There's never been a better time to get into music tech DIY & hacking. Nowadays there is an abundance of platforms and resources designed specifically for any level in these once-specialist activities
Sometimes you just don't need keys on a hardware synth. Sometimes a key or two breaks and you wish your synth was of the desktop variety. Here's how to mod a Korg MicroKorg and make it look great.
What can you buy for â‚¬6 these days? A beer, a coffee... and a really cool software editor and plugin that will make your Roland Boutique TR-08 Rhythm Composer an even better drum machine in many ways.
Eventide's H9 Control App comes to Android via the Google Play Store - another step forward for Android-using musicians and performers.
Layer, loop and be terrified by these dark ambient samples from ModeAudio, perfect for atmospheres, movie and game scoring.
Understanding how Peak's sound starts life is key to harnessing its power. Rishabh Rajan shows you how the oscillators work in this short video.
Apple's track record with audio fidelity is middling when it comes to earphones, but could the company be about to change all that with a new, wireless over-ear model?
Great news for Cubase users looking to get more hands-on with their production workflows - Softube's Console 1 is now officially fully supported.
UAD's Arrow is finally here - a Thunderbolt 3, bus-powered audio interface with DSP and access to the company's world of plug-ins. Matt Vanacoro couldn't wait to get started with it.
Understanding the relationship between the different rhythms in your melody, accompaniment and other musical elements can help you produce a more effective musical score. Here's how.
Imaginando's latest VST / AU effect is a delay modulator, and it's completely free! Check out the details here and download it today.
The upcoming UB-Xa clone of the 8-voice polyphonic OB-Xa analog synth just got a new design which has been shared on Facebook. Behringer also hinted at a hardware effects unit. Perhaps analog too?
So you want vintage studio preamp and synth filters in plugin format that you'll actually use in your music productions? Arturia have six new, good ones for everyone.
Quantizing is incredibly useful but there's more to it than just whacking on some random value. Here is G.W Childs with his guide to the core resolutions that will help you tighten up your EDM.
Explore the synthesis of sound and waveforms using this free, browser-based tool for generating and manipulating waveforms. You can even export the results to your hard drive.