TB-303 Day special: “The only way to get futuristic sounds was to use synthesizers”
TB-303 Day special: Iconic and influential, but notoriously awkward to program. Let’s explore the ins and outs of coaxing acid lines from a 303 – whether real, cloned or emulated
Happy TB-303 Day! Grab your time travel machine, because back then it only cost a couple of hundred bucks
Recently celebrating its 30th birthday, Speedy J tells us about the making of his 1993 Warp Records debut
“If it wasn’t for the 303, I wouldn’t even be here right now talking to you,” says producer Fast Eddie
We're in Prophet-5 mode, as we celebrate five decades of the first 'proper' polysynth with five – ok six – glorious tracks
This Electromatic series semi-hollow has a maple body with a chambered spruce centre block, a pair of Dual High Sensitive Filter’Tron pickups, and looks like it's made of ice cream and gold
The supergroup featuring Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian release first new music in seven years, and it's a heavy rock groover to trample you underfoot
Drummers do it, engineers do it, so why not guitarists? Lage says backlining Telecasters for a string of dates with John Zorn was a challenging but ultimately liberating experience
We pay tribute to the modern dance pioneer who, in his short time, set a standard for songwriting in the genre
If your mix just won’t gel, this technique could be just what you need to finalise your track’s core elements
The minor pentatonic is the essential foundation for learning to play solos – and we'll help you with your first steps here
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS have built some of the defining songs of the millennia. Here we break down their approach to vocal production, all thanks to Apple…
In the first of a new series exploring Computer Music's Plugin Suite, we prove that phase distortion synthesis doesn’t have to be perplexing, using the mighty BazilleCM
It's one of the most widely used effects for producers, synthesists and guitarists alike, but how does it work?
The mix bus provides the final stage to tweak your mix, and this month we look at how to EQ it effectively
Hardcore stamina! Here's our easy step-by-step tutorial for having it large with your DAW piano...
Let’s go beyond basic oscillators and simple modulation, to explore the more esoteric, adventurous sides of synth sound design
Looking for absorbent synth bass sounds? Moog’s new software synth bass plumbs new trench-like depths
Veteran online guitar tuition site continues to grow bigger and better with every passing year
This new budget brand is taking on the big guns with high-end specs and flashy looks – but is it enough to be crowned the new king of the affordable guitar space?
Can this great-value guitar shine in an ultra-saturated marketplace? We get hands-on to find out
Looking for a high-end Windows-based laptop to handle all your music and video needs? We go PC
Trained on thousands of hours of mastered music, and sporting a virtual effects rack stuffed with high-end processors, can Waves’ new AI mastering engineer give your tracks the pro-sounding finish you are looking for?
We discover Minimal Audio’s new reverb is at its best when pushed to the weirder ends of its capabilities