Once Propellerhead announced Rack Extensions in Reason 6.5 it was incredible how quickly the best audio developers released their plug-ins for this new format. Mo Volans checks out iZotope's offering.
Logic Pro 9's EXS24 sampler may lack some of the scripting features of other samplers like Kontakt… but it still holds its own and provides for fast workflows within Logic. Jay Asher investigates.
Is Native Instruments Guitar Rig designed only for guitarists? Simple answer: No! Mo Volans discovers just how useful a tool GR is for processing guitars as it is for a wide variety of other sources.
Looking for a drum machine? Arturia are well known for software emulations of classic hardware instruments. Hollin Jones plugs-in to the Spark Creative Drum Machine for a user-friendly experience.
Through improvisation, musicians can gain valuable insights into the ways in which melody, harmony and rhythm can work together. For the Special Needs students, there are even great benefits...
Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.
Talking basses have become commonly used in modern music, from Dubstep to pop. Native Instruments synth guru, Rishabh Rajan takes you step-by-step through the process of creating these using Massive.
Propellerhead Redrum is an awesome drum machine, and despite the arrival of Kong, can still turn heads. Mo Volans delves beneath the surface to show you just how amazing this synth really can be.
Do you need an incredibly realistic and flexible virtual drummer to run in Pro Tools? Mike Watkinson checks out the superb Strike RTAS virtual instruments in this in depth review.
We've all heard it: rhythmic stutters on a Trance pad or a chopped-up pumping synth line. Wouldn't it be great to know how to make this effect? Darren Burgos demonstrates 3 ways to get gating in Logic
The famous Slash hairdo may be unobtainable, but his signature guitar tones are within reach for iOS users thanks to IK Multimedia. Mike Watkinson steps forward to test the shred power of this app!
Unless you've been living under a rock this past month (or just returned from an internet-free vacation) you'll have heard that Ableton released a 64-bit version of Live. So, what are the benefits?
Want to create that wobble effect, or learn how to use modulation for a host of other musical needs? David Earl, aka. SFLogicNinja, who's how in Native Instruments Massive.
[Video] The MPV & McDSP Remix Contest 1: Producing Lauren Balthrop was more popular than we ever imagined. Watch Al, Ben and Mike chat about (and listen to) the many quality remixes.
When it comes to road testing a glitch rack extension for Reason, there's no one better placed than G. W. Childs! He's so enthused by its potential he's also created a video tutorial on it for MPV!