Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.
Having made waves amongst guitarists with BIAS Amp for iOS, Positive Grid have released a stomping version for Mac and PC. Hollin Jones discovers that BIAS Desktop sets just the right tone!
Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.
M-Audio tell us their new and Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio–quality audio performance. M-Track Eight also has an expanded software suite.
Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.
In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.
The Reloop NEON is a powerful pad controller for Serato DJ that is designed to elevate your performance to a whole new level.
Taylor Swift's new album on iTunes briefly contained an unintentional bonus track consisting just of white noise. What's really interesting is how her fans lapped it up regardless sending it to #1.
With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).
Logic Pro's Gain plug-in is more than the one trick pony its name suggests. Jay Asher shares how useful it can be when mixing for pass inversion, balancing signals and more.
Created from Heavyocity’s award-winning DM-307: Modern Groove Designer for Kontakt, Heavyocity have released their stylised synth drums, live and processed drum machine for Ableton Live users.
Do you want a very portable 2-in/2-out audio interface with direct monitoring, phantom power, and good bundled software for under $100? We put Focusrite's Scarlett Solo to the test.
Logic X's Drummer is excellent at creating realistic drum patterns using the supplied kits. However, Bill Burgess shows how to take it to the next level and use it with any instrument!
Blue Cat Audio have updated both PatchWork and MB-7, introducing new features such as VST relocation, Logic X MIDI FX compatibility in PatchWork, as well as fixes and improvements.
This revolutionary new Guitar Amp Modeler from Positive Grid captures the tone and feel of any real tube amp in a fully customizable plug-in. Except a full review in the coming days...