Unveiled: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens

Sigma has just announced the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, designed to be one of the most optically refined standard primes available. When designing this lens, Sigma set out to take the humble 50mm focal length and elevate it to be one of the company's most technologically advanced lenses available.


Ableton Updates with Push Hardware and Live 9 Software

Ableton's Live digital audio workstation software has become a very popular platform for music making, live performance and DJ'ing. Live 9 is the latest version, featuring improved MIDI editing functions, audio-to-MIDI conversion, improved effects and a redesigned browser.

Ableton Announces the New Live 9 and Push Instrument/Controller

After three long years of development, Ableton has finally announced the new version of their flagship product: Live 9. The Berlin-based company also introduced a unique grid-style instrument/controller called Push. If you’re unfamiliar with Ableton Live, the hottest new feature in Live 9 likely may not seem too significant, but read more.

Holiday 2012: Tools for Creating Dubstep

Dubstep is a fairly new style of electronic music that’s dominated by sparse, reverberated beats and overpowering synthesized bass lines. In most forms of music, bass is pushed toward the back of the mix, but in Dubstep, it’s the unchallenged star of the show.

Should You Step Up to Pro Tools|HD Native?

Pro Tools is a brand that defines an industry. It's part of our vernacular. A product doesn't attain this privilege by accident. This is a powerful tool that professionals have relied upon since the 1990s. Many people who strive for the highest quality choose Pro Tools HD, and the new Pro Tools|HD Native systems make it more affordable than ever. But should you step up to HD?

10 Tips for Better Audio in Digital Video Production

Today's digital recording equipment is more accurate than ever at capturing audio with vivid and crisp detail, however, videographers quickly discover that it's usually the distracting noises that get captured the most vividly and crisply.

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