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MIDI Orchestras: Template or Temporary?

When it comes to building a MIDI Orchestral template (or any style in fact) in your DAW, is it worth the time & effort building a template that could end up being temporary? Peter Schwartz finds out.

Watch Q&A with Steinberg UR242 Product Specialist

Steinberg’s latest UR range of audio interface, the UR242, was announced just over a month ago. We now had a chance to see it in person at Musikmessse 2015.

Yamaha TF Series Digital Consoles Reimagine Small to Mid Format Mixer Segment

Fancy a compact digital mixing console to add to your studio setup? Want motorised faders? Yamaha's new TF5, TF3 and TF1 sport 33, 25 or 17 faders respectively with tons of analog outputs and more.

Watch Novation Launchpad Pro Performance with Thavius Beck

It’s Musikmesse. It’s 2015. Thavius Beck is at the Novation booth with a Launchpad Pro It’s obvious something good is gonna happen. Watch the video…

Native Instruments Reveals the Future of KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards

Native Instruments hosted an evening announcement away from the hustle of bustle of Musikmesse 2015. We attended and were treated to an informative demo and unveiling of new Komplete Kontrol features.

Logic Pro X Compressor: A New Model and a Makeover

Logic Pro X's Dynamics Compressor plug-in got more than a visual makeover in version 10.1. We'd go as far to say it's been born again. Joe Albano covers the new model and other new things.

Watch Røde Microphones Showcase New Ribbon Mic and Wireless System

We caught up with Ryan from Røde Microphones who showed us their brand new Røde NTR ribbon mic which is impressive and the RødeLink Film Maker wireless system at Musikmesse 2015.

Watch: New Audient iD14 & ASP800 Audio Interfaces

Two new interfaces were showcased by Audient at Messe, 2015: a new 2 input, 4 output interface to add to their iD range, as well as the ASP800 powerhouse. Chris from Audient explains their features.

Watch Roland AIRA System-1m Semi-Modular Synth in Action

It's official. The Roland AIRA System-1 has a brother: System-1m. Yup, it's semi-modular and can be used as a Eurorack module, tabletop synth or 19" rack mount unit! Watch this demo video of it here.

Review: Antares Auto-Tune 8

Everyone knows the familiar sound of Auto-Tune used "creatively" on pop vocals. Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune can be used to correct music performances too. Hollin Jones checks out version 8.

Universal Audio Announces Next-Generation Apollo Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interfaces

All-new Apollos feature next-generation conversion for stunning sound, plus convenient “mix and match” operation of up to four units; New Apollo 8p model provides 8 onboard Unison-enabled mic preamps.

AKAI Professional MIDIMIX Portable Mixer/DAW Controller for Under $100

Akai Pro's innovative MIDI controller gives musicians & producers the ability to mix sounds and control their Digital Audio Workstation on the go from a compact, easy-to-use component.

Modal 001: A Smaller Super-Synth is a Reality

The MODAL (formerly known as Modulus) 002 analog synth now has a new, smaller sibling. The 001 is an analogue, digital hybrid synth with two discreet voices and a lower price point than the 002.

10 Top DAW Controller Apps

Mobile devices, for most of us, haven't replaced our desktop/laptop DAWs, but they can still be useful tools to help us control them. Andy Bowen highlights 10 of his favorite DAW controller apps.

How to Sync Vocals with SONAR

If you want to make two or more vocal parts tighter easily, then you'll want to check out Cakewalk SONAR's new Vocal Sync tool. Gary Hiebner shows you how this excellent feature works.