With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.
Erica Synths' new Black Dual EG/LFO for Eurorack synth heads is brings two full ADSR EGs, two unique LFOs with plenty of features in 10HP. And it sounds great as the video below shows.
In this excellent tutorial, Joshua Casper shows two ways to build customisable multi-staged band-pass filters in Ableton Live. The idea being you can do so, so much more than the included devices.
Envolution is a new plug-in from Sonnox that is a frequency-dependent envelope shaper. If the idea of manipulating your audio for extreme or creative results appeals then you must check this out.
Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.
Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope's popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you'll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.
Everyone has their own workflow and techniques when it comes to designing sounds... here are 10 that your family might have hidden from you which will help you with sound design in Cubase.
From his hotel room in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hugely influential producer and DJ, John Fleming, shares some excellent advice for warm-up DJs via this video.
The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.
Fancy picking up one of Native Instruments' Komplete Audio 6 interfaces at a very special price? You guessed it, it's on sale for the holidays for just $199 / â‚¬199 / Â£139 while stocks last.
FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.
Featuring an analog signal path with 118 dB digital conversion and 8 digitally controlled XMAX mic preamps (amongst other features), the PreSonus DigiMax DP88 looks to reinvent the DigiMax series.
We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.
This enlightening tutorial for producers and musicians could be titled "Why practice isn't enough". Instead we found similarities between boxing and music production which are fascinating.
You may ask "Why?" And believe me, your truly has asked the very same question. But here it is... 3 memes related to three of the most popular DAWs in, um, unexpected places...