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Interview: Richard Devine on Music, Gear, Software and his Love of Modular

Pioneer, imagineer and eclectic designer of sounds, Richard Devine, talks music tech, the resurgence of analog hardware, software that blows his mind, and what he’s been working on behind the scenes.

Native Instruments Releases iMASCHINE Update, iPad Optimized

Native Instruments’ popular iOS beat sketchpad has now been optimized for iPad, and includes new sounds and features. Check out the video of iMaschine for iPad in action with QKidz.

5 Ways to Use Rooms and Reverbs when Recording Guitar

Every guitar deserves a bit of space. You may reach for software reverb plug-ins or record in a different physical space. Here's 5 tips from Rich Tozzoli to help your guitars sit nicely in the mix.

Modartt Releases Pianoteq 5

We caught up with Modartt at Musikmesse 2014 where they kindly showed us a preview of PianoTeq 5 and we were impressed. And today, PianoTeq 5 is officially released!

Native Instruments Introduces New REAKTOR User Library and REAKTOR 5 Sales Special

Native Instruments are in generous spirits. Not only have they released an updated Reaktor library, but they're running a sale for where you can save over 70% on Reaktor 5 between May 21st-28th!

Setting Up Custom Audio Ins and Outs in Bitwig Studio

Getting your audio interface and mixer inputs and outputs organized in most DAWs can be a pain. Not so in Bitwig Studio which makes the process much easier with its custom configurations.

Spitfire Bolsters BML Symphonic Strings Series with MURAL, VOLUME 2

If you're a composer with Kontakt and not heard for Spitfire Audio BML series you're in for a treat! MURAL, Volume 2 is here and features carefully sampled strings recorded at AIR Studios, London.

Sample Logic Announces Arpology

Sample Logic tell us that their new Kontakt instrument, Arpology, is the next step in music. If you're into creating arpeggiated sequences without boundaries, you NEED to check this out.

Waldorf Introduces Analogue Filter 2-Pole

Waldorf's new 2-pole filter is shipping! We're doing our best to get a unit for review. In the meantime, here's what all the fuss is about!!

Logic Pro X 10.0.7: Advanced Automation Commands at Your Fingertips

One of the more exciting features in the recent Logic Pro X 10.0.7 free update are the new automation capturing commands. Being able to create automation points will only make mixing more fun!

Review: Nektar Panorama P4

With the recent updates for the Panorama P4 including full support for Logic Pro X and Bitwig Studio, Mo Volans puts Nektar's 49-key controller through its paces.

Building Dynamic Layered Claps From Scratch In Ableton Live 9

Where would modern music, to say nothing of electronic music, be without a heavy downbeat accent on the second and fourth beats of a 4/4 bar? Noah Pred shows how to create stacked claps in Live 9.

Wavesfactory Releases W-TubularBells for Kontakt

Wavesfactory tell us their new Kontakt instrument, W-TubularBells, provides instant emotion, soul and epicness! If you're looking for mallets, check this out.

Native Instruments Introduces Session Horns Pro

Realistic sections. Authentic & natural sounding solos. That’s what this Kontakt instrument is about! Learn about Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro & bring a “real” brass section to your tracks.

Elektron Analog Rytm Gets New OS

Swedish music machine makers Elektron has just released a big OS update for the analog drum machine Analog Rytm. Check out the video and new features.