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Make Your Own Cinematic Trailer Sounds

There are tons of amazing sound libraries available to cater for most every cinematic sound you could imagine. Here's some tips on how to make your own unique sounds for trailers in particular.

Audio Damage Releases Basic, a Mono Synth for the People

Sometimes multiple controls, parameters, filters, modes, envelopes, (read: tons of features) can get in the way, so Audio Damage's $40 Basic synth aims to make synthesis simple again.

Review: Max for Cats, Feline Synthesis for Ableton Live 9

If you're not intrigued by the title then really, what are you doing on the internet? ;-) Max for Cats brings Christian Kleine's Max for Live skills to two unique instruments for Live 9 users.

How to Make Your Voice Sound Younger With Logic Pro X

Manipulating your voice in Logic Pro X is incredibly easy. Flex Pitch, Varispeed and other features make it possible. But how can you make your voice sound younger? Jay Asher shows you how.

iZotope Announces RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced

In September iZotope are due to release the next version of their flagship audio repair and enhancement restoration suite which they describe as 'the next generation'. In short, we can't wait!

In Session Audio Releases Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2

In Session Audio Releases Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar Vol 2: Nylon String Edition for Kontakt, Acid Wav, Apple Loop, REX, Stylus RMX & Wav formats. Check out the video and audio demos below.

Interview: Deepchild shares Production Secrets at AskVideo

Berlin based Rick Bull, better known as Deepchild in the House scene shares his thoughts and tips for music production and talks about philosophy behind musical forms and his new AskVideo course

5 Essential Audio Editing Tips for FL Studio Users

Take a quick tour of FL Studio with Gary Hiebner who shares 5 of his favorite essential audio editing techniques for Image Line's FL Studio.

Propellerhead Unveils Reason 8

And the BIG news this week is from Propellerhead! Reason 8 features a redesigned interface and streamlined workflow which they tell us makes it easy to create amazing music, faster than ever.

Tone2 AudioSoftware Releases Nemesis Expansion, NeoFM

With over 512 new waveforms and 3 new skins, the FM synthesis-focused NeoFM expansion pack for Nemesis is said to offer unique sounds you just can't get with other synths.

Review: Rode SmartLav +

Expanding your range of mics to include a lavalier is a good thing if you record dialogue and interviews. And how much more convenient can you get than a lab mic for iPhone? Enter the Røde SmartLav+.

The Rise and Fall of MP3

Are you still listening to your music in MP3 format? Please, please stop already! Francesco Schiavon charts the rise and fall of this popular audio format and explains why it's time for us to move on.

Twisted Tools Expands Ultraloop with 3 New Expansion Packs

What could be better than Twisted Tools' Ultraloop? How about three new expansion packs from cutting edge artists Arovane, Cooh and D'Arcangelo, each featuring 128 loops?

Review: Nord Lead A1 Synth

With a unique oscillator section, a big sound, quality keyboard and enormous potential for sound designers and performers, the Nord Lead A1 synth is likely to appeal to most of us out of the box.

Making Use of Pan Envelopes in Ableton Live

If you're new to Ableton, whether you're a novice music maker or a veteran from other DAWs, knowing how to use pan envelopes can help transform your tracks and add extra interest. Here's how.