Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.
2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.
There’s plenty of advice out there about promoting your music. But how much of it is worth listening to? Here are some facts you need to hear - even if you might not like all of them.
Producing and composing sound to picture has never been more accessible thanks to technology... but you'll still need the skills to make it work. Here are five top tips to help you on your way.
Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.
Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.
Understanding the relationship between the different rhythms in your melody, accompaniment and other musical elements can help you produce a more effective musical score. Here's how.
Ableton Live has all the tools you need to create your own video game interface sounds. It's fun and can even earn you some money! G.W Childs is here to show you how it's done.
If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.
Most DAWs come with a ton of bundled content, but the factory patches can sometimes lack sparkle. Joe Albano shares his top tips for making them more dynamic, realistic and useful.
When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.
Your approach to programming virtual strings depends on whether they will eventually be played by real instruments. This short video has some pro library selection advice.
Batch processing audio can save you a huge amount of time and effort. Here's Matt Vanacoro to show you how it's done in iZotope's powerful RX6 Audio Editor.
ADR is one of the film and TV industry's most essential tools. Here's how it works in Pro Tools, with some of the key terminology demystified!
Adobe's clever Dynamic Link feature means no tedious exporting and importing. Just harness the power of both apps to get much more detailed control over your sound than Premiere normally allows.