Hardware / software hybrid drum machine, Arturia Spark works nicely straight out of the box. Mo Volans puts this luminous, rubber-buttoned piece of kit to the test in our in-depth review.
NEWS: Native Instruments Announce Komplete 9 & Komplete 9 Ultimate. Will this be an even more compelling one-stop shop for producers, musicians and performers?
"New browser features" may not sound as exciting a "new synth" or "effect". G. W. Childs explains why this new addition to Live 9 is important, and how'll prove popular with Live users.
Visiting the music studio of a friend often results in a plug-in comparison conversation. Not all plug-ins will empty your wallet or bank account though, as G. W. Childs discovers in this article
What is the Sonnet Echo Express Pro and how can it impact your studio workflow in a positive way? Logic Pro author and guru, Jay Asher, seeks the answer in this review.
Mike Watkinson, ADE, shows how to quickly and effortlessly create a solo violin sampled instrument in Logic Pro - something strangely lacking in the included content for Apple's flagship DAW.
How far does Push redefine the boundaries of composition for Live users? Just how good is this revolutionary instrument for beat making and melody creation? Noah Pred explores the pull factor.
Arguably the most revolutionary of all recent DAWs just got an upgrade. How does Ableton's Live 9 fare in a real-world review? G. W. Childs puts it through its paces and finds out.
Need to learn Ableton Live 9 & Push? Want the knowledge & techniques streamed direct to your brain? You've come to the right place! Your Ableton journey of mastery starts here.
Creating an ergonomic work environment is so important for everyone, including music producers. Jim Pavett shows how, and explains the meaning of "5S" concepts.
David Earl shows how to use Reaktor to convert logarithmic pitch to frequency, create a harmonic series and control it all using one knob! A little essential theory followed by all the practical steps
The time of being tangled up by wires connecting the various devices in your studio together is coming to an end. Adam Goldberg takes a wireless approach when connecting devices to Logic Pro.
We've all felt profound moments of joy, sadness, relaxation, etc when listening to music. In this fascinating article, Lynda Arnold explores how sound affects us and how it can be used for healing.
You don't need more buttons and knobs for a plug-in to make your mixes shine through. Universal Audio's 1176 has simple controls covering the magic inside. Rich Tozzoli shares 3 tricks for the 1176.
The dust hasn't settled yet on TraktorDJ for iPad and NI have released an excellent teaser video for their latest new synth. Looks good, sounds good... but, what is it called? "M..."