Max programmers continued to innovate this year with a variety of colorful instruments, utilities, generative tools, and effects. Here’s a look back at five that stuck out.
2017 was a great year for making music on iPads and iPhones, with several major new releases. Here are some of our favourite tools for mobile music-making.
Dipole from Sinevibes is a flanger effect that uses the concept of using two tape machines to create positive and negative flanger effects in a high-fidelity plugin.
EastWest’s Hollywood Series has been phenomenally successful and for years now has been my personal “go to.” The choirs are the latest entry in the series.
Considered one of the most popular synthesizers in Roland history, Roland Cloud has brought the classic JV-1080 back to life in software plugin format. And it sounds good!
A forward-thinking drum sequencer with a wealth of powerful features and the immaculate samples Wave Alchemy is known for. Noah Pred falls in love with Evolution...
Audio interfaces are the heart of most music recording studios. Here's seven of the best released in 2017 which we either reviewed or were very impressed by.
This cool trick / MIDI hack will turn an Elektron Analog Four from a 4-analog voice synthesizer into a paraphonic analog Eight with three simple lines of code.
The MIniMo low-cost modular synthesizer system just got a new kit that can transform any module into a MIDI Out sequencer! It's affordable, useful and easy to use.
USB mics can sometimes sacrifice quality for convenience, but that's not the case with Sennheiser's latest portable. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
Creating clean, smooth fades at the start and end of tracks ensures no unwanted noise makes it through to the mastering stage when you're finishing your tracks. Here's how it works.
2017 has seen leading figures in the film and entertainment industries being outed for sexual harassment. AFEM is launching a support service for those affected in the electronic music industry.
RME's Fireface hardware is well regarded in the pro audio world, but how would Matt Vanacoro get on with the UFX+ and its wealth of I/O? Read on to find out.
It's Christmas 2017 and iZotope and Ask.Audio want to give you something back as a thank you for your support and just because it feels great to give something cool.
You might not have known that game controllers make the perfect triggers and controllers for samples and effects - but they do! Here's how it works, with many live examples.