NI's Reaktor is a playground for making simple synths and effects, but also caters for the incredibly creative sound designer looking for new ideas. That's where Tim Exile's Flesh joins the party!
We've been told, "it's all about the bass"... and Sam Spacey's Epica Bass puts a vintage, analog slant on this thought by capturing some authentic legendary bass instruments for Kontakt users.
Blue Microphone's Mo-Fi headphones got a lot of positive feedback after passing through the Ask.Audio lab tests! So, how do the new (and more economical) Lola headphones fare? Matt Vanacoro finds out.
Imagine having multiple playheads that can play back different MIDI patterns in different directions, tempos and pitch settings... on an iPad. Fugue Machine does that and more in a really novel way.
Can't find space for a grand piano in your studio? There's always piano software instruments. AIR Music Tech's Mini Grand will fit in any studio and won't break the bank. Hollin Jones investigates.
A fully fledged DAW on your iPad with advanced MIDI sequencing, editing, audio warping, pro workflows, and high-quality instruments and effects? You'd better believe it. Auria Pro is here.
We got hands-on with the new ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller / instrument... and after extensive testing came to a conclusion that surprised us. Watch the video and read the review here.
There's more to Reaper than its bargain basement price. Cockos' DAW is fast becoming a well-respected, feature-rich sound production application . Gary Hiebner puts version 5 of Reaper to the test.
For live performers, in-ear monitors have many advantages over foldback wedges. Matt looks at the entry-level and pro in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears to see if they can replace on-stage monitors.
Could your humble iPad or iPhone be the foundation for the future of music making? These 10 apps from 2015 suggest there is hope for the brave new world for musicians and live performers.
Audio interfaces are one of the most important element in any recording or production studio. Here's five of the best for every budget that made waves in 2015 which we reviewed.
Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.
Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.
If you do any mixing or production it's important to understand the best way to acoustically treat the room you use. That's where FuzzMeasure 4 comes in, helping you to make decisions from real data.
Kicking off our Best of 2015 series are our most favourite Ableton Live Packs from this year. Noah Pred reveals his top five with some notable mentions too.