“Heavy music is probably the hardest to mix and record in a way that sounds good"
Expert buying advice on hardware samplers, from pocket models up to full-blown workstations – including samplers by Elektron, Korg, Akai and Teenage Engineering
“I knew I wanted to have a different record ” – a decade after its release, we revisit this 2011 interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson
Brooklyn-based artist QRTR has garnered rising acclaim for the ethereal pulse of debut LP Drenched, and for her euphoric DJ sets
Broderick's Soloist is available with 6 or 7 strings, hardtail or Floyd, it's built to shred and is equipped with a killswitch
Our guide to the essential shapes plus John Mayer and Eric Clapton-style chord progression lessons
We take a look at the core techniques involved in getting the uniquely glitchy sound of Skrillex, Autechre and KOAN Sound
We go Free-style in honour of the late bluesman, who would have celebrated his birthday today
Our guide to the best electronic drum kits from Roland, Yamaha, Alesis and more - plus reviews and expert buying advice
Mackie’s budget dual-driver in-ears show us that premium sound doesn’t have to cost premium prices
SpectraLayers’ beefed-up, AI-infused processing tames frequencies with such rigour it may one day seek to destroy humanity
Sample library overlord Eduardo Tarilonte takes you by the hand and leads you down into a meticulously-crafted leafy kingdom of aural amazement
In the eternal search for new and interesting sounds, Slate and Ash promises a sojourn to undiscovered countries. Is it a trip worth taking?
Bringing its fully-featured flagship synth to iPad/Phone users, is this breakout version of KV331’s creative powerhouse the master of all?
Now in both DAW and plugin realms, Reason gains a sampler and refreshed Combinator
Need an effect to beef up your sounds? This value plugin – that does what it says on the tin – could be just what you’re after
Take the Nektar SE25 anywhere and do a lot more with it than you might think. A great mobile controller