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How to Create Big Room Synth Plucks in Logic Pro X

We've all heard them punctuating progressive house bass lines or uplifting trance pads... yes, we're talking synth plucks. Darren Burgos shows how to create and make them shine in Logic Pro X.

ATC Launches SCM20ASL Pro (V2) Active and SCM20PSL Pro Passive Reference Nearfield Monitors

Hand built in the UK, the version 2 of the SCM20ASL active monitor (at a lower price point than its predecessor) and the SCM20PSL passive monitors are all new from ATC.

K-Devices Announces TED, A Smart Modulation Max for Live Device

TED is an editable LFO. K-Devices tell us it can morph between several waveforms, and work on resulting signal with a sample and hold circuit, and effects. You can easily obtain complex modulations.

Music Theory: Arranging Two-Part Chord Progressions

Ever wanted some tips on how to effectively come up with two-part chord progression arrangements? Lynda Arnold cuts through the choices to help you creatively evolve your song.

Korg Electribe for DJs and Music Producers with Ableton Live Workflow

Korg's new electribe promises to satisfy the needs of DJs and producers with its step sequencer, trigger pads for beat making, synth engine, effects and groove templates & Ableton Live workflow.

Behind the Scenes: Twisted Tools

Creators of cutting-edge instruments and effects for Native Instruments Reaktor platform, Josh and Igor have taken the industry by storm since forming Twisted Tools in 2008. We went behind the scenes.

Train Your Ears to Hear Harmony and Chord Progressions

In Ear Training 101 course we learned how to identify melodic notes and intervals. In this exercise-filled, 49-video course, Gregg Fine teaches us how to hear chords and harmonies. Educate your ears!

New Korg Volca Sample: Digital Sample Sequencer

The Korg Volca series has been incredibly popular and now has a new addition in the Volca Sample. Tweak, Play, and Sequence Samples – volca-Style. And you can perform with just one unit.

Review: sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Ribbon Microphone

Finally, a ribbon microphone with a frequency response that extends to an unprecedented 20 kHz. But is that extra range all you get for your money? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Logic Pro X Score Tricks: Hiding Empty Measures

Here's a quick and useful tip by Jay Asher for Logic Pro X users demonstrating how to hide empty measures in Logic's Score Editor, so only the instruments playing are displayed.

Zoom Releases iQ6 Mic for iOS

Seems like pocket recording devices for iOS are all the rage these days. Zoom are on the ball with their new iQ6 recording device designed to turn your lightning iOS device into a field recorder.

Remix Contest: Turin Brakes - WIN Telefunken Microphone [CLOSED]

WIN a Telefunken Microphone in the latest AskVideo SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of September 21st, 2014.

Get that Vintage Analog Sound in Your Digital Studio

With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.

Pioneer Launch HDJ-C70 Headphones for Pro DJs

Pioneer DJ tell us that their new on-ear HDJ-C70s deliver crystal clear and pristine sound in every monitoring position for the modern DJ. Will these be in your kit bag for your next DJ gig?

Sample Logic Announces Cinematic Keys

Following on from their recently released Arpology, Sample Logic have unleashed a huge and "groundbreaking" Kontakt instrument in Cinematic Keys. Lots of video examples included.