We've all used samples. And when it comes to using a sample-based MIDI orchestra, there's a number of techniques and tricks we can use to make them sound more realistic. Peter Schwartz to the rescue.
And we're half way through our Xmas Gift giveaway on Day #4. If you're a Logic user, then this one is for you. Download these free synth presets now. Simply login or sig up for free to do it.
MIDI Controllers. How to choose the right one? Which has the knobs, encoders, faders and features you actually want? Controllers.cc is a great new site that helps you find your ideal controller.
Welcome to #3 of free Xmas gifts for you!! Today you've got free drum loops from master sound designer, G. W. Childs. The focus is on low end, smooth and edgy hip hip drums. Enjoy!
Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.
Designed to be a super easy to use, accessible cutting-edge synth for EDM synth users, RAW has arrived from one of the top synth sound designers, Rob Papen. Check out the video to see it in action.
With such a vast range of guitar pedals available, how to narrow down your search to the ultimate few? Toby Pitman is here to lend a hand and his experience with his top 5.
It's day 2 of 7 of our Xmas Gifts 2014... and we have something VERY special for you. An incredible ebook (with audio & video) for sound designers using NI's Massive synth by Rishabh Rajan.
Cyclone Retwisted is a completely new versin of Sample Logic's Cyclone. Featuring their Step and FX Animator and dual-voice additive synthesizer this Kontakt instrument is a sample synth powerhouse.
Until 31st December, 2014, you can pick up some free gifts courtesy of Native Instruments. There's Traktor Remix sets, REPLIKA (delay effect) and $25/â‚¬25/Â£22 e-voucher for their online shop!
Reloop's NEON Drumpad features RGB, velocity-sensitive pads. Ideal for drumming in theory, and Tadhg Leonard finds out how well this performs in reality.
It's day 1 of our Xmas gift giveaway and here's some FREE patches for iZotope's Stutter Edit: cuts, jumps, glitches and filter crushes to give you a sound that will bend minds.
Available today, Propellerhead's new "Make Music Together" service allows us to share, discover and collaborate on music using Reason 8.1, Figure and Take. Check out the video to see it in action!
The second video in their series on workflow techniques using their music making hardware, sees Elektron focusing on the Analog Keys. This 18 minute video takes you through the process from scratch.
UVI's Sparkverb features a truly unique reverb algorithm, and it simply sounds great! Now at version 1.1, Sparkverb includes predelay, Quad support and much more.