Newest Articles

/ 8286 Articles

Review: Native Instruments Polyplex

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.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 1: Drums

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.

Reloop Releases NEON Pad Controller for Serato DJ

The Reloop NEON is a powerful pad controller for Serato DJ that is designed to elevate your performance to a whole new level.

Would you pay to Listen to 8 Seconds of White Noise? Taylor Swift Fans Do!

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.

7 Top Virtual Synths for EDM Production

With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).

Logic Pro’s Unsung Hero: The Gain Plug-in

Logic Pro's Gain plug-in is more than the one trick pony its name suggests. Jay Asher shares how useful it can be when mixing for pass inversion, balancing signals and more.

Heavyocity Announces DM-307 for Ableton Live

Created from Heavyocity’s award-winning DM-307: Modern Groove Designer for Kontakt, Heavyocity have released their stylised synth drums, live and processed drum machine for Ableton Live users.

Review: Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Do you want a very portable 2-in/2-out audio interface with direct monitoring, phantom power, and good bundled software for under $100? We put Focusrite's Scarlett Solo to the test.

How to Hack Logic Pro X’s Drummer to Use with Any Instrument

Logic X's Drummer is excellent at creating realistic drum patterns using the supplied kits. However, Bill Burgess shows how to take it to the next level and use it with any instrument!

Blue Cat Audio Releases PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4

Blue Cat Audio have updated both PatchWork and MB-7, introducing new features such as VST relocation, Logic X MIDI FX compatibility in PatchWork, as well as fixes and improvements.

Positive Grid Releases BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler

This revolutionary new Guitar Amp Modeler from Positive Grid captures the tone and feel of any real tube amp in a fully customizable plug-in. Except a full review in the coming days...

Review: Fostex PX-6 Monitors

The sub $1,000 per pair monitor category is heating up, and that's great for the consumer. Matt Vanacoro investigates how the Fostex PX-6 monitors stack up in this full review.

Scratching in Ableton Live Using Automated Volume Chops

So, you're already using Ableton Live when DJing or creating DJ mixes. But did you know with a little setup that Live can be used with a DJ controller to create vinyl scratching effects on the fly?

Positive Grid Introduces New JamUp Bundle Packs

All Access, All Amps, and All Effects Packs are now available for iOS guitarists and bass players in JamUp by Positive Grid.

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.