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Review: DPA d:facto II Vocal Mic

A wireless, handheld microphone designed for live performance is essential even in the studio. DPA's d:facto II vocal supercardiod microphone is given a full workout by Matt Vanacoro in this review.

Bitwig and Nektar UK Summer Seminars Starting Soon

Bitwig are on tour this summer, and they're coming to the UK from 23rd July onwards courtesy of Bitwig Certified Pro and Nektar demonstrator, Tim Chandler.

Logic Pro X: Using External Hardware Processors

In his new advanced course on using external MIDI in Logic Pro X, Booker Edwards shows how to go multi-timbral and use vintage audio processing hardware and get them all in sync in Logic Pro X.

New Guitar Pickup, The Submarine, Successfully Funded

Good news for those who want their acoustic or electric guitar to sound like two, courtesy of the recent crowdfunding campaign for the Submarine pickup. It's been funded!

Review: TKFX 2, Traktor Controller App for Mobile

TKFX 2, from Imaginando, now runs on phones as well as tablets, making it easier than ever to control Traktor. With a nice GUI, memory banks and easy controller assignment, Hollin Jones tests it out.

Elektron Overbridge Brings Real Analog to Your VST / AU Plug-Ins

If only producers had analog sounds with the convenience of real-time software control… Thanks to Elektron’s Overbridge (in BETA) we’re almost there. And of course, Electron want to tell us about it.

8 Advanced Arranging Tips for Cubase

Steinberg Cubase 8 has all the tools you need to get the perfect arrangement. Hollin Jones shows you how with these eight excellent tips.

Paul Madddox Shows Modal 001 Controlling & Being Controlled by Modular Synth

Designed and built in UK, Modal Electronics synths, including the new Modal 001 are designed to do more than your average hardware synth. Here's a video showing it interfacing with a modular synth.

Waves Audio Manny Marroquin Reverb on Sale Today Only

Grammy-award mixing engineer, Manny Marroquin, has his very own reverb plug-in courtesy of Waves Audio. The even better news is you can grab it for just $29 today only (normal price is $125)!

C-Tools from Heavyocity and IceBreaker: 3 Gorgeous Retro Instruments for Reaktor

C-Tools is a collection of 3 instruments for retro sound creation not tied to any particular vintage hardware. Capsule (drum synth), Coil (hybrid mono synth), Clique (hybrid string & organ synth).

Review: UVI Relayer, Design Unique & Creative Delay Effects

Does UVI's new Relayer delay plug-in make delay effects interesting and creative again? Matt Vanacoro taps away to find out just how good this "shapeable" delay effect can be.

How to Record iPad Synths into Logic Pro X with Audreio

Imagine being able to stream audio from your iPad synth directly into Logic Pro X on your Mac... with low latency. Imagine no longer! Darren Burgos shows how using Audreio as a plug-in inside Logic.

Watch Turntablism DMC Champion DJ Rasp on Pioneer XDJ-1000s and djay Pro

Start your morning off with some energy. DMC Champion DJ Rasp takes things to the next level in this latest turntablism routine, using djay Pro, two Pioneer XDJ-1000s and a Pioneer DDJ-SP1 controller.

Download Classic Analog Synths Recorded to 1/4" Tape FREE

If you’re looking for Warm, fat, gritty and pretty synth samples, then Samples from Mars free analog tape synths is for you. They’ve been recorded to 1/4" tape and they’re free!

Music Production Techniques Part 3: Distortion

Welcome to part 3 in this series on music production techniques. Think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! This article delves into distortion effects.