An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?
Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.
Could it really be true that an iPad DJ app has more features and flexibility than desktop alternatives? Hollin Jones seeks out the truth...
Blue's compact mic and software bundle is designed for podcasters and journalists as well as anyone making music. With Mac, PC, iOS and Android compatibility, could it be the only solution you need?
iMaschine is a great iOS app for making beats and patterns on the move but if you want to really expand your project into a fully fledged song, here are some techniques you can use to do it.
IK's latest combines full size keys, touch-sensitive MIDI controls, iOS and desktop compatibility with an HD audio interface and even battery power. Could it be the ultimate portable music interface?
Macros and shortcuts are one of the best ways to speed up your DAW workflow. Metagrid for iOS aims to bring control of all your DAWs together in one handy location.
Great news for iPad users with a big, free update to iMPC Pro. And substantial discounts on iMPC for all platforms as well as expansion packs, and even some free content!
Elastic Drums looks to be expanding its already impressive horizons by adding four new synths, with more to follow. Plus there's a raft of other tweaks and improvements. Here's the detail.
Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.
This modular sequencer for iOS takes a unique approach to programming and music-making, plus it's very affordable. So what does it bring to the table?
PositiveGrid's Bias has matured into a truly wide-ranging set of tools for designing and managing your guitar and amp tones. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to deal with all your presets.
Focusrite has come up with a tiny audio interface for iOS that can phantom power from your phone or iPad. Matt Vanacoro welcomes an ultra portable solution.
If you like the idea of building your own instrument but don't fancy one of the heavier desktop tools, Reactable Systems' ROTOR may be just what you're looking for.
BeatHawk for iOS has had a major update with cool new features like Ableton Link support. G.W Childs finds out what else is new...