Ornaments and embellishment techniques are part of the language of every skilled musician or composer. Lynda Arnold explores both in Baroque and Classical in this fascinating music theory article.
Have you ever considered creating your own musical instrument? You could go one better by using 3D printer tech to print a guitar! ODD Guitars (company run by Olaf Diegel) can help you do just that.
There are plenty of times when you'll want to master your own music (or other musician's) in your home studio. But don't you need lots of expensive hardware? Maybe not. You can master in the box too.
SEISM is a FREE download of 160 SFX by Nicholas Yochum. Take a listen to the SoundCloud audio demo below to get an idea of how impressive these audio effects are!
Until 31 March 2015, purchasing a Nord Lead A1 can get you a free pair of AKG K612s. Alternatively, buying an AKG P820 tube microphone could get you a free pair of AKG K121s.
Now here's a great way to start 2015'¦ a rumor of a new JD-Xi polysynth (probably hybrid analog by the looks of it) from synth powerhouse, Roland.
2014 saw the release of some tasty new audio interfaces catering to very different producers and engineers. Here's our pick of the bunch listed in alphabetical order.
It's not a fair contest by any stretch of the imagination, so file this under "fun". One guy rocks out a beat on a ProdiKeys and Jeremy Ellis shows how it's done on Maschine.
So you're done mixing your tracks in the studio. Want to DJ them? Here's our favorite 7 hardware-based gear recommendations of 2014 for DJs (in alphabetical order).
Whether you are after analog emulation or cutting edge music mixing tools 2014 had something for everyone. Here's a run down of 7 of our favorites (in alphabetical order) which we reviewed this year.
Richard D. James attracts lots of attention with his music as Aphex Twin. So, how fascinating would his music software be? Good news is he's working with a programmer to bring his ideas to life.
In probably our most challenging music gear roundup of 2014, we shine a light on 10 of our favorite software-based instrument and synth plug-ins reviewed this year. (In alphabetical order).
Calling all Livid Instruments Base II owners. If you want to expand the functionality of your controller for Ableton, then Isotonik's Base II DJ template deserves a serious look.
If you haven't yet decided on a New Year's resolution for 2015, consider beefing up your music production chops the easy way thanks to AskVideo's New Year video tutorial sale.
2014 has seen the resurgence of music hardware. With plenty of capable hardware synths and drum machines hitting the headlines, we've collated our 7 favorites of the year (in alphabetical order).