Many programs exist for creating your own instruments, from Logic's Environment to MAX/MSP. Few, however, are as musically immediate and satisfying as NI's Reaktor. Toby Pitman gets synth building!
If you're aiming to create a gated synth sound, rather than fiddle around with the controls of your chosen instrument, Gary Hiebner demonstrates an alternative workflow with added benefits.
Steinberg was one of the first of the major developers to create a dedicated iOS controller app for their own DAW. Hollin Jones take you through the setup and uses of the free Cubase iC app.
The legendary Jordan Rudess shares his inspiration behind his popular iOS apps, Dream Theater's creative process and how advances in music technology have changed the way he makes music.
White noise has many creative uses, from snares to kick drums and even lead sounds! Logic expert, David Earl, explores of all these in Logic Pro's ESP instrument.
Mike Watkinson uncovers and explains how to maximize the audio quality when mixing using the new 64-bit floating bus in Pro Tools 10.
What is Reason 6's Pulveriser? Why is it so darn good for Bass modulation? How can you create excellent DubStep wobbles using it? G.W. Childs answers all the above!
Morris Hayes, band leader of New Power Generation, has been the keyboard maestro with Prince since 1992. He's also a macProVideo.com member and at NAMM 2012 he stopped by to chat with Martin Sitter.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs use hardware synths & guitars to create their brand of pop-rock! Richard Lainhart shows how to re-create the synth line from Heads Will Roll using Logic Pro's built-in instruments.
VIDEO: Keith McMillen is an exciting company which create innovative controllers for musicians and DJs! Their latest controller, QuNeo, is put through its paces in this live demo and interview.
VIDEO: Buchla keep evolving and improving on their popular analog modules. In this NAMM interview, Steve H talks about what Buchla have planned for 2012.
VIDEO: Back in Jan 2011, many viewed the iOS platform as one with limited uses for creative musicians. One year on and a lot has changed. Steve H finds two companies that are pushing the boundaries.
Steve H continues his journey around NAMM… meeting and interviewing Apogee to find out about what they've got in store for iOS and Mac musicians in 2012.
The Novation Launchpad is well known as being an excellent (and inexpensive) controller for Ableton Live. So, G.W. Childs went on a journey to discover how to make it work well for Reason users, too.
VIDEO: What do you get when you bring together excellently made analog gear like synths, drum machine, guitar pedals and more? Simple. Big City Music. Watch the interview inside...