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Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X

Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.

Musicians & Producers: Should You Upgrade To Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra Yet?

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is being released today. If you're a music producer and you use your Mac with a DAW, music software or plugins we'd recommend you read this first before updating!

Xirid XS2: New, Advanced Hardware Sequencer Coming Soon

There's a new music instrument company bringing to market a new hardware sequencer. Though very little is known about the upcoming XS2 from XIRID, we do know it'll premiere at SoundMit soon.

Interview: Devious Gamers

What happens when a bunch of guys have an idea for a business, and actually go through with making it happen? G.W Childs finds out the story of game developers Devious Gamers.

This Utility Makes Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Useful For Ableton Live

Got an Apple MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar? Got Ableton Live 9? From today they're both going to play better with each other thanks to pATHCES Ableton Live Touch Bar utility.

Sugar Audio Releases Filterizor Q Pro/Free 2D/3D Multi-Channel EQ, Filter & Effect Plugin

Sugar Audio has released Filterizor Q Pro & Free- the multi channel equalizer, filter & effect VST, VST3, AU & AAX audio plug-in, with an introductory discount offer.

Review: Figure 53 Go Button 3, Live Music Controller for iOS

Building up and controlling music or SFX cues for your live shows can be tricky without the right tools. Jay Asher road tested the specialised but still user-friendly Go Button 3.

Audiothingies Debuts 12-Voice Drum Synth & Sampler, DoubleDrummer

Priced at just €303 DoubleDrummer is a drum machine that combines a synthesis engine and sampler engine and plays nice with your software or hardware MIDI setup.

New Ableton Live Packs from Flintpope & Isotonik Studios

It's official. Flintpope, the maker of innovative sampler instruments and Live packs, is part of Isotonik Studios. Check out these two Ableton packs and here's what Isotonik tell us about them.

What is Convolution Reverb?

Convolution reverb plug-ins have become the go-to reverb type in recent years. But what exactly is it? How does it work? And why does it produce realistic spaces? Richard Lainhart explains all.

Propellerhead Announces Reason 10, Big Content Update

Sporting 6 new instruments, 1 effect and over 3GB of samples and loops, Propellerheads tell us version 10 is the biggest content update ever for Reason. Here's what you need to know.

Audiowerkstatt Releases Midi Clock Multiplier for Polyrhythmic & Experimental Music

Available from today Audiowerkstatt's MIDI Clock Multipler is a clock multiplier for MIDI Clock. It might not sound exciting, but in practice allows for creative and experimental rhythms and effects.

Umlaut Audio Releases Motors, Impressive Pulse Rhythmic Variations

Create spine tingling pulses for Film, TV and games with rhythmic variation on loops for Kontakt with Umlaut Audio's new MOTORS.

Review: KingKorg

If you hadn't heard of the KingKorg, you're probably not alone. But could this somewhat under-the-radar live performance synth actually be the instrument that performers have been looking for?

iZotope Ozone Imager, Free Plug-In, Adds Width To Your Mix

Want to add some width to that flat, two dimensional mix you're working on without spending a dime? Go download iZotope Ozone Imager for FREE! Yes, as in lunch. It's a no brainer.