Flintpope's 36 Pads holds the promise of dark, eerie, complex and inspiring pad sounds from inside Ableton Live. G. W. Childs puts all 36 of these pads to the test to see if they come up trumps.
Despite having so many creative possibilities a lot of producers think of the vocoder as the 'robot voice' effect. G.W. Childs shows how Ableton Live's vocoder can phase up/bliss out your tracks.
Erica Synths have been one of the busier eurorack synth makers so far in 2016, and are back with their new Black Quad VCA which is compact and a good sound shaper to boot. DivKid shows it in action.
Imagine being able to compose MIDI patterns on your Android device and then feed them through a eurorack module to any analog synthesizer of your choice. Stop imagining and check out MIDI-SEQ-8!
At all stages of audio production it's important to ensure audio signals are at their optimum levels. Joe Albano explains 5 common gain staging mistakes many producers make and how to avoid them.
iZotope tell us their new effect plug-in effect delivers energy and impact with infinitely ascending or descending filter sweeps. Plus it has a cool name, Mobius Filter, and looks lovely.
From the makers of Melodyne, Capstan is a tool designed to remove that distinctive wow and flutter present on many tape and vinyl recordings. If you find it's a problem, then here's the solution.
With a focus on quick and easy composition, Arpeggio Designer & Chord Explorer bring powerful tools to help you express musical ideas to the Max for Live device format.
There are certain tips and skills DJs pick up through trial and error to help them get the dance floor heaving to their mixes. Save yourself the time and pain with these seven tips from Sara Simms.
Sinevibes are thrilled to let you know that they've just released a new Audio Unit plugin, Cluster 2.0 '" made for creating complex, animated filter effects. Plus it has a sequencer built in.
Superbooth16 is just 3 days away... and there's a buzz about it, with so music companies getting involved. One of these, audiowerkstatt have an announcement that'll be available to demo in Berlin.
It's common these days for the same person to mix and master the same track. There are plenty of potential problems for engineers to take this approach though. Joe Albano explains one pitfall here.
emc tells us they are producing another (and final) run of Stefan Schmidt's Eightvoice Polyphonic Synthesizer, the synth of the creator's dreams. Want one of an exclusive 25 of this super synthesizer?
Super booth16 is set to become THE modular synth show of the year. Most synth companies are releasing something there, and WMD are no exception. But why wait? Check out this video of their new filter.
piStudio brings back the 90s low-fi recording four-track! Inspired by old Tascam four-tracks and powered by the incredibly cool Raspberry Pi ZERO. It's full of excellent features.