There's no doubting the joy of using a real hardware synthesizer. The tactile controls are difficult to beat. But when it comes to sound these 7 virtual synths more than hold their own.
Here's some song archetypes for live musicians and performance.
iZotope Neutron brings intelligent analysis and automatic mixing functions to the mixing process. Here we look at the Masking Meter in this new plugin which solves frequency masking issues.
A sprawling Logic project with a billion tracks and regions and a mixer that takes 2 minutes to scroll through might look cool. There's easier ways to make compelling EDM grooves in a single region.
Quickly and easily use your software synth to create a wobble lead patch from scratch in just a couple of minutes!
Taking tracks between projects in Cubase is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how track import works and explores ways to speed up workflow with customised presets.
ReWire is a powerful, invisible protocol for streaming audio and MIDI between compatible apps. Here are some ways it can make your life easier.
If you're going for great-sounding realistic horns in your productions, Matt Vanacoro is here to share tips on how to turn humdrum horns into something more inspiring.
Ableton Live's racks can be as simple and complex as you wish them to be. Don't be put off by perceived complexity though. There's lots of cool things you can do and Joshua Casper shows some here.
Playing drum patterns on your MIDI keyboard need not be a drag. Here's four quick tips to help you get the rhythms in your head to your tracks.
The analog monophonic synth from Vermona, Mono Lancet 15, has been carefully sampled in creating this special Ableton Live Drum Pack and project. And best of all it's FREE for you from AskAudio.
Even if you enjoy composing, recording, producing music alone it might be worth considering working with others. Collaborations can bring unexpected, and perhaps powerful results.
The Lurssen Mastering Console for Mac, PC and iPad can be a quick and easy way of mastering your tracks and turning a good mix into a professionally produced piece of music.
Applying Groove Files to clips in Ableton Live is easy, fast and effective. Find out how they work and can make your music sound more human in this short video from AfroDJMac.
If you're interested in taking your home or project studio to the next level here's how to get the most from your hard drive storage to create a fast, reliable and seamless setup.