Small, compact, solid and as far from expensive as you can get. The new Akai Pro MIDImix promises to be a worthy mixer for Ableton Live producers and G. W. Childs investigates how it fares.
Recording vocals is arguably easier than recording a drum kit, but there are still common mistakes to avoid when laying down vocal tracks or recording vocal talent. Here's six things to bear in mind.
Commonly used in post & broadcast production, Sonnox's Restore Suite is Oxford DeNoiser, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford DeBuzzer to eliminate pops, clicks and unwanted background noise. Now it's 64-bit!
Sinevibes Hologram is an audio unit that spectrally re-synthesizes your sounds in real-time. It's Mac only... but check out the video and you'll likely agree it looks interesting for just $29.
When it comes to headphones, DJs tend to want them to be durable, accurate, comfortable and stylish. Pioneer feel their new HDJ-700s fit the bill on all four counts. Check them out.
The Yamaha Reface CP features a vintage keyboard sound engine with six detailed vintage keyboard types. Matt Vanacoro puts all six to the test in this video review.
Fancy getting your hands on Maschine expansions for a stellar price? NI are here to help (again) with 9 expansions for... you guessed it... $99 / €99. Offer ends soon, so act fast.
For all the wonderful production tools available in Logic Pro X, it's easy for music to sound too rigid, too robotic. In this tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to give your beats a real, human feel.
The Nektar Panorama P1, P4, and P6 MIDI controllers are now the most comprehensive controllers and keyboards for Logic Pro X (including the new Alchemy synth in Logic Pro 10.2). Find out more below.
It's Free Ableton Live Pack time courtesy of the generous Isotonik Studios folks. This time their PMX series (available for 6 more days only) consists of CLavi's sampled from the Casio PX3000.
Hamburg drum'n'bass group, Rawtekk, have crated some great sounds and heavy beats in Groove Agent expansion pack format. Hollin Jones sets out to discover if it has mind-blowing results.
"Auto-Tune" is ubiquitous with pitch corrected pop vocals. But pitch correction processors can be used both creatively and to correct performance errors. Joe Albano delves deep into the main players.
You thought your smart phone / MP3 player was the coolest, most portable music player? Think again (well, on the “coolest” bit). Ion Audio’s Duo Deck does portable turntable and cassette deck in one.
Wave Alchemy are close to releasing a brand new Kontakt instrument, Mutate. They tell us there's a deep sequencer inside this "next-generation synth" designed using a Eurorack modular system.
Kontakt has become one of the most popular and respected software samplers for modern musicians. If you're relatively new to Kontakt then these 5 steps will get you up and running in no time.