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.
Mastering (turning your demos into radio friendly, polished tracks) can be a breeze with iZotope's Ozone 5. Hollin Jones reveals 8 essential tips to help make you more proficient in Ozone.
With Cubase 7 being a powerhouse of a DAW, some might ask how Steinberg's Nuendo can better it. Matt Loel T. Hepworth examines all of Nuendo 6's new features and compares it to Cubase 7.
Writer's block affects musicians and producers too. If you feel you're going round in circles it make be time to take a different approach and challenge yourself. Gary Hiebner shares 3 tips to help.
Some sounds never seem to go out of fashion. The classic 808 and 909 kits are great examples, and rather than sampling these sounds, Wave Alchemy have synthesized them as Noah Pred discovers.
The REX format changed the face of music production back in its day and now Propellerhead have given it new life with the ability to create and edit this sliced up format directly in Reason 7.
Studio One 2.6 is here and PreSonus tell us the latest version adds new integration with StudioLive, AI-series mixers and SoundCloud. Find out more about the other enhancements in their press release.
BT, arguably one of the most phenomenal composers, musicians & performers of our time, joined us to chat about his life in music, the tools he uses, plug-ins & his new album, A Song Across Wires.
Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.
iLok keys are still used by many plugin and DAW developers to combat piracy. Think you'll need to purchase one in order to use your fave plugin? UVI have other ideas! Here follows their press release.
Sleek, shiny and silver: the Akai MPC Studio looks every bit as good as its brethren. How does it perform? Is it the perfect tool for creative, mobile beat-makers looking for Akai's legendary pads?
The new expanded kit from Alesis for the DM7X is said to offer expanded features and silent performance ability. Read on to find out more from their press release...
Live 9 is arguably the most exciting environment in which to create musical content. And the new Max for Live Mono Sequencer makes it even better for musicians as Noah Pred discovers.