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Analog Synthesis, Part 1: The Four Properties of Sound

Learn the essentials of subtractive / analog synthesis in this excellent four-part series with Peter Schwartz. Part one explores the four properties of sound.

Here’s How To Bring Mid/Side Processing To ANY Plug-In When Mastering in Wavelab Pro 9

Here's an excerpt from the free live video Masterclass on Wavelab Pro 9 from the AskAudio Academy. In this video Matt Loel T Hepworth demonstrates how to easily add mid/side processing to any plug-in!

Vocaloid 4 Cyber Songman Turns Lyrics & Melodies Into US Male Rock & Blues Virtual Singer

This is Vocaloid 4 in a nutshell: you type in lyrics, input a melody and Vocaloid transforms that into a realistic human singing voice. The Cyber Songman library gives you a US male virtual singer.

Roger Linn Releases LinnStrument 128

Smaller, Cheaper, but just as powerful and expressive, the new LinnStrument 128 expressive MIDI controller, sequencer and instrument proves that good things can come in smaller packages!

Tony Vincent Reveals His Studio & Production Tools

Actor, singer, producer, musician Tony Vincent talks to us and shares his thoughts on singing the songs of David Bowie, his studio setup, his favorite vocal compressor and the art of performance.

Five Drum Loop Processing Tips

Changing and modifying drum loops and samples can help your music stand apart from others that might be using the same sound packs. Here's 5 ways to make yours sound unique.

New Korg Volca Wavetable & VC-1 Vocal Processing Synthesizers Coming Soon?

Is this a leak or a Photoshop mock-up? We just don't know yet. What we do know is these Korg volca Wavetable synthesizer and the volca VC-1 Voice Processing synthesizer look very cool indeed.

Learn The Secret Of Synthesizing Fat Sound With This Expert Breakdown Of The Minimoog

A fat sound is highly prized, but not all synths can really do the business. Synth expert Marc Doty reveals the secrets behind the Minimoog’s unique and much-loved sound.

LinnStrument Updated With Powerful Polyphonic Step Sequencer

Roger Linn has revealed a new software version 2 for the LinnStrument which adds “a highly versatile step sequencer”. The credit for this sequencer is down to Geert Bevin who programmed & designed it.

A Brief History of Music Part 5: The Blues

Part 5 of our series exploring musical genres, and the influential artists and songs that have been instrumental in them, sees Hollin Jones showcasing Blues music.

This Video Explains How Modulation Works For Logic Pro X Or Any DAW

Logic expert Joe Albano shares his expertise on the science of modulation and shows you how Logic’s effects can be used to add movement and interest to any sound. 

5 Ways Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar Could Be Used To Control Music Software

If you're a Mac based musician or producer you'll likely have heard about Apple's new Macbook Pro and the revolutionary new Touch Bar interface. Here's 5 ways we'd like to see it used with music apps.

Review: Phantom Voice and V Alto Choir

Bela D's Phantom Voice and V Alto Choir for Kontakt provide clean and polished sounds for anyone wanting interesting ways to recreate the human voice in their productions.

Music Producers Guide To Reverb

If you're looking to understand reverb, the various types and their ideal uses in your mixes, then you're in the right place. Joe Albano is here to explain all this and more.

MelodicFlow, MIDI Plug-in Stops You Playing Notes In Wrong Scale, Updated With 300 New Scales

It's a simple concept but a powerful one for those who haven't learned a large range of scales. MelodicFlow does all the music theory heavy lifting for you and version 1.1 adds more scales.