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.
Deluge from Synthstrom is a synth, sampler and sequencer that's captured the imagination of those looking for powerful and portable music hardware. And now the 2nd round of pre-orders are open!
Available now to download, the BETA version of FL Studio 12.5 has some interesting workflow enhancements and features including the Picker Panel, virtual MIDI controller, automation clips, and more.
We can all use a little help when composing from time to time. Lynda Arnold finds out if the latest update to Sundog Studio hits all the right notes. Read on to find out what she thought...
Logic Pro's ability to apply processing to specific sections of audio is incredibly useful for your workflow, saving you duplicating tracks or automating effects. Matt Vanacoro explains why.
IK Multimedia's new Syntronik is a collection of 38 classic hardware synths and string machines now available to digital musicians as a plugin for Mac and PC. This one is worth checking out!
If you want a Korg Minilogue analog synthesizer, but aren't fussed about the keys you have two options really: hope Korg will release a desktop version, or get Instrument Stands to chop off the keys.