Convolution reverb plug-ins have become the go-to reverb type in recent years. But what exactly is it? How does it work? And why does it produce realistic spaces? Richard Lainhart explains all.
Most people know how to bash out some beats on a MIDI keyboard, but how about taking things to the next level? Here's how to generate some more unusual beats without breaking a sweat.
With IK's Synktronik out in the wild, users are beginning to tap into its huge potential for sound creation. Matt Vanacoro gives you his top tips for getting the most out of this powerful instrument.
Modelling the classic Moog hardware means Modular V's sequencer works a little differently to some others. Rishabh Rajan shows you how it works and explores its many abilities...
With DIY gear so readily available, building your own controllers can be fun, rewarding and really creative. Here, Liam Lacey shows you how to make your own 3D gesture-sensing USB MIDI controller.
Whatever kind of music you are working with, iZotope's Ozone has the tools to master it sympathetically. Here, Joe Albano dives into the Vintage modules to show you exactly what they offer.
Superior Drummer 3 has way more going on under the hood than a shiny new interface and killer drum library. One major addition is that you can replace and convert drums to MIDI with the help of AI.
Ever wanted to get that signature vocoder effect as heard on tracks by legendary artists The KLF? Help is at hand - G.W.Childs is here to show you how to do it!
Ableton Live's Sampler is capable of much more than basic sample playback. Here, Joshua Casper takes you through some of its more advanced applications like creating your own instruments.
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.
Logic Pro X has more tools for pitching and tuning audio than you may have realised, and it works just as flexibly as editing MIDI pitch does. Darren Burgos explains.
Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.
Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.
Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!
Your kick drum is key to the sound of your house track. In this short video, Olav Basoski breaks down how to choose, shape and sculpt the perfect bass drum in Logic.