Sometimes you want a plug-in that you can turn to for quick effects processing in just a couple of clicks. Joshua Casper checks out Focus One by Sick Individuals.
Ableton Live 10 has been announced and though it's a little way off being released publicly, we have been exploring the beta and found some awesome new features. Here's what to expect...
Europa is a powerhouse of sound generation and shaping, but it's also friendly and approachable to use. In this short video, Hollin Jones gives you a guided tour of this brand new synthesizer.
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.
Reason 10 has landed with new instruments, effects and a bunch of brand new loop content, making the bundled content bigger and better than ever. Hollin Jones spent some time getting to know it.
We all use them, but how much do you really know about the different kinds of audio interface available? Joe Albano breaks down the fundamentals in this short video.
NI's brand new Komplete Kontrol 2 hardware and software bring a raft of updates and improvements to this powerful platform. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces and liked what he found...
BandLab will be bringing live video streaming to its suite of online collaboration tools following its acquisition of chew.tv. Here are the details.
ROLI adds to the software bundle that comes with Seaboard hardware including the Seaboard Block, now giving you a fullly fledged DAW, Tracktion Waveform.
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.
Tracktion's multi-platform DAW has had a bunch of upgrades as well as a name change. Gary Hiebner has the lowdown on everything that's new.
Bitwig Studio is one of the new kids on the block in DAW terms but really impressed us when it first appeared. So when we got our hands on the brand new version 2, would it still blow us away?
A blank canvas can be a daunting place to start but with this video from Matt Hepworth you'll see that getting up and running in Cubase can be easier than you might have thought.
Imagine being able to sync and modulate your MIDI & analog hardware synthesizers to a DAW like Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase, etc. Meet the very cool Modulation Processor 3244 plug-in from Dialog Audio.
Steinberg tell us their next-generation Cubasis app adds exciting new features and enhancements to acclaimed music production studio for iPad. Among them are pitch-shifting & channel strip effects.