Vocaloid is a sining voice synthesis technology which has just got a useful new library which caters to creating female American English vocal parts. Good to see Yamaha continuing to push the tech.
With LEDS, Akai Pro's responsive pads and a host of features like "Note Repeat","Full Level" and standalone, computer or iOS device modes, the MPD242 looks attractive. But does it deliver?
'Starting something is one of the hardest things to do; to create something from nothing.' So Novation tell us. But what solution do Novation have up their sleeve?
Want to freshen up your guitar playing or recording? Trying alternative tunings could be just what the doctor ordered. Here's 6 simple, yet alternative, guitar tunings Rich Tozzoli recommends.
Find out if you won in our MASSIVE $33,000 Music Gear Contest ... there's 15 prize winners in total!
For a limited time only, renowned British console manufacturer,Â Audient is offering its award-winning audio interface,Â iD14Â at a discounted price to UK students. You could pick it up for just Â£149!!
The cat's out of the bag. And I need not feel guilty for brightening up the teaser video to reveal the new Roland Boutique synths last week... ZSounds & Reddit have just leaked everything!
Choosing a wireless handheld microphone isn't easy. There's lots to consider. Matt Vanacoro puts the DPA d:facto, Shure GLX-D, Sennheiser EW D1-835 & Sony UWP-D16/30 in the ring to slug it out.
The vocoder can be heard on many hit records by artists like ELO, Kraftwerk and Daft Punk. In this comprehensive tutorial, Joe Albano, shows how to create your own vocoder effects in Logic Pro X.
Who doesn't love glitch? Hands up if you're a fan of circuit bending and CD players'¦ then you'll love this video from psychiceyeclix showing his hacked CD player which creates a bizarre glitch player.
The Launchpad Pro is a worthy successor to the Novation Launchpad. And,with an open firmware/API environment, its more customisable with the help of hackers and devs, like Stagecraft Software.
The new MIDI API for Android 6.0 (known as Marshmallow) is promising to make life easier for music app developers and provide a better experience for Android device wielding musicians and producers.
Now that you're more familiar with most major and minor modes, Matt Vanacoro wants to introduce two "advanced" modes, Phrygian and Locrian, which can be rewarding but risky to use.
Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.
Isotonik are fast becoming one of the most productive and innovative creators of Max for Live devices. Noah Pred, Ableton Trainer, puts their generative rhythms device, PolyPin, to the test.