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The History Of Mastering Explained From Tape To Pro Tools

Why is mastering necessary, and how did it change with the move from vinyl to digital? Joe Albano reveals all in this short video.

Review: Gig Performer 3

A slick yet surprisingly feature-packed way to host all your plugins for live performance without a DAW? Yes please, says Matt Vanacoro.

Nanoloop 2 Is A Handheld Synth And Sequencer With Game Pads, On Kickstarter Now

With an FM-based software synthesizer based on the Game Boy Advance’s 16 MHz CPU, a sequencer and plenty of I/O, this new synth looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Roland's TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08 & TR-09 Drum Machines Are Now Serato DJ OSA-ready

Seamlessly add the legendary sound of Roland’s iconic drum machines to Serato DJ Pro setups with TR-SYNC update for TR-8, TR-8S, TR-08, and TR-09

NLE Releases Studio One 4 - Mastering Essentials

Learn about Studio One's powerful mastering tool set and follow practical examples of mastering in different genres with this comprehensive, 20-video course.

Nord Enhanced Electric Pianos Now Compatible With More Keyboard Models

With an OS update, Stage 3, Stage 2 EX, Stage 2, Electro 6, Electro 5, Piano 4 and Piano 3 owners can all now benefit from the Enhanced EP Collection.

Focusrite Offers Free License For Sonarwork's Reference 4 Headphone Edition

Get a license for Reference 4 Headphone Edition completely free when you register your Focusrite hardware, until October 1st. Here's how it works.

Review: Drum Fury

Sample Logic is known for its huge sounding libraries, but could even they deliver on the promise of something called Drum Fury? Matt Vanacoro found out.

re-Connect By Joué Brings USB-C And MIDI Connectivity To Your Studio In One Cable

Take two cables into the studio? Just use re-Connect, the new and versatile MIDI-to-USB-C cable from Joué.

Review: Fluid Audio SRI-2

A rugged, well-featured and affordable audio interface that can also be powered from a new iPad Pro? Matt Vanacoro wonders if Fluid Audio's SRI-2 is too good to be true.

Control The Behringer Deepmind 12 With This New Plugin

Take control of your Behringer Deepmind 12 in software with this new and very affordable plug-in MIDI-based controller.

LANDR Improves AI Mastering Software And Gives Musicians Complete Control Over Their Sound

The new Tonic update takes online, AI-based mastering to a whole new and more customizable level. Here's what you need to know.

Review: Auto-Tune Access & Auto-Key

These two new additions to Antares' auto tune family bring the power of vocal tuning to new, affordable price points. Matt Vanacoro plugged in...

K-Devices WOV & TTAP Review: Carving A Niche

These two plugs - a modulator and a tape delay - bring K-Devices' processing to the masses. Noah Pred road tested them and liked what he discovered...

Erica Synths' Sample Drum And Plasma Drive Are Out Now

Geared towards live performance and sound shaping, the latest additions to Erica Synths' family look and sound great, and they're reasonably priced. Here's the details.