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Here's How To Perform & Record FX with Teenage Engineering's PO-32 Tonic Synth

PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.

Essential Ableton Live Looping Tips

Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.

Audio Damage Grind Uses Wavetable Lookup Distortion To Mangle Your Sounds

The new plugin from Audio Damage introduces a lesser known distortion type to truly destroy sounds. Grains provides both extreme and gentle distortion as well as filtering and gating.

Five Tools To Help You Master Your Soundstage

Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here’s how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.

Review: Korg Stageman 80, Go Live Anywhere

Korg's Stageman 80 - is it a bird, is it a plane? Is it a self-contained portable mini PA with an onboard drum machine? We took it on the road to find out.

Korg Volca Swingcheek Cases Now Shipping

These cute case / stands for Korg volca synths from Korple are designed to be ergonomic and cool to look at. Now in black, red and a limited edition the Volca Swingcheeks are available to buy now.

Synthstrom Deluge, 128 RBG Pad Synth, Sampler & Sequencer Available To Order

Deluge from Synthstrom is a synth, sampler and sequencer that's captured the imagination of those looking for powerful and portable music hardware. And now the 2nd round of pre-orders are open!

Image Line Releases FL Studio 12.5 Beta. Here's What's New

Available now to download, the BETA version of FL Studio 12.5 has some interesting workflow enhancements and features including the Picker Panel, virtual MIDI controller, automation clips, and more.

Review: Sundog Song Studio Version 3.0

We can all use a little help when composing from time to time. Lynda Arnold finds out if the latest update to Sundog Studio hits all the right notes. Read on to find out what she thought...

Down and Dirty With Selection Based Processing in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro's ability to apply processing to specific sections of audio is incredibly useful for your workflow, saving you duplicating tracks or automating effects. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

38 Iconic Synthesizers Now In One Virtual Instrument

IK Multimedia's new Syntronik is a collection of 38 classic hardware synths and string machines now available to digital musicians as a plugin for Mac and PC. This one is worth checking out!

Here's A Korg Minilogue Desktop Synth

If you want a Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer, but aren't fussed about the keys you have two options really: hope Korg will release a desktop version, or get Instrument Stands to chop off the keys.

Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 9.5 Update with VST Support

Hell didn't freeze over... but Propellerhead Reason 9.5 DOES now support VST plugins. And it's been released today as a free update for Reason 9 users. Good news all round!

Elektron Digitakt: First Look Video Overview

We got hands with the new Elektron Digitakt which is now available from Elektron. In this 23 minute video we cover all the major, and some lesser known, workflows for this 8-voice drum sampler.

Interview: Dennis DeSantis On Ableton Loop 2017

Ableton's Loop event continues to go from strength to strength. We caught up with author and main man Dennis DeSantis to find out what they have in store for this year.