Newest Articles

/ 8104 Articles

Watch How 1993 Norwegian Distortotron Effect Processor Inspired Bastl Tromsø Eurorack Synth Module

Bastl Instruments have released a short film on the effect box from Norway made 23 years earlier, Distortotron. This analog downsampler & bitreducer helped Bastl create the Tromsø Eurorack module.

Music Theory & Production Tips: Creating Vocal Harmonies

There's more to creating good vocal harmonies than just using pitch shifting software. In this tutorial, Joe Albano takes us through the basic concepts and considerations you need to know.

Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers

Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!

Watch New Bastl bitRanger Synth Demo & Noise Kitchen Synth Fest 2016 Overview

There were a lot of BASTL Instruments bitRanger’s in the wild at Noise Kitchen Synth Fest 2016, in Bastl’s hometown of Brno, Czech Republic. Here's two awesome videos from the synth show.

Korg minilogue Synth: Arpeggiator Tips & Tricks

In this video from his complete video course, Korg minilogue 201: Programming the minilogue, Matt Vanacoro shares some of his arpeggiator tips on Korg’s awesome analog synthesizer.

Review: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5

Version 5 of Garrison Personal Orchestra is a major update, with more than 500 instruments that aims to put a complete symphony orchestra in your DAW. Gary Hiebner puts it to the test.

Tape Desecration Plug-In Effect, Kiss of Shame, Coming Fall 2016

Infernal Love tell us their upcoming audio processing plug-in, The Kiss of Shame, brings high-caliber tape saturation and degradation to the digital domain like nothing else can. Curious? We are!

This Rachel Claudio Live Performance of Hey Ya Is Stunning

A year ago life changed for musician, singer and producer, Rachel Claudio. Her rendition of Hey Ya using an APC40, Ableton Live and vocal effects made big waves on the net. We revisit the video here.

Review: Analogue Candy Sample Packs

Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).

Become a Logic Pro X Speed Demon By Learning The Editing Tools

Booker Edwards is a Logic guru. And you can be too. This 6-minute video gives you a quick, but surprisingly in-depth, look at the different editing tools in Logic Pro X.

DUO Synth is a Sequencer & Synthesizer For Two

Music machines often have multiple functions but are designed for one user. What if there was a synth/sequencer that two people could use simultaneously? Welcome to DUO Synth - now on Kickstarter!

Here’s How the Minimoog Model D Synthesizer Was Built

The good people at Synthtopia shot this video at MoogFest’s Pop-Up factory with TJ Mills who shows how they build a Minimoog Model D synthesizer.

Review: Korg volca FM Synth

Are you looking for a polyphonic portable hardware FM synthesizer with a sequencer and arpeggiator that can load old DX-7 patches for under $225? We get hands on with the Korg volca FM in this review.

Native Instruments Introduces MOLTEN VEIL MASCHINE Expansion

The latest Maschine expansion from Native Instruments is aimed at the mailroom tech house producer. Take a listen to what Molten Veil has in store for you.

8 Tips For Choosing The Right DAW For You

Choosing your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, or FL Studio, can be confusing. These 8 tips are designed to help you decide on the right audio software for your needs.