Logic Pro

The best MIDI keyboards for Mac and Logic Pro

Now that we are well in to 2017, we thought it was a good time to re-assess the MIDI keyboard situation for Mac users. We have some new contenders on the block that have pushed some old favorites to the side, while AKAI, Native Instruments and more continue to bring some of the best and most …

Guitar

Logic Pros Review: The ‘Unique’ virtual analog synth and wild vowel filter comes to iOS

In this week’s episode of Logic Pros, we are taking a look at the new Unique iOS synth from Sugar-Bytes. The company has been making some of the most wild audio effects processors and instruments for quite some time now. Turnado, Effectrix, Artillery and the more recent Looperator provide some of …

Synthesizers

Watch inspiring Apple videos showcasing people with disabilities using iOS/macOS assistive features

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day, everyone!<p>To mark the occasion Apple is showcasing a series of more than half a dozen inspiring videos of …

Mixing in Logic - Mix:Master Wyatt Online

Mixing in Logic Pro X<p>Apple’s Logic Pro X – one of the leading DAWs is one of the most stable mixing environments that is used by different artists …

Guitar

Apple’s new ‘Designed for’ videos highlight Accessibility features with personal stories

Apple tonight has shared a series of new videos on its YouTube channel. These videos are part of a new “Designed for” series that highlights people who are using Apple’s Accessibility features to change the way they face life day in and day out…<p>The videos all highlight a different person who uses …

Apple

LEARN HOW TO USE TRUE STEREO PANNING IN LOGIC PRO X 10.3

<b>Take advantage of the new true stereo panning feature in Logic Pro X 10.3 with this video tutorial from Mac Pro Video</b><p>Logic Pro X 10.3 ships with many …

Tutorials

5 free "In the studio" videos you can't miss

When i’m running out of inspiration, one of the things that works better for me is watching “in the studio” videos of artists i’m inspired by. …

I'm So Glad

Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores

The new "Today at Apple" courses offer lessons on photography, music, art, coding and design.<p>Turns out Apple isn't too cool for school.<p>The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called "Today at Apple." The free program will be open to the public and …

Apple

Breathe new life into dusty vinyl by digitizing your LPs (the right way)

Vinyl isn’t dead — it’s simply on the mend. Some believe the recent sales spike is ushering in a new renaissance of sorts, breathing life into a …

Vinyl Records

How to build a complex hook from layers

<b>When you're trying to craft a catchy tune, one strategy is to combine instruments across a larger melody, creating call-and-answer phrases to play</b> …

Guitar

The rise of 3D Audio

The entertainment industry and the media, if we can separate those two addictions of modern life, are about to be hit by changes in audio production …

Audiophile

Bryan Eno shows his music production tricks

In this video shot by BBC Bryan Eno talks about different things but you can find really cool techniques and ideas on how you can use randomizers in …

Music Production

Korg Volca Kick review

<b>At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the latest addition to Korg’s Volca range is a touch limited.</b><p>Given that previous iterations have …

How to install and use MuseScore to create your own music

Last year in March, I wrote about MuseScore, a great open source application for musical notation. At the time, I was still using version 1, but …

Linux

Adapt Your Project Across Multi-Channel Formats with NUGEN Audio's Halo Upmix

Adapt Your Project Across Multi-Channel Formats with NUGEN Audio Halo Upmix<p><b>April 13, 2017</b> by in How-To<p>Find out how to intuitively and efficiently …

Audiophile

Using Reference Tracks While Mixing and Mastering

The question you’re probably asking yourself is: what’s the point using a reference track while mixing original music?<p>Every production is unique, …

Emergency Repair: Fixing Bleed In The Snare

It’s too late. Tracking is over and you’ve lost your snare to hi-hat bleed. The drummer has gone home and there’s no budget to re-track drums. You’re …

Hacking

Stochas

Stochas is a revolutionary new type of step sequencer that has a unique randomisation engine. Designed to work either in mono or polyphonic modes the …

EDM

Sonimus TuCo review

<b>TuCo (AU, VST, VST3, AAX) is a new compressor plugin from Sonimus, based on a vari-mu-style valve circuit with feedback topology.</b><p>The main controls …

Guitar

Cableguys TimeShaper review

<b>One of three new plugins in Cableguys’ Shaper line (the other two being FilterShaper Core and WidthShaper), TimeShaper (which runs in the VST/AU</b> …

Introduction to Machine Learning

<i>Machine Learning is all around us and we may not even realize it. Machine learning is used to solve problem like</i><p><i>Self Driving car</i>• <i><br>Helping doctor in</i> …

Machine Learning

u-he Repro-1 review

<b>A sort of spiritual follow-up to the highly acclaimed Diva, Repro-1 is a component-modelled emulation of one of the most iconic monosynths of the</b> …

Sound Design

NemoSyn NDrive Product Review

Church<p>Sponsored by<br>Yamaha<p>New plug-and-play device allows for one-touch multi-track recording and playback for virtual soundcheck and more.<p>By Chris …

Audio Recording

Beatmaking With Brian Eno

In this short video from BBC Click, <b>Brian Eno</b> demonstrates one of his main techniques for creating ambient music – using probability to control the …

Music

MultiClip Editor - MIDI Modulators - NEW MODULATOR - Arpeggiator

Chaos-Culture have now reached their fifth update of the MIDI MultiClip Editor and have added a further modulator to both it and it’s slimline …

OmniGroup Releases OmniOutliner 5, $10 Essentials Edition and Pro Upgrade

OmniGroup on Wednesday released OmniOutliner 5, which it is calling the biggest update to the outlining app ever. Available in both a $10 Essentials edition (replacing Standard) and an improved Pro version, the changes to the former are said to focus on simplicity for the newcomer, while the latter …

Web Development

RPi HAT add-on does 192kHz 24-bit audio and MIDI too

The Pisound is a sound card HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi with 192kHz 24-bit stereo I/O, classic MIDI In and Out ports, onboard knobs, and a user …

Raspberry Pi

Electronic music production: A beginner's diary

I was nine years old when my mother took me to piano lessons in a small town near Dusseldorf, Germany where we were living at the time. My teacher …

Electronic Music

Review: Apple Logic X 10.3

The most recent update to Logic Pro X delivers literally hundreds of changes to Apple’s top-shelf digital audio workstation. Some new features are …

Software

Impressions Of Scuf Gaming's Two New Pro-Grade Controllers For PS4 And PC

Scuf Gaming is known for making third-party controllers geared towards professional gamers, and typically tweaking features such as the grips, thumbsticks, and triggers, in addition to extra paddles for remapping controls.<p>Today, Scuf released two new controllers: the Impact ($140 USD) and the …

Guns