Logic Pro is back with a vengeance, with all new instruments and effects and the incredibly impressive Flex tool. If you're feeling overwhelmed by Logic, this tutorial series is perfect for you.
In Level 1 of this 3 part series, Ask Video are going to start from scratch and give you all the knowledge you need to start using Logic. You'll learn everything from basic setup to editing and looping regions. Ask Video are also going to delve into a lot of the new features like Flex Time, Audio to MIDI conversion, and the new Pedalboard and Amp Designer plug-ins. If you're new to Logic, then this is a great starting point. If you've been using Logic for a long time, this tutorial is perfect for bringing you up to speed on what's new in Logic Pro 9.
Apple Logic Pro makes it easier than ever to translate your ideas into music. This tutorial will guide you through the basics of using this powerful software.
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Upon the original release of Carnival De L'Spirit on Stilove4music back in 2008, Andy Ash was an unknown quantity amongst the disco/house cognoscenti - the fact it was a double pack of vinyl made people sit up and take notice. In the period since then Ash has excelled with releases for On The Prowl and the FOTO imprint run by OOFT. Long since deleted, the eight track set is finally available on digital format and still impresses with a selection of well known Latin, jazz and soul tracks dealt a house twist. Such an approach is nothing new, but when it's executed with the panache of the Badu sampling "Erika Wants" for example, it's worth investigating.
Two former members of D&B trio Resonant Evil (Renegade Hardware, Moving Shadow) have branched out and found a new breaks-friendly home on Cut La Roc's Rocstar label. And boy have they got material to share: with 31 tracks included plus remixes, they've clearly been busy boys, but thankfully not at the expense of quality. "1,2,3,4" comes charging in with live-sounding drums rattling heavily, while "Wipergroove" and "The Calling" show off their deeply tech side. Unable to leave D&B tempos alone, there's even a few hyped, jump-up tunes in there too, making this an exhilarating roller coaster ride of an album, and an impressive debut to boot.
Fabriclive 66: Daniel Avery (continuous DJ mix) - (1:16:34) 122 BPM
The rise of London producer Daniel Avery has been little short of staggering. Less than two years ago, he was relatively unknown beyond the confines of blogland. Now, thanks to a string of acclaimed productions and a blossoming DJ career, he's been afforded the opportunity to mix the latest instalment of the FabricLive series. Musically, FabricLive 66 offers a snapshot of where he's at now, delivering a tough but flowing mix of fuzzy electronic rhythms, stripped-back techno, gnarled acid house and tactile, next-level electronica (see Gatto Fritto's superb remix of JR Seaton's "Way Savvy"). There are also occasional forays into electroclash-ish territory (Miss Kittin, Raudive) and a smattering of Avery's own productions, making FabricLive 66 a formidable proposition.
This latest album by Bpitch boss Allien is a long way from the label's minimal, sometimes trancey roots. It sounds like the author has grown up musically, and LISm flows through a series of mood pieces. This writer listened to the work as one continuous track, and this is how it works best. Beginning with what could be the sound of demented monkeys wittering away, it moves into jangly guitars and blissed out vocals, before a series of isolationist bleeps kick in. From there it moves from late night jazzy sax, dense drones before kicking back into deep, ethereal electronics. It's a major artistic triumph for Allien.
Les Cerveaux Lents - "Tribute To Chicago" - (3:50) 123 BPM
Jey Kurmis - "Francis" - (4:01) 123 BPM
Chaos In The CBD - "Slab" - (2:59) 123 BPM
Hot Natured - "Reverse Skydiving" (feat Anabel Englund - Tom Shorterz remix) - (3:38) 123 BPM
Mark Jenkyns - "Mind Dust" - (4:40) 123 BPM
Danny Tenaglia - "Read My Lips" (feat Lula) - (4:25) 123 BPM
Richy Ahmed - "Your Love" - (5:19) 123 BPM
Chris Lattner & East End Dubs - "Nut Cracker" - (3:46) 123 BPM
Kim Ann Foxman - "Creature" (Richy Ahmed remix) - (4:09) 123 BPM
Vaal - "Cine" (Tale Of Us & Luca Cazal remix) - (4:56) 123 BPM
Tanka - "Salwa" - (4:37) 123 BPM
Waff - "Body Ice" - (4:17) 123 BPM
SAS - "Cloak & Dagger" - (2:20) 123 BPM
Jey Kurmis - "Lil Nic French" - (3:40) 123 BPM
Michael Jansons - "All I Give" - (4:01) 123 BPM
Lake People - "Point In Time" - (4:32) 123 BPM
Phonique - "For The Time Being" (Erlend Oye - Burnski remix) - (4:07) 123 BPM
Visionquest and Hot Creations type Richy Ahmed is moving up in the world. Here, his recent Rinse mix - an exercise in joining the dots between different strands of contemporary and classic house music - gets a digital release. Regardless of whether or not you're into the glassy-eyed style of Ahmed's productions (of which there are numerous on show), this is worth checking for the standout tracks. Chief among these are long forgotten Danny Tenaglia album track "Read My Lips" (an effortless exercise in mid-90s New York murkiness), the piano magic of Outboxx's anthemic "Sunshine Mills" and the bassbin-bothering hip-hop/US garage heaviness of Demarzo's "Draw The Line (Jingling Mix)".