Padshop is Steinberg's new instrument in VST and AU formats that uses granular synthesis to build pad sounds. Follow along with Hollin Jones in this step-by-step synth workshop.
Does the world need another sample library of another classic synth? When it's as well done Mighty M5 for Kontakt by Boxedear.com then the answer is a resounding YES! G. W. Childs puts it to the test.
Join Adam Goldberg in this insiders guide on how using smart strings in GarageBand for iPad helps him to facilitate musical learning in the Special Needs classroom.
What comes to mind when you think about the sound of analog tape? Warmth, punch, low-end beef, controlled distortion? Grammy-nominated Rich Tozzoli shows how digital doesn't need to sound digital!
What's the big fuss about using multitimbral instruments in Ableton Live? Amongst others: more CPU efficient, better mixing potential. Rory Dow shows how to set this up.
Once Propellerhead announced Rack Extensions in Reason 6.5 it was incredible how quickly the best audio developers released their plug-ins for this new format. Mo Volans checks out iZotope's offering.
Logic Pro 9's EXS24 sampler may lack some of the scripting features of other samplers like Kontakt'¦ but it still holds its own and provides for fast workflows within Logic. Jay Asher investigates.
Is Native Instruments Guitar Rig designed only for guitarists? Simple answer: No! Mo Volans discovers just how useful a tool GR is for processing guitars as it is for a wide variety of other sources.
Looking for a drum machine? Arturia are well known for software emulations of classic hardware instruments. Hollin Jones plugs-in to the Spark Creative Drum Machine for a user-friendly experience.
Through improvisation, musicians can gain valuable insights into the ways in which melody, harmony and rhythm can work together. For the Special Needs students, there are even great benefits...
Ableton has excellent MIDI editing tools for the creative musician. Period. In this article Gary Hiebner shows how to mangle and manipulate MIDI using Racks in Ableton Live.
Talking basses have become commonly used in modern music, from Dubstep to pop. Native Instruments synth guru, Rishabh Rajan takes you step-by-step through the process of creating these using Massive.
Propellerhead Redrum is an awesome drum machine, and despite the arrival of Kong, can still turn heads. Mo Volans delves beneath the surface to show you just how amazing this synth really can be.
Do you need an incredibly realistic and flexible virtual drummer to run in Pro Tools? Mike Watkinson checks out the superb Strike RTAS virtual instruments in this in depth review.
We've all heard it: rhythmic stutters on a Trance pad or a chopped-up pumping synth line. Wouldn't it be great to know how to make this effect? Darren Burgos demonstrates 3 ways to get gating in Logic