Tom Oberheim’s classic two-voice synth gets the Arturia treatment in the form of the SEM V.
Innovative 'remote control' adds new creative dimensions to a leading orchestral strings library.
Paradoxically, adding distortion in mastering can make tracks sound clearer. That’s the idea of Brainworx's clever multi-band plug-in.
Conventional notation software often struggles to turn real MIDI performances into usable scores. ScoreCleaner applies artificial intelligence to the problem...
Instead of cutting corners, Swedish company Ehrlund have added them, by basing their microphone around an unusual triangular diaphragm.
Making professional‑quality preamps available at project-studio prices has been Focusrite’s forté for many years, and this design doesn’t disappoint.
Legendary PA brand HH Electronics is back, with a range of active speakers that employ the latest in sound-system technology.
Can one guitar amp really meet all your needs, from night-time recording in your bedroom to rocking out at high volume on stage?
Izotope’s Iris offers a new take on sound design via its innovative sample resynthesis engine.
Kenton have always had the knack of manufacturing indispensable little doodads, and the Modular Solo is no exception. Made...
Boasting reference-quality converters, the Hilo also promises to be future-proof...
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The burgeoning numbers of boutique pedal builders and the availability of Velcro probably means that, despite the availability...
If you want a computer that’s completely silent, yet portable and powerful enough for location recording, look no further.
Italian company RCF are famous for their PA systems, but they also make studio monitors. We put these compact speakers to the test.
Over the last two issues, we've looked at two collections of instruments from new manufacturer Rhythmic Robot.
Is Rob Papen’s Blade the cutting edge of additive synthesis?
This unique library brings the USA’s top marching brass band to a computer near you.
Shure’s assault on the headphone market continues, as they follow up their closed-back models with this flagship open-back design.
This vintage‑styled mic is designed especially for recording electric guitar. Does it sound as classy as it looks?
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Does your live vocal sound lack the clarity and detail of your studio recordings? Then you may want to switch over to a capacitor model. Here’s a selection of current options.
DruMM is a drum module for Native Instruments' Kontakt software sampler that uses its own GUI within...
We check out the Tascam iU2 audio interface, and sneak a peak at Reactable's Mobile tactile synth for iOS and Android.
Making similar signals play nicely together sometimes requires more than just a polarity switch. Enter Waves’ phase-manipulation tool.
On seeing Nu Metal's artwork, my immediate hope was that the 1.1GB of content would be better quality than the skull drawing on the cover.
Analogue tape is enduringly popular as an audio recording medium, but do enough people know how to use it properly any more? Bob Clearmountain’s experience suggests otherwise...
The second part of our string-arranging series ventures into more dramatic musical territory, and explains how to manipulate orchestral string articulations when creating MIDI arrangements.
For those suffering the frustrations of moving audio from one app to another, a solution may finally have arrived, in the form of Audiobus.
Use Logic's 'Convert To New Sampler Track' function to mimic Recycle and make your own sampled instruments.
What are the secrets to a successful soundcheck? We asked some of the biggest names in the live sound industry to share their top tips.
'Parisienne Walkways' showcased Gary Moore's virtuoso guitar work and quickly became his signature song. Its recording also provided a young engineer at Morgan Studios with his first, unexpected production credit.
The groove‑quantise functions in Cubase allow you to tighten your performance without killing that all‑important human feel.
Use Reaper's groups, folders and matrices to organise your mix project.
In the first of our regular Studio One workshops, we’ll be widening our perspective with M/S processing.
Technically speaking, working with a single-track recording may not be 'mixing', but a surprising amount of useful mixing‑style finessing can still be performed.
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'Somebody That I Used To Know' is a worldwide hit that breaks every rule in the book. Artist Gotye and mix engineer François Tétaz reveal how they made it.
Some of the new features in Pro Tools 10 aren’t immediately obvious — but they can be invaluable once you know how to use them.
With our racks about to get even more densely populated by Rack Extensions, we may need strategies for keeping on top of the sprawl...
Many musicians give great live performances when singing and playing guitar at the same time. So why not do it that way in the studio?
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Thanks to Sonar 64-bit operation, the 14-year-old ReWire protocol is back in the limelight!
Find out how to harness the flexibility of DP’s user interface without being drowned in windows.
Announcements in the touchscreen world of Windows 8-compatible products hint at competition for the iPad.
I've been looking at multicores, and wondering how much quality matters. People say that only the best cables should be used,...
I keep reading about the desirable tape effect on a mixdown, and keep hearing people talk about these Studer tape machines. Is...
I have a question about normalising. I mix from Cockos Reaper through an M-Audio ProFire 2626 interface into an Allen...
I have read that the optimum sample rate to record at is 88.2kHz. The reasons include simple integer-ratio sample-rate...
Have your say for a chance to win an AKG C12VR mic worth £5,700 / $5,499!
One of the biggest albums of 2012 was recorded in one of the smallest studios — Andrija Tokic's house in Nashville, Tennessee...
With the tape always running in their Cologne studio, Can built up a huge archive of unreleased material. Much of it was brilliant, but all of it was chaotic...
Dr Douglas Doherty discusses the point.
It's no secret that today's music production requires both left-brain and right-brain functions, and although neuroscientists...
Commercial Productions Analysed: Rebecca Ferguson • David Guetta • Professor Green
One of the oldest and largest recording studios in the world, Fox's Newman Scoring Stage is still in constant demand for top-class film scores.
If you thought music for media was a tough job to get into, you should see how hard it is to get out of.
Statistics, especially those about the music industry, rarely give you the whole picture, but they can tell you a lot if you know where and how to look...