Is it a controller? Is it a synth? The Roland A-01 is a small, portable MIDI controller and 8-bit sound generator with a step sequencer. Sara Simms finds out if it's as attractive to play as it looks.
Founded in 1982, the Berlin Atonal Festival arrived back in capital of Germany this year. Timo Preece braved the heat to explore what this visual and audio creator event had to offer.
Original musical ideas are wonderful things, of course . But what if the initial inspiration is holding your track back from evolving? Here's 5 tips to help your music mature into finished tracks.
Flintpope is getting quite a name for himself creating interesting Ableton Live packs, samples, instruments and Reaktor ensembles. His latest creation is Reichian for Native Instruments' Reaktor.
With this nifty workaround, you should be able to get some macOS Sierra 10.12 incompatible drivers and audio plug-ins working just fine.
Beginning our new series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones uncovers the beginnings of Hip Hop.
Novation users and Ableton user rejoice! Isotonic's Sigabort is back with some control scripting magic to turn your Novation LaunchControl into an entirely useful controller for Ableton Live.
If you're looking for a directory of all remix contests online and/or want to host your own remix contest for free, then Kreasound has you covered. This might be the only site you need to check out.
Waves Audio's Tune Real Time claims to provide no noticeable latency and excellent sonic results. A weighty promise that Joe Albano looks deeper into. Find out if it lives up to expectations?
Publisher of AskAudio Academy, Steve H, shares his personal journey with synthesis, how he came to use Buchla synthesizers and explains the impact Don Buchla has had on the world today and tomorrow.
Earlier this week Elektron announced their latest machine: Analog Heat. It's safe to say it set the music making sections of the internet on fire. (doh! Sorry) and now you can see it in action.
Cubase gives you 2 MIDI arpeggiator processors, the Arpache 5 and Arpache SX. Each has its own benefits. Let's take a look at how to use these MIDI effects and explore the differences between them.
Jussi from the clever folks at KlevgrÃ¤nd is a unique, if not eerie, new synthesizer. It emulates a man singing. Yes, you can expect to make some rather lovely sounding male vocal emulations using it.
In this video the Hyve synthesizer is processed through looping software controlled via a Wii remote. The result? A beautiful performance.
Recording, mixing or mastering? Want to highlight the vocals or get your instruments to pop through the mix? An aural exciter like the Aphex Exciter might be what you need. Joe Albano checks it out.