Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.
It's not everyday Spectrasonics release a new instrument. When they do, it's a big deal. Keyscape - Collector Keyboards brings 36 of the rarest and most valuable keyboards to life.
If you've been waiting for the latest version of Komlpete 11 to hit the stores (and your studio) then good news is it's now available with 7 new instruments. Here's what NI have to say about it.
The AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido from Roland are 21HP eurorack synth modules and USB audio interfaces. And using the software editor they become very flexible indeed. We test them out.
Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.
Before you become concerned, ROLI has promised to continue development of FXpansion products as they look to integrate hardware and software to create musical instruments of the future.
A few days ago a photo appeared on Korg's official Instagram showing what looked to be a keyboard-less module version of the legendary analog ARP Odyssey synthesizer. And today Korg confirm it's real.
Korg tell us the new analog volca Kick synth delivers powerful percussive and chromatic kick, bass, and sub bass sounds. Plus it uses the filter from the MS-20 and has new performance features.
The new microKORG-S is a revamp of the original synthesizer an includes built-in-speakers, more memory, new sounds, a new design with features like the vocoder, microphone and arpeggiator you'd expect
Do we need more reverb plugins? Wait. Zynaptiq ADAPTIVERB is something special. If the tag line, "harmonic tracking resynthesis" confuses you, don't worry. Think of it as a new frontier for reverbs!
Cubase some some very advanced was to manipulate MIDI. One of these lie in their MIDI modifiers. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner takes a closer look at MIDI Modifiers and how to make them work for you.
The Korg Kronos Synthesizer workstation has a number of tricks up its sleeve. One of these is being able to sample audio using it and even send it through the internal effects engine.
Imagine being able to make your portable MIDI controller any size you want it to be. One day you want 25 keys, another day 61... That's exactly what Kombos is all about. It's a modular MIDI keyboard.
Aside fro being impressed that Nick from Flintpope didn't name their new Kontakt library Chroma with the letter "k" we like this free instrument that fits neatly into the ambient category.
One of the big tracks from the summer 2016 used in 2 major TV ad campaigns was Fashion Killa featuring Stefflon Don. Dutch Producer and DJ Mason gives us the low-down on his setup and production tips.