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Review: IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O

IK's latest hardware unit is an iOS and desktop-compatible stompbox solution - but it's also much more than that, as Matt Vanacoro found out.

5 Interesting Features that Make Reason an Excellent DAW to Use

Reason is a well-established DAW that continues to mature while never losing anything that users love about it. Here are 5 reasons it should be in your sonic arsenal.

Pimp Your Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths With Cremacaffé's All-Natural PO Kit

Protect your handheld Pocket Operator while giving it a stunning new look - even the buttons and knobs! The Pocket Operator PO Kit is something to behold.

This Ableton Live Sequencer Creates Music Patterns based On Animal Population Behavior Equation

This free Max for Live sequence generator isn't like any other sequencer. Based on an equation that models animal population behavior it creates compelling or chaotic IDM sequences in Ableton Live.

Roland Announces AAX Pro Tools Support For Roland Cloud Plugins

The on-demand virtual instrument service, Roland Cloud, now offers native AAX plugin support. This brings the sounds of classic synths and drum machines and new digital instruments to Pro Tools.

Review: Isla Instruments KordBot, MIDI controller that takes the chores out of chords

Take the hassle out of generating chords with this hardware MIDI unit that connects to your studio gear. Jade Wii explores the Isla Instruments KordBot.

Why Some Compressors Don’t Need Lots Of Controls

Compression is a staple of the production process, but why do compressors offer such a variety of controls? Joe Albano explains why sometimes less is more.

ADS-7 Is A Russian Analog Drum Synth & Sequencer Inspired By 70s & 80s Drum Machines

Moscow-based AVP Synth have announced a new analog drum synth with 7 channels, individual outputs, and a sequencer with 65 knobs, 4 switches and 27 buttons for fully loaded hands on control.

Loopmasters Bass Master, A Plugin Instrument Dedicated To Bass

The new Bass Master synth plugin features dual layers and choices from 217 waveforms per layer for some classic and experimental bass sounds.

Nektar Technology Launches Panorama T-series MIDI Controller Keyboards

The new Panorama T-4 and T-6 aim to make deep plugin and DAW control more accessible than ever. Here's what they tell us about these new MIDI controller keyboards via an official press release.

Pop Music Production Tips: How To Layer Guitars For A Huge Sound

Guitar production for pop music is a unique challenge - how to get a rich sound without overpowering the track? Gregg Fine is here to explain just how it works.

Using The FabFilter Pro Q2 To Improve Your Mixes

Using a surgical EQ to shape and sculpt your sounds is a core part of getting a good mix. Here, Rich Tozzoli explains how he uses FabFilter's Pro Q2 to do just that.

Moog Warns Trump Tariff Threat On US Synthesizer Manufacturing

Moog Music Inc tells us the upcoming 25% tariff on Chinese components will result in a very real threat on US synthesizer manufacturing and jobs. Here's what you can do about it.

Audio Damage Release Quanta - 10 Voice Hybrid Granular / Subtractive Synth

This monster of a synth from software specialists Audio Damage is on special offer for a short time only.

Logic Pro X: Get Creative With Groups, Summing & Stacks

Logic Pro has powerful grouping tools that go far beyond simple submixing. In this video, David Earl explains VCA faders, Track Stacks and much more.