Review: ModWheel The Bends for Kontakt
Imagine a Kontakt instrument where all samples are struck, scraped and bowed while immersed in water. That's what ModWheel's The Bends is. Sara Simms dives in to review this intriguing instrument.
3 Tips to Help You Love Practicing Your Musical Instrument
Jamming with a band or playing a gig are what often excites many musicians. Practicing? Less so! But it's very important. These 3 tips will help you to love practicing playing your musical instrument.
You Want Analog? Watch This Awe-Inspiring Video of Mechanical Techno Demo Using Vinyl Records
Anybody can easily create techno music in their DAW.. But easy isn't what it's all about. Graham Dunning demonstrates how to make mechanical techno using one turntable and a host of analog sources.
Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Menace
So you want to process your sounds through an aggressive metal-style software amp plug-in? Well, you're in luck. Toneforge Menace from Joey Sturgis Tones does just that. But how does it perform/
Using EastWest's Composer Cloud
EastWest is a well-known company in the music industry. So, if you want to get involved with some of the biggest and most important virtual instrument libraries then Composer Cloud is where it's at.
Watch Wacky Video for Critter & Guitari Organelle: Synth, Instrument, Sampler, Effects Processor
Is it a synth? Is it a sampler? Is it an effects processor? Is it a PD patch player and editor? It might be easier to talk about what the new Critter & Guitari isn't! Either way, watch the video now!
Interview: Redlight, Talks Remixing, Production, DJing, Music Videos & New Album
From the early days of producing on 4-track to owning the Lobster Boy label and releasing the X Colour album, Redlight has come a long way since his Bristol beginnings. He talks about his process.
Producer Challenge: Manual Mastering vs. LANDR Automated Mastering
Mastering decisions used to focus on whether you'd go DIY or send to a mastering engineer. Since LANDR, it's possible to get an automated master of your tracks in seconds. But which sounds better?
Watch PaperCut Video of Vermona DRM1 MKIII Analog Drum Synth
It's analog. It's versatile. It's a drum synth. The Vermona DRM1 MKIII is it. This paper cut-style video shows it in action as a percussive sound bank. A good one to watch.
LooperSonic: The Most Complete MultiTrack Audio Looper for iOS?
There's a growing number of music looping apps available for iPhone and iPad, but LooperSonic caught our eye with its attention to details, flexibility and some powerful features. Check out the video.
Focusrite Clarett 4Pre Now Available
If you want the power and feature set of the Focusrite Clarett 8Pre but with fewer preamps and a small form factor, then the 4Pre is for you. The good news is it is now available!
Ableton Link: Why You Should Be Excited
With yesterday's release of Live 9.6 including Ableton Link, AfroDJMac (also known as Brian Funk) explains why this might be the biggest advancement for mobile musicians since the original iPad.
Don’t Use the Wrong Reverb: Finding the Best Reverb For Instruments and Vocals
Knowing what NOT to do is as helpful as knowing what to do. Avoiding mistakes can result in a fuller understanding of good practice and techniques, especially when it come to mixing reverb & delay.
iConnect Audio 2+ A Truly Unique Audio Interface
We saw the iConnect Audio 2+ audio and MIDI interface from iConnectivity at NAMM 2016. It's a 2-in, 6-out interface with Mac, PC and iOS compatibility and can connect to two devices simultaneously!
Joey Sturgis Tones Introduces Software Limiter: Finality
Designed to a versatile limiter giving good results for vocals, guitars and just about any source audio you throw at it, Finality from Joey Sturgis is available in Lite and Advanced editions.