Will Walker
Over the past 10 years, Will has spent his time moving between three of the world's top music capitals (Detroit, Berlin, Los Angeles), doing everything from DJing gallery and festival openings to organizing and promoting club and warehouse multimedia events. He has been working with DAWs and various other computer based instruments and technologies for over 12 years, and is currently developing a studio album (or maybe a few EPs?). He publicly admits to enjoying some early Madonna.
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    Creating Analogue-Like Sounds With a DAWPreview
    With the ease and endless possibilities inherent with most DAWs it can be easy to overlook many of the essential nuances inherent to great recordings which tend to fall flat in the box. In this tut I will explore a way of subtly exciting a basic synth patch in order to create analogue-like variation. Read More…
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    Tape Effects and the Modern DAWTape
    This tutorial focuses on some of the mechanics behind real tape and introduces you to the characteristics of classic tape machines and their virtual counterparts.Read More…
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    The Virtual ConsolePreview
    A rundown of the two most popular virtual consoles; complete with explanation of parameters and A/B sound testing.Read More…
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    A Tour of AltiverbPiano
    A run through of one of the best computer-based reverbs on the market. Read More…
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    Creating a Realistic Bass Part 3: Strings & ThingsPreview
    A concept-oriented approach to creating variation within a virtual instrument. In this instance I will look at a virtual electric bass, but the overall idea can be applied to any MIDI instrument.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Add a Sense of Distance with the Free Proximity Plug-inPreview
    I came across Tokyo Dawn Labs' & Vladg Sound's free Proximity plug-in the other day and wanted to do a quick write up about it as it is (as far as I know) a completely unique concept and one that could prove valuable in countless mixing situations.Read More…
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    How To Mic A Virtual Drum KitMic
    Computers have made music production fundamentally easy. One no longer has to spend hours miking instruments for recording, for example, and simply needs only to buy the sampled sounds he or she desires. However, with this ease of use comes some unexpected complications which may not be apparent at the onset, especially when dealing with something as seemingly innocuous as a sampled drum kit.Read More…
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    Smart Controls In Logic XSmartcontrolspreview400
    One exciting and unexpected addition to Logic X is the new Smart Control feature. Smart Controls allow the user to assign various instrument and effect parameters to an accessible and modifiable control panel. In this tutorial, we will look in-depth at this new feature and how it interacts with some other commonly used Logic X tools.Read More…
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    Mixer Management in Logic X Logicmixerpreview400
    One of the things many Logic users were hoping for in the Logic X release was the ability to more freely modify channel strip order in the Mixer. This has not yet happened (X.1?), but there do exist a few work arounds left over from previous versions as well as one brand new to Logic X which are worth knowing and utilizing.Read More…
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    Customizing Logic Pro X Icons Logic x icons 400
    The jury is still somewhat out in regards to Logic X. Although there are some exciting and novel features which have been added, some rather obvious past functionality which needed improving has been unaddressed. In certain instances, past functionality which some users took as necessary mainstays has been eradicated entirely. The one feature I found to be most jarring on first inspection (aside from no longer being able to openly choose a track/region color pallet - no great work around yet exists to my knowledge) is the inability to easily customize track icons.Read More…
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    Creating A Multiple Plug-In Bypass In LogicBy pass 400b
    Here is a helpful little switch I made in Logic's Environment that I thought I would share with you. It is a simple on/off switch that will bypass all of the plug-ins of the channel strips that it is connected to. The interface is pretty simple, but there is a little more going on under the hood that requires a basic understanding of Logic's Environment that I will get into below.Read More…
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    Living Off The Grid Using Logic's Advanced QuantizationAdvancedquantizationpreview400
    Outside of the standard quantization options in Logic Pro, there exist a couple of lesser known quantization parameters that can help make your music performances feel tighter without giving them the metronome like feel of standard quantization. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at these parameters and how they function not only as a way of quantizing a performance, but how they can be used to impart the swing of a performance groove onto a strictly quantized MIDI 'pencil performance'.Read More…