What to do when you've already raided your existing sample libraries and synth presets when looking for noise-based percussive sounds? Turn to Logic Pro's ES1 and create your own!
iZotope's Nectar Elements is designed for the singer/songwriter/producer recording vocals on a budget. Lynda Arnold plugs in and tests out this suite. Find out if she sings its praises in this review.
Once you've tried using Ableton Live 9's new audio to MIDI feature you may not wish to live without it. Noah Pred explores the ins and outs in detail.
The obvious improvements in Cubase 7 include MixConsole, Chord Track and VariAudio 2.0. However, it also holds some less well-known cards up its sleeve(s). Hollin Jones conjures up 7 crafty tips.
What is it about MIDI that it has not only endured 30 years of studio and live usage... but continues to thrive in all environments? Peter Schwartz delves deep into its wonderful inner workings.
Jesse Terry is Product Owner for Ableton Push. The man behind its creation! Jesse explains why Push was first built using Lego, what makes it different to other controllers and its future.
Does Sonic Charge's Echobode Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason give you all the echo/delay you'll ever need? G. W. Childs puts this plug-in to the test repeatedly.
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Designed by Richie Hawtin and Livid Instruments, is CNTRL:R the next evolutionary step for music production controllers? DJ and producer Sara Simms investigates.
Music is all about the groove. In this tutorial Darren Burgos gets down and dirty in Logic Pro and shows you how to create your own custom grooves that'll spice up your tracks.
Looking for a better solution for strings samples, that don't sound like they've been played on a keyboard? Enter Action Strings. Hollin Jones checks out their character and sonic quality.
Most, if not all, of us "feel" emotions when listening to music. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the use of drones and how they could be used not just for healing music, but all music genres.
The iRig Stomp from IK Multimedia allows you to use your guitar with your iPad... without cracking the screen with your foot! Mike Watkinson puts his foot down in this revealing review.
New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.
Producer for Rank 1 & co-producer for Armin Van Buuren, Benno de Goeij has own brand of sonic magic fused into many hit tunes. He chatted with us about Armin, his live setup, and the future of DJing.