MATTHEW LOEL T. HEPWORTH has been teaching music technology since 1984. The son of educators, he has the ability to thoughtfully instruct people to get the most from complicated music products and software. He authors the Cubase and WaveLab tutorials for macProVideo.com and authored several books including WaveLab 7 Power!, The Power in Cubase, and Mixing and Mastering in Cubase, and Power Tools for Cubase. He records, mixes, and masters audio projects for many clients and consults for Steinberg, Yamaha, Lexicon, and Tascam. He’s a video producer and photographer, and in his spare time he plays bass guitar in The Jonni Lightfoot Band.
Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?
Reflection filters are a great way to tame echoes in a sonically untreated room. Aston Microphones have just joined the field with the HALO filter. Can they really make a better slap-back trap?
The Aston Origin has caused quite a stir since it was introduced, but does it really live up to the hype? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth compares it head-to-head with three other popular microphones.
For live performers, in-ear monitors have many advantages over foldback wedges. Matt looks at the entry-level and pro in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears to see if they can replace on-stage monitors.
Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run
With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.
Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope’s popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you’ll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.
Version 7 of Steinberg’s Nuendo platform incorporates new features from Cubase Pro 8 and myriad of other powerful tools for musicians and producers alike. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth explores what's new.
At first glance, the Yamaha AG06 looks like a small, simple mixer. But there are a lot of unique features under the hood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth climbs under the bonnet to reveal those secrets.
With their earlier JamUp app, Positive Grid made a splash with guitarists. Now with BIAS FX, they hope to bring on a flood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the plunge to find out more.
Once you have Audio recorded into Cubase, how does that signal flow through the DAW? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth will show you how the signal flows downstream.
The 6.1 update adds brand-new features, as well as some old favorites. And since it’s free, who wouldn’t update? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth reviews the newest 6.1 update.
In the market for a 1-XLR mic, 1-1/4’ audio interface with 192 kHz support that works with iPad and Mac/PC and comes with Cubase AI 7... for under $100 dollars? The Steinberg UR12 aims to please.
Cubase 8 comes in two flavors: Artist and Pro. Is version 8 really great, or is it just a bunch of bait? Matt Loel T Hepworth puts all the new features to the test.
Ozone has long been a favorite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors?
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