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Review: Maschine Studio: Bigger is Better

Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.

Music Production Tips: To EQ or to Compress?

When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.

Review: SOR Minimal Techno Revolution

There's loops upon loops all vying for you attention... so, what is it about Minimal Techno Revolution that helps it stand out from the crowd? G. W. Childs discovers more than he bargained for.

Using the Pitch Plugin to Trigger Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

You're playing live. Triggering samples in Ableton Live 9. But you've got 132 to choose from... Yikes! Tadhg Leonard shares some super tips on using the pitch plug-in to trigger samples in an instant!

AskVideo Releases Live 9 206: Max For Live FX Explored

Ever been unsure how to get the most out of Max for Live in Ableton's Live 9? AskVideo are here to lend a helping hand with this video course by Gary Hiebner focusing on exploring its effects.

Review: iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite

iZotope’s original Nectar plug-in gained a reputation as a one-stop-shop for vocal production. But will Nectar 2 be a sweet deal? Matt Loel T Hepworth dives deep inside.

Propellerhead Release New Synth for Reason: Parsec

Looking for a giant additive synthesizer powerhouse Rack Extension for Reason? Propellerhead may just have answered your prayers with the release of Parsec!. Read on and watch a video of it in action.

Review: Wave Alchemy Focus Pack: Production Fuel

Us producers are always looking for affordable and fresh sound libraries to add to our existing sonic palettes. Noah Pred checks out Wave Alchemy's latest focus packs designed to get your beats on.

Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery

So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.

Nektar Now Shipping Impact LX 49 Controller Keyboard

Nektar, the Californian music gear makers, are now shipping their latest and greatest controller keyboard: Impact LX 49. Priced very competitively, this keyboard is also packed with useful features.

Lou Reed (Velvet Underground, Influential Rocker) Dies

One of the most influential rock artists of our time has passed away today. Lou Reed, born in 1942, had recently a liver transplant earlier this year, but the cause of death is uncertain.

Setting Goals for Your Music

Setting goals for your musical journey are every bit as important as setting goals in everyday life. G. W. Childs examines the finer points involved in establishing goals, milestones and more.

ROLI-ing Out the Seaboard GRAND and Studio

We interviewed the crew behind the Seaboard when it was a prototype and were left mightily impressed by the innovative playability and control on offer. You've got to play it to believe it though...

The Multi-Timbral Workflow Conundrum in Logic Pro X

How do you work with multi-timbral instruments in Logic Pro X? This is a common question and one that master Logic composer and trainer, Jay Asher, seeks to answer in this tutorial article.

How to Correct your Room with IK Multimedia's ARC2

One of the biggest problems with creating a good mix is not your monitors or audio interface... it's your room. If you're not blessed with the best space to mix in IK's ARC2 can help. Here's how.