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Get Trigger-Happy With Digital Performer

MOTU's proprietary MAS plug-in Trigger is a handy tool to layer orreplace acoustic drum tracks with drum samples in Digital Performer(DP). Trigger converts audio pulses, such as kick drum hits, into MIDINote-On messages that can be routed to a sampler (or any other MIDIdevice). Using Trigger with virtual instruments such as BitHeadz UnitySession and Native Instruments Kon-takt, you won't even......

Workstation File-Format Interchange, Part 1

In the early days of digital audio workstations, the industry was captivated by the new-found power and flexibility of these digital wonders. We were so amazed by all of the cool things we could do that we didn't notice minor irritations, such as why my Studer Dyaxis system couldn't share a drive or swap files with someone else's NED Post Pro.......

Digidesign Pro Tools

Even though many of us are Pro Tools veterans with years of experience, there are always a few new tricks to learn. Here are some of my favorites.......

SESSIONS & STUDIO NEWS

Southern CaliforniaScott Weiland could be found, feeling right at home at The Village (West L.A.) recently. Stone Temple Pilots recorded their latest release, No. 4, there last year, and Weiland was behind the console this time, producing up-and-coming rap group The Underdogs with engineer Doug Ryder ...Star power at Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.): Stevie Nicks cuta track in Studio A with......

Classic Tracks: Randy Newman's "Sail Away"

They don't make records like this anymore. Much of Randy Newman's......

Geoff Emerick

The most revered pop music of all time is, indisputably, that made by The Beatles. Almost 40 years after they were recorded, their words and melodies are still heard all over the world. Even today, producers and musicians speak of Beatles recordings with awe as they strive for some modicum of the artistic and commercial success achieved by those records. While many recent albums have quickly......

Recording the Band

There was a time, not so very long ago, when nearly all “livealbums” were recorded by remote trucks. Typically, a performer orgroup (or, more likely, their record label) would hire the truck tofollow a tour, and then the album would be culled from the tapes ofthat tour. Occasionally, you would find a band — such as theGrateful Dead — who were serious about keeping an archive ofall their......

Fleetwood Mac Is Back!

“Things are good,” Lindsey Buckingham says cheerily on......