Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.
Web browsers can do more than log onto Facebook or let you watch the latest kitten aspiring to be a DJ video. (Yes, the later does exist). Arpeggios is an excellent Chrome-based music tool you'll love
There's lots about RME music gear that many musicians love. Perhaps it's the high-end, but affordable features? At Messe 2016 Max from RME showcased four new products, including the Fireface UFX+.
One of the biggest and most interesting mixing plug-ins released in 2016 has been Waves' NX - Virtual Mix Room (Over Headphones). Waves are giving away 100 copies in a prize draw. Super easy to enter.
With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?
Curious about NI's Stems format but unsure how to get started? Mixing with Stems is easier than you think. Here's how to incorporate Stems into your performance using the latest version of Traktor.
Musikmesse 2016 served up a number of impressive audio interfaces. AmongstÂ our favorites at the show were the Goliath and Zen Tour from Antelope Audio.
Those who know Sinevibes plug-ins know they are cool, creative plug-ins for producers and music makers. Now you can grab seven of their most popular plug-ins as a bundle and save more than 50%!.
A mastering app for desktop and iPad, an iPhone portable holder and mount, an orchestral plug-in that combines synthesis with samples, and more were on show at IK Multimedia's booth at Musikmesse.
The AIR Creative FX Collection includes 28 plug-ins in AU, VST and AAX formats. But is it worth the price of admission? Hollin Jones investigates.
At Musikmesse 2016 we caught up with Andy from Akai Professional to talk about the new enhancements coming to MPC Touch in version 2.0.
If you're looking for a large MIDI Step Sequencer with so powerful but easy to use features and a gorgeous look and feel then you need to watch this video about Polyend's SEQ from Musikmesse 2016 now.
Mick Anderson from DiGiGrid showed us the new desktop series of products at Musikmesse 2016. These are seriously impressive and unique products that will appeal to bedroom musicians and pro end users.
One of the most intriguing announcements from Musikmesse is the collaboration between Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments. It has spawned the Toraiz SP-16 which we got a chance to get hands-on with.
Wouldn't it be cool if you could create software graphically without having to learn how to code? Well, you can with Pure Data (Pd). And best of all... it's free and open source!