Mo Volans
Mo Volans has been releasing tracks for well over a decade with many of the world's top electronic labels. Having worked with a long list of high profile artists, he has enjoyed top ten success on numerous of occasions. Mo records under the names MoHawk, Twisted Air, and Openair and also writes music for TV and film. 
Mo is also a prolific writer and journalist writing for publications such as Music Tech, Remix mag and EQ.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Mastering in the BoxMasteringinboxpreview2
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    I am pretty careful about the plugins I use when mastering, and keep things affordable. I thought it would be useful to show you what I use on my system when mastering in the box. I’ll show you how to master tracks using entirely in the box. I’ll use both stock and high end plug-ins.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Creating Frozen Delays with OhmBoyzOhmboyzpreview
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    OhmBoyz by OhmForce is one of the most creative delay plugins out there. I've been using it for years, and in this screencast I'll show you a couple of tips and tricks, including frozen delays, also known as sustain loop delays.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Slamming CompressorsSlammedpreview
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    What does it mean when people talk about "slamming a compressor" or "Brit mode"? It's all about overloading a compressor until it's beyond useful, and becomes a creative effect. Find out how in this quick tip from Mo Volans.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Using Side Chains As ModulatorsSidechainingpreview
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    Here's another quick tip synthesis screencast from Mo Volans. This time we'll look at something a bit more advanced—how to use sidechaining and external inputs to act as a modulator. You'll need a synthesiser that can accept a side chain, like Logic Pro's ES2Read More…
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    How to Prepare Your Audio For Mastering Preparemasteringpreview
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    How do you best prepare your mix to send for mastering? In this screencast Mo Volans shows you some tricks and tips and best practice.Read More…
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    Using Arpeggiators in EDMArpeggiatorpreview
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    In this tutorial we'll show you how to use arpeggiators to create music. We'll show you two different approaches: using your synth's internal arpeggiator, and using a separate plugin, which is handy if your synth doesn't have an arpeggiator. In this tutorial we'll be using Access's Virus TI synth, but other software should work in a similar way.Read More…
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    Subtractive Synth Basics Part 8: Interactive ModulatorsModmatrixpreview
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this quick tip I'll show you how to use multiple modulators to modulate one another. We'll be using Logic Pro's ES2 synth.Read More…
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    Creative CV Routing in ReasonCvroutingpreview
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    In Reason, controlled voltage (CV) connections mimic the way data is conveyed in older analog hardware synths, allowing you to control triggers, envelopes and modulation. It's flexible, and easy to configure. Here's how to make the most of them to get creative.Read More…
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    Subtractive Synth Basics Part 7: Exploring the Mod MatrixModmatrixpreview
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this quick tip I'll introduce you to the mod matrix. We'll be using Logic Pro's ES2 synth.Read More…
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    Mastering DynamicsScreen shot 2014 06 05 at 5.35.12 pm
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    When mastering, you've got to find the right balance between dynamics and volume. You want your music to be up front without crushing the life out of it. In this tutorial we'll look at some tips and trips about mastering that deal with headroom, dynamics, and perceived loudness.Read More…
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    Subtractive Synth Basics Part 6: Acid BassDivapreview
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this sixth quick tip I'll show you how to create a classic acid bass patch. We'll be using u-he's Diva, one of the best virtual analogs out there.Read More…
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    Subtractive Synth Basics Part 5: Classic Sample And Hold FXDivapreview
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this fifth quick tip I'll show you how to create a classic sample and hold patch. We'll be using u-he's Diva, one of the best virtual analogs out there.Read More…