30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.
You've been toiling away in the studio creating excellent tracks in FL Studio. But your journey is not over... it's time to perform live. Gary Hiebner uncovers the joys of Performance mode.
Bass amps are for bass players only? Nope! Kick open Logic Pro X and follow this excellent tutorial by Darren Burgos as he shows you how to use Bass Amp Designer in new and novel ways for synths.
Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live user, explores how to make it even better using Max for Live. (Part 2/2)
David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.
NI's Razor is appreciated for its cutting-edge sonic capabilities. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs slices through the many layers of this complex synth with a mind to get vocoding.
The Trap music genre seems to be constantly evolving... and borrowing from other more established styles too. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to make Trap style beats in Propellerhead Reason.
The jury is most definitely in about Logic Pro X, and the overall reaction is very positive. One of the areas to receive some love from Apple was the Score Editor! Peter Schwartz takes a closer look.
There's grooves and then there's grooves. In this tutorial, Ableton Certified Trainer, Noah Pred, shows how to take your Ableton Live 9 groove creations to the next level polyrhythmically.
Want to modulate your sounds or a particular control on a synth or plugin in Ableton Live 9? Max for Live's LFO is here for exactly that purpose and Gary Hiebner is here to show you how to it works!
Did you know that, thanks to Logic Pro X inheriting the Musical Keyboard from GarageBand, you can now create sampler instruments faster than ever? Mike Watkinson demonstrates how.
When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.
While Pro Tools is not traditionally known for its MIDI editing capabilities, version 10 and now 11 have brought it on leaps and bounds. Mike Watkinson checks out how to make the most of its tools.
Getting unique sounds and effects out of Logic Pro X doesn't have to mean taxing your Mac's CPU. G. W. Childs shows how to make use of the new MIDI FX plug-ins to get creating wherever you are.
Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.