At Sonar+D 2018 Factmag visited the booth of Playtronica, who demonstrated two quirky music devices, one that turns anything into a MIDI controller and one that turns human touch into sound.
Learning the secrets of harmonic mixing can be the key to unlocking even better DJ performances. Sara Simms explains the concept, and how to use it in practice.
Native Instruments have launched EFFECTS SERIES '" CRUSH PACK, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed MOD PACK. Comprising three plugins there's a wide palette of tonal distortion sounds to play with.
Join Infected Mushroom for a free live MasterClass as they show you how they work in the studio, in this exclusive online session that will reveal the secrets of their plugin workflows.
Corrupted installs, orphaned plugins, renegade drivers, resource-hogging games - there are many things that could be slowing your system down. Here's how to streamline your work DAW.
Maths by Make Noise is a remarkably talented module, capable of everything from acting as a VCO and generating ASR envelopes to audio mixing. Here are 22 things you can do with it.
For the 5.4 release, Roland Cloud is bringing you a massive update with a brand new software instrument, Resin, and lots of new effects.
MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.
Akai MPC owners around the world rejoice. For absolutely nothing... you can download a very well sampled MPC expansion pack called Dark Mood. Yes, you read that right. It's 100% completely free.
Doubling is a relatively simple yet effective trick for creating depth, richness and interest in an arrangement and a mix. Joe Albano shares his top tips for doubling up.
Ableton announced today that registration for Loop'"the company's summit for music makers'"is now open. This year the three day event for music makers will be held in Los Angeles instead of Berlin.
A raft of new features including open structure for user customisation come in these free updates. Here's everything you need to know.
The new, limited edition analog drum machine and mono synth from Arturia just got a creative makeover, merging Michelangelo's most famous fresco to the DrumBrute Creation & MicroBrute Creation.
Vocal-based instruments have come a long way in recent years with word and phrase builders emulating a real singer. Matt Vanacoro got multilingual with East West Voices of the Empire
Propellerhead tells us their new beat creation device, Umpf Club Drums rack extension, offers everything musicians need to make pumping, club-ready drum tracks in Reason.