If you've got Cubase 7.5 you've also got HALion Sonic SE2 - a versatile sampler instrument / synth with powerful features. In this tutorial discover how to build a multi-layered instrument using it.
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.
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.
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.
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 Â£1299 GBP / $1799 US this one looks tasty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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
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.
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.