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From Suede to The Tears: an interview with Bernard Butler

As one of the UK's most intriguing artists, Bernard Butler has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the one thing that keeps him going creatively: writing songs. From his brief and meteoric rise to fame with Suede in the early 90's, to their sudden stormy breakup, to his many subsequent collaborations - most recently with David McAlmont, to solo albums, to his reunion with Suede co-writer Brett Anderson to form the new group The Tears, Bernard has done whatever it takes to feed what he calls "the fire".

  • Published: 2005-09-28 18:17:56

"MachFive is the killer sampler that I've been looking for"

Darwin Grosse is a recording engineer, producer, musician and the mastermind (CTO) at Cycling '74, the innovative audio software company known for ground-breaking titles such as Pluggo, Max/MSP and Soundflower. In this month's issue of Recording Magazine (October 2005), Darwin reviews MachFive and comes to the realization that "I'm a rather demanding sampler user." How does MachFive stand up?

  • Published: 2005-09-23 18:08:34

Training DVD for Digital Performer 4.6

MacAudioLab has released a new instructional DVD for Digital Performer 4.6 packed with 12 hours of how-to training that you can watch at your own pace, at any time, right from your computer desktop. There's never been an easier way to learn how to unleash the power of Digital Performer.

  • Published: 2005-09-14 18:39:21

Berkleemusic.com fall enrollment period ends September 15th

Berkleemusic.com is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music. Their instructor-led Producing Music with Digital Performer online course takes a detailed look at each aspect of the production process, from conceiving and recording your initial idea, to mastering your final product. They're closing their fall enrollment period on September 15th, so if you're considering enrolling, now's the time to learn more.

  • Published: 2005-09-08 16:46:35

Future Music on MX4: the best synth plug-in ever made?

In the August 2005 issue, Future Music Magazine puts MX4 Version 2 to the test by asking the question: is MX4 the only synth plug-in you'll ever need? And while the question might be just a wee bit overstated, the answer could still surprise you...

  • Published: 2005-08-11 18:30:13