When there are so many stellar software plug-in amp emulations why would you want to record guitar using a real hardware amplifier? Rich Tozzoli rips up the rule book and explains. [with audio]
Leading music production equipment manufacturer, M-Audio, and dance music label, Toolroom Records, announce an international competition for Trigger Finger Pro users.
Lights? Check. MIDI? Check? MPC pads? Check. Studio and live performance Ableton Live controller you won't be able to keep your hands off? GW Childs finds out in our in-depth review.
Don't let mixing feel like a chore! Using some of Ableton Live 9's handy commands and features you can cut through the clinical aspects and make your tracks sound great in the process.
Fancy a remix contest with some sweet prizes courtesy of Image Line (FL Studio)? It'll be a good use of time during the warm summer nights especially with the swag you can win.
AskVideo have upped the game of music training online with their new superb course, Vocal Techniques 101: Singing with Tammy Scheffer. If you want to improve your singing technique watch this now!
Once your mix is finished you may decide to practice the dark art of mastering yourself. Interested? Then this tutorial by Matt Vanacoro will guide you safely through the process.
If, like most of us, you're interested in high-quality mixing plug-ins - especially of the free variety - Eventide's UltraChannel is FREE until July 8, 2014. Grab it now before it jumps to $249!
Wave Alchemy are well-known for their beautifully sampled and constructed Kontakt instruments. Digital Revolution, a vintage style drum machine, is no exception as G. W. Childs discovers.
You may already know how use an effects return in Logic, but using dynamic effects plug-ins in conjunction with returns can make your creative effects even more... creative!
Flagship guitar and bass iOS app gets major update: Three New Expansion Packs: Vintage Effects, Acoustic Pro and Gurus Amps®, new customizable amp, new preset manager, and much more...
Algoriddim's djay 2.5 has received an interesting update for any Spotify subscribers out there. And there's more that just full integration of this music streaming service as Tadhg Leonard discovers.
It's time to stand up for our rights as studio musicians and producers! It's time to say NO to buzzing and NO to humming. Keith Crusher explains how to kick noise out of your studio for good.
We saw it being demoed during Musikmesse 2014 in Frankfurt earlier this year. And now it's here and available for all! Even if you don't think you need organs... check this out.
Matt Vanacoro, recording musician, live performer, trainer and writer, takes us on a tour of 4 exceptional audio interfaces we ALL need to know about.