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Using Reason's Redrum as a Melodic Device

G. W. Childs delves into the dark side (not really...) of Propellerhead Reason and uncovers how Redrum can actually be used to create melodic sounds and phrases.

MOTU Releases The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank

To commemorate Bob Moog's 81st birthday MOTU have released the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank as a UVI sound bank and created with Moog Modulars, Minimoogs, Buchlas and many more synths.

Apogee Groove Now Available

The idea behind Apogee Groove is that you can listen to your music on Mac or PC with recording studio quality wherever you are. It's light, portable and packed with Apogee goodness.

Interview: Kevin Saunderson on His Relationship with Tech & Music

Kevin Saunderson, one of The Belleville Three, originator of Detroit Techno, technologist, DJ, and one of the most influential producers ever chats with us about the tech behind his signature sounds.

Speed Up Your Workflow with Logic Pro X’s Library

The Library in Logic Pro X does a whole lot more than display presets or patches. Darren Burgos shares 7 tips that'll get you using Logic's Library like a pro.

Diode-108 Drum Machine for iPad Updated, Now Supports MIDI Sync

The latest update for Vibrant's Diode-108 Drum Machine gives MIDI Note In, MIDI Learn and MIDI Sync, so you can use it with other iPad apps like Cubasis and Loopy.

Maschine 2.3 Out Now, Watch Tutorial Videos on New Features

There's some exciting new additions in Maschine 2.3. A new analog mode, cabinet emulation effects and of course, Komplete Select, a premium selection of instruments and effect FREE for Maschine users.

Review: Sonarworks Reference 3 Headphone Plug-In

With tools for room measurement and correction being commonplace, Sonarworks debut spots a gap in the market to offer a similar technology to aid headphone users. colo[r]’s Chris Octane & TST test it.

Mixing Orchestra Tips: Pre or Post Fader Send Reverb?

When mixing your next project (especially orchestral) spare a thought for your audience. Using pre-fader sends, Peter Schwartz shows how to simulate how sounds will be perceived.

ModWheel HumDrum Brings Skin Drum Set to Kontakt

MODWHEEL’s new release is THE HUMDRUM HUMDRUM – the Calfskin Drum Set for Native Instruments' Kontakt bringing creative drumming to your music studio setup.

Gibson Acquires Image Line's Deckadance DJ Software

The fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, Gibson brands, has taken over Deckadance from Image-Line. This means Stanton DJ has a new software presence and direction...

Re-Creating Vintage Instruments: What Makes Modeling Better than Sampled?

If you're looking to re-create an acoustic instrument or vintage synth/drum machine in software, sample-based instruments will only take you so far. Joe Albano explores modelling instruments in depth.

9 of the Most Interesting and Unique Turntables

As vinyl records continue their surge in popularity, turntables are becoming more in demand again. Here are some expensive (and some cheap) options with unique visual design twists.

Review: IK Multimedia iRing Music Maker and FX/Controller Apps

Bringing music making tools to the masses is something IK Multimedia have done successfully in recent times. So how does their iRing gesture based music controller stand up? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Fort Romeau on Creativity & Merging Sampling and Synthesis Methodoligies

In this video interview with Electronic Beats, Fort Romeau talks about his take on music making and how he approaches it with samples and synthesis. Well worth a watch.