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Real Analog Tape Sound: Is It Worth the Hassle?

What happens when you take a virtual instrument out of your DAW and record it to analog tape? Magic!

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What the Sequential TOM Drum Machine (and Knight Rider) Can Teach Us about MIDI Implementation

A beat from a 1980s drum machine, combined with a 1980s TV show and new technology make for a wild ride.

A Buyer's Guide to Vintage Drum Machines

Erik Hawkins offers tips for buying vintage drum machines, including what to look for and the best models for musicians on a budget.

Using the Behringer Model D

Erik Hawkins shows you how this synth actually works in the mix by programming some patches and demonstrating how you can incorporate it into your workflow.

Gear Review: The Atom SSD by Glyph

Having a dependable hard drive for your projects is a really important part of your music production rig.

Tutorial: GoPro Music Video Set Up

If you’re going to produce a home music video, you want to make it look good. Fortunately, this doesn’t require a lot of expensive cameras and lights.

AfroDJMac: Always in the Mood for Music

When Brian Funk first filmed an Ableton tutorial in his basement five years ago, he wanted to maintain his anonymity. So the high school English teacher put on sunglasses and dubbed himself AfroDJMac.

Analog Synths and MIDI Controllers at Winter NAMM 2016

I’ve been going to the Winter NAMM Show every year since 1999.

Hawk's NAMM 2015 Report

Each year, for the past several years, NAMM seems to draw bigger crowds and more manufacturers announcing more amazing toys. This year’s NAMM convention was in keeping with this trend.

The Newest Allston Amp: AOC mkII

I am always very excited to be one of the first to bring news of a cool product to the general public. As known by many of you who have reached out with questions about my choice of amps