Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.
2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.
Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...
2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.
Register your Focusrite hardware to receive a discount code that gets you 20% off Pro Tools - but hurry, the offer runs for a limited time only.
2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn't easy to narrow down, but here's our favourites.
The Enhanced EP Library and new EP Filters are available for free download now for Stage 3 Series owners, with Electro 6 and Piano 4 support on its way. Here's how to get them.
This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.
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 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.
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 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 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...
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.
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.