The original Xkey made a splash in the portable controller market as a sleek, snug and elegant all-in-one MIDI keyboard. Matt Vanacoro puts its new 37-key big brother to the test.
iZotope's Iris 2 continues to reap the rewards of its spectral processing abilities and now also has a powerful new modulation system, enhanced effects and over 11 GB of content.
If you're looking for sounds for Sylenth, Massive, Spire, FM8, Serum and more synth, then Vandalism should be on your list. Sara Simms checks out their latest soundest for Sylenth and Massive.
Return tracks can serve multiple purposes. CPU efficient use of effects, effects for multiple tracks, and more. GW Childs shows how to use return tracks for building effects chains in Ableton Live.
If you've ever wondered what robots playing (and dancing to) a Mile Davis-Inspired composition would look and sound like, then you're in for a treat.
Grammy award winning producer, engineer, mixer & musician, Rik Simpson, talks about producing Coldplay, modular synths and how he uses AskVideo to learn music production tools in this video interview.
XILS-lab specialise in the weird and wonderful side of plug-ins based on vintage synths and vintage effects. Now they're on to re-create the perfect vocoder. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.
If you use Pro Tools and are keen on your monophonic synths, then you'll find Vacuum a rather fun virtual-tube style synth. Joe Albano shows how to make an edgy bass sound.
The best phrases from Daft Punk's seminal hit, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is now available for you to play using your computer's keyboard. It's too much fun.
Whether you're new to Arturia's SparkLE creative drum machine software and controller, or are an existing Arturia user, now is the time to get hold of their heralded drum machine hybrid (on sale).
Weighing in with a pro Mac OS X version for its popular djing app, Algoriddim's djay Pro has advanced features including a great browser, Spotify integration and the ability to run AU plug-ins too.
Don't imagine for a second that distortion effects belong only in the domain of our guitar wielding friends. Distortion is for everyone! Artists from EDM to Country are embracing it and so can you!
The Tack is a recreation of the 'Mrs Mills', a tack piano from Abbey Road Studios with which The Beatles, Elliot Smith and many others recorded some of their tracks. Now available for Kontakt.
The new version of Mixed In Key 7 looks clean and has some innovative new features, but how does it perform in the real world? Sara Simms takes it for a spin to find out.
It's all well and good knowing Cubase well enough to produce great songs and mixes... but staying organized, and knowing how to manage your media can be just as important.