To celebrate their 65th anniversary, AKG have launched a limited-edition version of their popular K702's.
Alva’s debut audio interface combines versatile single-control operation with impressive sound quality.
This month we look at the new iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and Borderlands Granular Synth app.
A little package from Avid lets you run a full Pro Tools HD Native system from your laptop, with huge track counts and negligible latency.
Innovative wall- and floor-mounted Mic stands
Looking for a no-fuss looper for live performance? Look no further...
Cadac’s large-format consoles are legendary in touring theatre circles, but their Live 1 range aims to clean up in the compact-mixer market...
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Cakewalk’s programmers seem to be constantly pedalling the upgrade cycle! We find out what’s new and exciting in the latest Sonar X2...
An all-analogue signal path with digital control and side-chain processing make the Titan stand out from the crowd.
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Drumasonic’s eponymous software instrument offers detailed editing control over its generous library of drum and percussion sounds.
Software control over analogue modular synths takes a big step forward, as Expert Sleepers’ growing plug-in suite is joined by custom hardware.
Behind Fabfilter’s elegant interface lurks an advanced algorithm that is claimed to offer the most natural de-essing yet.
Two-way or three-way? You decide! This premium nearfield speaker from Focal is unique in offering both full-range and band-limited listening modes.
These sleek column speakers from prestigious PA brand Fohhn kick out more sound than their size might suggest...
Compact stereo recorders are a great way of capturing audio away from the mouse and keyboard. Here’s our selection of current models, with links to the SOS review where available.
JoeMeek gear has always been about adding a nice vintage vibe to your recordings without having to pay through the nose. Does the new Q2 deliver the goods?
The idea of mounting two capsules in one mic body isn’t new, but Lewitt Audio have added their own twist...
Little Labs seem consistently to release useful little boxes that perform well and solve all the irritating little problems in...
Does anyone need eight channels of distortion when summing analogue signals together? Looptrotter might be able to persuade you that the idea’s not entirely crazy!
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Maschine’s MkII hardware gets a Technicolour make-over, while its software increments to v1.8...
Native Instruments have teamed up with Softube to model three pieces of highly regarded valve outboard gear.
Could this be the perfect low-power guitar amp for studio recording?
The secret of Radial's excellent reputation is simple: design excellent products, and build them well.
Toontrack’s Superior Drummer has proved a big hit. Does their EZKeys virtual piano reach an equally high note?
The Urei 1176 is one of those classic compressor-limiters that many boutique manufacturers are now trying to put their own spin on. What do Wes Audio bring to the party?
First they got you hooked on their drums, and now XLN Audio are pushing pianos...
Better use of your Mac’s Spotlight feature could save you hours of arduous searching...
Great backing vocals can be essential if you want to turn a promising track into a superb one — so find out how to get them right every time.
Find out what the Pro Tools 11 world will hold for your hardware setup.
We explore the innovative hardware and software that is helping disabled musicians take their work to the stage.
What can we expect from Ableton Live’s new version 9?
Virtual MIDI cables still have a place in the PC musician’s studio, so what should you be using in this 64-bit world?
A different perspective on Studio One’s Project page could unleash its true potential...
Last month, we recounted our experiences of tracking a jazz big band on location. Now we explain what it takes to turn the raw multitracks into a nicely polished production.
We travel to Kent to identify some problems with a reader’s mixes, improve his electric guitar recordings, and help him create a more trippy vocal sound.
Learn how to march to a different beat in Cubase, by locking a tempo-varying performance to a fixed beat — and vice-versa.
Glitch techniques are common currency in pop production, and Reason can glitch with the best of them...
Recreate Ableton Live’s Beat Repeat with Logic.
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I've got a Shure SM57 and a Rode NTK and I'm not sure which I should use on vocals. This got me wondering whether it would be...
I did the sound for a new band last night and spent the first set sorting the keyboards out, which failed in the second song....
Due to space and other limitations, I am not able to mic up my amp, so I'm going to have to rely on plug-ins for my guitar...
I was called in half an hour before a concert to record a violin and piano concert at a school with the violinist Jennifer...
Paul White discusses how the App market is driving software and hardware development away from the pro-end.
To say that producer Chris Hughes was closely involved with Recording Adam & The Ants’ biggest records would be a bit of an understatement — he got so involved he joined the band...
Electronic musician Dan Deacon takes audience involvement much further than most artists, often setting up his gear in the middle of the crowd. He speaks to us about his equipment and the philosophy behind his wild live shows.
The film of Led Zeppelin’s reunion concert was five years in the making — yet Alan Moulder had only three weeks to mix the entire soundtrack!
Scott Walker’s career has taken him from pop stardom to high art. In a rare interview, he and producer Peter Walsh lay bare their unique approach to recording.
This month: Jaffa Road, Admiralty Wireless, Quiet Rebellion, The Draymin, Captain Horizon, Uncle Wally & Uncle Steve and Papadosio
Shahid Khan has gone from pizza delivery man to in-demand producer — with a little help from Noel Edmonds.
Why are manufacturers constantly opening up new fronts in the loudness war?
This month Mike considers tracks from Rihanna, Marina and the Diamonds, Conor Maynard and Train.
Unique, unnavigable and steeped in history, the BBC’s extraordinary Maida Vale studio complex exemplifies everything we love about our national broadcaster!
There are times when practical considerations outweigh artistic judgements. Especially when there’s a war on.
We speak to a Bay Area trade group who hope their sponsorship business model will benefit artists, studios — and themselves — alike.