We all love guitars! But where do you go to get heavy, full-on metal guitars? Toontrack of course! Toby Pitman gives the Metal Guitar Gods expansion pack for EZ Mix a comprehensive workout.
Avid's new AAX plug-in platform has become very popular in a short space of time. Rishabh Rajan puts Crane Song's Phoenix II to the test. Find out if this tape saturation plug-in is the real deal...
Keith McMillen's QuNEO has really taken off since its launch. I saw it being performed with across NAMM 2013. In this tutorial Tadhg Leonard shows how to use it for Momentary Effects in Ableton Live.
If you want to get the most out of your Native Instruments Session Horns Library... then this article deserves your attention! Toby Pitman shares his real-world experience on performance mode and more
There are tons of tasty instruments and effects available through the Propellerhead RE Shop. 3rd party developers have taken advantage, but so to have Propellerhead with their Radical Piano RE.
So, you run a music studio, either at home or commercially - either way it pays to follow good advice. G. W. Childs shares 5 good habits to keep you and your studio in good shape.
Ableton is best known for live performance, and is the favored platform for DJs over traditional DAWs like Logic Pro. Gary Hiebner shares timeless tips on performing a project from any DAW in Live.
Learn how to St-st-sttt-utter your lead synths using iZotope's unsurprisingly popular plug-in, Stutter Edit. G. W. Childs takes you through from start to finish.
It's all well and good making beats in iMaschine on your iPhone, but how can you take those beats into your studio productions? Mo Volans takes the work out of the workflow for beat makers.
Simple is good. Complex is better! (When it comes to using Reason's RPG-8 of course)! G. W. Childs shows how to create complexity with minimum fuss. Enough said!
Become a Cubase Master as Mo Volans takes you on a tour of the ins and outs of all the new synths introduced in the latest 6.5 version of Steinberg's flagship DAW.
If you haven't come across d16 (virtual instruments developer) before now, then be prepared to sample something very tasty indeed! Hollin Jones takes the LuSH-101 for a subtractive synthesis spin!
Sara Simms shows how you can take your DJing to the next level by building your own FX chains in Native Instruments' Traktor.
There are already tools such as Stutter Edit and Gater plug-ins which can transform your static sounds into dynamic rhythms. Why not use Logic Pro's EQ effects to do something similar?
With a growing number of DAWs available, why are you sticking with your existing music production software? G. W. Childs digs deep and investigates what might be best for every musician's needs.