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5 Standout Features From 5 Excellent MIDI Controllers

If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.

FREE Beats Explosion Reason Refill Pack

If you want some free refills for Reason of carefully crafted processed drum machine samples courtesy of a Korg volca beats, then today is your lucky day! Simply login or sign-up for a free account.

Isotonik & AudiOutlaws Introduce MINI Noise Shapers for Ableton Live

NoisR FX is an awesome module for manipulating FX in Ableton Live, so to follow up AudiOutlaws & Isotonik Studios have teamed up to bring you mini FX units that can be solitary or chained.

Ableton’s Max For Live Connection Kit Makes Experimenting With Arduino, OSC, littleBits Easy

Ableton have released a free Max for Live collection of 11 devices that deserve praise and kudos. If you like the idea of connecting and controlling Arduino, OSC, Json, sensors, cameras... enjoy!

Pro Tools 12: Not Afraid To Commit

In this tutorial Joe Albano explores 5 new features in Pro Tools 12, with an emphasis on the 3 new rendering features, Commit, Bounce Track, and Freeze (+ Trans. Clips & Batch Fades).

Waves Audio Unleash BSS DPR-402 Compressor, Limiter & De-Esser In One Plug-In

Waves has modeled the original BSS® DPR-402 dynamics processor as a plugin, bringing back its diverse functions and sounds, and adding new features for extra flexibility and ease of use.

WaveDNA Liquid Music VST & AU Arrives, Free For Max for Live Version Owners

WaveDNA's Liquid Music for Ableton Live released in September 2015 brought something powerful and unique for creating song ideas. And like many others we wanted a VST/AU version. That day has come!

Erica Synths Black Hole DSP Will Pull You Into A Universe Of Incredible Sound Effects

It's rare that to come across a 30 minute demo video for an effects module processor that pulls you in the way the Erica Synths Black Hole video does. Needless to say the sound examples are excellent.

Review: Mode Audio Resonate, An Analog Drum Mode

So you want analog drum sounds with the convenience of your favorite DAW? How about 400 excellent sounding analog drum samples with 10 Ableton Drum Racks? Read our review now!

Getting Crazy With Korg Volca Sample’s Loop Mode

The Korg volca sample is capable of processing samples, rhythms and melodies in fun very interesting ways... and in some ways you might not have thought of. G.W. Childs demonstrate what it can do.

Watch Novation Blocs Wave for iOS Helping Produce New Musical Ideas

New Novation sub-brand: Blocs, announced Blocs Wave - a music creation app for iOS a few days ago. Of real interest is the performance video with Toby Gale and the interview video with the Blocs team.

The Viktor NV-1 Synth Will Blow You Away, And It Lives In Your Browser

Such is its quality, I pinched myself while playing the Viktor NV-1 to remind myself this synth is a web-audio browser-based instrument. Creator, Nikolay Tsenkov, explains its concept and process.

ADDAC Announcing 4 New Synth Modules At Superbooth16, Freeze Machine Teaser

The good folks at ADDAC have teamed up with Electro Harmonix to create a new eurorack synth module, EHX VC Freeze Machine, to be shown at Superbooth16 in Berlin in about a week’s time.

Review: Waves Abbey Road EMT Reverb Plates

The new Reverb Plates plugin from Waves uses state-of-the-art modeling of the 4 legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios used on recordings by the Beatles. We put it to the test.

Optimizing Your Computer for Audio and Video Production

Learn how to squeeze every last drop of performance from your audio or video production computer in this essential guide by Matt Vanacoro.