Buttons, pads, flashing lights. You've seen them all before in a MIDI controller, right? So, what does Numark's Orbit controller bring to the mix that makes it so impressive? G. W. Childs finds out.
Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, Traktor DJ for iPhone from Native Instruments packs a punch bigger than its screen size suggests. Hollin Jones put it through its paces.
Pads can be the basis for a track, though more often than not they are used for atmospheres or break downs. Mo Volans shows how to make them super, whatever the purpose, in Logic or any DAW of choice.
The latest of the Moog synthesisers, the gritty Sub Phatty has caused quite a stir since its release. In this in depth review, Sara Simms finds it great for both classic/retro and futuristic sounds.
Who wants hotter, fatter and spicier beats? iZotope's Trash 2 is an ideal companion in such a quest. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs gets gnarly with his beats using Trash 2's side chain feature.
You've recorded your guitar and now it's time to process and refine the recorded sound. But where to start? Rich Tozzoli discusses using EQ, one of the most powerful ways to filter your sound.
Remember the DX-7? You may have owned one and may recall its retro FM synthesis sounds, but how hard it was to program. Propellerhead have created the PX7 with mappable parameters. Is it a keeper?
Logic Pro's Score Editor is both powerful and perhaps under appreciated. Jay Asher looks to remedy the later by revealing how to put the Layout Tool to best use.
If you're into Skrillex, Doctor P, Flux Pavillion and Excision, you'll love this video course on Dubstep Production in Live 9 by The Sound Tutor. In his own words, he breaks down what you'll learn.
Win a Neumann TLM 102 microphone (worth $700 US) in this MPV SongCraft Remix Contest! Simply log-in/sign-up for FREE, download stems, remix & submit before end of July 31st, 2013.
Toontrack are back with a new Blues expansion pack featuring the veteran Swedish blues drummer Hans Lindbäck to sample two of his kits and perform the MIDI library. Toby Pitman plays the Blues!
Mangling, crunching, smashing or gently warming up sounds has never been easier thanks to Cubase 7’s suite of plug-ins. Hollin Jones digs in the dirt, sonically speaking.
The idea of using Logic Pro's Apple Loops in Pro Tools might feel counter-intuitive. But, these loops are a great resource which can be accessed and used for creative ideas directly in Pro Tools.
M-Audio's popular Axiom series of keyboard controllers comes in different sizes and with some nifty included software, too! G. W. Childs gives the 61-key version a thorough work-out in this review.
How does sound affect us? Can sound be used as a healing tool? Lynda Arnold sits down with sound healing pioneer, Jonathan Goldman, to discuss this and more (including his new Chakra Tuner iPad app).