Do you want a massive arsenal of drum samples available at your fingertips in real time, anytime you need it? Noah Pred shows how to create Multibank Drum Racks in Ableton Live that'll blow your mind.
How can you improve upon an already successful DJing solution like the Mixtrack? G. W. Childs discovers the Mixtrack Pro II provides more 'bang' than its low 'buck' suggests.
Every DAW allows you to apply effect processing per track... but Reaper has another option: Take Effects. These apply effect chains to different items and Gary Hiebner shows how it is done.
Can you ever have too many MIDI controllers? Of course not! Tadhg Leonard gets hands...in (sic) the Hot Hand USB MIDI Controller for some Sci-Fi style wearable tech control. But how effective is it?
For all the simplicity of making music on your iPad or iPhone using GarageBand, there may be one inconvenience: effortlessly sharing projects with the Mac version. Mike Watkinson remedies that here.
30,000 hand-crafted musical loops in REX and/or Stylus RMX format from as little as $399 US? Nine Volt Audio must be crazy, right? G. W. Childs checks out this quality library.
In the mixing stage? Need some different audio plug-ins for filtering? Darren Burgos shares his list of ultimate freebie audio plug-ins to add to your collection.
Looking for a reasonably priced dynamic broadcast quality microphone for under $230? Gary Hiebner gives the Rode Procaster a thorough workout and compares it against more expensive alternatives.
There's a ton of options when you need an EQ in Cubase 7. Hollin Jones filters out the new from the old, and reveals some often unknown tricks for working with EQ in Steinberg's popular DAW.
So, you want an authentic sounding Hammond organ instrument and software emulations just aren't doing it? German company Ferrofish may have designed the perfect solution...
Reason is an intuitive platform to mix in. But what about at the mastering stage? Mo Volans shares 5 tips to help you get kitted out and ready to finish off your projects.
If you've ever seen Thom Yorke DJing, you may have heard the intriguing beats of the track, Fukushima. We caught up with PHON.O, the artist responsible, and talked about Ableton Push, sampling & more.
Logic Pro's Space Designer is an excellent convolution reverb. However, using IR's can add muddiness to your sound. Jay Asher shares a clever technique to help you achieve better and clearer mixes.
Having had the luxury to cosy up with his Push, Noah Pred shares some insights on how to squeeze the most out of Ableton's premium hardware instrument and controller.
The Orchestra for iPad by Touch Press, is an interactive entry point into the fascinating world of orchestral music. Adam Goldberg experiences every aspect in this review.