Robert Anthony
Robert Anthony is a Certified Mac Expert, Apple Product Specialist for Pro Audio, Guitar Center Certified Pro Audio Specialist; and overall audio tech fanatic. Robert has had his electronic dance music productions played by international DJs around the world and loves sharing his knowledge and experience with budding producers.
  • Music & Audio
    12 Places You Can Download Quality EDM Samples for FreeFree edm roundup 400
    Samples. You can love them or you can hate them. But what you can't do is avoid them, or their use in Electronic Dance Music production. In addition to paid content, there are many great sample libraries that are completely free, made available by independent sound designers and top production houses. In this article, I want to share with you some free EDM sample resources, and also some of the free sample libraries I have stashed away in my personal sound library that I find myself using often.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: How to Use 32-bit Plug-ins in Logic Pro X64 bit plugins in logicprox 400b
    Logic Pro X introduces a bunch of great new features and enhancements, including a full 64-bit only architecture to take advantage of all the benefits that 64-bit brings to audio production. In this tutorial, I will show you how to use 32-bit plug-ins inside of Logic Pro X using two existing utilities on the market.Read More…
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    How and Why to Move Your Logic Pro X Sound Libraries to an External DriveTransfer lpx samples 400b
    Logic Pro X ships with a brand-new sound library including many updated Apple loops and sample instruments. However when you install your sound libraries, you’re not given the option to install any of them to a different hard drive as you were in past versions of Logic Pro. Taking advantage of Folder Aliases inside of OS X, it is still possible to transfer the bulk of your Logic Pro X sample and Apple Loop libraries to a different hard drive.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Beginner's Introduction to Composing on the Computer - SoftwareComposition on computer pt2 400
    When I first started out composing and producing on the computer some 12 years ago, I didn’t have the benefit of having somebody show me all that there was to know about the basic concepts of composing and producing on a computer-based system. In this second part of this two-part series, I will give you a beginners introduction to the software side of composing on the computer.Read More…
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    Beginner's Introduction to Composing on the Computer - HardwareComposition on computer pt1 400
    I’ve been involved in audio production for well over 12 years, but just like everybody else I had to start somewhere. However, I didn’t have the benefit of having somebody show me everything there was to know for a beginner just starting out. Nor did I have the benefit of a rich content field Internet that I could use to teach myself. In this article I'll give you the helping hand I didn’t have when I was first starting out. I'll help you understand what lies before you, as you begin composing and producing music. I hope it will be a fun and enjoyable hobby and/or career.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    3 Ways to Incorporate iPad into Your Composition WorkflowIpad into composition studio 400b
    Apple's iPad has been on the market for three years, and has revolutionized the way musicians can make music. If you are considering purchasing an iPad, or if you have one but are unsure exactly how to best incorporate it into your larger studio setup, I want to share with you some of the ways I've found myself using my iPad in combination with my music studio. In this tutorial will share with you three ways that you can consider incorporating iPad into your composition and production workflows.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Quick Tip: Solving “Read Only” External Drive Problems on Your Mac00 read only 400
    More and more people are finding themselves using both Macs and Windows based PCs. While compatibility is almost a non-issue now days between Macs and PCs, as well as Macs and third party peripherals, there is one area that may still cause confusion. In this tutorial I will explain the “Read Only” error you may run into while using external storage devices, and also show you how simple it is to fix.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Creating a Vocoder Freeze EffectVocoderpreview400
    A quick and easy way to add interest to almost any sound is to use a vocoder to change its sonic characteristics. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a vocoder freeze effect, where you freeze a vocal sound for as long as you like for breakdowns or build ups, then unfreeze it and resume playback of the vocoded vocal sample.Read More…
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    Our Complete Walkthrough of What's New in Logic Pro XLogicproxpreview400
    The new version of Logic Pro is finally here. Apple's Logic Pro X is now available in the Mac App Store. The new version includes several new features, including Track Stacks, MIDI FX, Retro Synth, Flex Pitch, Drummer, and an iPad Remote app. In this article, Robert Anthony will explain these new featuers in a series of video tutorials. Let's take a look!Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    Installing Newer Apple Software on an Older MacInstall400
    With Apple's App Store becoming the easiest, fastest, and safest way to install apps on your Mac, the need for installing software from a physical medium like DVDs is starting to become a thing of the past. However from time to time you may still find yourself needing to install an application from a CD or DVD that you have. Say for example if you have a retail version of an Apple product that has since been moved solely to the App Store. If you’ve ever tried to install a newer application on an older Apple computer, you may have run into some problems. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you two ways you can try that will allow you to install newer applications on an older Apple computer.Read More…
  • Computer Skills
    How to Repair Damaged Zip Files With TerminalBroke zip preview 400
    It's inevitable when using your Mac that you will eventually compress files into a zip archive; either for storage, backing up, to email or to save a bit of hard drive space. But such is life that if something can go wrong, chances are it eventually will, and you will be left with a damaged zip archive that you can't seem to open. I want to show you how to use Terminals zip commands to target a damaged zip archive and, if all go well, repair the archive; and if not, then try to salvage as much as you possibly can.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    How And Why To Use Multichannel Instruments In Your DAWMultichannel instruments preview 400
    Most virtual instruments you can buy today have multiple outputs that you can use in conjunction with the sequencer and mixer inside your host DAW. Either layering sounds or to use one instance of the instrument for multiple sounds of your song, there are many benefits to using the multichannel capabilities of your plug-ins effectively. I want to show you how you can quickly set up your host DAW and plug-ins to be able to use one instance of the plug-in for multiple parts of your productions, as well as some ideas on how to effectively utilize this setup.Read More…