Native Instrument's Kontakt is widely regarded as the pro sampler for the digital musician. Jay Asher highlights Kontakt's Instrument Banks feature which can be controlled by Program Change commands.
The iPhone is great for the audio recording journalist and musician on the go. But wouldn't it be great if you could connect your existing studio mics too? Now you can with IK Multimedia's iRig PRE
Pioneer launches new portable DJing controller, DDJ-WeGO, for beginners on-the-go with impressive feature set.
Sometimes a simple feature like the file browser can make a program a veritable hot bed for creative expression. Learn how Ableton's file browser can free up your left brain today!
Alchemy Mobile for iOS, based on Alchemy for desktop, provides powerful and upgradable features. Rory Dow digs in to Camel Audio's excellent mobile synth.
Most Reason users become Reason fanatics, and with good reason (pun intended)! Now that 6.5 has arrived, don't pass by the excellent Polar rack extension by Propellerhead… use it on your drum loops.
Are you a Native Instruments Massive user? Need some good transitional FX sounds? Got 2 minutes to spare? Follow this sound design tip by Toby Pitman...
There's a multitude of plug-ins, loops and instruments begging to be used in your next track. Ever wondered whether you can use one synth only in your next production? Gary Hiebner gets all minimal.
Mac OS X's Mission Control appeals to many users, from musicians to editors, graphic designers to web developers… and also to Special Needs Music Teachers! Read on to hear how it helps the later.
As convenient and cool as an iPad is… it lacks a pro level DAW that'll replace your need for a laptop. And then along came Auria HD! Is this the first "real" DAW for iPad?
Want to breathe more life into your sampled synths in Ableton Live? Do they lack that certain something? G. W. Childs takes you on a super journey where big is better!
Michelle Moog-Koussa talks to Steve H about growing up with Bob Moog as her father, continuing the legacy with the BMF, Moogfest and Moogseum, and the new video courses.
Two forward thinking companies: Livid Instruments and Liine combine Code (hardware) and Griid (iOS app) to great effect. G. W. Childs takes a holistic view of the resulting fusion in this review.
Navigating complex, or even simple, projects in Logic can be a pain if you use a mouse! With a number of useful workflows at your disposal, Jay Asher demonstrates how Markers can simplify the process.
If you are a Pro Tools user and want to speed up your workflow the Commands Keyboard Focus shortcuts will help you substantially in that department. Rishabh Rajan exercises his digits.