Often, when society encounters the work of an amazing artist or producer, the word talent gets whipped out quicker than the Amen break at a drum '˜n bass festival. But what is talent really?Â
When you think of a drum sequencer you probably see a linear left to right grid? Patterning for iPad looks to shake up that metaphor. This is no conventional beat sequencer as Hollin Jones finds out.
Abbey Road Red is a music technology incubator program ideal for startups and innovators... here's three incredible and innovative MIDI controllers being developed thanks to its support.
Korg tell us their new USB DAC recording system, DS-DAC-10R provides professional-grade A/D conversion and "the ultimate" in vinyl archival. The specs certainly look promising.
Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.
When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.
ACPAD promises to be the world's first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. With access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops, and it's on Kickstarter now.
ROLI might be best known for the Seaboard and the new RISE (the performance videos for RISE really blew us and the internet away)... but they're also interested in musicians collaborating using Blend.
Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.
Looking for unique ways to come up with new musical ideas? Sugar Bytes' Obsucrium is one plugin you shouldn't pass by. Toby Pitman demonstrates how easy it is to make arpeggiated lead lines with it.
Back on October 9th we reported about the BETA for OS X 10.11.1 with a fix for Audio Unit validation! Today OS X 10.11.1 has been officially released and Apple tell us all is well.
So you've got your MIDI sequencer that fits neatly in your backpack? Here is GRIDI, that won't fit in your bag or a small room. This sequencer by Yuval Gerstein is big and has its own benefits.
Kyma is a language for creating, transforming, combining, and interacting with sound. And now it offers full plug and play support for LinnStrumment and MPE compatible MIDI instruments too.
Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.
Buying brand new gear is lovely, but uncovering a gem from used, vintage music hardware can be even more satisfying. Here's 7 tips to help you evaluate good gear from lemons saving you money & time!