Elektron's Octatrack MKII brings hardware upgrades to one of the world's most serious sequencers. Timo Preece explores what's new, plus some unexpected goodies in the new software.
When someone thinks they have a handle on a process but they actually don't, bad things can happen. Joe Albano advises you how to avoid some of the most common production pitfalls.
There was only one way Eventide could have made Anthology X any better... Give it an extra numeral and make sure it contains everything, absolutely every plugin for fantastic value.
Steinberg's much-loved mastering and wave editing suite gets a facelift as well as some powerful new tools. Hollin Jones puts WaveLab 9.5 to the test.
With major Hollywood movie scores to his name, Kevin Blumenfeld has recently turned to the Moog Mother 32 for his latest TV show. Here he explains how it fits into his sonic world.
This state-of-the-art Max4Live synth, UltraKick, is designed around two oscillators and a noise generator to give you complete control for creating great sounding drum and percussive sounds.
The new real-time audio time stretching capabilities in Maschine 2.7 are simply going to change everyone's Maschine workflow for the better. This video demonstrates the power of the new audio module.
This portable hardware synth has a computer brain, 15 voice polyphony and MIDI in and out. Hollin Jones found there's more to EXP1 than meets the eye.
Playing by ear can be tricky to master but it's a great skill to have. Here are 5 tips to help you on your way to being a more instinctive player.
One of the most unique and enjoyable synth and music software controllers, TouchÃ©, is now compatible with Windows 10. PC-wielding synthesists and producers rejoice!
A DAW with a twist, MixBus 4 recreates the sonic personality of the Harrison hardware consoles. But how accurate is the sound? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes 'The Bus' around the block.
Working with multichannel drums doesn't have to mean headaches when editing. Here, learn how to align, cut and quantize drum tracks without losing sync.
If you're missing a simple, hands-on 8-step eurorack sequencer module then Pittsburgh Modular's new Micro Sequencer, part of its Lifeforms series, should appeal.
This clever EQ can extract curves from your favourite hits to let you see how they have been processed. How would G.W Childs get on with Kilohearts Carve EQ?
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