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Review: Black Rooster Audio VLA-2A Compressor

A power-efficient, great sounding and cool-looking compressor plugin that is also affordable sounds too good to be true, but Sara Simms knows the truth about the VLA-2A compressor...

Blocs Wave Can Now Export To Launchpad for iOS

Now you can send your Blocs Wave creations to Launchpad for iOS with this major new update.

Recording Techniques: Understanding Mic Patterns & Applications

Microphones come with many different polar patterns and understanding these can be key to getting a great recording. Joe Albano breaks down which ones to use, and when.

Master Logic's Vintage B3 Organ With This Guide To Virtual Mic Placement

Logic's Vintage B3 Organ has plenty of tools to help you get exactly the retro organ sound you're looking for. Find out how with this quick tour from Booker Edwards, Jr.

Here's A Range Of Affordable, Smart-Looking Synth Stands For Korg Volcas

Korg Volcas are easy synths to collect. While they play nicely together, having three or four can take up a lot of space or be messy in your studio. Are these stands from KV Gear the solution?

Review: UVI UVS-3200 Brings Classic Korg 3200 Polyphonic Synth To Your DAW

Can't get your hands on a real Korg 3200? That's not surprising. But what might surprise you is the low introductory price of this amazing recreation of that classic synth from UVI.

Nuendo 8 New Features Revealed & Video Teaser

Steinberg's Nuendo 8 is to make its first appearance at the Game Developers Conference next week. This post-production and Game Audio workstation DAW provides a host of new pro features.

Orchestrating with Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X 10.3 can save you time when creating different arrangements and orchestrations. Here's how it works.

International Sound Summit Coming in November 2017

From the people behind SynthMeeting comes Soundmit, the largest event dedicated to all musicians in Italy, including Software, Dj, Makers, Schools, Recording studios, Record labels and manufacturers.

Is RemixVideo The VJ Solution We've Been Waiting For?

Remix video from Mixvibes pushes the boundaries for audio visual live performance. With Ableton Link support, real-time video editing, easy MIDI mapping this video sampler is potentially impressive.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series EQ

Positive Grid makes some of the best guitar and mixing plugins for iOS and for the desktop. We couldn't wait to get our hands on their new Pro Series EQ.

This Gig Advice From Thelonious Monk Is As Relevant Today As It Was In 1960

One of the greatest jazz piano players of all time, Thelonious Monk shared some inspiring gigging advice with a band member back in 1960. Here is the list which is as useful today as it ever was.

Look Inside The Arturia MatrixBrute Synthesizer

Fancy taking a tour of the Arturia MatrixBrute... but, one from a quite different angle. Take a look at what's inside and powering this beats of an analog synthesizer.

Review: NextDrive Spectra

Adding a dedicated DAC to your listening device can make a world of difference when it comes to audio quality. We couldn't wait to try out the sleek new Spectra from NextDrive.

Sasha Selling His Waldorf Wave Synthesizer, The Sound Of Airdrawndagger

The synth responsible for the sounds on Sahsa's 2002 album, Airdrawndagger, can be yours to own. He's putting it up for sale on eBay and the bids are starting to come in for this classic machine.