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Using the ES2 Modulation Matrix in Logic Pro

Joe Albano takes an in-depth look at how to make the most of Logic Pro's ES2 modulation matrix in this tutorial. If you're serious about modulation, this tutorial is for you.

Build Your Own MIDI Guitar Synth in One Hour with Ototo

Check out this video showing how, using the Ototo synth board, a man makes a MIDI synth guitar in one hour that can control Apple's MainStage (or any MIDI compatible music software).

CME XKey 37, Thinnest and Most Playable MIDI Keyboard Controller Ever?

Sporting the ability to add a sustain and expression pedal and MIDI, the new CME XKey 37 packs lots of functionality into one of the smallest form factors of any MIDI keyboard we've seen.

Strategies for Bridging Studio and Live Performance

Interested in taking your studio-based compositions and turning them into live performance ready tracks? Timo Preece is here with some helpful workflow and layout suggestions.

What's New in Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2

Since its announcement at NAMM 2015, Omnisphere 2 has been a source of excitement. In case it all got lost in the noise, here's a video of Eric Persing previewing its features.

Tascam Demo Handheld Recorders and Audio Interfaces at NAMM 2015 (Videos)

Tascam are well known for their portable audio recorders and audio interfaces, so it was great to find out more about 5 of their new products at NAMM 2015.

NAMM 2015 VIDEO: Kemper Profiler 3 Demo

At NAMM 2015 we came across the ever popular Kemper Profiler. Our cameraman, Matt Vanacoro, literally wouldn't let me leave until we interviewed them. And I understand why!

WHOA: Has Pop Music Forgotten How to Write Lyrics?

This rather humorous mashup video from Cutting Room called Whoa-oo-ah Supercut really brings home how the art of lyric writing in Pop might be at an all-time low.

Editors Keys Launch Orange Limited Edition Vocal Booth

It looks great and is designed for singers and voice over artists to be able to achieve a professional sounding recording from a home studio setup. Plus there's only 300 units available.

Using Leap Motion As A MIDI Controller

Using Leap Motion as a MIDI Controller? Really? Oh yes, it can be done...

Review: Fiddlewax Pro

While it's easy to find complex apps for iPad which are musical sketchpads, Fiddlewax Pro promises to be a MIDI controller/sketch pad which is accessible, and simple to use. Hollin Jones checks it out

Create a Quick Rhythmic Synth Patch In Guitar Rig 5

We're suggesting using Guitar Rig 5 to create a rhythmic synth patch? Oh yes, we are indeed. Toby Pitman shows you how in this excellent quick tutorial.

Cakewalk Showcases Impressive Features in New Sonar Platinum (Video)

The latest version of the popular DAW, Sonar from Cakewalk, was shown off at the NAMM 2015 show by Jimmy Landry. And the vocal sync feature looks extremely enticing. Watch our video for more.

Video Preview: Universal Audio Apollo Expanded

You may have seen snippets of news about Universal Audio's new Apollo Expanded, Console 2.0 and other new plug-ins. Be prepared for an in-depth exploration in our exclusive video.

12 Essential Audio Filter Plug-Ins

There's audio filters and there's audio filters. G. W. Childs shares his top 12 audio effect filter tools for the modern musician and producer in this essential read of an article.