UAD's recreation of a classic Distressor from Empirical Labs is officially endorsed by the makers of the original hardware. Rich Tozzoli finds there's much to like in the EL8.
It's not a happy start to 2018 for Spotify. A new copyright lawsuit has been filed against them to the tune of $1.6 Billion for unlicensed use of songs by Neil Young, The Doors, Weezer and many more.
So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.
Well, it looks like NAMM 2018 is going to be the year when a number of new hardware synthesizers will be unveiled. Amongst them we suspect this timely tease from Behringer hails a new ARP 2600 clone.
From real analog synths to clones, laptops with 3 screens to 52 free audio plugins, Spotify changing its loudness target to Adidas shoes that look like the TR-808. This is the best of our news 2017.
Start the new year with these three inventive Reaktor ensembles which are now free for a limited-time only. DropSynth, A Memory of Light, and WavCloud are yours to download.
Understanding how to detune oscillators in a synthesizer is key to getting your own unique sounds. In this short video, Mo Volans takes you through the fundamentals.
Take full control over your sounds with these advanced EQ techniques. Demonstrated using SSL Duende, they can be applied to any EQ with similar controls.
2017 saw a plethora of Kontakt instruments that took what we thought was possible to the next level both in sound quality and feature sets. Here's some of our favorites from the past year.
The announcement of the upcoming Jamstick guitars coincides with brand new software upgrades for the Jamstik playing experience, including a web-based play portal and updated JamTutor app for iOS.
In the quest for the next big thing, Meridian Audio created the MQA audio file format, supposedly high-res audio in a small size. But does it live up to the hype?
The greatest synth event of the year is coming to The Fez in Berlin in just four months. Superbooth 218 promises to be bigger and better than ever so get your discounted tickets before it's too late.
Arpitecht is a voltage controlled quantizer and rhythmic arpeggio generator for eurorack systems. Sara Simms fired it up and found out what it could do.
Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.
The latest in Roland's Boutique series is a recreation of its classic D-50 heard on countless hit records. Jade Wii gets intimate with the hugely portable D-05.