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Build a Patch with SimSynth in FL Studio 12

SimSynth is a simple but powerful synthesizer that can get you down to the building blocks of how sound is generated. Using it can help you understand patch building for simple and complex synths.

1-Bit Symphony, Plug-In to CD Case for Lo-Fi Listening

Chances are you listen to music via a mainstream medium like vinyl, tape cassette, digital MP3s, CDs at decent bit rates. 1-Bit Symphony explores the lo-fi, minimal nature in an innovative way.

Review: SubPac S2, Feel the Bass Wherever You Sit

If you crave for deep bass sound vibrations when listening to music sitting in a chair, then the SubPac S2 is going to appeal. Sara Simms puts this new tactile technology to the test.

7 Essential Tips for New DJs

Despite DJing being easier than ever, there are challenges which digital DJs face on the road to success. Sara Simms shares 7 tips new DJs should heed to help them on their journey.

Audiobus Remote is Wireless, Second Screen Controller for iOS Music Making

Audiobus Remote is an app that mirrors and extends the Audiobus Connection Panel to a second iPad or iPhone. In short, you can make use of an older iOS device as a music app controller.

Turning Historical Computers into Music

Composer Matt Parker has a different take on what to do with nearly extinct computer hardware: sample their signature sounds and make an album from it. Read the story, listen to the album.

Music Production Techniques, Part 4: Equalizers And Filters

In part 4 in this series on music production techniques, we'll explore the different types of equalization from a digital mixing perspective. There's plenty of audio examples to get stuck into as well

Absolute Beginner’s Guide: Exploring the Main Window in Logic Pro X

If you’re completely new to Logic Pro and are feeling lost, don’t despair. Booker Edwards has a new video course designed for you. In this video from the course he shows how to setup the main window.

Review: ModeAudio House Generator for Ableton Live

If you want to recharge your Ableton Live sets and inject them with a house vibe? ModeAudio's House Generator for Ableton racks include beat, bass & lead lines with MIDI & audio. How does it perform?

Exclusive Video Reveals Upcoming Livid Instruments Minim - Wireless, Portable, MIDI Controller

We’ve got a scoop on the cool, upcoming music controller / instrument from Livid Instruments. Check out the video below and some early details of the spec with possible pricing.

Review: Strezov Sampling Macabre Solo Strings

Strezov Sampling has recently released Macabre Solo Strings, an expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello software instrument for NI Kontakt. Lynda Arnold discovers how emotive it is.

Why You Should Consider Small Monitors For Your Project Studio, Part 2

In part two (the final part) of this mini-series, Shane Berry looks at Hi-Fi vs. nearfield monitors and the pros and cons of adding a subwoofer to your project studio speaker setup.

ISOTONIK Announces New Release: NOISR FX From Audio Outlaw

Great news for FX enthusiasts: dynamic custom signal routing has arrived thanks to Isotonic's NOISR FX effects suite for Ableton.

3D Print a Modular Synth Controller Keyboard

So you want a new keyboard to control your synth but can’t decide how many octaves you want? No problem. Now you can 3D print your own controller keyboard, modular-style.

Why You Should Consider Small Monitors For Your Project Studio, Part 1

It's a myth that you need BIG speakers (or monitors) for your studio. In this two-part mini-series, Shane Berry explores the reasons you should go small, and the benefits this could bring you.