One of the most legendary concert grand pianos ever, the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, has been sampled by one of the most reputable software instrument makers, Garritan. Hollin Jones checks it out.
Oh yes! Something new from Sugar Bytes to help you get your groove on… Along with Egoist is a video trailer well worth watching. Find out more now!!
Originally viewed as a problem, distortion is now one of the most used creative effects in music productions. Joe Albano adds some warmth and crunch to the proceedings in this enlightening tutorial.
The Summer 2014 issue of AskAudio Magazine (print) is simply gorgeous to hold and packed full of the best music tuts, reviews and interviews. Plus, get a one year subscription for at 50% discount!!
featuring over 700 new patches, a new patch browser, sample editor, 5 new filter styles and 16 new effects, Tone2's physical modelling synth, Electra2, might be on your shopping list come July.
A good piano instrument doesn't depend only on the sound quality of its samples… Lynda Arnold argues that usability is important which is why NI's Giant wins for her every time.
Cubase is excellent for scoring to film and games. In this tutorial Hollin Jones explores how to get the best out of your system when working with video in Steinberg's popular DAW.
There's 3 new models of active near field monitors which offer the Focal quality-sound with home studio affordability now shipping in the US and Canada.
IK Multimedia are back with a universal tablet and smartphone mic stand supports for stage, studio and much more. The iKlip Xpand and Xpand Mini can hold any 7-12.1" iPad or Android tablet!
Looking to spice up your digital sessions with unusual organic content? Paper Stone is here to help with a 1 GB Kontakt library including 20 instruments. Noah Pred puts it through its paces.
Finding it hard to tame the sounds in your mix? Hitting your head against a sonic brick wall? Here's some timely advice from Paul Wickliffe on using de-essers, side chain limiters and more to help.
If yo fancy creating some beautiful, elegant, dreamy glitch music in NI's Kontakt, AudioModern's Glitchee II is something you NEED to check out now.
The popular amp designer and modeller plug-in for iOS devices, BIAS, is now coming to a Mac and PC desktop near you! Check out the amp matching videos below. Very impressive.
Need help when looking at your computer screen? Stop squinting (assuming you can read this ok) and start living! Francesco Schiavon shows how to make your digital devices more visually friendly.
For less than $150 (at time of writing it's on sale for just $99!) you can get the lush, expressive vocal library of a pro in Kontakt! Jay Asher gives Realitone's RealiVox Blue an in depth test.