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Music Controllers: To Map or Not To Map?

Are you distracted by too many choices when it comes to mapping your MIDI controller to your DAW? Exerting too much effort on non-musical tasks? Timo Preece explores auto and manual mapping in-depth.

littleBits and Korg Release Three New Modules for Synth Kit

The new MIDI, CV and USB I/O modules for littleBits Synth Kit allows you to use it as a MIDI controller, sequence your DAW, control an analog synth, send audio to DAW or process audio and plenty more!

Watch Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire) Studio Workflow in Action

Damian Taylor has worked with artists such as Bjørk, Arcade Fire and The Killers. This video from his studio shows how he works and what he uses in his setup, focusing on Focusrite's ISA 428 & 828.

Steinberg Blues Essentials Supplements Groove Agent

Blues Essentials is a new preset bank containing blues elements to add to the arsenal of styles available in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 drum software instruments.

How to Manage Your Plug-Ins in Logic Pro X

It might not sound like much, but the ability to manage, organize and arrange plug-ins the way you want in Logic Pro X (10.1) is a big feature many pros have been wishing for. Here's how it works.

Native Instruments Unveil “Stems” Open Multi-Track Audio Format for DJs and Producers

NI have been busy innovating. STEMS is a new audio file format that provides DJs, producers, and live performers the ability to mix with a track’s different musical elements individually.

SPL CREON and IRON Revealed Pre MusikeMesse 2015 Launch

SPL are happy to tease us with pics of upcoming gear… In mid-April at Musikmesse we can expect to see the new gear from SPL on show and we’ll make sure to get hands-on with everything we can.

UVI Orchestral Suite, Over 60 symphonic instruments For $199

UVI Orchestral Suite is a complete symphonic orchestra toolkit that delivers over 60 instruments for just $199 USD. UVI call it, "The Essential Symphonic Orchestra Collection".

Magda & NYMA Announce “Versus” Handmade DJ Controller

Magda and NYMA's first tech collaboration, a handmade and customised DJ controller called VERSUS, is soon to see the light of day. Here's more info and some tasty pics to feast your eyes on.

Studio Acoustics, Part 4: Reflections II: Flutter Echoes & Ambience

Part 4 of this informative series on the science of studio acoustics sees Joe Albano continue to explore reflections, and in particular flutter echoes and ambience and how to solve this problem.

Modular Effects for Guitars & Synths Coming Soon from Pittsburgh Modular

Pittsburgh Modular's new (as yet unreleased) Patch Box promises fully modular effects for guitars and synths. Intrigued? We certainly are.

Three Must-Have Guitar Amp Apps for iOS

There's some truly excellent guitar amp emulation apps available for your iPhone or iPad that deserve a mention... and some have special hardware too. Here's 3 chosen ones for iOS.

Preparing for a Mix: Adjusting Musical Hit Points for a Slide Bass Part

There’s plenty of useful tips and tricks for getting the timing of your productions just right in Eyal Amir's new Cubase video course. Here's one video showing how to musically adjust hit points.

iZotope Announces RX Loudness Control

iZotope tell us their new automatic loudness correction tool aptly named, RX Loudness Control, delivers loudness-compliant mixes at the highest quality. It's a plug-in designed for broadcast Pros.

7 Workflow Enhancements In Logic Pro X 10.1

Logic Pro X 10.1 has been out for a few weeks, but there's new features many Logicians may not be fully aware of. Joe Albano takes you through his top 7 improvements and explains how they work.