JG Harding takes a look at the Notion Music Progression Tab Editor for iPad, whilst Mike Watkinson examines the Camel Audio Alchemy Synth Mobile for iOS.
This ‘two-in-one’ kick-drum mic aims to offer all the benefits of multi-miking techniques, but without the risk of phase problems.
The high-frequency lift on these mics from Audix might not suit everything, but for some styles of music, it could be just the ticket...
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The move from HD to HDX marks a leap into the unknown for high-end Pro Tools users. What exactly does Avid’s new DSP platform offer?
Big Fish Audio's Pop Rocks! (their exclamation mark, not mine) is the company's latest addition to their massive genre-based...
Eventide are among the last of the big-name hardware manufacturers to offer their wares as native plug-ins. Has it been worth the wait?
The streamlined BFD Eco promises top-notch acoustic drum sounds at a budget price.
GForce’s acclaimed OSCar emulator gets a major update — and a deluxe control surface, in the shape of the Touch Digital IMP2C.
Big bangs, shattering impacts, unabated racket, sonic mayhem, deliberate destruction... Pass the earplugs, it’s Heavyocity’s new library!
This new approach to guitar-amp simulation from the creator of the Access Virus synth promises to let you accurately capture the sound of all your favourite tube amps...
Paul White checks out the Line 6 amp that was designed in collaboration with US amp designer Reinhold Bogner.
Can its new look and feel, 64-bit code base and killer feature-set help Magix's heavyweight DAW muscle its way to a bigger market share?
Mic veterans Neumann turn their attention to the other end of the signal chain, with a miniature speaker that packs a big punch.
QSC’s K-Series speakers look serious enough, but can their sound wow the crowd?
Employing a whopping three Lunchbox modules per channel, this EQ system may not come cheap — but it boasts some impressive features.
Hugh Robjohns tests out this redesigned version of the MP73 module from the 1U rack system.
At the heart of most modern studios is a computer running a Digital Audio Workstation, or DAW. The choice of DAWs available has increased significantly over the last few years...
Jazz Colors features 20 jazz-flavoured construction kits comprising over 3GB of sample data, spread across some 1400 samples.
According to its liner notes, the purpose of Urban Ballads is to provide R&B producers with "authentic” sounds.
Vermona have beefed up their four-voice synth and the result is an analogue monster with the emphasis firmly on performance.
Wharfedale’s latest portable mixer-amp offers a compact solution for smaller venues.
As a title, Beats From The East is slightly misleading, as this library's real focus is on delivering Western-style commercial loops for hip-hop, R&B, crunk, trance, techno and house tracks.
Zoom have created another portable recorder that’s overflowing with features and functionality. Can it be all things to all people?
Dust off that hardware controller and make it your best friend in the studio, with this simple way of using Sonar's Active Controller Technology.
Manage multiple monitor mixes with Cubase’s Control Room.
It's a moment we thought would never happen: DP meets Windows...
Straight and vintage delays, ADT, psychedelia, glitch... Is there anything Reason's Echo device can't do?
Simply saving your project in Logic doesn't mean it's safe from harm. To future-proof your masterpieces, get to know your backup options.
This month we wonder at Apple’s lasting appeal, show you how to regain the Apple Loops utility, and eat our words...
Learn some Mid/Sides tricks in Reaper to open up your options at mastering time.
This month, our mix engineer develops a reader's track and shows that the difference between an average mix and a good one is less about the quality of the gear than about what you do with it!
Setting up an old-fashioned step sequencer in Ableton Live is easy.
Can you hear the difference between an MP3 and a WAV file? We explain how lossy audio data compression works, and how to spot the tell-tale signs it leaves behind.
I'm trying to hook a Behringer Denoiser and an SPL Vitalizer MK1 into an older-model Alesis Multimix 16USB mixing console,...
I have the usual selection of Stagg and anonymous mic stands, which are fine most of the time, but I now have some mics that...
I am interested in the Shure SM7b mic and have been looking at its specifications, but the Shure web site seems to be missing...
When recording a drum part, do I have to EQ it, or should it be left untreated?
Samuel Am, via email
I'm looking to get a tube preamp but am on quite a small budget. I've already looked at the ART Tube MP and PreSonus TubePRE....
Checking real-world latency just got easier, with a new tool from DAW Bench...
Tommy Forrest is discovering mainstream success — without compromising the hardcore sample-mangling that has made Akira Kiteshi an underground hit.
The Civil Wars chose to avoid the usual studio trickery for their debut album, and have reaped great success as a result.
April is the time of year when we traditionally wind you up with fake stories, impossible products and non-existent bands. However, whenever we come up with an 'impossible' idea to use as a spoof, somebody usually goes out and builds it.
When is an engineer not an engineer?
Marcus Ryle of Line 6 talks to SOS about a radical new approach to live sound.
The Hillmen * Little Black Holes * Primary Slave * Mine * Charlie Birnie * The Tempus * Pearl Handled Revolver
Lana Del Rey has topped charts worldwide with her signature retro sound — and it all started with a demo that became a viral hit.
Soft Cell's cover of 'Tainted Love' not only catapulted the duo to stardom in the UK, but also went on to spend a record-breaking 43 weeks on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart.
• Lana Del Rey 'Videogames'
• Tinchy Stryder 'Off The Record'
• Emeli Sandé 'Heaven'
• One Direction 'What Makes You Beautiful'
In this new regular feature 'Studio File', we open the doors on some of the world's most interesting professional studios with photographer Hannes Bieger. This month's studio is Avatar in New York.
When it comes to telling composers what to do, job titles are no barrier to meddling.
Internships are a long-established means of breaking into the recording industry — but where is the line between learning and being exploited?