Everyone loves their Korg Volca Beats (who wouldn't love this analog drum machine?) G. W. Childs shows how to sync it with Ableton Live and pan the drum sounds for a fuller, more professional mix.
Swedish hardware manufacturer Elektron unveils musical collaboration with Görkem Şen, inventor of the acoustic instrument Yaybahar. Elektron Jam Session 7 is here for your visual and aural pleasure.
Two apps from the clever folks at zerodebug allow us to stream audio and MIDI date between iOS and Mac via USB cable. For music making this is a pretty exciting development. Video shows more.
With three bass distortion circuits ranging from low-end crunch to smooth overdrive and all out fuzz attack, the AfterShock Bass Distortion pedal from Source Audio sounds great. Check out the video.
If you're after some insanely fun to use, great sounding, portable synths with excellent onboard effects that can sync together or to your DAW and are affordable, read this review now!
With an insight into the gear used to create his signature guitar sounds, Sara Simms delves deeper to demonstrate how you can re-create tones inspired by the one and only Jimi Hendrix.
Thunderbolt audio interfaces are beginning to make their way into studios and Zoom are out with the TAC-8, with comprehensive routing, and the TAC-2R, designed for mobile use. More below...
If you're reading this online you're just one click away from an 808, 909 and 303 emulator right in your browser. Go make music and be happy thanks to Errozero.
One of the biggest announcements at NAMM 2015 was Universal Audio's UAD v8.0, featuring Apollo Expanded & Console 2.0. There's lots inside and Matt Vanacoro got down and dirty with the update.
Looking to make a great sounding lead guitar from a synth? Bring on Reason, and more to the point, bring on Parsec. G. W. Childs shows how to twist this synth's sounds into convincing lead guitar.
If you've ever wanted to transform your 3D printer into a MIDI playback instrument / speaker, then you'll likely be inspired by this video. Even if you haven't, take a look for a bit of fun.
Calling all synth-heads. If you're interested in Moog synths and Bob Moog's legacy, these early schematics show not just the path of electricity through components, but also his creative vision.
The latest addition to the UR range of Steinberg's USB audio interfaces boasts DSP-based effects, class compliant support, premium audio and build quality plus Cubase AI software.
If you need to make gentle fixes to the timing of your vocal tracks, severely tighten the timing or pitch, or create realistic double tracks from one performance, then Revoice Pro 3 is for you.
Ever wondered what it'd be like for your music career to get a recording contract? Focusrite and Caroline Records are giving you the chance to do just that. Check out the video. It's easy to enter!