Newest Articles

/ 9090 Articles

Using iZotope Iris on Drum Loops

With Iris, iZotope has given digital musicians something exciting to explore! It's one of those synths that truly deserves to be termed as "innovative". Toby Pitman puts it to work on drum loops.

Review: Apogee JAM for iOS and Mac

Apogee have risen to the challenge to create an affordable studio quality interface for the discerning iPad & iPhone wielding guitarist. Rounik Sethi put JAM to the test!

Reason 6.5: An Overview

One of the most popular requests by Reason users over the years has been for 3rd-party plug-in hosting. The 6.5 update has delivered just that with a focus on elegance, stability and performance.

NEWS: IK Multimedia Release AmpliTube Slash!

IK Multimedia have been busy behind the scenes cooking up something guitarists and Slash fans will love: AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC. Read on to find out more...

Bitcrushing Fun with Degrade in Max For Live

Adding some distortion to your sounds can be done directly in Ableton using Redux. Rishabh Rajan explores an alternate method using Max for Live's Degrade~ object with unique results!

Logic Pro: Capture Last Take As Recording for MIDI and Audio

You’ve just played the performance of a lifetime but Logic was in playback, not record, mode. All is not lost! Rounik Sethi shows you how to recall your last played MIDI or audio performance!

Review: Arturia Oberheim SEM V

The original hardware Oberheim SEM was a much loved subtractive synth in its day. Arturia have recreated the SEM as a soft synth… so how does it measure it to past glories and present day competition?

Tapping Out Grooves in Garageband for iPad

Can an iPad plus GarageBand for iOS replace a traditional MPC-style hardware controller? Rishabh Rajan gets down to the groove in this hands-on walk-through.

MPV and McDSP SongCraft Remix Contest RESULTS

The MPV & McDSP Remix Contest RESULTS are in! Did you win $1495 worth of audio plug-ins.

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 3

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 3 (of 3), focuses in on the Major scale for those heroic journeys.

Liine and Livid Announce Hybrid Control

Liine and Livid announce Hybrid Control – Liine's Griid, now Core MIDI compatible, and Livid's Code join forces to present powerful Hybrid Control for Ableton Live…

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 2

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 2 (of 3), focuses in on the Diminshed scale.

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 1

In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 1 (of 3), focuses in on the Lydian scale.

Review: McDSP Futzbox

You can never have too many options for creating distortion effects. Toby Pitman crushes, crumples, squeezes and mangles sounds using McDSP's Futzbox plug-in.

How to Create Cue Starts in Logic Pro

Logic Pro has some excellent scoring to movie features… David Earl demonstrates how to set up a project to spot to cues for an efficient and easy to navigate composing workflow.