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Review: Innerclock Systems Sync-Gen II Pro

Despite wanting to mix totally in the box, many musicians rely on much loved MIDI hardware… but how to keep everything in sync with your DAW? Enter Innerclock System Sync-Gen II Pro. Rory keeps time.

Chaining Arps in Ableton Live

Get the low-down on how to chain up some arps in Ableton Live to create awesome melodic patterns. Gary Hiebner, the arp master, takes you through the process step-by-step.

Sound Design with Skanner XT

Skanner is a feast for the musical senses, a veritable playground for digital musicians! G. W. Childs IV shows how to mangle out a basic synth bass from this beast of a virtual instrument.

Using Noise Layers To Enhance Sounds In Reason

Reason now has more processors and cool devices than you can shake a stick at but sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and use some more traditional methods to enhance your sounds.

Review: Pioneer RMX-1000

Pioneer’s RMX-1000 has caught the eye and ear since its release. Sara Simms puts it through its paces and discovers it's not just for live performance DJs.

Purging Plosives with Logic Pro

Plosives in your vocals can make or break the recording. Even with a pop filter, they still have a tendency to sneak their way in! Darren Burgos uses Logic to pulverise them out of your mixes.

Review: KiloHearts Faturator

There seems to be a growing trend by audio plug-in developers to focus on minimal interfaces with quality sound. GW Childs discovers KiloHearts' Faturator is an excellent distortion unit for all!

Processing Drum Loops with Guitar Rig 5

Guitar Rig 5 by Native Instruments is an awesome multi-effect plug-in for guitarists ONLY, right? Wrong. Hollin Jones thinks laterally and shows how to use it to process drum loops.

Review: Xfer LFOTool

Imagine being able to create your own custom LFOs… in a plug-in… apply them to various effects and even integrate this with your DAW. Imagine no longer! Xfer LFO Tool does all this now!

Review: Arturia Wurlitzer V

When Arturia's Wurlitzer V software instrument became available, G.W. Childs took it for a spin. Find out in this review why he gives it the big thumbs up!

Interview: Max Cooper, DJ and Producer on iPads and Music

Max Cooper, DJ and producer, shares his experience on using Apple's iPad as a vital part of his live performance and studio setup. In particular he reveals how Lemur is the ultimate control surface.

Flexible Pitch and Time in Kontakt

Follow along with David Earl, aka. sflogicninja, as he takes you through a step-by-step exploration of Kontakt's flexible pitch and time features.

Review: PPG WaveGenerator by PPG, Wolfgang Palm

When the father of digital synthesis created PPG WaveGenerator for iPad, Rory Dow (being a self-respecting synthesist) stood up and put it through its paces.

Fun with Follow Actions in Ableton Live, Part 2

Part 2: If you haven't yet used "Follow Actions" in Ableton you're in for a pleasant surprise. Get ready to be inspired as Rory Dow takes you through the ins and outs in with audio examples

Review: Apogee MiC

There's a buzz surrounding iDevices in terms of music creation... And Apogee's MiC sets out to provide "studio quality" recordings for pro and amateur alike on iPad, iPhone and Mac.