Handpans have caught the imagination of musicians world-wide since the first 'hang' was created by PANArt. Lynda Arnold visited Dave Beery and Stevan Morris' workshop to see Ohm Handpans being made.
If you use Native Instruments' Komplete you may wonder whether how useful the Komplete Kontrol hardware could be. Matt Vanacoro shows workflows using the keyboard which make browsing sounds a breeze.
Following up on our news story detailing the new handmade DJ controller, Versus from Magda & NYMA, here’s a video showing Versus in action with the creators talking about the concept.
If you're looking for a slick and minimal DAW controller app for iPhone that's easy to set up and works with three major DAWs then this might be the app for you. Hollin Jones gets touchy with it.
Don't be fooled thinking Sample Logic's new release, Bohemian, is only for new age music. The collection of exotic, traditional & morphed instruments in this Kontakt library are incredibly inspiring!
Until 30th April you can get hold of Native Instruments' Maschine Studio for as little as $799 US / £599 GBP / €799 Euro! Find out more...
If you want to custom build your own controller, DIY style, where should you start? Liam Lacey explores 5 budget platforms that will take your MIDI controller idea from zero to hero.
If you've been building chords diatonically i.e. building chords relating to scale or key, then this article by Jay Asher will help you explore chromatic alternatives. A must read music theory piece.
Fashoin designer, Ylenia Gortana, has designed a rather nifty jacket that not only keeps you warm and stylish, but can be played as a MIDI controller. Check out the video of this jack in action.
The new Reason 8.2 makes it easy to stay up to date and get many of your most requested features automatically. There's also improvements to browsing, soundbanks and Remote support for ReDrum.
Fresh of the back of their unique and successful REV Kontakt instrument, Output have released Signal, an incredible "pulse" synth with an equally impressive GUI and sound palette.
What's the best computer for music software? How can you run your Mac/PC's CPU more efficiently when recording or mixing music? Matt Vanacoro seeks to answer the most-asked producer question ever...
Phoenix Pro, the guitar plug-in to best all other guitar plug-ins, is back for a limited time only. Resurrect your guitaring ability with this one and don't pay attention to the fake imposters!
SONAR “Cambridge,” is the second major release in SONAR's membership program. Cakewalk tell us it further enhances SONAR with multiple new features and improvements.
Are you distracted by too many choices when it comes to mapping your MIDI controller to your DAW? Exerting too much effort on non-musical tasks? Timo Preece explores auto and manual mapping in-depth.