Top-5 Compression Tutorials

Compression is one of the most misunderstood things by beginning and sometimes even intermediate-level producers. It takes a long time for anyone to start hearing compression and properly using compression. And...

Best Guitar Pedals For Synths and Keyboards

It is no secret that guitar effects pedals have completely changed the way we see music today. The impact this instrument made on music is rather obvious. However, these effects pedals...

Elektron introduces Octatrack MK II

Elektron has introduced its new version of renowned Octatrack sampler. As a happy owner of original Octatrack I have not seen many of the features that I would expect in a...

Best 5 FREE VST Compressors

Compressors are one of the most used audio processors you will ever use in your mix (the other one being EQ). Despite the fact that they are used almost religiously on...

Ripplemaker – 0-coast-like iOS synth

There are not so many truly modular synths for iOS yet. And while all the iPad-sound-designers are waiting for Reaktor, Softube Modular it is really nice to see a new app...

Novation introduces Groovebox – iOS music production studio

Novation (with its recently rebranded sub-brand Ampify) has released new iOS app (iPhone and iPad) - Groovebox. It is a sample based drum machine and two synths (bass synth and poly...

Maschine Ideas View Explored

In what seems to be preparation for their much anticipated Song Layer feature, Native Instruments recently released the Maschine 2.6.5 update. Although this is merely a point release, this update brings...

Roli introduces new blocks: Seaboard and Touch

Roli has introduced 2 new blocks to its line of modular controllers called blocks. First and most impressive is Seaboard block which looks like a small copy of Seaboard Rise controller. It...

Reaktor Blocks Kodiak Explained

Matt Cellitti has posted excellent series explaining recently updated Reaktor Blocks that bring new Oscillator, morphing vowel filter, new step and curve sequencer. I was particularly impressed by the last one...

Softube announced 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator for Modular

Softube has announced a new module for its Softube Modular plugin. ...