If they'd had virtual instrument libraries in ancient Persia they might have sounded like this. But what is a Kaval, anyway? Jay Asher found out with help from Best Service.
Three friends from a small town changed the face of electronic music across the world. But how did it happen? Here's Sara Simms to tell the story.
Building your own Fairlight CMI style synth is easier than you might have thought. Especially when equipped with an old iPad 2 that has enough juice to run the Vogel CMI app...
Sometimes you want to go beyond what your DAW's own reverb can offer. In the case of LiquidSonics' Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb, G.W Childs is glad he did.
Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.
The Akai Pro Timbre Wolf has a reputation. Some love it. Some hate it. So in a bid to improve this 4-voice analog poly synth Haydn Hamilton decided to remove its keyboard completely. Good idea?
We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.
Morton Subotnik is one of the most well-respected and accomplished pioneers of electronic music around, having worked with Don Buchla amongst others. Check out the trailer for this new documentary.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what's going on? Hollin Jones finds out...
PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.
Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.
The new plugin from Audio Damage introduces a lesser known distortion type to truly destroy sounds. Grains provides both extreme and gentle distortion as well as filtering and gating.
Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here's how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.
Korg's Stageman 80 - is it a bird, is it a plane? Is it a self-contained portable mini PA with an onboard drum machine? We took it on the road to find out.
These cute case / stands for Korg volca synths from Korple are designed to be ergonomic and cool to look at. Now in black, red and a limited edition the Volca Swingcheeks are available to buy now.