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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Logic PRO 2018 > 6 WAYS TO CHEAT AT MAKING MUSIC


You’re already cheating at making music by using technology – or so proper musicians might tell you. But even with all the tech in the world, there are extra shortcuts to production nirvana…

Some might say that using technology to make music is already ‘cheating’. We say to those people: “No way, leave us alone and take your chastising elsewhere. Is using a phone cheating at ‘making a conversation’? Of course it isn’t, it’s using technology to benefit ‘chat’, just as music-production gear is benefiting ‘music’. Simple as, Mister.” However, there are tricks, even within those layers of music technology, which make you think ‘it’s almost too easy to do this’. Some are obvious, some are not; some are just plain black magic. All of them fill us with a little unease, but we’ve probably used them and taken the glory, albeit with some quiet, hidden shame. “That’s a great piece of music,” they say. “Thanks,” we reply, and then a little piece of us dies inside as we whisper “I did it all myself…” So – cheating or using your initiative? You decide…

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