David Earl is a composer/producer and Logic Studio guru living in the San Francisco Bay Area. You've seen him on YouTube & macProVideo.com, now read about his approach to game audio composition.
If you know about NI's Solid Mix series and you know about Softube then you have reason to be pretty excited about the NI Komplete 9 Ultimate Processors. Mo Volans breaks down each element.
Need to bring the elements of your mix together and create a tighter, more cohesive sound? Of course you do! Gary Hiebner's demonstration of Live 9's Glue Compressor will have you stuck on it for good
One of the many new features in Reason 7 is Parallel Channels. Yup, NY style comping is easy as pie to achieve in Reason now... but it doesn't just stop there as G.W. Childs finds out.
There are a number of innovative MIDI controllers coming through: Ableton Push & ROLI's Seaboard to name a few. Darren Burgos reviews another unusual one. Find out if the QuNeo pushes his buttons.
The new MixConsole in Cubase got a serious upgrade with version 7 of Steinberg's popular DAW. Mo Volans discovers the enhancements are more than skin deep!
PreSonus Studio One is building up a reputation as the new DAW on the block, and the credit is well deserved. Gary Hiebner discovers the joys of comping in version 2.5 of this new and popular DAW.
Playing live soon? G. W. Childs pipes in with some timeless advice on how to make sure everything goes smoothly with your sound guy and to help you play an excellent set.
At one stage during the 80s it looked like Keytars were going to become the instrument of choice... Mo Volans picks up the new Alesis Vortex keytar to find out if this controller may spark a revival.
Pad controllers have really pushed the boundaries for musical expression and performance. Now ROLI look to push the music keyboard interface into the future with Seaboard GRAND,
Live 9 includes some helpful extra buttons around the main interface. In this article G. W. Childs IV outlines these new mappable buttons and how they can take your Live experience up a level.
Possibly the most talked about of the new features in Reason 7 is its ability to hook up external MIDI devices. G. W. Childs checks out the connectivity and finds out how well it has been implemented.
Maschine is so deep you could happily work only with it... but, there'll probably come a time when you want to move your patterns and sounds into a DAW. Mo Volans shows how to do this with Logic Pro.
You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to change the tempo of your songs on the fly in Apple's MainStage. Well, it's easy if you know how, and David Earl shares his tap tempo know-how here.
It's just you up there, making the crowd groove... with just your iPad! Native Instruments' Traktor DJ for iPad is powerful indeed! In this Hollin Jones shares 10 excellent tips for Traktor DJ users.