The big news is the new Native Instruments sample library for Kontakt, Rise & Hit. Also included are 2 excellent tutorial videos from AskVideo on how to create thrilling tension and suspense with it.
Finding "happy accidents" in Ableton Live is useful for generating creative sounds. Tadhg Leonard explores how to use Novation Lanchpad with Live 9's FX to make vocal samples exciting. [Video]
The AirTurn BT-105 is a wireless pedal controllers. Designed to turn that sheet music page hands-free, the folks at AirTurn have come up with 10 more ways it'll change your musical life.
Chandler Limited GAV19T Amplifier, bx_refinement, and bx_saturation plug-ins are now available on the UAD Powered Plug-Ins platform and they're retailing at $199 each.
If you're in need of some quick inspiration to help you get bigger beats from Native Instruments' Massive, ModeAudio can help. Critical Mass has drums a-plenty and G. W. Childs finds them banging.
If money is tight and you need to master your tracks, there are tools available which you can use at home/in your studio which won't cost you the earth, but can help when mastering.
If you're a proud owner of a Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 or Nord Stage 2, prepare yourself for a tasty FREE download of 300 Fairlight sounds for your library.
Within Temptation & WholeWorldBand have joined forces to offer fans a unique opportunity to perform and record with the band. Find out more!
You're on the lookout for gear to add subtle but serious sonic warmth to audio in your production studio? Need to enhance the depth and presence? SBS new SP-1 tube processor might be for you
Now we're not saying your drum patterns aren't interesting... but, here's a way to breathe new life into them using Step Mode in Logic Pro's Ultrabeat drum synth/sample plug-in powerhouse.
10 years on and FabFilter is going strong! To celebrate their anniversary they're kindly offering a discount of 40% on all their bundles and plug-ins! Grab 'em fast as this end 24th April 2014.
On the surface, in-ear monitoring solutions may appear expensive, but Keith Crusher explains why the cost could be justified and how they can positively affect your next live performance.
IK Multimedia tell us their new high-gain ENGL E650 and Powerball amps give players more power tools for crafting their metal and rock tones in their DAW. Find out more.
You want portable? We've come up with four excellent audio interfaces designed for the on-the-go musician, producer or DJ. Sara Simms shares her personal top-quality picks for audio interfaces here.
So, you want your tracks louder, fatter, beefier? Well, maybe not all the above—but if you're looking for a loudness meter, MeterPlugs' L-Cast is under the microscope in this review by Mo Volans.