Review: StrumMaker IV Acoustic Guitar
Jay Asher rarely feels unhappy about his existing audio tools... but then StrumMaker IV found its way into his studio. It includes two Kontakt instruments for strummed and non-strummed guitar parts.
Apple Fix El Capitan Audio Issues in OS X 10.11.1 (Beta)
If you were waiting to upgrade to OS X El Capitan due to problems with audio unit plugins and music hardware, Apple have an update round the corner that is going to fix it for us. Good news at last!
Focusrite Audio Interfaces Now Shipping With Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle
What could make Focusrite audio interfaces even better value? Softube's Time and Tone Bundle is likely to help. TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob are included with the Red suites too!
A “Post-Digital” Drum Machine With Wood & Stone Step Sequencer
Created by DevKid (Ján Šicko) and Roman Mackovič, this somewhat portable drum machine made from wood and controlled by stones does things differently and celebrates the fact.
Review: Stanton STR8.150 Digital Turntable
One of the names that's getting more attention in the world of professional DJ turntables these days is Stanton. Sara Simms puts the Stanton STR8.150 decks to the test in a scratch session.
FL Studio: Automation Clips vs Channel Editing vs Per Note Editing
FL Studio is known for being an open and flexible DAW. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores the different ways to apply automation using automation clips, channel automation & per note automation.
Soundtoys 5 Release Includes All Plugins in an Effect Rack
Soundtoys 5 not only includes all 18 audio effects plug-ins from the Soundtoys collection, but also features a new Effect Rack and workflow enhancements. Check it out below.
Colorful Noise Is New Blocks Module for NI Reaktor 6
Since Native Instruments released Reaktor 6 with its modular Blocks feature we've been wondering who will be first to create their own Blocks module... and the prize (seems to) go to Amazing Machines.
Celebrate Plugin Day with Waves Today!
If your birthday has been & gone, don't fret! There's a new reason to celebrate throughout the day... Waves have made 8th October Plugin Day! Activities include new artist presets & giveaways & more.
9 Advanced Production Tips for Cubase
Getting your tracks to sound great and perfecting workflow in Cubase can be easier than you think if you follow these expert tips…
Akai Pro Brings 7” Touch-Screen to MPC Range with MPC Touch
Akai tell us the newest addition to the legendary MPC series re-writes the rules with an intuitive controller featuring multi-touch display for an immersive production experience. It looks amazing...
Exclusive First Listen: Kate Simko “Polyphonica” Fusing Chicago House With Modern Vibes
Listen to an exclusive track from the album, PolyRhythmic, by Kate Simko and Tevo. There's old-school vintage drum machines, analog synths & plenty of Chicago inside & Kate explains the tech process.
Black Lion Audio Introduces New Auteur MKII Mic Pre
The first edition of the Black Lion Audio Auteur microphone preamp became a solid choice for studios for many years. Find out how Black Lion have improved the Auteur MKII mi pre below.
Imaginando Creates “Harpa Laser” Contemporary Reinterpretation of the Conventional Harp
If you're inspired by Jean Michel's Jarre and other laser-based instruments, you'll love this physical laser harp from Imaginando that was recently showcased in Braga, Portugal.
Review: WaveDNA Liquid Music
Taking what they've done with rhythm, WaveDNA's Liquid Music aims to make building complex melodic parts in your productions easier than you can imagine. G. W. Childs finds out if it delivers.