Knowing what NOT to do is as helpful as knowing what to do. Avoiding mistakes can result in a fuller understanding of good practice and techniques, especially when it come to mixing reverb & delay.
We saw the iConnectAUDIO2+ audio and MIDI interface from iConnectivity at NAMM 2016. It's a 2-in, 6-out interface with Mac, PC and iOS compatibility and can connect to two devices simultaneously!
Designed to a versatile limiter giving good results for vocals, guitars and just about any source audio you throw at it, Finality from Joey Sturgis is available in Lite and Advanced editions.
The new Orion from SampleScience is a great idea: a rompler that utilises public domain samples and sounds. And you can grab this 3GB rompler today. Here's what SampleScience told us about Orion...
New updates for Ableton Live always gets the internet's interest, and Live 9.6 is no exception. As well as Ableton Link now being released for everyone, there's support for Arturia controllers & more.
IRCAMAX 2 is a collection of Max for Live tools based on physical modelling, spectral analysis and harmonic re-synthesis. Noah Pred put the whole collection through its paces in this review.
So you've mixed your latest production and it's time to master it? While mastering engineers are often the best option, if you want to master your own tracks in FL Studio here's 8 essential tips.
Producer Russ Russell shares his metal and other genre production workflows in this engaging video interview. No matter the genre of music you produce there's useful recording & production tips here.
Oh how I've missed the iZotope Vinyl plug-in which vanished sometime ago. But now this fan favorite for lo-fi sound has been re-released with a new spin down feature and AAX/VST3 support. It's FREE!
A software emulation of two classic EMT reverb units, the PSP 2445 is inexpensive, CPU efficient, and easy to use. Jay Asher finds out if it sounds impressive too.
How high should audio engineers go? (We're talking about high-resolution audio of course!) Joe Albano explores one of the digital theory behind a divisive topic amongst music and audio professionals.
Caught up in a collage of cables? Weirded out when wielding too many wires? Then Yamaha’s MD-BT01 could be the way forward for connecting your MIDI device to your Mac or iOS device.
Focusrite tell us their new A16R brings 16-channel analog I/O with redundancy to Focusrite’s RedNet range of Dante audio-over-IP interfaces.
D16's Devastor 2 is a multiband distortion processor plugin that provides lots of control over how the signal is affected, and all in a retro-style GUI. Hollin Jones finds out just how flexible it is.
Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.