Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.
ACPAD is about to launch via Kickstarter. What is it? In a nutshell, it's a wireless MIDI controller that fits around the body of an acoustic guitar and lets you trigger sounds from your DAW. Cool.
Fancy that! Reason & Reason Essentials 8.3 is about to drop and the good folks at Propellerhead are letting early adopters get involved in the BETA version now.
The Synth master himself, Rob Papen, is about to release a new synth called Vecto for Reason users. Here's a video showing an impressive handful of its 600 presets in action.
The new big cinematic instrument from Heavyocity adds a staggering array of inspiring sounds to your setup. Matt Vanacoro finds out if this instrument, with its unique motion engine, will pull you in.
If you own Ableton Live don't rummage around 3rd-party plug-ins for beautiful sounding pads. Instead, look inside... Inside Ableton, that is! Using Analog, GW Childs shows how big your pads can be.
So we’ve got pad, key, knob, button & fader-based MIDI controllers. But, have you ever thought of using 3D cubes to control your soft synths? Percussa's AudioCubes can do more than you might expect.
Mackie tell us their new ProFXv2 mixers are sonically-enhanced and includes all-new Vita™ preamps and the ReadyFX™ effects engine. What does this mean for you? Read on to find out more.
We’re getting more and more excited by the imminent arrival of the Launchpad Pro by Novation. We first got hands-on with it at NAMM 2015 in January, and so almost 6 months later it’s about to drop…
How often have you really "felt" a song? The idea a piece of music “touches” us or “moves” us is fairly accepted. Yet, we primarily consume music through our ears. Until now that is!
Ever find a piece of gear is almost what you need but lacks a few small but significant details? Magda, NYMA & Faderfox's VERSUS is a handcrafted high-quality DJ controller you should explore.
You might be a Logic Pro X expert, or you might be a novice. It doesn't matter. These key commands from Jay Asher (there's actually more than 10) can improve your workflow. So check them out now.
Big news from California! If you're about to choose a new pro audio interface, then Apogee just made their Duet, Quartet & Ensemble options even more appealing by including Waves plugin bundles.
Despite there not being new gear announcements, BMC 2015 provided more time for us to chat with companies like Reloop and find out features of their more recent DJ turntables and mixers.
Samplefino have released their new Analogue Drum Samples - a collection of Drumcomputer MFB-522 drum machine samples - and Analogue Kick Drum for those wanting analog beats.