It's Halloween today, and high time we banish the fear and focus on empowerment. Here's 13 quick tips on how to make learning music software less scary than it might be.
The latest controller for the modern, digital DJ has arrived in the form of the Traktor Kontrol S8. NI believe it holds the keys to the future of DJing and David Squillace shows it off in this video.
Ozone has long been a favorite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors?
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part two focuses on mixing bass.
Harbinger's new LvL series of Mixers are compact, cost-effective, and include EQ, input/peak LEDs, switchable phantom power, RCA outputs all inside a rugged, all-metal chassis.
Speed up and enhance your Pro Tools experience with these quick and easy, but very useful, tips from Lynda Arnold.
Three new Loop Expansions by RICHARD DEVINE, CRISTIAN VOGEL AND BALKANSKY are now available for Twisted Tools Ultraloop. At $19 a piece, these are well worth checking out.
Waves new synth, Codex, promises a new paradigm of sound generation, wavetable and subtractive synthesis elements, and a very clean sound. Does it deliver? Matt Vanacoro digs deep and finds out.
Multiband sidechaining in Ableton doesn't mean your dynamic full-spectrum pads need to lose their texture and mood. Noah Pred shows how to have your cake and eat it and keep the dance floor moving.
Rob Papen's QUAD was built from the ground up as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. This synth weaves Rob Papen's subtractive synth magic with some interesting oscillator features and more.
The good (and forward-thinking) folks at Novation have teamed up with Isotonik to provide a free solution for syncing devices in Ableton Live. Check it out now!
Wavesfactory's new Retro Keys I, is exactly what it suggests: a collection of 3 libraries of famous keyboards from the 70s. Check out the video to see each library in action.
The Kurzweil Forte features well-designed sounds, an easy to use interface and a useful LCD screen. But does this make it the king of electronic pianos? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.
Logic Pro's take folders are great for editing recorded parts of your songs But they can do so much more, especially when it comes to creatively mashing up beats and loops. Bill Burgess shows how.
Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.