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Advanced Ableton Live Drum Processing Techniques

Using Live's sample manipulation tools and algorithms gives you many ways to creatively process and program drums. Here are a few tricks you may not know.

HyVibe Audio Smart Acoustic Guitar: Record, Loop, Multi-Effects

Imagine an acoustic guitar with its own recorder, amplifier, multi-effects processor, all via a wireless Bluetooth connection. Using the patented vibration technology this is possible with HyVibe.

Universal Audio Announces FREE UAD-2 Satellite Or UAD Plug-Ins With Apollo Audio Interfaces

Until the December 31st, 2017 if you purchase a Universal Audio Apollo Twin or an Apollo Rack audio interface you're going to find some very generous freebies. Much more than stocking fillers!

Here's How To Create A Classic Acid Bassline With Roland's TB-03

Here's how to use the classic Step Input method on Roland's Boutique TB-03 bass sequencer and synthesizer to make a cool-sounding acid bass sequence.

Elektron Analog RYTM MK2 Now Shipping, New Video

Swedish musical instrument company Elektron today announced that the analog drum machine and sampler Analog Rytm MKII is now shipping. Watch their new overview video and see!

Exclusive: Watch Zeppelin Design Labs Altura Theremin MIDI Controller In Action

The cat was let out of the bag last week by a site that shall remain nameless. Today, however, Zeppelin Design have posted a first-look video demo of their theremin MIDI controller in action. Enjoy!

What Is Filter Disco? A Guide For Electronic Producers

This popular genre of dance music is easier to make than you might think - but you'll need to know the fundamentals. Olav Basoski reveals all in this short video.

Elektron Promises FREE Overbridge For Analog Keys, Analog Heat, Digitakt, Analog Four & Analog RYTM

Good news just in from the folks at Elektron. The proposed Overbridge and Overbridge Premium have been merged into just Overbridge and will be free for all related Elektron music machines.

Review: Focus One Multi-Effect by Sick Individuals

Sometimes you want a plug-in that you can turn to for quick effects processing in just a couple of clicks. Joshua Casper checks out Focus One by Sick Individuals.

Building Synthetic Rhythms with Europa In Reason 10

The Europa Shapeshifting Synth in Reason 10 is a powerhouse instrument with almost endless possibilities. Here, learn how to make a rhythmic patch that sounds great.

The Smart Ring For Musicians That Turns Colors Into MIDI Messages Now Available To Pre-Order

Students at the University of Colorado developed smart rings that let you map sound samples to any colored surface. Innovative and useful, Specdrums is now available to pre-order!

Review: Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has always been at the forefront of DAW mapping for MIDI controllers. So how would Hollin Jones get on with the Impact LX+?

Making A Fat Lead Using Propellerhead Reason’s Europa Synth

Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here’s how to create a really fat lead. 

Ueberschall Releases Elastik 3, Sample / Loop Player With Real-Time Polyphonic Scale Shifting

If you're looking for musical inspiration, Ueberschall's Elastik is a good way to generate new musical material. Elastik 3 adds to the features with a new polyphonic ReTune algorithm and more.

5 Tips For Reducing Recording Latency

Latency can ruin a recording performance, but it doesn't have to! Follow these 5 tips to find out how to minimize or even eliminate latency altogether.