The Reason platform from Propellerhead continues to be popular amongst music makers, performers and sound designers. GW Childs finds out what's new in Reason 9 that'll convince you to try it out.
You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.
Ben Heck's video showcases the best of the Berlin MusicTechFest Hack Camp, a 24 hour challenge where teams build incredible machines and systems for musicians in one day.
If you want to play MIDI files quickly and easily on your Mac, with the choice of running the MIDI through MIDI compatible software or hardware, then MIDIPlayer X 2.1 is worth investigating.
Perfect Circuit Audio have shot a demo video showing what the Erica Synths Pico series (probably the world's smallest modular synth setup) is capable of from a single patch.
Building on their reputation with the 1073 preamp, BAE Audio have come out with the impressive 10DC compressor/limiter. Matt Vanacoro discovers if this compressor sounds as good as it looks.
If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.
If you've been on the fence as to which analog mono synthesizer to get and Arturia's MiniBrute or MicroBrute are on your radar, and you like the color red, these sizzling limited editions will appeal.
PunchBOX from D16 is designed to help you craft your ideal kick drum sounds using analog modelling synthesis and plenty of processing. Here's more info and audio demos.
Flintpope offer three demo-packs to showcase their premium Ableton Live content. Hit the direct links below and get these free!
There's a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to vocal production. Fortunately, Danny Kirsch with credits for multiple world-wide top 10 hits is here to share his tips in this video.
MIDI. There's a lot of musicians and producers who don't know how to use this protocol to improve their musical performances and add more expression to their instruments. Let's take a closer look.
A guy called Tom (that really is how we refers to himself) has created an alternative way to interact with sound and instruments. It's called Â«WOMBÂ» and is a real hands on experience.
Sinevibes latest synth plug-in, Altenator, is rather unique. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequencer controlled. Noah Pred puts this synth through its paces step by step.
If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.