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Take Effects in Reaper

Every DAW allows you to apply effect processing per track... but Reaper has another option: Take Effects. These apply effect chains to different items and Gary Hiebner shows how it is done.

Review: Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller

Can you ever have too many MIDI controllers? Of course not! Tadhg Leonard gets hands...in (sic) the Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller for some Sci-Fi style wearable tech control. But how effective is it?

Sharing GarageBand for iOS Projects over Wi-Fi

For all the simplicity of making music on your iPad or iPhone using GarageBand, there may be one inconvenience: effortlessly sharing projects with the Mac version. Mike Watkinson remedies that here.

Review: Nine Volt Audio Ultimate REX & RMX 30,000 Bundle

30,000 hand-crafted musical loops in REX and/or Stylus RMX format from as little as $399 US? Nine Volt Audio must be crazy, right? G. W. Childs checks out this quality library.

Ultimate Guide to FREE Mixing and Filter Plug-Ins Every Producer Needs

In the mixing stage? Need some different audio plug-ins for filtering? Darren Burgos shares his list of ultimate freebie audio plug-ins to add to your collection.

Review: Rode Procaster: A Versatile Dynamic Broadcast Microphone

Looking for a reasonably priced dynamic broadcast quality microphone for under $230? Gary Hiebner gives the Rode Procaster a thorough workout and compares it against more expensive alternatives.

Working with EQ in Cubase 7

There's a ton of options when you need an EQ in Cubase 7. Hollin Jones filters out the new from the old, and reveals some often unknown tricks for working with EQ in Steinberg's popular DAW.

Review: Ferrofish B4000+, Hands-On Hammond Organ Experience

So, you want an authentic sounding Hammond organ instrument and software emulations just aren't doing it? German company Ferrofish may have designed the perfect solution...

5 Mastering Tips For Reason Users

Reason is an intuitive platform to mix in. But what about at the mastering stage? Mo Volans shares 5 tips to help you get kitted out and ready to finish off your projects.

Interview: PHON.O on Ableton Live, Push, Thom Yorke and Sampling Unique Sounds

If you've ever seen Thom Yorke DJing, you may have heard the intriguing beats of the track, Fukushima. We caught up with PHON.O, the artist responsible, and talked about Ableton Push, sampling & more.

Curing Muddiness in Convolution IR’s Using Logic Pro's Match EQ

Logic Pro's Space Designer is an excellent convolution reverb. However, using IR's can add muddiness to your sound. Jay Asher shares a clever technique to help you achieve better and clearer mixes.

6 Power Tips for Ableton Push

Having had the luxury to cosy up with his Push, Noah Pred shares some insights on how to squeeze the most out of Ableton's premium hardware instrument and controller.

Review: Using The Orchestra for iPad in the Music Classroom

The Orchestra for iPad by Touch Press, is an interactive entry point into the fascinating world of orchestral music. Adam Goldberg experiences every aspect in this review.

Review: Soundprism Pro

One developer known as Audanika thinks that they’ve developed a new instrument interface that alleviates the need for any prior training in music. Have they succeeded? G. W. Childs finds out.

Review: Sample Logic Assault

Does the Sample Logic Assault library come up trumps? Toby Pitman sets out to discover whether it assaults your sonic senses in a positive way!