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Review: RME UCX

RME are well known for their high quality audio interfaces. In this feature review Mike Watkinson puts the UCX through its paces and finds out that it has a useful trick up its sleeve.

Fun with Follow Actions in Ableton Live, Part 1

If you haven't yet used "Follow Actions" in Ableton you're in for a pleasant surprise. Get ready to be inspired as Rory Dow takes you through the ins and outs in this 2 part series with audio examples

Apogee Introduces Quartet: 4-In, 8-Out Audio Interface

Following on from the tease announcement last week by Apogee, the Quartet has been officially unveiled. With these specs the Quartet is going to find its way onto many musicians gear lust lists!

Utilising Split Stereo Files in Logic Pro

Pro Tools aficionados will be used to dealing with split stereo files. For Logic users, working with interleaved files has been the norm. So, what if you need to isolate each channel in Logic Pro?

Kontakt’s Instrument Banks Feature

Native Instrument's Kontakt is widely regarded as the pro sampler for the digital musician. Jay Asher highlights Kontakt's Instrument Banks feature which can be controlled by Program Change commands.

Review: iRig PRE Connects Professional Mics to iOS Devices

The iPhone is great for the audio recording journalist and musician on the go. But wouldn't it be great if you could connect your existing studio mics too? Now you can with IK Multimedia's iRig PRE

NEWS: Pioneer Announces DJ Controller For Easy Mixing: DDJ-WeGO

Pioneer launches new portable DJing controller, DDJ-WeGO, for beginners on-the-go with impressive feature set.

Staying Organized Using Ableton File Browsers

Sometimes a simple feature like the file browser can make a program a veritable hot bed for creative expression. Learn how Ableton's file browser can free up your left brain today!

Review: Camel Audio Alchemy Mobile

Alchemy Mobile for iOS, based on Alchemy for desktop, provides powerful and upgradable features. Rory Dow digs in to Camel Audio's excellent mobile synth.

Better Drum Loops with Polar in Reason 6.5

Most Reason users become Reason fanatics, and with good reason (pun intended)! Now that 6.5 has arrived, don't pass by the excellent Polar rack extension by Propellerhead… use it on your drum loops.

Creating Quick Riser FX In Massive

Are you a Native Instruments Massive user? Need some good transitional FX sounds? Got 2 minutes to spare? Follow this sound design tip by Toby Pitman...

Logic Pro Challenge: Writing a Track Using Only One Synth

There's a multitude of plug-ins, loops and instruments begging to be used in your next track. Ever wondered whether you can use one synth only in your next production? Gary Hiebner gets all minimal.

The Special Needs Music Classroom: Mission Control

Mac OS X's Mission Control appeals to many users, from musicians to editors, graphic designers to web developers… and also to Special Needs Music Teachers! Read on to hear how it helps the later.

Review: Auria for iPad

As convenient and cool as an iPad is… it lacks a pro level DAW that'll replace your need for a laptop. And then along came Auria HD! Is this the first "real" DAW for iPad?

Super Sizing your Sampled Synths in Ableton Live

Want to breathe more life into your sampled synths in Ableton Live? Do they lack that certain something? G. W. Childs takes you on a super journey where big is better!