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Power up your underscores with these orchestral textures and instruments
June 15, 2022
Dark textures, organic rhythms and evolving soundscapes. These instruments and sample libraries are the perfect companions to your underscores.
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10 great cinematic percussion instruments to add to your collection
June 13, 2022
Thunderous toms? Check. Ear splitting crashes? Yep. Organic ethnic rhythms? Of course. We've got you covered in our list of 10 cracking cinematic percussion libraries and instruments you should check out. All the tools you need to elevate your cues to epic proportions.
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Scoring on a budget? Check out these orchestral libraries
June 8, 2022
Looking to take the plunge into becoming a media composer? Or simply expand your library without breaking the bank? Here's a list of some great tools for orchestral music production and scoring for the budget conscious.
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7 of the best Minimoog VST emulations
May 3, 2022
The Moog Minimoog is perhaps the most celebrated and well known synthesizer of all time and as such has inspired numerous VST emulations over the past years. Check out our list of 7 of the best Minimoog emulations out there.
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Need an MPE controller? Check out these 5 inspiring instruments
March 4, 2022
If you're active in the music production sphere, odds are that you've heard about MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)—over the last few years, it's caused quite a buzz. Even if you haven't used it before, you likely have a basic understanding: MPE is an extension of the standard MIDI protocol that represents expanded opportunity for expressive electronic music production and performance.
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The year in gear: Hardware picks for 2021
December 14, 2021
As the year draws to a close, we're been taking a look back at some of the best gear you could buy in 2021. Benn Jordan, Venus Theory, The Messy Desk, Bo Beats and Starsky Carr disclose their favorite pieces of hardware available in 2021 below... happily, they didn't entirely restrict themselves to gear that came out this year, instead taking a much more open-ended approach. The question asked was: what's the best gear you can get in 2021?
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10 Innovative EQs to shape your mixes
December 1, 2021
The humble EQ is perhaps the most important tool in any mix engineer's arsenal of plugins. This list will forgo the many great analogue modeled options out there to highlight some of the most innovative and forward thinking EQ plugins available, designed to accomplish complex tasks, provide cutting edge and user friendly interfaces and inspire you when shaping your sound.
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The best Roland Juno 106 & Juno 60 emulations
July 29, 2021
The Roland Juno 60 and Roland Juno 106 were two of Roland's most iconic synthesizers from the 1980s. They had a signature sound that ranged from clean digital to gritty analog, with plenty of in-between sounds. In this article, we'll take a look at some Roland Juno software emulations for your DAW that will help you to recreate the classic sounds of the 1980's or discover entirely new ones!
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The top 10 free synth plugins you should try in 2021
June 7, 2021
10 completely FREE VST synths you should try in 2021.
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