If you've ever been confused by the terminology around studio connections - TRS, S/PDIF, MegaOhms and more - then worry not. Joe Albano is here to make everything clear.
ROLI's Blocks make excellent holiday gifts, but they're powerful and fun to use all year round. Here's a quick guide to setting up and connecting them to get you started.
Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...
2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, but here’s our favourites.
This year saw updates and new releases covering everything from keyboards and Eurorack modules to chord assistants and MIDI guitars. Here's our roundup of the best MIDI controllers of 2018.
AudioBus 3.3 now features MIDI Learn, which opens up whole new worlds of creative possibilities for controlling sessions from MIDI hardware. Here's what's new.
Software instruments can make authentic-feeling and sounding bass parts, but you'll need to know a few programming tricks. Joe Albano shares his secrets...
Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.
Logic has tools to convert audio parts to MIDI data - a process that can be incredibly useful, if you know how to use it. Joe Albano explains exactly how it works.
New Player plugin for Propellerheads' popular DAW creates endless stream of musical melodies, rhythms and harmonies. Read more about it here.
With comprehensive DAW integration as well as plenty of realtime controls and the ability to interface with your CV-controlled gear, could Novation's SL MkIII be all the controller you ever need?
Latest expansion pack from Toontrack embraces modern progressive metal thanks to drummer Jay Postones of TesseracT.
Midnight Sunset and Mallet Flux join NI's growing family of loop and preset expansion packs. And there's the chance to submit a track and win an A-series Komplete Kontrol keyboard.
Seamlessly integrate your MIDI and CV-controlled studio gear, hardware and synths. Sound too good to be true? Not with the Kenton Pro Solo Mk3.
New software update enables MPC X, MPC Live and MPC Software 2 users to take advantage of three great new built-in synthesizers - TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric, and other upgrades.