Tracking guitars in the box is an ever more common technique for laying down guitar tracks. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 of his top tips for getting the best results possible.
HALion Sonic SE comes with Cubase but it's also available free for other DAWs. Matt Hepworth shows you how to quickly assign single notes to play complex chords in this short video.
Komplete Kontrol 2 is a quantum leap forward from the first generation of hardware and software. These three short videos show you exactly how the new system will revolutionise your workflow.
Innovative new plug-in from Sinevibes looks set to change the way we think about manipulating the timing and feel of audio parts in realtime.
A $2600 bundle for just $399 sounds too good to be true, right? But sometimes miracles do happen as Matt Vanacoro found when he checked out the gargantuan UVI Vintage Vault 2 collection.
UAD brings yet more goodies to the table with its latest 9.3 software update. Matt Vanacoro tests it out and lets you know how he got on with these new and varied plug-ins.
The latest offering from Best Service contains a wealth of multi-layered sampled orchestral instruments. Jay Asher put it to work creating some lush sounds for his productions.
Did you know there are over 100 models of hardware drum sampler out there? Why not save tracking them all down by simply getting this excellent new beatbox instrument, Beatbox Anthology 2, from UVI.
It's easier than you might think to create your own multiband effects from scratch in FL Studio. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you exactly how it works.
Nothing sounds cooler than stuttered, repeated beats and patterns faster than the hand could ever play. Here, Noah Pred shows you how to create them in Ableton Live with the Beat Repeat effect.
If you're looking for an affordable but versatile collection of instruments and effects to serve a range of uses from leads to textures, Cinématique Instruments Mociula might have the answer.
It's in its infancy, but Soundbridge could be the next big thing: a local or cloud-based DAW that is, for now at least, completely free to use. Matt Vanacoro is suitably impressed.
The internet has opened up a whole new way for producers to access and use samples legally. Noiiz is a DAW-integrated, online sound store with pricing tiers to suit different users.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what’s going on? Hollin Jones finds out...
What do you get if you combine salt, pepper, sugar and chili? Something that smells interesting. Joshua Casper checks out Aroma...