When it comes to headphones, DJs tend to want them to be durable, accurate, comfortable and stylish. Pioneer feel their new HDJ-700s fit the bill on all four counts. Check them out.
The Yamaha Reface CP features a vintage keyboard sound engine with six detailed vintage keyboard types. Matt Vanacoro puts all six to the test in this video review.
Fancy getting your hands on Maschine expansions for a stellar price? NI are here to help (again) with 9 expansions for... you guessed it... $99 / €99. Offer ends soon, so act fast.
For all the wonderful production tools available in Logic Pro X, it's easy for music to sound too rigid, too robotic. In this tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to give your beats a real, human feel.
The Nektar Panorama P1, P4, and P6 MIDI controllers are now the most comprehensive controllers and keyboards for Logic Pro X (including the new Alchemy synth in Logic Pro 10.2). Find out more below.
It's Free Ableton Live Pack time courtesy of the generous Isotonik Studios folks. This time their PMX series (available for 6 more days only) consists of CLavi's sampled from the Casio PX3000.
Hamburg drum'n'bass group, Rawtekk, have crated some great sounds and heavy beats in Groove Agent expansion pack format. Hollin Jones sets out to discover if it has mind-blowing results.
"Auto-Tune" is ubiquitous with pitch corrected pop vocals. But pitch correction processors can be used both creatively and to correct performance errors. Joe Albano delves deep into the main players.
You thought your smart phone / MP3 player was the coolest, most portable music player? Think again (well, on the “coolest” bit). Ion Audio’s Duo Deck does portable turntable and cassette deck in one.
Wave Alchemy are close to releasing a brand new Kontakt instrument, Mutate. They tell us there's a deep sequencer inside this "next-generation synth" designed using a Eurorack modular system.
Kontakt has become one of the most popular and respected software samplers for modern musicians. If you're relatively new to Kontakt then these 5 steps will get you up and running in no time.
The hype around reverb plug-ins has focused on convolution. But, that doesn't mean it's best for all needs as UVI's SparkVerb proves. In 1.1.2, SparkVerb adds multi-channel plugin support and more.
Tascam's new VL-S3's are 3” 2-way desktop powered monitors which are cost equivalent to a pair of decent headphones. Excellent news for the price conscious producer.
Sample Logic's Gamelan is more than well-recorded samples from Skywalker Sound Studios... fusing the best of synthetic and acoustic and combined with the step animator, Gamelan is something special.
In part 2, Shane Berry continues his exploration into the science and psychology of the current conundrum for music producers: Which is better: analog or digital?