Sequencers didn't always use buttons to represent steps. This clone of the classic ARP 1601 analog sequencer with CV and Gate connectivity uses sliders instead. It's not cheap but it is pretty!
The Korg Monologue has a hidden game that uses the step sequencer and the built-in display. This powerful, budget monophonic analog synthesizer always seems to have an extra trick up its sleeve!
Can a $20 iPad synth really sound as big and impressive as something costing much more? Matt Vanacoro set out to discover the truth... and was pleasantly surprised.
Here are 3 incredibly useful techniques to use while working inside Ableton Live that will help you make music better, faster, and more efficiently.Â
So you want a modelled piano instrument for that Freddie Mercury or Adele sound? Waves Audio have you covered with their emulation of the Fazioli F228 with the Grand Rhapsody Piano plugin.
Hooking up computers, audio feeds and even turntables to your MPC Live requires some familiarity with the rear panel. Booker Edwards Jr is here to help you out.
Trust D16 to come out with a multi-tap delay plugin that resembles a step sequencer with 16 delay lines that have independent controls! This is one plugin you should check out.
Sometimes a special kind of reverb is called for to get just the character you want. Rich Tozzoli springs into action with a guide to five of the best, well, springs!
Ableton have launched an interactive website aimed at novice producers and musicians to help them learn music theory fundamentals. AskAudio's music theory courses are the perfect next level tutorials.
Stumped by samplers? Confused by choice? Matt Vanacoro is here to guide you through some of the very best virtual samplers he has ever used.
Many synths are eagerly awaited. That's an understatement when it comes to the Behringer Minimoog Model D clone. The good news is this mini monster is now apparently getting ready to ship!
Say hello to this wonderful, retro-looking synthesizer made using Teensy and a 3D printer. Watch it in action to appreciate how good this polyphonic synthesizer actually sounds.
This collection of macro-enabled patches for NI's Massive will deliver unique sounds - just be sure you put the effort into making them your own.
Notating swing has always been difficult, and various techniques have emerged over the years. Jay Asher explains what they are and how to approach this task.
If you own Reaktor 6, and even if you don't, and want to morph beats together for complex and interesting rhythmic textures, Flintpope's new Drumlines instrument is well worth checking out.