The Hip Hop EZX from Toontrack is a massive EZX that explores all aspects of Hip Hop drums and percussion. It's probably one of the most comprehensive sets ever created for the genre. Check it out.
In part 3 of our series of the science of studio acoustics, Joe Albano delves into issues related to mid- and high-frequency reflections.
Synth Heads take note. Put down your cables and watch this video of Todd Barton performing on the 11 sequencer-capable Buchla 252e Polyphonic Rhythm Generator. Oh and stop drooling! ;)
With its focus on helping more bands create (and record) more music, Audiohand introduces an innovative way to make that happen using multiple iOS devices and automatic sync and mixing.
Black Lion Audio's Sparrow MKII is a snug-sized analog to digital converter with Word Clock and great sound quality. Sara Simms finds out there's lots to like here.
Find out what it takes to be a successful DJ and electronic artist in Dubfire's documentary film, Above Ground Level. Featuring interviews with industry peers this is his aspirational story revealed.
AudioModern have collaborated with sound designer, Mekanist, to create this excellent preset pack for Native Instruments Massive. Check out the sound examples below.
Creating effective sound design for film or TV doesn't require you to have the most expensive instrument libraries. In fact, Propellerheads Reason has more than enough for your atmospheric needs.
Coming soon is a new Kontakt instrument from Wide Blue Sound called Orbit and it promises a "fresh new approach to musical sound design". Intrigued? So are we.
The 6.1 update adds brand-new features, as well as some old favorites. And since it's free, who wouldn't update? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth reviews the newest 6.1 update.
Apple's new Force Touch trackpad features force sensors so you can click anywhere and receive haptic feedback wherever your finger is on the surface. So how could this be useful for music making?
Who doesn't want the Butch Vig (producer of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Garbage) signature vocal sound in a plug-in? Waves give you just that. Watch Butch explain the plug-in in this video.
DJing on virtual devices (like a touch screen device) is convenient, but potentially messy without touch-feedback of real faders. DJIT have a crossfader solution. It's portable and wireless...
It's coming on 31st March, 2015 and is described as an "engine"... if it's anything near the quality of REV, Output will make a lot of producers very happy indeed.
Synth-pop music genius, Vince Clarke, has collaborated with Analogue Solutions to produce a range of creative Eurorack modules. His first is Auto Tune and is a MIDI to CV converter. Video below...