It's not often I get this excited about music shows these days... but SuperBooth in March/April 2016 in Berlin this year has got my synth and music making juices flowing. Here's why.
Yes, you read this right. These headphones are designed to make you high. By stimulating a particular nerve in your brain, Nervana, say you'll feel pretty great while listening to your favorite tunes.
We've all got our favorite software instruments. And when it comes to the Kontakt platform we're often spoiled for choice. To help, Matt Vanacoro shares his top 5 Kontakt instruments of all time.
If you want your Push, LaunchControl, MIDIMix, etc to be the controllers of your dreams in Ableton Live, then Isotonik Studios are here to ensure that is the case with LaunchSync Series 2.
So you want to be a success in the music business? You need to become more attractive to your audience and labels... fortunately Jesse Pacheco is here with tips covering the 3 S's for artists.
An age old question asked by guitarists is which pedal should be placed first, the reverb or the delay. Mostly delay goes first, but is the difference that significant? This video demos this & more.
The new Extended FX Chains feature in PreSonus Studio One 3 allows you to route audio effects in serial, in parallel, by channel, or by frequency bands... and it's intuitive to use once you know how.
It seems that MIDI controller gloves are really catching on. (Imogen Heap has a lot to answer for ;) And the new Remidi T8 is a wearable MIDI controller/instrument that looks like it has potential.
The time is right to re-educate yourself on the finer things in music. We're talking Dutch House. Legend from the early days until now, Olav Basoski, has opened up his entire back catalogue for all.
Arturia's Spark for desktop computers was a big hit, so how does iSpark for iPad fare? We got fully hands-onbefore release and gave it an in-depth spin. Watch the video and read the review below.
When Push 2 & Ableton Live 9.5 were released you might have thought Push 1 owners would be left in the cold. You'd be wrong! Push 1 has benefited from useful new features as AfroDjMac shows here.
You can now inject that legendary high-gain Boogie magic into your playing with the AmpliTube MESA/Boogie app for iPhone & iPad - the official mobile MESA/Boogie tone studio collection of MESA amps.
So, you want free bass samples? Isotonik Studios are the providers with a sampled Casio Privia PX-300 collection which are fun, crisp and capable. They've also released new Ableton racks. Good times.
If you're looking for a massive Kontakt library with lush, ambient guitars with lots of character aimed at sound designers and media composers, then you must check out Vir2's Apollo Cinematic Guitars.
We've reported on browser-based sequencers and synths before. But now, Splice have brought purpose to it by integrating a beat making sequencer with their Splice Sounds sample catalogue. Clever.