The most difficult aspect of using audio loops in your music productions is to make them sound like you, while being extremely creative with them. Output Arcade looks to solve this issue in style.
Acid Pro 8 from Magix is the latest version of this long-established music suite for Windows, and it's got a wider feature set than ever. Hollin Jones finds out what's new.
Waveform is one of the few tri-platform DAWs. With version 9 it has gone fully 64-bit as well as adding a bunch of upgrades and new features. Hollin Jones dives in...
For a new take on live performance and recording, Zen Audio's ALK 2 definitely offers something that nobody else is doing right now. G.W Childs finds out exactly what that is.
Bouncing audio with effects and then editing the resulting audio clips is a trick that some producers have been using for years. Here's a practical example of how it works in Live.
What if you could take the exact performance of a classic drum loop and recreate it using your own samples, with just a few steps? With SD3 and Regroover, you can! Here's how.
This loop-based production station from Umlaut, "Motors", is designed to let you quickly create useful looped breaks and patterns. Matt Vanacoro took it for a test drive.
Gadget doesn't have audio tracks, but there's a clever workaround for slicing and sequencing audio loops anyway, and it harks back to the days of MIDI triggered hardware. Here's how it works.
This nifty iOS app combines finger drumming with loop sequencing, live fx and even sample editing. Best of all, much of its functionality comes completely free. Hollin Jones investigates Remixlive.
Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument crams over 1000 loops and 1800 presets into a clever four-core loop instrument. Joshua Casper found himself suitably impressed.
Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.
Sample Logic's latest mega-instrument looks like it could fulfil all your looping needs. Here are the details on what you get and a preview of its sounds.
You don't get much for under $5... a cup of coffee, a newspaper... or a collection of 72 ambient loops plus a built-in monosynth for Reaktor!
Creating hip hop loops for yourself or to sell commercially can be great fun. Here are some tip tips to help you get hipping, hopping, and hopefully not stopping.
A site where you can choose a bespoke way to buy just the samples you need is always a welcome addition to the market. Could AudioHero save the day?