One of the most impressive pieces of news from Musikmesse 2016 was Softube's Modular. An uber affordable and convenient way to emulate a modular synth system.Â Watch this in-depth video from Messe.
In this 5 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how and why it's important to avoid the common mixing mistake of hard panning.
There are plenty of myths, rumors and misperceptions flying about when it comes to mixing, mastering and specifically, loudness, some of these myths need debunking. Shane Berry provides the facts.
Ableton Loop 2016 is a summit for music makers, and if it's even half as good an event at the one last year it certainly shouldn't be missed. Plus watch a video of Robert Henke from Loop 2015.
Superbooth16 refused to be defined as either an exhibition, cultural event, or synth gallery. It was all the above and more. Never before have we experienced music machines in such an exciting way.
The Londoners from The Audio Bar, well-known for their premium DAW templates, have partnered up with sample developer and supplier Function Loops to release a free sample pack. Oh, and it's FREE!
StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.
Waves Audio's NX (virtual mix room for headphones) has caused a bit of a stir since it was released. Gary Hiebner checks it out, and quite frankly finds it very, very impressive.
Circuit Components is the first installment of new software and features for Circuit'"including Sample Import, Synth Editor, Session Librarian and Firmware Update. Lots of videos... very impressive!
If you're a vocalist or a producer working with a vocalist, these five tips are designed to help bring out the vocalist's muse and therefore release the performance you're looking for.
Synaptic's new plug-ins at Musikmesse 2016 caused quite a stir. AdaptiVerb uses self-learning robot technology! And Wormhole is every Sci-Fi game and film sound designer's dream. Watch the demos now.
Amazing Machines are well known to us now, and to many Reaktor Blocks users. Here's a quick look at their new AM104 CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks.
MonoPlugs tell us their new synth has a powerful sound and modern morphing features, is ideal for live performance, jam sessions and studio recordings. The video demos are worth watching too!
Imagine a gorgeous sounding, diverse reverb unit in a 500 series hardware unit with creative controls. Then Meris Mercury7 is one to check out. Watch and read our review below.
Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.