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Using FL Studio’s Patcher for Layered Instruments and More

For a better sonic flexibility, FL Studio allows you to create your own instrument and effect chains using the Patcher. Gary Hiebner explores the ins and outs in this tutorial.

Ear Trumpet Combines Vintage Looks with Modern Electronics in Evelyn Stereo Microphone

If you're a sucker for vintage looking microphones (who isn't?) but want modern electronics inside, then Ear Trumpet's new Evelyn studio stereo microphone will get your juices flowing.

Focusrite iTrack Pocket vs Apple iPhone Built-in Mic

A new video from Focusrite on YouTube features singer-songwriter Tommy Ashby being recorded on two iPhones playing Broken Bones. One with the iTrack Pocket and one without.

TONE2 Audiosoftware Release Vocoder Soundset for Electra2

Tone2 AudioSoftware are back with a new soundset for Electra2. This time it's a vocoder. Whether you want robotic voices, vocal synths or vocoded beats, this module is set to deliver all the above.

Review: Novation Audiohub 2x4

With a solid track record so far, Novation deliver another unique product to meet the needs of the live electronic performer. The Sound Tutor puts this unit to the test.

Using the ES2 Modulation Matrix in Logic Pro

Joe Albano takes an in-depth look at how to make the most of Logic Pro's ES2 modulation matrix in this tutorial. If you're serious about modulation, this tutorial is for you.

Build Your Own MIDI Guitar Synth in One Hour with Ototo

Check out this video showing how, using the Ototo synth board, a man makes a MIDI synth guitar in one hour that can control Apple's MainStage (or any MIDI compatible music software).

CME XKey 37, Thinnest and Most Playable MIDI Keyboard Controller Ever?

Sporting the ability to add a sustain and expression pedal and MIDI, the new CME XKey 37 packs lots of functionality into one of the smallest form factors of any MIDI keyboard we've seen.

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

What’s New in Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Since its announcement at NAMM 2015, Omnisphere 2 has been a source of excitement. In case it all got lost in the noise, here's a video of Eric Persing previewing its features.

Tascam Demo Handheld Recorders and Audio Interfaces at NAMM 2015 (Videos)

Tascam are well known for their portable audio recorders and audio interfaces, so it was great to find out more about 5 of their new products at NAMM 2015.

NAMM 2015 VIDEO: Kemper Profiler 3 Demo

At NAMM 2015 we came across the ever popular Kemper Profiler. Our cameraman, Matt Vanacoro, literally wouldn't let me leave until we interviewed them. And I understand why!

WHOA: Has Pop Music Forgotten How to Write Lyrics?

This rather humorous mashup video from Cutting Room called Whoa-oo-ah Supercut really brings home how the art of lyric writing in Pop might be at an all-time low.

Editors Keys Launch Orange Limited Edition Vocal Booth

It looks great and is designed for singers and voice over artists to be able to achieve a professional sounding recording from a home studio setup. Plus there's only 300 units available.

Using Leap Motion As A MIDI Controller

Using Leap Motion as a MIDI Controller? Really? Oh yes, it can be done...