Go surgical or savage with Waves' new transient shaper mixing plugin, Smack Attack. The name alone suggests it'll provide more bite and immediacy for your percussive and other sounds.
Sometimes paid less attention than other parts of a synth, the noise section is actually a powerful tool when designing sounds. Multiplier explains why.
Junkie XL takes you on a sonic tour of classic Roland synthesizers in his studio. Headphones or studio speakers are highly recommended to get the most from this.
Minijam Studio from Patchblocks have smashed past their Kickstarter funding goal already. These compact, portable music machines are very affordable and include what you need to make music anywhere.
Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.
There are some excellent audio effect plugins available, and incredibly many of these are free. Here's a list we've compiled of 52 that'll make you and your music productions happy.
Soundmachines are coming out with a revolutionary new controller interface for synths and modular synths unlike anything you've seen before. Here's the pre-prototype of Arches explained.
Spitfire Audio has a reputation as a heavy hitter in the world of meticulously sampled orchestral instruments. But would their latest release win over Jay Asher?
This video by the Sequential team taken at Superbooth 2017 captures the vibe and diversity of one of the biggest and most interesting synth trade shows and events in the world (probably).
JUCE is a C++ cross-platform framework owned by ROLI that provides building blocks that allow developers to create powerful, cross-platform audio, interactive, embedded or graphic apps.
Fifty years after the original Moog Music announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc to production for a very limited time.
iZotope's RX is one of the most powerful audio repair tools in the business. So what could a new version add? Quite a lot, as Joe Albano found out...
The gear that iconic bands use is just as big a part of their identity as the music they make or the place they come from. So what were Nirvana using when they made Nevermind?
One of the most impressively powerful synths for iOS, LayR, just got a free update with new features and bug fixes. Here's what's new for this excellent iPad and iPhone friendly synthesizer.
Oh. My. Goodness. Reason have just changed the DAW game again. Reason 9.5 now supports... wait for it... VST plugins. Yes, read that again. Reason supports VST instrument and effect plugins!!!