Imagine mini synth or effect modules you can program and connect to each other and you may be getting closer to understanding how awesome Patchblocks are. G.W. Childs discovers something truly unique.
Logic Pro X users have reason to be happy with a meaty update. Including full integration with the new Alchemy sample manipulation synth, bug fixes, new Apple loops and plenty more.
The CLA (Chris Lord-Alge) Signature Series from Waves is probably one of their most impressive bundles. And, despite the simple and easy to use plug-ins included, there's lots of tips to be found.
The popular amp-and-effects processor for iPad adds five new studio racks processors for professional recording including preamp, compressor, reverb, delay, and EQ '" available as in-app purchases.
Exclusive preview screening of video game sound and music doc segments featuring Japanese video game composers will take place at international video game music conference in London on September 15.
Focusrite are well known for their high-end, professional audio interfaces. The new Clarett range promises clarity, virtually no noise, and AIR preamp modeling settings. Matt Vanacoro tests the 8pre.
Native Instruments' Stem Creator Tool is in public BETA and lets anyone create stem versions of their tracks for playback in Traktor. DJs will now have individual control over 4 tracks when DJing.
Making your own playable instrument from single samples need not be a chore. Darren Burgos shows how to make chopped up vocal stabs ideal for Trap, Hip Hop and House in a few clicks in Logic Pro X.
Wherever you stand on the digital vs vinyl debate when it comes to DJing, this video of Mr Tape spinning a set at 1992 DMC Championships on reel to reel tape recorders is bound to impress.
Fancy downloading an eclectic range of 263 instrumental samples ideal for Hip Hop? SampleScience's Da Vinyl Box is just a click away.
Do you really need lots of software compressors? Jay Asher provides audio examples along with his years of experience to investigate whether hardware emulating compressors are really all that unique.
The big release from Sonicsmiths is The Foundry. They tell us this Kontakt instrument is designed to let you create sounds that are uniquely yours and therefore break free from presets.
When a car speaks you might not imagine the voices are being played back from a mini phonograph. That's exactly the case with the Nissan Maxima's talk box system!
Giving your mix separation and space will often see you reaching for reverb processors. Mo Volans takes an in-depth look at reverb in part 7 of this series on music production processing.
Good news for those wanting to use a Launch Control / Launch Control XL to control external hardware. Novation recently released a firmware update which lets you do just that. This video shows how.