Waves new synth, Codex, promises a new paradigm of sound generation, wavetable and subtractive synthesis elements, and a very clean sound. Does it deliver? Matt Vanacoro digs deep and finds out.
Multiband sidechaining in Ableton doesn't mean your dynamic full-spectrum pads need to lose their texture and mood. Noah Pred shows how to have your cake and eat it and keep the dance floor moving.
Rob Papen's QUAD was built from the ground up as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. This synth weaves Rob Papen's subtractive synth magic with some interesting oscillator features and more.
The good (and forward-thinking) folks at Novation have teamed up with Isotonik to provide a free solution for syncing devices in Ableton Live. Check it out now!
Wavesfactory's new Retro Keys I, is exactly what it suggests: a collection of 3 libraries of famous keyboards from the 70s. Check out the video to see each library in action.
The Kurzweil Forte features well-designed sounds, an easy to use interface and a useful LCD screen. But does this make it the king of electronic pianos? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.
Logic Pro's take folders are great for editing recorded parts of your songs But they can do so much more, especially when it comes to creatively mashing up beats and loops. Bill Burgess shows how.
Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.
Having made waves amongst guitarists with BIAS Amp for iOS, Positive Grid have released a stomping version for Mac and PC. Hollin Jones discovers that BIAS Desktop sets just the right tone!
Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.
M-Audio tell us their new and Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance. M-Track Eight also has an expanded software suite.
Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.
The Reloop NEON is a powerful pad controller for Serato DJ that is designed to elevate your performance to a whole new level.
Taylor Swift's new album on iTunes briefly contained an unintentional bonus track consisting just of white noise. What's really interesting is how her fans lapped it up regardless sending it to #1.