The NAMM experience certainly stays with you long after the show itself winds up. And this year has seen many excellent announcements and new gear on show to get excited about. Here's our highlights.
There's not much you can't achieve with drum sounds using FXpansion's excellent BFD3. In this tutorial, Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test and shows how to create realistic sounds using it!
Do you want 2x2 hybrid multi-host MIDI interface with audio support? iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+, supports Mac, PC and iOS. We stumbled upon this find at their booth and saw Eyal Amir there too!
Sample Logic's Impakt for Kontakt is a library with a difference. It contains clean-cut traditional concert percussion with a twisted, morphed version of the same library. Toby Pitman goes hybrid.
Many engineers use dynamic or condenser mics when recording electric guitar and bass. While being delicate creatures, ribbon mics can bring a warmer character and Rich Tozzoli shares 5 useful tips.
It's simple. You want to make beats you’ve never heard before, so you need to use the beat machine of the future. Welcome to the future of beat making with BT and iZotope's BreakTweaker.
There's no reason why select free effect plug-ins can't be every bit as important in your arsenal of music trickery. With so many free plug-ins to choose from Noah Pred recommends 3 for EDM producers.
Pro Tools users are probably familiar with editing MIDI in the MIDI Editor or Event Operations window. Joe Albano reveals an alternative window which will open up real-time possibilities.
If you're in the market for a well-built controller and want a stellar sound library to go with it, the Arturia KeyLab 49 deserves your consideration. Noah Pred delves into all it can do.
Fresh from NAMM 2014, IK Multimedia have announced a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac - namely, the iRig Mic HD.
If you're full of creative ideas, grooves, lyrics, sounds and more... but find it a struggle to get these into finished songs/tracks, G. W. Childs is here with 3 simple ways to write that album now.
PreSonus, have announced the availability of 3 new software expansions for their powerful DAW, Studio One, which also received an update to 2.6.2. There's something here for everyone.
Steinberg have released the previously announced 6-in, 4-out USB audio interface, featuring comprehensive connectivity, studio-grade sound quality and an enticing software bundle.
Some of us want our DAW interfaces to look different. You may think Logic Pro X's interface is mostly set in stone, but in fact, using the Logic Theme Switcher, Jay Asher discovers it can be modded!
After an eternity of teaser demo videos from the studios of Bitwig in Germany, we've received word that Bitwig Studio is launching on March 26th, 2014 with a host of interesting features!