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Review: Twisted Tools Vortex & Scapes

If you need exceptional sound design tools for NI's Reaktor then the Twisted Tools collection may be your first port of call. Noah Pred explores Vortex & Scapes.

Steal the Queen B’s Lead: Create a Beyonce Style Synth in Logic Pro

In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.

Steinberg Announces WaveLab 8.5 at Musikmesse 2014

The point update to Steinberg's audio editing and mastering suite, Wavelab 8.5, has been announced in Frankfurt at Musikmesse 2014 with some important new features.

Review: Apogee MiC 96k

Apogee are no strangers to creating high-quality interfaces and gear for traditional studios and for the iOS wielding musician. Hollin Jones sees if MiC 96k continues the trend.

10 Essential EDM Mixing Tools

Mo Volans is back with another 'top 10 series'. This time he shares his favorite effects and synth plug-ins to help you make amazing EDM mixes.

Universal Audio Announces New Analog Classics Bundles for UAD-2 and Apollo Interfaces

Universal Audio's Enhanced Bundles Add More Classic UA Plug-Ins, New 610-B Tube Preamp, and Softube Guitar Amp Emulations. UAD-2 & Apollo interface owners are smiling!

Musikmesse News: Elektron Announces Overbridge for DAW Integration

At Musikmesse 2014, Elektron announced the upcoming Overbridge for Analog Four, Analog Keys and Analog Rytm. They tell us this enables full DAW integration with analog offerings. We're excited!

MusikMesse News: Akai Introduces MPX16

You might recognise the MPX16 at a glance, but you'll be surprised at what it can do compared to its sample player predecessor. We tried it out at Musikmesse in Frankfurt and the pads felt good!

Review: Rob Papen AMOD

If you already own some of the excellent plug-ins from Rob Papen you need to check out this free AMOD plug-in. G. W. Childs explores it more detail.

Arturia Announces Alluring MiniBrute SE Silver Dream Machine

Arturia's updated MiniBrute SE was in danger of stealing many a musician's heart at this Muiskmesse 2014 in Frankfurt. We saw it, touched it, played it and were suitably wowed!

Microphones, Part 1: A Guide to Dynamic Mics

In part 1/2 in this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of dynamic microphones and what recording tasks they are best suited for.

TASCAM Announces UH-7000

Fresh from Musikmesse this week, Tascam have announced a high-resolution USB interface & standalone microphone preamplifier called the UH-7000. It looks amazing and we're waiting to try it out.

Rob Papen Releases All New BLUE-II

It's here! It's finally here!! Rob Papen's much anticipated Blue II has been released, and just in time for Musikmesse. Blue is an amazing synth, and we're looking forward to reviewing its successor.

Review: triqtraq for iPad and iPhone

If you're looking for a loop and sample-based sequencer for your favorite iOS device, then you need to check out triqtraq. G. W. Childs gives it a complete testing in this review.

M-Audio Debuts New Oxygen Keyboards

M-Audio's Oxygen range of keyboards are a mainstay of many a production studio setup. So, how do you go about making a popular series better? Velocity sensitive trigger pads might do it!