Music Technology

Togu Audio Line TAL-Mod review

<b>Swiss developer Togu Audio Line has never sought the limelight with its quietly confident line of plugin instruments and effects.</b><p>TAL-Chorus-LX is a …

Music Production

oeksound Spiff review

<b>Just like it’s stablemate, Soothe, Spiff, the second plugin from Helsinki’s oeksound, was originally designed as a corrective processor for vocals,</b> …

Music Production

Line6 Echo Farm 3.0 review

<b>First released for Pro Tools TDM (and thus requiring expensive dedicated DSP hardware to run) in 2001, Echo Farm has since been through quite the</b> …

Music Production

10 ways to sidechain the sidechain

<b>The signal a compressor listens to and analyses to dynamically control its gain adjustment circuit is called the sidechain. While feeding an external</b> …

Music Production

Blue Cat Audio’s Free Amp plugin does exactly what you’d expect it to

<b>Based on its</b> <b>Destructor</b> <b>amp sim plugin, Blue Cat Audio’s Free Amp offers three amp models for free. Inspired by real amp hardware, it gives you classic</b> …

Music Production

Antares Auto-Tune Pro review

<b>Despite the presence of several other excellent plugins in its catalogue, Antares will always be known as the company that kickstarted the automatic</b> …

Music Production

SampleRadar: 253 free household rhythm samples

<b>SampleRadar is bringing a whole new meaning to house music, as we present a selection of rhythmic sounds that are created using everyday objects,</b> …

Music Production

Recode Daily: AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner is being challenged by the Department of Justice

Plus, for the first time, Netflix tops HBO in Primetime Emmy nominations; Lady Gaga’s fashion startup has Silicon Valley backing; the World Cup is a victory for the immigrant dream.<p><b>AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner is being challenged, again, by the Department of Justice</b> — a move that will renew the …

Silicon Valley

Ferry Corsten returns for third instalment of UNITY project ‘Rosetta’ alongside Jordan Suckley

Ferry Corsten continues to fly the flag for the UNITY project with the latest offering ‘Rosetta’, this time joining up with Jordan Suckley, a …

Music

Blast from the past: Yamaha SW1000XG

<b>Way back at the end of the 20th century, desktop production was a relatively new, exciting, and - most of all - confusing pursuit. Computers had</b> …

Music Production

Bitwig Studio is set to get a spiced-up Sampler as version 2.4 looms

<b>Bitwig is preparing one of its regular Bitwig Studio point release updates, and if you’re a sampling fan, it could be a biggie.</b><p>Version 2.4 of the DAW …

Beta Testing

Leaf Audio Microphonic Soundbox Review - Little Box of Tricks

<b>The Microphonic Soundbox could add some acoustic seasoning and flavour to your music. Dave Gale thumps and bows this new box of tricks…</b><p><b>Price</b> €149 Kit …

Music Production

SYNTH SECRETS – Computer Music issue 259 is out now!

Get this issue now<p>Print + DVD | | Android | | iOS | | Digital cross-platform<p>Digital editions include all extra content, now available via FileSilo …

Synthesizers

Acustica Audio Cream review

<b>Apparently, Cream, Acustica Audio’s new convolution-based channel strip, is the first in a series of three plugins, “each embodying a volume of</b> …

Music Production

Studio Interviews: John Valasis

<b>Just a stone’s throw from the Acropolis you’ll find Greek-born producer John Valasis hard at work scoring, producing and sound designing in his</b> …

Music Production

Oliver Schories' favourite music software

Steinberg Cubase Pro 9.5<p>“The workflow is great, you can easily save your own shortcuts, and I like the easy integration (via ReWire) of Ableton Live …

Music Production

(UK Only) Win! A pair of limited edition Black/Blue ATH-M50x headphones

<b>Our friends at Audio-Technica have given us a pair of limited edition Black/Blue ATH-M50x headphones to give away to one lucky winner…</b> <br>The ATH-M50x …

Headphones

Korg and Propellerhead collaborate on Stockholm, a new version of Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex for Gadget

<b>2018 is turning out to be the year in which Propellerhead spreads its wings. Having</b> <b>released its Europa synth as a VST/AU plugin</b> <b>a few weeks ago, it</b> …

iOS

5 inspirational master bus processing hacks

<b>These days, mixing ‘as you go’ - rather than as its own discrete stage of the production process - is increasingly seen as a valid approach. When the</b> …

Music Production

Technique of the Week: Make Your Sub Bass Pop

<b>In our latest technique of the week, Erin Barra takes a look at sub frequencies. Sub frequencies are tough to control if you don’t understand a few</b> …

Music Production

iZotope's Nectar Elements looks to remove the guesswork of vocal mixing

<b>Nectar Elements is the latest affordable audio plug-in from iZotope that promises easy of use and versatile, intelligent vocal processing…</b><p>Combining …

Music Production

Roland - TR-8S

It was only four or five years ago that Roland rediscovered the power of its dance music legacy. As a global corporation, the Japanese juggernaut …

Music Production

Magix Music Maker now has a ‘pro DAW’ audio engine

<b>Believe it or not, Magix’s Music Maker - a beginner-friendly music production app for Windows - has now been around for 23 years, and the company</b> …

Music Production

Queensland start-ups get creative

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) today showed off the 10 start-ups to graduate from its creative tech accelerator, Collider.<p>The founders have …

Startups

How To Create A Dub Delay in your DAW

<b>It’s a fairly straightforward process to get classic dub delay sounds in your DAW. Erin Barra shows you how…</b><p>One of most compelling and characteristic …

Music Production

Rob Papen Go2 review

<b>Filling what sound and synth designer Rob Papen describes as a hole in his line of synths, Go2 places all of its controls in a single window, with</b> …

Music Production

Sigala: 5 things I’ve learned about music production

<b>Since scoring his first UK number 1 single in 2015 with Easy Love, Sigala - AKA Bruce Fielder - has become a one-man hit factory, albeit one who’s</b> …

Music Production

Utilising Beat and Pattern Sequencers in Cubase 9.5

<b>Analogue-style beat and pattern sequencers are essential – and Cubase can handle them just fine without external plug-ins. Adam Crute shows you how…</b> …

Music Production

Using Maximus as your all-in-one dynamic processor in FL Studio

<b>Since the multiband dynamics plug-in Maximus has been included in the mid-range Producer Edition of FL Studio, it’s time to take an in-depth look at</b> …

Music Production

Little Boots gets hands-on with MAUD, a massive modular controller

<b>For many of us, the last few years have seen our music technology getting smaller, but Victoria Hesketh - AKA Little Boots – has demonstrated that</b> …

Music Production