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Don’t Use the Wrong Reverb: Finding the Best Reverb For Instruments and Vocals

Knowing what NOT to do is as helpful as knowing what to do. Avoiding mistakes can result in a fuller understanding of good practice and techniques, especially when it come to mixing reverb & delay.

iConnect Audio 2+ A Truly Unique Audio Interface

We saw the iConnectAUDIO2+ audio and MIDI interface from iConnectivity at NAMM 2016. It's a 2-in, 6-out interface with Mac, PC and iOS compatibility and can connect to two devices simultaneously!

Joey Sturgis Tones Introduces Software Limiter: Finality

Designed to a versatile limiter giving good results for vocals, guitars and just about any source audio you throw at it, Finality from Joey Sturgis is available in Lite and Advanced editions.

SampleScience Releases Orion Sound Module, FREE 3GB Rompler Instrument

The new Orion from SampleScience is a great idea: a rompler that utilises public domain samples and sounds. And you can grab this 3GB rompler today. Here's what SampleScience told us about Orion...

Ableton Live 9.6: Link, Arturia Support, New Push Features, Bug Fixes

New updates for Ableton Live always gets the internet's interest, and Live 9.6 is no exception. As well as Ableton Link now being released for everyone, there's support for Arturia controllers & more.

Review: IRCAMAX 2: Spectral Bugaloo

IRCAMAX 2 is a collection of Max for Live tools based on physical modelling, spectral analysis and harmonic re-synthesis. Noah Pred put the whole collection through its paces in this review.

8 Essential Tips for Mastering in FL Studio

So you've mixed your latest production and it's time to master it? While mastering engineers are often the best option, if you want to master your own tracks in FL Studio here's 8 essential tips.

Watch Metal Producer Russ Russell Explain His Recording & Mixing Secrets

Producer Russ Russell shares his metal and other genre production workflows in this engaging video interview. No matter the genre of music you produce there's useful recording & production tips here.

iZotope Celebrates 15th Birthday with Re-Issue of Free Vinyl Plug-in

Oh how I've missed the iZotope Vinyl plug-in which vanished sometime ago. But now this fan favorite for lo-fi sound has been re-released with a new spin down feature and AAX/VST3 support. It's FREE!

Review: PSP 2445, Plug-In Reverb Emulation of EMT 244 / 245

A software emulation of two classic EMT reverb units, the PSP 2445 is inexpensive, CPU efficient, and easy to use. Jay Asher finds out if it sounds impressive too.

How High Is High Enough For Hi-Resolution Audio?

How high should audio engineers go? (We're talking about high-resolution audio of course!) Joe Albano explores one of the digital theory behind a divisive topic amongst music and audio professionals.

The Future of MIDI? Yamaha Debut Wireless Bluetooth MD-BT01

Caught up in a collage of cables? Weirded out when wielding too many wires? Then Yamaha’s MD-BT01 could be the way forward for connecting your MIDI device to your Mac or iOS device.

Focusrite Introduces RedNet A16R 16-Channel Analog I/O

Focusrite tell us their new A16R brings 16-channel analog I/O with redundancy to Focusrite’s RedNet range of Dante audio-over-IP interfaces.

Review: D16 Devastor 2 Multiband Distortion Unit

D16's Devastor 2 is a multiband distortion processor plugin that provides lots of control over how the signal is affected, and all in a retro-style GUI. Hollin Jones finds out just how flexible it is.

6 Features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS That Will Blow Your Mind

Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.