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Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Picking A Plugin System

Native and powered plug-ins trade off price and power in different ways - but which system is right for you? In part one of this guide, Matt Vanacoro explains the pros and cons of each.

AudioBus Updated With MIDI Learn - Control Every Aspect Of A Session From MIDI Hardware

AudioBus 3.3 now features MIDI Learn, which opens up whole new worlds of creative possibilities for controlling sessions from MIDI hardware. Here's what's new.

Polyend Updates Medusa Synth To V1.1 - New Software Tools, MIDI Menu And More

The collaboration between Polyend and Dreadbox that produced Medusa goes from strength to strength with a new free firmware update adding a bunch of new features. Here's the lowdown.

Recording Acoustic Guitar DI, And Making It Sound Good

Recording acoustic guitars using direct input doesn't always sound great, but with a few tricks you can make big improvements. Here, Rich Tozzoli shares his recording secrets.

BandLab, Online DAW Community Reaches 5 Million Users, Version 8 Coming In January

BandLab has experienced massive growth in user numbers in its relatively short history. Now it's passed 5 million, with more new stuff in the pipeline...

9 Top Electronic Artists & Producers Reveal The Xmas Gift They Want For Their Studios

What are electronic producers hoping to find under their Christmas tree this year? We caught up with 9 artists to find out what would make their year complete.

Friedrichs Audio Hot Bunny And Floats Modules On Sale, Submit A Video & Get Free Voltage Tracker

Take advantage of festive pricing on these two virtual rack modules and also submit a video made with them and receive a free Voltage Tracker sequencer worth $50.

Bolt Is The First Softsynth Release From Hardware Specialists Nektar Tech

16 voice polyphonic with 2 oscillators per voice, Bolt is a confident first foray into the world of plug-in synthesis from the maker of Impakt and T-series hardware controllers.

Logic Pro X Reverb Shootout: ChromaVerb vs Space Designer

Logic's bundled reverb processors are among the best in the business. But which one should you choose? Joe Albano shares his thoughts...

RØDE Microphones Launches All-New PodMic, Podcast-Ready Dynamic Microphone

RØDE's extensive family of mics gets a new member with this updated PodMic, designed to perform all your podcasting needs. Here's what you need to know.

Review: UVI PX V8

You may not have heard of the original Voyetra Eight, but Matt Vanacoro thinks you'll still love UVI's faithful recreation, the PX V8. Here's why.

FREE 80s Synths For Kontakt + 60% Off AskAudio Academy

It's Christmas 2018 and Karanyi and Ask.Audio want to give you something (16 somethings!) as a thank you for your support... and just because it feels great to give something we know you'll love.

IK Multimedia Reveals SampleTank 4, Special Pre-Order Pricing Available

With 250GB sounds, 70 studio quality effects and much more, SampleTank 4 is IK's biggest workstation release to date. Here's everything that's new.

Propellerhead Releases Complex-1 Modular Synth Rack Extension For Reason

With a 4x oversampled synthesis engine, a freely routable signal and modulation path, Complex-1 is avialable to buy or rent-to-own today. Here's the details.

Yes, These Free Games From Klevgrand Really Do Run As Plugins In Your DAW

Try to get any work done with these retro arcade games flashing away in your DAW - we challenge you!