Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.
Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.
If you'd like a studio condenser microphone with a raft of interchangeable capsules for a multitude of possible sounds when recording, then Blue Mic's Bottle Rocket Mic Locker might be for you.
Soundtoys 5 is officially available. Toby Pitman has done the upgrade and put the new features, including the new Effect Rack, to the test. Find out just how essential Soundtoys 5 really is.
If you're looking for a solid MIDI controller with lots of lights and great keys and pads, then M-Audio have a treat for you in the shape of their new Code 49. G.W. Childs deciphers the code.
Do we need more looping playback and effects tools? Shifted radio.com think so, and after playing extensively with their new Max for Live/Ableton Live device, Properloop, G. W. Childs agrees.
MIDI Controllers. Every self-respecting music producer and musician uses MIDI'"sometimes unknowingly. But with so many music controllers out there which one is best for your needs? Let's find out.
Version 7 of Steinberg's Nuendo platform incorporates new features from Cubase Pro 8 and myriad of other powerful tools for musicians and producers alike. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth explores what's new.
Jay Asher rarely feels unhappy about his existing audio tools... but then StrumMaker IV found its way into his studio. It includes two Kontakt instruments for strummed and non-strummed guitar parts.
One of the names that's getting more attention in the world of professional DJ turntables these days is Stanton. Sara Simms puts the Stanton STR8.150 decks to the test in a scratch session.
Taking what they've done with rhythm, WaveDNA's Liquid Music aims to make building complex melodic parts in your productions easier than you can imagine. G. W. Childs finds out if it delivers.
The new Novation Circuit has caused a stir since its 1st October release. We decided to spend more days with it, going deeper than most, so you can discover what this groove box is really capable of.
In recent years cymatics has been used to make geometric patterns created by vibrations, and often, sound vibrations. The new app, CymaScope makes this more accessible to the masses than ever before.
There's an iOS app for every type of musician, DJ and producer out there. The same is true for vocalists. So, here's a neat roundup of four worthy apps every vocalist should check out.
Veteran DJ Liam O'Mullane aka The Sound Tutor has lived through vinyl to CDJs, control vinyl to controllers and now shares his thoughts on a new era of DJing performance offered by NI's latest S5.