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Review: M-Audio Nova Condenser Microphone

Studio condenser microphones come in all shapes and sizes to suit different budgets. And, we were curious to see how M-Audio's Nova, sub $100 condenser mic performs. Matt Vanacoro checks it out.

Exploring Max For Live’s Buffer Shuffler

Live 9 users who want to truly manipulate audio have never had it so good thanks to Max For Live's Buffer Shuffler. Gary Hiebner gets his shuffle on in his quest for unique, creative effects.

Review: Kirk Hunter Studio’s Spotlight Strings

If you're looking for a high-quality solo string library then Kirk Hunter Studio's Spotlight Strings is going to appeal. After much testing, Jay Asher discovers it is even better than it sounds.

Nord Keyboards Announce Nord Lead A1 Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

And just before all the fun gets started at NAMM 2014, Nord Keyboards have annonced the Nord Lead A1 analogue modelling synth. Retailing at just £1299 GBP / $1799 US this one looks tasty.

EASTWEST Releases Steven Wilson Ghostwriter

EASTWEST are back with another Virtual Instrument in the Masters Series providing inspirational sounds created by Musicans’ Musician and 4 times Grammy nominee, Steven Wilson.

10 Things to Check Before Sending Your Mix to a Mastering Engineer

So, you've recorded, arranged and mixed your project… but, you're not finished yet. If you decide to send your mix to be professionally mastered, here's 10 essential things to check first.

Review: Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica

There are not many libraries out there for harmonica. But, before you do a google search, check out this review for the expertly crafted Chris Hein Chromatic Harmonica Kontakt instrument.

Review: Transistor Revolution II: Classic Drum Machines for a New Era

There's a handful of worthwhile software sample-based drum machine emulators on the market. So will Wave Alchemy's Transistor Revolution II suit impress? Noah Pred gives it a thorough workout.

Logic Pro to Pro Tools And Back Again: Transferring Sessions Between DAWs

No matter how attached you are to your DAW, one day you'll likely need to transfer your project to another app. Joe Albano shows how to transfer from Logic Pro to Pro Tools and back again!

FXpansion Releases Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 for BFD

FXpansion and The Avedis Zildjian Company have announced the release of Zildjian Digital Vault Vol.2 for BFD3, BFD Eco and BFD2. If you're into your drums this is a good one to check out.

Remix Contest: Bend Sinister - WIN $1800 Music Gear Prizes [CLOSED]

WIN the $1,800 Toontrack Superior Bundle in the latest MPV SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of January 31st, 2014. [CLOSED]

Improve Your MIDI Programming with Studio One’s MIDI Tools

Presonus Studio One is one of the newer DAWs on the scene and has quickly gained a reputation for being streamlined and powerful. And when it comes to MIDI programming S1 has a host of useful features

Positive Grid Announces New Mastering App and Open Beta Program

Want to become a BETA tester for the next big thing for music production on iOS? Then hurry to join this limited BETA program with Positive Grid and enjoy some excellent benefits.

Review: Native Instruments Razor 1.5

The latest update to Native Instruments' Razor adds some big features, including the excellent new modules and Maschine 2.0 integration. G. W. Childs gives it a closer inspection in this review.

Making Melodies with Ableton Push

Ableton Push was one of our top 10 MIDI Controllers of 2013, and with good reason! And, it's more than another step-sequencing rhythm controller. Matt Vanacoro explores the melodic side of Push here.