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Review: Magix Music Maker
Music Maker is the entry level DAW from Magix for PCs. With a variety of options and packages on offer, Hollin Jones discovered what it brings to the party.
Jul. 26, 2018
New Sonic Arts Announces Nuance 2 Creative Sampler
Creative sampler gets a major update with workflow and engine enhancements - and it's on special offer until the end of July.
Jul. 18, 2018
Review: Elektron Analog RYTM MKII
With better hardware controls, direct sampling and a whole host of other upgrades and improvements, could the Elektron Analog RYTM MKII be the best drum machine on the market?
Feb. 7, 2018
Killer Sound Design In Ableton Live Using Resampling
Resampling inside Live - and other DAWs - is a great way to quickly print down effects, edits and other changes to sounds, giving you a wide range of sound design options. Here's how it works.
Dec. 13, 2017
Thomas Fehlmann: Beyond The Orb
Thomas Fehlmann has a musical CV that most people can only dream of. Producer, musician, DJ, composer and more, his career has spanned many years. We caught up with him for a chat.
Nov. 4, 2017
Advanced Sampling Features in Logic Pro X
Logic's EXS24 may not have changed its looks in a long time but under the hood there's lots that's new. Joe Albano goes deep inside this powerful sampler to reveal some of its advanced tools.
Oct. 4, 2017
Using Apple Mainstage's AutoSampler To Create Virtual Instruments From Any Source
Take the tedium out of sampling any source - real or virtual - and creating your own instruments with AutoSampler in MainStage and Logic Pro. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.
Aug. 11, 2017
Three Key Ways to Optimize Kontakt Player & Instrument Libraries
Save RAM, save CPU and get lightning fast load times in Native Instruments' Kontakt Player for all your sample libraries with these optimization techniques!
Aug. 4, 2017
Make Elektron's RYTM Drum Machine Unique By Importing Your Own Samples
It's not a conventional sampler, but this video shows you how to import and use any samples from your own collection to use as part of your kits and beats in RYTM.
Aug. 3, 2017
Exploring Cubase 9’s Sampler Track
The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.
Jul. 27, 2017
Create Amazing Sample Performances In Maschine With This Sample Start Trick
By playing with the sample start time of a sample, the note repeat and mod wheel controls, it's possible to create some cool stutter-style sample sequences in Maschine. Find out how in this video.
Jul. 7, 2017
Everything You Need To Know About Sampling With Elektron Digitakt
Get hands-on with Elektron's Digitakt drum sampler and sequencer as Thavius Beck walks you through how to sample, edit and assign sounds into this cool hardware unit.
Jun. 15, 2017
Choosing The Right Sampler: Top 5 Sampler Shootout
Stumped by samplers? Confused by choice? Matt Vanacoro is here to guide you through some of the very best virtual samplers he has ever used.
May. 8, 2017
Exploring Resynthesis with Harmor in FL Studio
Harmor is an extremely powerful instrument that can create new sounds from audio that you import, but even do the same with images. How, you ask? Read on to find out...
Apr. 12, 2017
Sampling Analog Synths in Parallel in Ableton Live
Using different sampling techniques can make a world of difference when it comes to the end results. Find out why in this tutorial from G.W Childs...
G.W. Childs IV
Feb. 1, 2017
5 Quick Tips for Creating Your Own Sample Packs
Making your own samples can be fun and even profitable. Here are some great tips to get you started.
G.W. Childs IV
Jan. 18, 2017
Ableton Live 9.7 Is Here, New Sampling Improvements for Push 1 & 2
These videos from Ableton show what's new in Live 9.7, with big improvements for Push owners. There's new slicing modes, 16 set velocities, routing audio and MIDI with Push, improved feedback and more
Oct. 11, 2016
Turning Historical Computers into Music
Composer Matt Parker has a different take on what to do with nearly extinct computer hardware: sample their signature sounds and make an album from it. Read the story, listen to the album.
Jul. 27, 2015
Access Millions of Samples in your DAW Using Cloud Browser VST / AU
Looking for an easy way to find and preview samples and loops online? Stagecraft Software’s Cloud Browser makes life easy by bringing Soundcloud & Freesounds samples into your DAW.
May. 28, 2015
How to Sample EXS24 Instruments Using Autosampler (MainStage and Logic Pro)
When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!
Apr. 27, 2015
Create Expressive String Parts in Logic Pro's EXS24 Using Articulation IDs
If you want to make your sample libraries in Logic Pro X behave and perform more realistically, then you'll want to understand how to use the EXS24's Articulation IDs. Joe Albano shows you how.
Mar. 23, 2015
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