Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.
iLok keys are still used by many plugin and DAW developers to combat piracy. Think you'll need to purchase one in order to use your fave plugin? UVI have other ideas! Here follows their press release.
Sleek, shiny and silver: the Akai MPC Studio looks every bit as good as its brethren. How does it perform? Is it the perfect tool for creative, mobile beat-makers looking for Akai's legendary pads?
The new expanded kit from Alesis for the DM7X is said to offer expanded features and silent performance ability. Read on to find out more from their press release...
Live 9 is arguably the most exciting environment in which to create musical content. And the new Max for Live Mono Sequencer makes it even better for musicians as Noah Pred discovers.
And the results are in! Did you win a TLM 102 Neumann mic in the Songwriting with Ben Sollee and Erin McKeown Remix Contest? Find out inside!
Calling all Logic Pro X users dependent on 32-bit plug-ins like Sylenth... aside from our previous solution, there's a more integrated one using VEP. Peter Schwartz walks you through the ins and outs.
So, you've got a drum pattern in your head that you want to get into your DAW, but are lacking a drum pad / MIDI keyboard. Enter Pulse controller which Toby Pitman discovers is a little known gem.
With a name like Mojito you may suspect this subtractive synth included with PreSonus Studio One is going to be rather tasty.Gary Hiebner explores how to create bass sounds, including dubstep wobbles.
Do you use (or lust after) Livid Instruments' many controllers/instruments? Have you ever wondered how they are made, and by who? What's it like inside Livid HQ? We snuck in to find out...
The PreSonus family of preamps/processors has a new member: RC 500. Featuring Class A mic preamps, PreSonus' popular analog circuitry, FET compressor and 3-band semi-parametric EQ, this is coming soon
Take a tour of Ableton Live 9's features that make transforming your studio masterpieces into perfect live performance sets a breeze. Tadhg Leonard explores all you'll need to get started.
Boxed Ear are back with another soundset, this time designed to compliment the Dave Smith Instruments (DSI) Evolver Synthesizer. Read the Press Release below to find out more.
Sometimes it's the smaller developers who create the biggest and most impressive instruments. Jay Asher examines Pettinhouse's Acoustic Guitar 2 for Kontakt and is left impressed.
Serious sound design on an iPad? Who'd have thought it truly is both possible and desirable - especially since Propellerhead released Thor for iPad! Here's how to create a big bass patch.