ArticleMay 13, 2017
6 of the best VST/AU kick drum plugins

6 of the best VST/AU kick drum plugins

We round up half a dozen of the finest dedicated bass drum instruments for Mac and PC. Static sampled bass drums are all well and good, with plugin effects and your DAW's editing features giving you endless options when it come to customising them; but when you want full control over your kicks, a dedicated instrument is often the best option. [...]
ArticleJune 1, 2016
10 лучших наборов сэмплов за июнь 2016 года

10 лучших наборов сэмплов за июнь 2016 года

В этой статье мы рассмотрим 10 лучших наборов сэмплов за июнь 2016 года, от house и hip до эффектов и классических синтезаторов. [...]
ArticleMarch 22, 2016
10 ways to make your mixes sound good on smaller speakers

10 ways to make your mixes sound good on smaller speakers

With the explosion of portable devices in the last decade or so, music has never been so accessible, with gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets and wireless speakers allowing us to listen to our entire music collection just about anywhere. [...]
ArticleMarch 7, 2016
The 10 Best Free DAWs Available

The 10 Best Free DAWs Available

There’s a plethora of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) available out there ranging from the massively expensive, feature packed professional studio software to the free and simple that offer basic editing with four-tracks. But just because the top DAWs cost a pretty penny doesn’t mean that some of the free alternatives on the market don’t offer some valuable tools and some of the most efficient [...]
ArticleMarch 3, 2016
Built-in computer speakers now Britons' most popular way to listen to music

Built-in computer speakers now Britons' most popular way to listen to music

Survey indicates that convenience is now more important than quality. You might spend hours honing your mix to sound great through your finely-tuned monitoring setup, but if a new survey is to be believed, more than half of British people are happy to listen to music through their computer's built-in speakers. [...]
ArticleFebruary 26, 2016
The 15 best VST plugin drum machines in the world today

The 15 best VST plugin drum machines in the world today

Broadly speaking, drum machine plugins fall into two categories. Some are designed specifically to emulate the classic hardware beatboxes of the past - perhaps adding a few new features to aid tone-shaping and flexibility - while others offer an original take on the concept and are capable of producing sounds of the type that won't be so familiar. [...]
ArticleJanuary 21, 2016
NAMM 2016: Melodyne 4 can manipulate harmonics and detect tempo

NAMM 2016: Melodyne 4 can manipulate harmonics and detect tempo

Celemony's software is now a multitrack editor and sound design dream NAMM 2016: Updates to Celemony Software's pseudo-magical pitch editor Melodyne don't come alone very often, but when they do, you can expect them to feature some as-yet unimaginable new technology. [...]
ArticleJanuary 19, 2016
10 ways to make your DAW projects sound more human

10 ways to make your DAW projects sound more human

Give your computer-based tracks the kiss of life with our tips and techniques [...]
ArticleJanuary 16, 2016
5 of the best VST/AU autopanning plugins

5 of the best VST/AU autopanning plugins

Tired of twiddling the pan knobs in your DAW? It’s time to grab yourself an autopanner! These crafty tools take the concept way further, facilitating countless creative effects. [...]