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7 Bass Production Tips for Guitar Players

Switching from playing your trusted guitar to a bass guitar can be rewarding, but also can take time to adjust. With these 7 tips, Rich Tozzoli will have you producing bass guitar like a pro!

Sontronics Launches Aria Valve Mic For Vocals

Evert now and then a vocal microphone comes along that makes us pay attention. Sontronics new Aria valve mic, beta-tested by PJ Harvey and engineers at Abbey Road Studios, looks full of promise.

Novation Short Film, Free Sample Pack and Synth Contest

Good things come in 3's. And Novation know that too which is why they've not only released an impressive short film and a FREE 800MB sample pack, but also a contest where you could WIN synths!

Review: M-Audio Pulsar II

A high-quality matched-pair of stereo microphones for just $199 US? Really? What's the catch? How do the M-Audio Pulsar IIs perform against mics four times their price? Joe Albano finds out.

The Best Max For Live Devices in Live 9, Part 1

In this new series by Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, we'll explore some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live. Starting off we look at ML-185 Step Sequencer by 3st.

TONE2 Audiosoftware Releases Classic FM Soundset for Nemesis

Latest news from the good people at TONE2 is the release of their latest soundset for Nemesis. Weighing in with 200 presets, the new Classic FM soundset could take you back to the 80s in style.

Review: Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar

There's not many products that make Toby Pitman swear out loud in sheer amazement when he first uses them, but Jam Origin's MIDI Guitar software is definitely one of them!

Native Instruments Launches HEAVY VALENTINE Traktor Kontrol Z2 Sales Special

Have you been looking greedily at the Traktor Kontrol Z2? Need a reason to splash your cash on it? Native Instruments have given you just that with this time-limited 'Heavy Valentine' sales special.

Real-Time MIDI Editing In Logic Pro X

When it comes to MIDI recording and editing, Logic Pro has been a producer's favorite for many years. In this tutorial, Joe Albano explores the finer points of editing MIDI in real-time in Logic.

Review: Dehumanizer

If you need to transform your voice into something unearthly... alien or down right monstrous, then Dehumanizer is a vocal processor you'll probably be drawn to. G. W. Childs takes it for a spin.

Understanding Native Instruments The Finger Quick Key Assignments

When Native Instruments gave us The Finger (ahem!) in Komplete it didn't get the same kudos as its sibling plug-ins. But, this MIDI controlled fx plug-in is very powerful as G. W. Childs finds out.

Apogee Announces JAM 96k: Pro Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone and Mac

The original Apogee JAM was a huge hit amongst the guitar wielding iOS music community. If anyone was going to improve a winning formula, it had to be Apogee... and here's what they've made: JAM 96k.

Sample Logic Announces HAVOC: Destructive Tools for Your Studio

Fancy using tools of destruction on your musical creations? Sample Logic's Havoc is set to transform industrial tools into sounds we'll hear on film and game scores. See their trailer video below.

Review: Spitfire Audio Felt Piano

The Felt Piano from high quality instrument maker, Spitfire Audio, was produced in collaboration with Gwilym Simcock. Lynda Arnold is caught up in the beauty of this impressive library.

8 More Essential Mixing Tips

In the second part of this mini series, audio and production pro, Hollin Jones, shares the second part of his tried and tested tips every producer needs to know when mixing.