Mixed in Key just made the next version of their popular DJing software, Mashup 2, even easier to use than before. Full marks for its low price point too. But, did Sara Simms find it performs well?
Native Instruments have introduced their small and loud DJ audio interface: Traktor Audio 2. Not only that, but it's also iOS ready as well and works out of the box with Traktor DJ for iOS.
There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.
Impact Soundworks are back with a new Kontakt instrument, Celestia. With over 6GB of content utilising over 200 unique instruments, this sound library is designed for atmospheric and ethereal needs.
It's dark, moody and downright dangerous. It's Ghostwriter from EastWest and is the brainchild of Steven Wilson (Yes, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull). G. W. kept the lights on for this review.
Now that Musikmesse 2014 has come to and end, we at AskAudioMag.com wanted to share the standout hardware & software news from the show...Here's five that might have snuck under the radar.
Logic Pro X's redesigned EQ plug-in is more than just a pretty interface. Now it enables us to use Mid Side (M/S) processing. Mo Volans will show you how!
Bitwig Studio hasn't been released and there's already controller support for it. Nektar take "support" a step further with their Panorama series. We're talking "integration"! Watch this video now.
Music is becoming acknowledged in both traditional and "alternative" methodologies as being a tool for healing. There are some remarkable examples and Lynda Arnold takes a look how you can heal.
The Connie organ (Vox Continental 300) is the organ sound used on hit records by The Door and The Beatles. Now, thanks to Arturia, you can relive the 60s in your DAW with their faithful emulation.
Aside from Logic Pro X and Bitwig integration with their Panorama range (we have a video demo to share soon), Nektar have been busy at Musikmesse 2014 unveiling their Impact LX25 and LX61 keyboards.
Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.
If you need exceptional sound design tools for NI's Reaktor then the Twisted Tools collection may be your first port of call. Noah Pred explores Vortex & Scapes.
In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.
The point update to Steinberg's audio editing and mastering suite, Wavelab 8.5, has been announced in Frankfurt at Musikmesse 2014 with some important new features.