Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.
You've got the tunes. Check. You've got the venue. Check. But your Ableton Live set still needs organizing? No problem. Tadhg Leonard shows how to vanquish the stress before your DJ set.
Last week Novation announced 3 tasty new products. Along with the Launch Control and the Launchkey Mini, the Launchpad Mini is set to to appeal to the iPad generation, as well as the Mac and PC crowd.
Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.
Now that Reason users can enjoy 3rd party plugins (as rack extensions) there are a number of innovative instruments and effects becoming available. And Propellerhead are getting in on the fun too.
When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.
Looking for an instrument to give you that satisfying low-end your tracks are begging for? Hollin Jones checks out SubBoomBass and gets more than he bargained for.
While Pro Tools is not traditionally known for its MIDI editing capabilities, version 10 and now 11 have brought it on leaps and bounds. Mike Watkinson checks out how to make the most of its tools.
IK Multimedia are no strangers to creating goodies for musicians. iRig PRO allows recording musicians to connect microphones, guitars, line instruments or MIDI devices. Find out more in their words...
You've been turning out tracks on iMaschine but need more sounds? Fortunately, Native Instruments have released a new set of Artist Expansions from well known producers to keep you going strong.
Getting unique sounds and effects out of Logic Pro X doesn't have to mean taxing your Mac's CPU. G. W. Childs shows how to make use of the new MIDI FX plug-ins to get creating wherever you are.
Going retro is all the rage these days in the world of art, fashion and of course music. Popular French software producer, UVI, have prepared some tasty sounds for those looking to go back in time.
On the face of it the Alesis QX61 appears to be just another MIDI controller keyboard with knobs, sliders and pads. But, is there more to the QX61 than meets the eye? Mike Watkinson finds out.
Hot off the heels of the second speedy update for Logic Pro X comes another. The Logic team sure are spending a lot of time tweaking and optimising Apple's flagship DAW.
Whether you DJ on iOS or Mac/PC, NI's range of Traktor apps is likely to fit your cueing needs. Is their latest controller, Traktor Kontrol Z1, going to fit your needs? Hollin Jones finds out.