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Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery

So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.

Nektar Now Shipping Impact LX 49 Controller Keyboard

Nektar, the Californian music gear makers, are now shipping their latest and greatest controller keyboard: Impact LX 49. Priced very competitively, this keyboard is also packed with useful features.

Lou Reed (Velvet Underground, Influential Rocker) Dies

One of the most influential rock artists of our time has passed away today. Lou Reed, born in 1942, had recently a liver transplant earlier this year, but the cause of death is uncertain.

Setting Goals for Your Music

Setting goals for your musical journey are every bit as important as setting goals in everyday life. G. W. Childs examines the finer points involved in establishing goals, milestones and more.

ROLI-ing Out the Seaboard GRAND and Studio

We interviewed the crew behind the Seaboard when it was a prototype and were left mightily impressed by the innovative playability and control on offer. You've got to play it to believe it though...

The Multi-Timbral Workflow Conundrum in Logic Pro X

How do you work with multi-timbral instruments in Logic Pro X? This is a common question and one that master Logic composer and trainer, Jay Asher, seeks to answer in this tutorial article.

How to Correct your Room with IK Multimedia's ARC2

One of the biggest problems with creating a good mix is not your monitors or audio interface... it's your room. If you're not blessed with the best space to mix in IK's ARC2 can help. Here's how.

Review: UVI SparkVerb

With dozens of good software reverb units available, a new reverb plug-in would need to be pretty special to make us sit up and take notice. Find out what effect Spark Verb has had on Mo Volans...

Review: ATC SCM25A Speakers

Are you looking to up your game as a producer... and have some cash to spend? If so, you may be in the market for a good pair of studio monitors. Hollin Jones puts the ATC SCM25A monitors to the test.

Mixing with Three Decks in Traktor Pro

Want to advance your mixing skills by incorporating a third deck into your sets? Sara Simms shares a few ideas on how you can use your third deck in Traktor to create results that sound great.

Review: Sound Forge 11

Mac audio editors have been dropping like flies the past couple of years, but with Parallels there's a world of PC audio editors available, including Sound Forge 11. Gary Hiebner gets editing.

Tuned Sound Design via Captured Returns in Ableton Live 9

Get your sound design tuned up nice and easy in Ableton Live with this awesome in-depth tutorial by Noah Pred. Using Captured Returns you'll be able to create something unique.

Cakewalk Announces Free SONAR X3c Update

It was just last month that Cakewalk released 3 new versions of Sonar X3. This week, guided by direct customer feedback, they've announced free update "c" which focuses on enhanced user functionality.

Review: Akai MPX8 Mobile SD Sample Player

In a world where we try to have one device do everything (iPhone I'm looking at you), it's refreshing that Akai have created the MPX8 with specialist sample player and MIDI controller functionality.

Adding Punch to Tracks in Logic Pro X

If your mix is sounding a bit flat or instruments feel hidden away it's time to employ some top tips to give your tracks more punch! Darren Burgos shows how to do just that in Logic Pro X.