There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.
FORTE tell us the new version (Forte 6) is easy-to-use, ideal for all ages, and allows users to create their first piece of music in as little as 10 minutes. Interested in notation, check it out.
Are you looking for a well designed, easy to use MPC app for iPad? Akai Pro's new iMPC Pro app provides serious sampling and audio editing options, a great sequencer, cool FX and more!
Add an organic, throaty feel to your basses and synths by creating a formant filter in Propellerhead Reason's Thor. G. W. Childs shows how to combine Thor and a Combinator for that WOW effect!
The good folks at Tracktion Software tell us their latest addition to Tracktion 5 is a revolutionary in-app retail site called MarketPlace. Here you can download third-party effects and instruments.
If you've been even slightly curious what music production is like in the Bitwig camp, then from now until Jan 15th 2015 is the time to find out, thanks to a big sale on Bitwig Studio.
JamHub TourBus helps you practice, rehearse, record and reflect on your musical performance. Matt Vanacoro put the JamHub to the test in a music school for a month and shares his findings here.
Logic Pro X has an arsenal of useful tools and plug-ins for mixing and sound design. The Match EQ is perhaps one of the less well-known "fixing" tools that does what it suggests, and does it well!
Looking for an authentic FM radio effect for your tunes? Musicrow's FM Radio ensemble for Reaktor might well fit the bill. Watch the video below to see it in action.
Christmas, or Winter Holidays, are upon us. And it's time to celebrate those close to us. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 gift ideas will probably appeal.
Do you want to learn how to play better music? Interested in learning more about music theory '" specifically harmony? Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater is on hand to help in these excellent videos.
Steinberg's new entry-level USB audio interface with microphone and line inputs, the UR12, has class compliant support, premium audio and build quality plus comes bundled with Cubase AI software.
Native Instruments have released the 4th in their FutureofDJing series of videos, this time featuring UK house and techno legend, Carl Cox. He talks about how he uses the Traktor Kontrol S8.
Elektron have released a new video series showing their popular drum machine, the Analog Rytm, in action in real-world scenarios. Pick up some useful tips and tricks here.
So, you want some bluetooth headphones? Andy Bowen finds the highs and the lows in the new 808 Duo headphones and puts them on the table in this review.