Welcome to part 3 in this series on music production techniques. Think of these as essential audio concepts every self-respecting producer should know! This article delves into distortion effects.
The good folks over at Isotonik are giving more freebies away this weekend'¦ this time in the PMX series they're providing free reeds and organs for Ableton Live.
If you make audio or music for games, then you may be aware of Wwise by Audiokinetic. It's a middleware solution and Gary Hiebner explores how it can enhance your game audio productions.
Hot off the heels of the FL Studio 12 for Mac Alpha testing, FL Studio 12.1 BETA has been released with tons of new features and additions. Do the clever devs at Image Line never sleep?
Based on the M1 workstation keyboard, Korg's latest iM1 app brings the workstation to your iPad. How does this reproduction of a classic synth work out for mobile musicians? G.W. Childs find out.
Many DAWs have effects racks these days. Traction's plug-in rack allows you to build complex effects chains and route them in a modular, convenient way. Gary Hiebner shows how.
Richard Scheufler describes inTone2 by Audiffex as "an intuitive software application that allows me to use the same sounds I use on stage while I'm practising at home."
Electronisounds tell us their new sample pack, EDM Remedy, is a cure for the same old copycat EDM sample packs you've got and probably use in your productions.
Casio have released version 2 of Chordana Composer. What does it do? In a nutshell, you can compose music by whistling / singing into your iPhone. It uses pitch recognition and converts to "music".
The Reflex Universal Expression Controller from Source Audio is a fully programmable, all-in-one expression pedal. It can send 3 CV signals, MIDI CC and 6 LFO wave shapes. More in the video below.
The visual look of the new Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors has split opinion. We love the look, just as we love marmite. So how do these sturdy monitors sound? Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.
Automation is an effective way to add interest to your productions in Pro Tools. Being able to alter volume, panning and plug-in controls will allow you to truly sculpt an engaging piece of music.
You may be used to buying your software and audio plug-ins and spending lots of money on them. What if you could "rent" high-end plug-ins monthly? Welcome to Gobbler's Marketplace.
Happy days for anyone with a copy of NI Kontakt. The kind folks over at Output have released a lite version of their latest, inspiring Kontakt Instrument, SIGNAL, for free.
Native Instruments have released two new Kontakt instruments in their new Symphony Series: Brass Solo and Brass Ensemble. Both can be purchased individually, or you can get them as a collection.