Oh, the joys of smart controllers! The Akai Advance is the latest MIDI controller to bear this label, but it does so with a swagger thanks, in part, to the well-designed VIP software.
Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.
Owned by the Marley family – yes, all kin to Bob Marley – House of Marley has four product lines including portable audio, at home audio systems, headphones and other music accessories.
Flux:FX is a new ingenious multiFX iPad app that provides real-time audio effects that GW says "can hardly be expressed in words." He manages though in this review.
Dangerous Music's iconic 2-BUS 16-channel analog summing mixer gets a major upgrade including 3 onboard assignable custom audio processors for tone control and is on-show at Sweetwater's Gearfest.
Reason's Master section provides a convenient and powerful rack for working with a wide range of effects when mixing down your tracks. Hollin Jones takes you through the main sections.
The new release from Klevgränd produktion is undeniably cool. KORVPRESSOR is what they're calling a "smart dynamic hotdog device." Basically, an interactive compressor/limiter. Just watch the video!
Hot shot music tech developers Teenage Engineering (of OP-1 & Pocket Operator fame) performed live @Symposium Stockholm on June 11th in Stockholm, Sweden. You’ve never seen them like this before.
Studio One from PreSonus has now reached its third incarnation and brings with it many new features for musicians and producers. Gary Hiebner gives it an in-depth look in our feature review.
If you're suffering from writer's block there's good and bad advice around on the net. So, we asked 5 successful producers and artists what they do when facing a creative drought. Essential reading.
ACS Custom talk to use about their in-ear monitoring and hearing protection products… which can literally save the hearing of DJs and musicians who are exposed to loud levels of sound.
To commemorate the discontinuation of the Moog Voyager Rack Mount edition synth, Moog has Released Robert Rich's EP. You can still get this iconic analog synth before stock goes...
Strum GS-2 is a plug-in for guitar track production. And features an impressive collection of acoustic and electric guitars, automatic chord recognition, sophisticated chord voicing, strumming & more.
Whether you're looking lustfully at getting onboard the UA audio interface train as a new user, or thinking about upgrading your studio, the new Apollo 8 is a head turner as Matt Vanacoro discovers.
Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.