Review: Yamaha MX88
Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?
Understanding Time Shift Algorithms For Music Producers
You may have used time shifting tools in your DAW but how much do you really know about how they work? Joe Albano breaks down the technology in this helpful guide.
Why Singers Need To Learn Harmony - Explained In 1 Minute.
Understanding some basics about harmony will help you to improve both your composition and improvisational skills while singing. This short video explains why.
This Fluorescent, Futuristic Synth Stand For Novation Circuit Is Electric
Like something out of Tron, could this stand be the future of synth stands for those who love their synths and machines on a sturdy, transparent, fluorescent stand?
Match EQ Showdown
Match EQ tools are incredibly useful for quickly applying the same treatment to multiple files. Here, we go head to head with three of the best from Apple, Fabfilter and iZotope.
ROLI Bundles Tracktion Waveform With All Seaboards Including The Seaboard Block
ROLI adds to the software bundle that comes with Seaboard hardware including the Seaboard Block, now giving you a fullly fledged DAW, Tracktion Waveform.
Practicing For Musicians 101: Goals and Efficiency
Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.
Isotonik Complete PerforModule Collection FOUR For Ableton Live
Despite its name, Isotonik Studio's PerforModule Collection Four now includes five excellent modules for Ableton Live users for one reasonable price.
Native Instruments Releases Maschine Expansion Byte Riot
Get ready for retro sonic 8-bit madness! The latest expansion from Native Instruments cracks open early-gen PCs and video game consoles to unleash a world of 8-bit sounds for Maschine users.
Ableton Announces Loop 2017 Full Program
Ableton's summit for music makers adds Goldie, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Chloe x Halle, Laurel Halo, Ben Frost, Tennyson to line-up of over 100 participants.
Exclusive Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synth
A Minimoog-inspired portable monosynth developed by Roland & Studio Electronics for under $500 sounds too good to be true. But it's not! Here's our world exclusive video + review of the SE-02.
Patching A Buchla-Style Synth In NI Reaktor
Enrol for free to watch this hands-on demonstration of patching Reaktor Blocks to build an awesome Buchla style synth. Patch along and ask questions as you go!
How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples
Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.
Roland To Release SH-101 Boutique Synth?
File this story under read with some discretion or "synth rumour alert". Either way it's exciting to think that Roland might be resurrecting the SH-101 classic mono bass synth as a Boutique.
5 Reasons You Should Finish That Song... Even If You Don't Want To
Forcing yourself to finish songs rather than leaving them to gather dust for years can be a positive experience. G.W Childs outlines five reasons why this is true.