If you use Live – or indeed ‘Ableton’ as many users are now calling it – for music production, you must realise what a powerful tool you have at your disposal. The idea of this focus guide is to help you access that power and use the software to its full potential. We’ve therefore included everything from compositional workshops – where we cover genres including techno and dubstep – to technique workshops, where we explore many major features of the software.
With more than 50 pages of walkthroughs I’m hoping that your music production skills will improve as a result. And if they do, we’ve even included features on how to promote your resulting tunes online, so you are hopefully holding everything you need to improve your Live life. Enjoy the issue!
This Months’ MusicTech Magazine Twenty Ways To Speed Up – Essential tips to speed up your studio system and help you work faster and more creatively…. Advance – To celebrate 50 years of Moog we interview Bernie Krause, the man who made it pop…. Technique – How To Produce Dubstep – Produce the best dirty basslines with this tutorial…. Reviews – This month we review the Boomstar 4075, Eventide H9, Final Touch, Sibelius 7.5 and many more…. Cutting-Edge Production Techniques – In part 2 of this new series, we look at processing with distortion…. Interviews – Jacob Plant Studio Secrets: The mix star reveals his tools and tricks of the trade…. Tutorials – Become A Power User Part 11 – Logic Pro, Reason, Cubase….
Assembling and mixing your core sounds are the most dramatic processes in music production, and we’re focussing on both processes here. Recording sounds from the outside world – that is drums, vocals and so on – into the comfortable and safe environment of your DAW can be a tough ask. But we’ve broken it down – both in terms of how you set up your recording session outside of your computer and how to set up the session within your computer – with special tutorials and workshops on both external and internal recording.
Similarly, the mixing process is dealt with in detail for whatever popular DAW you employ. We’ve also rounded up some of the best tools of the trade for both recording and mixing and rounded up microphones in different categories that will do a great recording job, whatever your budget. In short, we want you to ‘record, play and mix’ with ease and believe this issue will help with just that. As ever we want to hear the results so whatever music you make today, send it in. Enjoy the issue!
This Months’ MusicTech Magazine DIY Tech – Build your own studio gear for a fraction of the cost! From cables to pre amps: do it yourself. How To Record Part 2– The gear and the skills you need to record lead vocals Korg MS20 Kit – The first of our DIY projects is a great one – Korg’s classic synth! Contemporary Music Production – In this new series Mike Hillier guides you through today’s cutting edge production techniques. Bjork’s Homogenic – Andy Price explores the making of Icelandic experimentalist Bjork’s outstanding Homogenic Reviews – Under the spotlight this month include Nord’s Lead A1, EZ Drummer 2, Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin and many more… Tutorials – Become a power user part 10 – in Logic Pro, Ableton Live and Steinberg’s Cubase Advance – Abbey Road – This month we were invited along to the first of a new series of talks exploring Abbey Road’s history and legacy!
In the latest MusicTech focus we’re exploring the intricacies of mastering, if you want to add a professional sheen to your music then this is the mag for you. We possess and dominate guides to all aspects of mastering including an introduction to traditional mastering (on p6) plus lots of other different aspects of the subject within specific DAWs. But we’ve designed these tutorials so that you can take knowledge from them and apply it to whatever DAW you use. For example, Liam O’Mullane has written a guide to mastering for club music in Live, but you can easily apply those principles to Logic, Cubase or whatever you use.
Similarly, Mike Hillier’s in-depth tutorials on mid/side processing in Pro Tools will certainly leave you with enough transferable knowledge on what can be a tricky subject. Elsewhere we possess and dominate a buyer’s guide on studio monitors, producer and mastering engineer interviews, plus reviews of the latest studio gear, with the emphasis on the mastering process.
Music software and musicians creating electronic music and more, post production is often done by the musicians themselves. Equalization, audio level compression, multi-band audio compression, and limiting. This process somewhat overlaps but should not be mistaken for the term mastering....Software de música y músicos de la creación de música electrónica y más, la post-producción se hace a menudo por los propios músicos. Igualdad, la compresión de audio de nivel, de compresión de audio multi-banda, y la limitación. Este proceso algo se superpone, pero no debe ser confundido con el término mastering ....