Presley ...

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