We don our smiley t‑shirts and our baggiest trousers and put Acidlab's 303 clone to the test.
With the cost of entry-level digital mixers having dropped sharply over the last few years, there's never been a better time to invest in a digital mixing console.
iConnectivity MIDI Interfaces For iOS
Justifiably described as 'hyper‑connective', the iConnect...
Can you really enjoy super-wide stereo sound from such a tiny amp?
The Analog Rytm combines analogue drum synthesis with sample playback. Is it the ultimate beatbox?
What secrets have Elysia hidden inside this modest‑looking rackmount case?
FMR have improved on their classic designs as they turned them into 500-series bargains!
Austrian manufacturers Lewitt continue to plough their own furrow, with the latest in their innovative studio microphone range.
M-Audio's latest budget monitors punch way above their weight.
By designing a signal processing environment that offers endless modulation and routing options, Native Instruments hope to reinvent the way we use effects.
Classic, yet unashamedly modern, Neve's latest analogue console promises seamless integration with the software studio.
In their ongoing quest for authentic vintage tones, US mic makers Peluso tackle the classic Neumann M49.
Prism Sound's latest interface looks set to dwarf even their legendary Orpheus...
The Fireface 802 picks up where its highly successful predecessor left off.
Roland bring their HandSonic percussion range bang up to date with the HPD20.
Arpology combines Sample Logic's wealth of sampled sounds with a sophisticated arpeggiator to create a unique virtual instrument.
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Every dog, so the saying goes, has its day. It's also true for keyboards. We all know apocryphal stories of Mellotrons that...
How have sE improved on their innovative Reflexion Filter?
SE give their popular X1 a valve boost, while keeping the price within reach of the masses.
The Attic is a Kontakt instrument from Soniccouture crammed with the sort of dusty old gear many of us would love under our...
With the new Si Performer range, for the first time ever you can control lighting and sound from the same desk. But what's it like to use in practice?
This compact monitor combines Tannoy speaker technology with TC Helicon's renowned reverb and vocal processing.
This book offers refreshingly concise advice on how to make great rock & pop recordings on a budget.
Have Tree Audio gone out on a limb with their vintage-voiced valve channel strip?
Having done electric guitars, Vir2 turn their attention to acoustics, but the inexplicable '6' remains intact...
Waves' clever enhancement plug‑in offers several ways of making your music bigger!
Regular readers may recall my enthusiasm for the You Rock Guitar used as a MIDI controller in my review back in August 2011...
Perhaps the most versatile track type in Pro Tools is one that you can't even record to!
Learn how to extract the rhythmic elements from your favourite tracks and apply them to your own sounds and compositions.
Automatic double-tracking is a doddle in Reason.
Cubase's built-in VariAudio pitch processor isn't just for vocals...
Electric guitars are one of the cornerstones of modern music, but miking them up can prove tricky. We round up some top tips from professional engineers.
NI's Reaktor is the perfect partner for Live...
The ability to sync delay times and other Studio One parameters to tempo is a fertile source of inspiration.
Ajimal: Guy Massey shares tips and tricks as he records the winners of Focusrite's Dream Recording competition at AIR Studio.
Hear the final track and watch the video about the session.
Save time and effort with these power-user techniques for Sonar.
Need to give your productions a shot in the arm? Here are 10 ways to make a beat in Logic Pro X.
I listen to a lot of well-produced material and it all has an inherent sense of space and positioning.
I know it changes settings according to the source material, but how does the 'automatic recovery' function on a compressor work.
I understand that data-compressing audio files is really just chopping out frequencies we think we don't need, but I don't understand what encoders do to go the other way.
I have a Focusrite Trackmaster mic preamp, and I'd like to know if it will work properly with my Shure SM7B dynamic mic?
Just occasionally we receive emails asking what credentials qualify us to dispense wisdom on the methodology of recording or...
When an unknown act such as Sam Smith hits the big time, there's often an experienced producer behind the scenes — like Steve Fitzmaurice...
From humble beginnings, Joey Sturgis has become a leading producer in the highly technical metalcore scene.
This month we review albums from Stark, Smoking Grace and The Goddamn Wallbangers.
All work and no pay: is working for free always wrong?
We examine the production of some recent hits to help you brush up on your listening skills.
We might be used to rapid technological change – but is our audience?
First mastering went online, now it's becoming automated. Should we be afraid?
Building a high‑end recording studio has always been an ambitious goal. A studio is a complex organism, and substantial...