Ever since the synthetic instruments, we've has been trying to create realistic guitar instruments, cue RealGuitar3... Hollin Jones frets not as he tests out what RealGuitar3 has on offer.
Think musician, and you may picture sheet music reading. But, is the ability to read music important? How crucial is it for professionals relying on computer software? Toby Pitman explores.
With the recent launch of the CDJ-2000nexus, has Pioneer has once again jumped ahead of the DJ industry crowd? Sara Simms puts it to the test in this in-depth review.
Dig deeper into how to utilize the CV/Gate system in Propellerhead's Reason for advanced modulation mastery. Mo Volans takes you through step by step.
Hiroshi Watanabe is a definitive force in modern Japanese electronic music. Well known for designing the custom Vestax TR-1 controller for Traktor, we tracked him down for this exclusive interview.
There's soft synths and there's soft synths... and when Rob Papen releases a virtual instrument you can be sure it'll create cutting edge sounds. GW Childs cuts to the chase in this review of Blade.
Get your Ableton beats into the swing (of things) with this fab tip by Gary Hiebner on using Ableton's Simple Delay for loose, triplet-style rhythmic patterns.
It didn't ned much (read: any) convincing to get Toby Pitman to review the UAD Apollo audio interface. He was expecting big things from this lovely bit of kit... and he wasn't left wanting!
Before GarageBand for iOS was introduced, a DAW on a tablet seemed far-fetched. GB for iOS (and Auria) changed all that, though there's still room for more. So, how does Cubasis for iPad fare?
Reversing / flipping / twisting sounds can bring much joy when making beats or designing sound effects. Darren Burgos demonstrates how to do all this and more in Logic Pro.
The PreSonus AudioBox 1818 VSL is on 'the' list by Apple as a supported audio interface for iPad and Mac. Mike Watkinson takes it out for a spin to see how well it performs with musicians in mind.
Dust off and shake up your sounds with this excellent tutorial by Noah Pred. Discover how to add some dynamism using multi-band FX in Ableton Live.
In almost every genre of pop/rock music, a guiding principle is that the bass player and the drummer's kick drum need to be locked in for the music to groove. Logic Pro makes this task easy to do!
Got a hankering for a new Rack Extension from the Propellerhead RE shop? Mo Volans dons his horned helmet and tests out Blamsoft's Viking soft synth in this review.
It's that time of year - your wallet rinsed by the holiday season, and nothing inspirational under the tree. So, find yourself a bargain or two, and maybe reinvigorate your inner composer...