MIDI is a key part of most music systems, but how much do you know about its finer points? Joe Albano explains Channel Voice Messages in this short video.
Akai MPC owners around the world rejoice. For absolutely nothing... you can download a very well sampled MPC expansion pack called Dark Mood. Yes, you read that right. It's 100% completely free.
Doubling is a relatively simple yet effective trick for creating depth, richness and interest in an arrangement and a mix. Joe Albano shares his top tips for doubling up.
Ableton announced today that registration for Loop—the company’s summit for music makers—is now open. This year the three day event for music makers will be held in Los Angeles instead of Berlin.
A raft of new features including open structure for user customisation come in these free updates. Here's everything you need to know.
The new, limited edition analog drum machine and mono synth from Arturia just got a creative makeover, merging Michelangelo's most famous fresco to the DrumBrute Creation & MicroBrute Creation.
Vocal-based instruments have come a long way in recent years with word and phrase builders emulating a real singer. Matt Vanacoro got multilingual with East West Voices of the Empire
Propellerhead tells us their new beat creation device, Umpf Club Drums rack extension, offers everything musicians need to make pumping, club-ready drum tracks in Reason.
Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.
ALK2 is a sequencer that lets you pre-plan where you will record and where the sequencer will play back your recording. Great for live performers, and now the Solo edition is just €39!
The most difficult aspect of using audio loops in your music productions is to make them sound like you, while being extremely creative with them. Output Arcade looks to solve this issue in style.
This touch controller can process not only CV but also audio, and both at the same time if you wish. Jade Wii was excited to test out a totally unique way of shaping sound.
Mastering is a key production technique but one that's evolved over time. Joe Albano explains its history, and how it works in Logic Pro X.
Eventide's first Eurorack module is the EuroDDL, a multi talented delay unit. In his review, Loopop puts it to the test to find out exactly what it can do...
These two new sample-based instruments from Keepforest aim to cover all the bases for creative sound design for music, games, film and TV.