Wizdom Music Apps founder and music maestro and imagineer, Jordan Rudess, is back with an intriguingly titled iOS app: EarWizard. Designed to train your ears we gave it a thorough workout.
Since it was announced, we've been eagerly waiting to get hands-on with IK Multimedia's iRig HD Guitar interface. Now it’s here, Mike Watkinson wasted no time putting it to the test.
Creating interesting sonic textures in Reason just got a whole lot cooler! Mo Volans shows how to create super modulated instruments with a lot of crazy modulation routings involved.
Vacuum Pro has been released into the wild. Once available only to Pro Tools users, this subtractive synth is now ready for your AU/VST hosting DAW. Mo Volans cranks it up!
Not as proficient with the keyboard as you'd like to be? Or perhaps just looking for compositional inspiration? Cubase has the cure with its MIDI generative tools. Hollin Jones jumps right in.
The Novation Lauchkey Controller is here and happily Tadhg Leonard has put it through its paces in this feature review. So, how does it perform?
Want to get arpeggiating in Logic Pro? There's two main ways to set this up inside Logic... but wait, with an iPad you can get hands-on thanks to StepPolyArp app. Darren Burgos shows how.
Thinking of producing your own live (real-time) radio show or podcast? Want to make it iPad based? Enter BossJock Studio for iPad. Mike Watkinson checks it out.
Ableton Live 9's new Convolution Reverb is infinitely expandable with your own custom impulse responses. Gary Hiebner shows how to make spaces using the included IR Measurement Tool.
Buttons, pads, flashing lights. You've seen them all before in a MIDI controller, right? So, what does Numark's Orbit controller bring to the mix that makes it so impressive? G. W. Childs finds out.
Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, Traktor DJ for iPhone from Native Instruments packs a punch bigger than its screen size suggests. Hollin Jones put it through its paces.
Pads can be the basis for a track, though more often than not they are used for atmospheres or break downs. Mo Volans shows how to make them super, whatever the purpose, in Logic or any DAW of choice.
The latest of the Moog synthesisers, the gritty Sub Phatty has caused quite a stir since its release. In this in depth review, Sara Simms finds it great for both classic/retro and futuristic sounds.
Who wants hotter, fatter and spicier beats? iZotope's Trash 2 is an ideal companion in such a quest. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs gets gnarly with his beats using Trash 2's side chain feature.
You've recorded your guitar and now it's time to process and refine the recorded sound. But where to start? Rich Tozzoli discusses using EQ, one of the most powerful ways to filter your sound.