Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live
Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.
This Posing DJs Tumblr Site Is A Must-See
DJs are perhaps more guilty than most entertainers for taking cheesy posing promo shots. This website has catalogued some of the better ones.
Review: Puremagnetic microtron For Ableton Live
Love the sound of the Mellotron but can't get a real one? You're not alone. Luckily help is at hand in the form of Puremagnetik's Microtron. G.W Childs is all a flutter...
Elektron Releases Digitakt 1.0.4, Faster, Better Chromatic Mode
Elektron have just released 1.0.4 firmware update for Digitakt users with some useful changes and bug fixes. Of note are speed and performance issues, extended chromatic mode, and more bug fixes.
Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?
The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.
Here's How Easy It Is To Make Beats & Loops In Korg Gadget
Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.
6 Reaktor Instruments, Free Until Sunday 23 July
There's 6 seriously cool Reaktor goodies from Flintpope which are 100% Free for just a few days longer. Check out all 6 below and grab them while you can.
A DIY Guide To Separating Sounds From Their Backgrounds
Unpicking audio elements from an already-mixed file is the holy grail of audio production. Joe Albano looks at the state of play, and what's currently possible in this field.
How To Keep Your Drum 'n' Bass Tracks Sounding Dynamic, Varied And Interesting
A lack of variation can be the death of any drum'n'bass project. In this short video, Multiplier shows you a few simple tricks to keep your drums and basses interesting over the course of a track.
Native Instruments Releases Maschine 2.6.7 Update
It's not a big update fully of new features, but it'll be most welcomed by those who've come across the issue and wanted a fix. Maschine 2.6.7 solves this bug.
Review: UVI Beatbox Anthology 2
Did you know there are over 100 models of hardware drum sampler out there? Why not save tracking them all down by simply getting this excellent new beatbox instrument, Beatbox Anthology 2, from UVI.
5 Tips for a Successful Facebook Live Performance
Just pressing the Go button isn't enough to guarantee a good performance. Here, G.W Childs shares some of the things he's learned from hosting live streams.
Apple Releases MainStage 3.3.1 Free Update
With a focus on stability and performance (read: bug fixes) Apple have released a free update for MainStage 3.3.1. Definitely worth checking out if you use Logic and perform live.
48 Hour Flash Sale: 50% Off Spectra DAC Ideal For Mobile Mixing & Mastering
This strictly time limited deal gives you 60% off an AskAudio Academy subscription and 50% off the Spectra DAC. Take advantage of it while you can before 21 July!
ROLI BLOCKS: Free Live MasterClass - A New Way To Make Music
Here's a great opportunity to see first hand the many things you can do with ROLI's powerful and unique music hardware. Enrol for free, watch and ask questions in realtime!