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Review: Pioneer DJM-S9

Piosneer DJ's DJM-S9 is designed and built for turntablists and especially those who use Serato. Sara Simms puts this DJ scratch mixer to the test to find out what good things it offers.

How Kontakt Instruments Are Made (Behind The Scenes Video at In Session Audio)

In this fascinating video we get a sneak peek behind the scenes at In Session Audio and discover what it took to make the Fluid harmonics Kontakt instrument from start to finish.

Music Theory: Exploring The 432 Hz Tuning Debate

Most of the world now uses 440 Hz as the standard pitch tuning. However, this has been a relatively recent standard, and 432 Hz is making a comeback. Lynda Arnold explores why with sound examples.

What Could Be Better Than A Massive Synth Meet Up In Italy?

The dates and venue for the 6th Torino Synth Meeting have been announced. It’s a unique event for synth and music making enthusiasts with cool exhibitors like Moog Music & Arturia and performances.

Watch How Playful, Hardware AudioCubes Control Synthesizer Wirelessly Using Location & Orientation

Percussa has integrated a cube network visualization feature into SYNTHOR, the digital modular synthesizer for the AudioCubes. This video shows the feature in action.

Review: Soundiron Symphony Series Brass

Looking for a great-sounding orchestral brass library (Kontakt instrument format) with many useful performance articulations and features? Toby Pitman sees if Soundiron Symphony Brass fits the bill.

Programming Electronic Drums with Heavyocity DM-307

Heavyocity DM-307 is an impressive Kontakt instrument packed with modular synth drums and analog drum machine sounds perfect for the EDM conscious producer. Here's how to use it when producing beats.

Novation Adds MIDI Sync Output for Launchpad for iOS

Now you can connect other apps and external music hardware to Launchpad for iPad. Excited? You should be… Imagine jamming with you Novation Circuit and Launchpad for iPad in sync!

Steinberg Release Beat Essentials Expansion for Groove Agent

Steinberg have released new Styles for Groove Agent, inspired by the distinctive rhythms of British rock music in the ’60s. Get your British beats for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4 here.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

IK Multimedia have a new member in the iRig family. This time it’s aimed at acoustic instruments. Let’s check out the iRig Acoustic Mic and App.

10 Sound Design Tips for Media Composers

Sound, as we know, plays a huge part in turning average visuals into emotional rollercoasters. Gary Hiebner shares 10 sound design tips designed to enhance the visuals and audience experience.

Drum Depot Releases Vermona DRM1 - 5 Drumkits + 50 Free Loops

Marco Scherer's latest Drum Depot pack release is pretty stunning. It features 5 kits from the awesome Vermona DRM1 mkIII drum machine. Plus you can grab 50 loops for free - yes, free!

Rob Papen PRISMA Plug-In Stacks All Software Instruments as Single Sound Source For Free

One of the announcements at NAMM 2016 that really impressed us was regarding the upcoming (free) Rob Papen PRISMA. Essentially it's a software plug-in host that stacks multiple synth plugins together.

This 8-Bit Video Synth Is Retro Video Game & Audio Synth Dream Machine

Calling all retro 90s 8-bit video game / chiptune lovers. The Ming Micro portable video synthesizer from Special Stage Systems has been funded on Kickstarter and is ready to rock your world.

Review: Genelec 8351A SAM Studio Monitors

The Genelec 8351A SAM studio monitors winners of a NAMM 2016 TEC award have some innovative features designed for accurate monitoring. Sara Simms gave them a good listen to in this in-depth review.

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