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Free Update To Waldorf Quantum Synth Adds Brand New Synth Engine, Kernel Synthesis

The free 2.0 software update for Waldorf's Quantum synth adds a brand new fifth synthesis engine for even greater sonic flexibility. Here's what you need to know.

Icon Pro Audio Announces Platform Nano DAW Controller & Icon OneHub Powered USB Hub

iCon Pro Audio have introduced the latest additions to their modular range of 'Platform Series' USB-MIDI DAW control surfaces.

ADAM Audio And Sonarworks Team Up To Solve Monitoring Problems

Imperfect monitoring environments can affect any producer - but now ADAM Audio and Sonarworks are working on a solution. Here's what they're up to.

IK's iRig Micro Amp Is A Battery Powered Combo Amp Plus iOS and Desktop Audio Interface

Connect your guitar, iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC and play, process fx and record with this ultra-compact new combo amp and interface from IK Multimedia.

Multiband Compression: What It Is & Why It’s Useful

Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.

What Can You Do With Native Instruments Kontakt 6?

Sound design, instrument creation, building multi layered patches - all these and much more are possible with Kontakt 6. See how it works in this short video.

Elektron Reveals Model:Samples - 6 Track Ultra Portable Groovebox With Multi I/O

An Elektron first, this machine offers a complete set of tactile controls, with one function per knob. It also has 6 audio tracks, 6 pads and and audio interface - plus it's incredibly portable.

Erica Synths Reveals New Sample Drum Module

One of the most highly anticipated eurorack modules as part of the Erica Synths Techno System is the new Sample Drum Module. Here's what you need to know.

NLE Releases New Course - Kontakt 6 Beginner's Guide

Learn the fundamentals of Kontakt 6 from setup through library management, sampling and creating your own sampled instruments in this course with Matt Vanacoro.

Review: Cinematic Studio Brass

This sampled brass instrument runs in the free Kontakt Player and brings the sound and feel of a lush horn section to your tracks. Jay Asher put it to the test.

Fluid Audio Launches 2nd Generation Coaxial Monitors - The FX Series

With its striking new industrial design, accurate imaging and off-axis response, the FX series is a worthy sequel to the Fader Series.

Reftone Speakers Unveils New Universal In-Ear Reference Headphones

These new in-ear reference headphones from Reftone and Stealth Sonics aim to bring a new level of sonic realism to your monitoring sessions.

iCon Pro Audio Announces Platform U22 VST Audio Interface

Following on from the Platform M+ 8-channel DAW control surfaces, iCon Pro Audio have announced a matching USB 2 audio interface, Platform U22 VST.

Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Stacking Them Up

In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.

Review: EastWest Voices of Soul

With an impeccable sound, well designed presets and great choice of timbres, could this be the ultimate soul vocal instrument? Matt Vanacoro found out.