In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.
If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.
A new browser, permanently floating windows, Hi-DPI, 4K and Retina support are just some of the improvements Steinberg has made to Cubase 10. Here, learn how they can help you.
Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.
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.
Modulate playback speed, use key tracking to control pitch, loop, reverse and much more. Bitwig Studio 2's Sampler is deconstructed in this video from certified pro, Thavius Beck.
Remixing is a great way to experiment, get creative and even make some money. Here are five quick tips to help you find inspiration and make better remixes today.
Here are 5 things you can try to make sure you get a great vocal take, and also to make your vocals more interesting, from how you stand to recording before you press record...
It's not all about instruments - the FX and accessories you choose for your studio can transform it and help make your tracks sound even better. Here are the best released in 2018.
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.
2018 has been a great year for new, expanded and upgraded music-making apps on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Here are some of the best, from beat makers to full DAWs.
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.
Native and powered plug-ins trade off price and power in different ways - but which system is right for you? In part one of this guide, Matt Vanacoro explains the pros and cons of each.
Recording acoustic guitars using direct input doesn't always sound great, but with a few tricks you can make big improvements. Here, Rich Tozzoli shares his recording secrets.