Rob Papen's Predator is more than a synth. For some, it's on their essential studio gear list, which is no surprise as it's incredibly versatile and sounds great. G. W. tours the Arp capabilities.
Native Instruments have a 2+2 channel DJ mixer? Yup! And as you'd expect it's designed for Traktor, but can be used as a standalone DJ mixer too. Sara Simms pushes and pulls in our full review.
If you listen to professionally produced songs featuring synths, you may be fooled into thinking the synth is a single preset. Matt Loel T Hepworth dispels the illusion by layering them up in Cubase.
Making beats becomes even more fun when you've got great tools designed by creative minds... like those at Propellerhead. Hollin Jones explores some esoteric mangling opportunities for beat makers.
For those in the market for a high-quality, budget condenser mic, reflection filter, shock mount cradle and pop shield, the sE X1 Studio Bundle ticks all the boxes. So how does this bundle perform?
Perhaps one of the less shouted about areas of Logic Pro X is the Score Editor. Jay Asher discovers that changes have been made, and good ones at that! Read about his top 5 in this article.
If you're looking for a synth with attitude for seriously cool bass and lead sounds you should check out Native Instruments' Monark. G. W. Childs gives it a thorough exploration in this review.
PreSonus Studio One V2 comes with an impressive selection of bundled effects. But, at some point you'll want to build your own effects chains. Gary Hiebner shows you how.
There's some good orchestral libraries... and then, there's some truly great ones! Toby Pitman discovers which category Spitfire Audio's Sable Volume 1 and 2 falls into in this review.
Want to create bass sounds? Tired of using presets or just want something completely unique? Launch Ableton Live and open your mouth! G. W. Childs shows how to use your voice outside the box.
Whenever your favorite piece of software receives a major update, it's usually the changes to the user interface that will at first delight or annoy you. Take a look at what's new in Logic Pro X.
Do you feel like you've been in a studio rut lately? Have you been using the same pedal boxes and effects for what seems like a lifetime? We checked out the MoogerFooger pedals and were impressed.
So, you want to roundtrip between Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X? Good news: Logic Pro X now reads and writes FCPXML. Ben Balser shows three ways to get both these apps talking to each other.
Arturia's Spark was critically acclaimed by Mo Volans earlier in 2013, so how doe the slimmed down, more portable Spark LE perform? Find out in our detailed review.