M-Audio are one of the most popular audio interface manufacturers. Their latest 2X2 and 2X2M (with MIDI I/O) look set to continue that trend for those running a simple, portable setup on a budget.
Now that the DeepMind 12 analog polyphonic 12-voice synth is almost ready, Behringer are focusing their sights on the analog drum machine market. And they want your feedback.
In part 3 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones shines a light on Techno.
The Arturia MatrixBrute is coming soon. And this useful video of this beast of a synthesizer from Arturia explores preset management and control from your DAW.
So you want to create your own clone of an 808 drum machine? But don't mind if it's not analog... and have somewhere between $20-99 for this DIY project. You're in luck.
fluXpad from MoMinstruments does things differently to other sequencers and groove boxes for iOS. You essentially draw sounds onto the interface. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
In the final segment of this two-part mini series Rich Tozzoli explores how guitar players can approach recording bass parts when your bass player is AWOL or you need to get it done yourself.
With Ableton Link integration and a new step sequencer for Remix Decks, amongst other additions, the new free update from Native Instruments is a must-download for Traktor Pro users.
In version 1.3 just released, Group The Loop brings Ableton Link support , flexible tempo and new pitch and time stretch tempo algorithms.
Imagine being able to sync and modulate your MIDI & analog hardware synthesizers to a DAW like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, etc. Meet the very cool Modulation Processor 3244 plug-in from Dialog Audio.
Following on from their award-winning Stylus RMX, Trilian and Omnisphere, Spectrasonics have set their sights on making the ultimate instrument for keyboard players. Is Keyscape better than expected?
So, you're recording acoustic guitar? Here's 5 timeless mistakes every musician, engineer and producer should avoid... along with solutions to each problem.
Here's an interesting mini-documentary exploring the influence of Moog and Buchla on the current crop of modular synth makers and artists filmed at Machines in Music 2016, New York.
It seems the fate of one vintage Roland TB-303 Bass Line Synth is in our hands. Image Line propose they will destroy it in a creative way according to votes. We suggest they don't.
Is it possible you could easily make Drum and Bass back in 1982 with a Fairlight CMI? This video is worth a watch and then we show you how to really make music,,,,,