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Review: GMSN (Glasgow Make Some Noise) Pure Modular Synth

A pre-built modular synth system can be a great way to get all the flexibility and power but without the hassle of building it for yourself. So how did Scott Riesterer get on with Pure Modular?

Exploring Cubase 9’s Sampler Track

The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.

Synth Stories: Mack Bartsch / spaceprodigi Reveals Moog Mother 32 Secrets & Reconstructs Antimony

Join us for another episode of Synth Stories in which we talk to up-and-coming producer and musician spaceprodigi aka. Mack Martsch about her track Antimony and her beloved Moog Mother 32.

Sample Logic Unveils New Dynamic Rhythmic Sequencing Instrument & Loop Library

Sample Logic's latest mega-instrument looks like it could fulfil all your looping needs. Here are the details on what you get and a preview of its sounds.

Elastic Drums 2.1 Released: 4 New Futuristic Synths, Master EQ And More New Features

Elastic Drums looks to be expanding its already impressive horizons by adding four new synths, with more to follow. Plus there's a raft of other tweaks and improvements. Here's the detail.

Review: Yamaha MX88

Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?

Understanding Time Shift Algorithms For Music Producers

You may have used time shifting tools in your DAW but how much do you really know about how they work? Joe Albano breaks down the technology in this helpful guide.

Why Singers Need To Learn Harmony - Explained In 1 Minute.

Understanding some basics about harmony will help you to improve both your composition and improvisational skills while singing. This short video explains why.

This Fluorescent, Futuristic Synth Stand For Novation Circuit Is Electric

Like something out of Tron, could this stand be the future of synth stands for those who love their synths and machines on a sturdy, transparent, fluorescent stand?

Match EQ Showdown

Match EQ tools are incredibly useful for quickly applying the same treatment to multiple files. Here, we go head to head with three of the best from Apple, Fabfilter and iZotope.

ROLI Bundles Tracktion Waveform With All Seaboards Including The Seaboard Block

ROLI adds to the software bundle that comes with Seaboard hardware including the Seaboard Block, now giving you a fullly fledged DAW, Tracktion Waveform.

Practicing For Musicians 101: Goals and Efficiency

Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.

Isotonik Complete PerforModule Collection FOUR For Ableton Live

Despite its name, Isotonik Studio's PerforModule Collection Four now includes five excellent modules for Ableton Live users for one reasonable price.

Native Instruments Releases Maschine Expansion Byte Riot

Get ready for retro sonic 8-bit madness! The latest expansion from Native Instruments cracks open early-gen PCs and video game consoles to unleash a world of 8-bit sounds for Maschine users.

Ableton Announces Loop 2017 Full Program

Ableton's summit for music makers adds Goldie, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Chloe x Halle, Laurel Halo, Ben Frost, Tennyson to line-up of over 100 participants.