Software is great but there are many reasons why some people still prefer - and will pay a hefty premium for - real hardware drum machines, particularly vintage ones. Here's why.
Don't let Logic's large sample libraries eat up all your hard drive space. Joe Albano shows you how to store them more effectively while still retaining easy access to all your sounds.
If you're curious about getting away from your computer screen when making music, then you'll probably be checking out the current crop of groove boxes. JAde Wii compares them in this short video.
So you want a plugin that's good for producing rich, evolving pads? But you'd rather not spend a dime (or perhaps you'll donate a little)? Flintpope's new Palette could be exactly what you need.
So you may have a basic idea of what a VCA is and what it does, but wouldn't it be great to be able to really get the most out of them? Here's Scott Riesterer with some lesser know uses for them.
Adobe's clever Dynamic Link feature means no tedious exporting and importing. Just harness the power of both apps to get much more detailed control over your sound than Premiere normally allows.
In case you missed this one, the new Soundtoys Little Plate reverb plugin, based on the legendary EMT 140 plate reverb, is available to download for FREE (normally $99) for a few more days only.
In the decade since its invention, iOS has gone from simple to supercharged. For musicians, that has meant a change from a novelty to a serious production platform. Matt Vanacoro recaps...
How can you get the perfect take if your performer doesn't always get it right? The answer is comping, and Joe Albano explains what it's all about in this bite sized video.
Now here's an Audio Unit effect for iOS that's unique! FoldR brings the Wave Folding effect found in modular synths to your iPad and iPhone music studio setup.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced DJ, using hardware or software, there's always something new to learn. Sharpen up your skills with these two videos on Live and scratch techniques.
Isotonik Studios, not content with making the Ableton Live experience more satisfying are boosting your Novation Circuit with this latest Pay-based pack.
Fancy diving into your drum loops, quickly separating the elements and re-grooving them, creating new and different beats, loops and your own kits? Regroover 1.7 is here.
T-RackS pretty much started the software mastering revolution and brought advanced tools to home users for the first time. Now at version 5, Hollin Jones finds out what's changed...
Cue mixing is sometimes a bit of an afterthought in the recording process but it's actually vitally important to getting the best out of your performers. Joe Albano explains why.