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Editing and Customizing Kits in NI Battery 4

NI’s Battery is an incredibly powerful sample-based drum machine but it’s easier to get to grips with than you might imagine. We show you how to edit one of the many preset kits and make it your own.

MIDITrail: Visualizing Your MIDI Data in 3D

There’s been a resurgence for 3D of late, especially in cinema. But it hasn’t exactly caught on for music makers. MIDITrail sets out to make your flat MIDI data look more sexy, and it succeeds.

Strezov Sampling Release Distort 2 for Kontakt

Strezov Sampling releases Distort 2 for Native Instruments Kontakt 5 Sampler. Designed for composers with MIDI keyboards who want to play guitar riffs more easily, Distort 2 includes Distort 1 & more.

Make Noise Releases tELHARMONIC, Multi-Voice Eurorack Module by Tom Erbe

Coded by Tom Erbe, the latest synth module from Make Noise is tELEHARMONIC, a 3 voice additive harmonic synth. Below you'll find a video demo and the information about this module.

Curious New Pioneer “909 On Super-Steroids” DJ Mixer Video Teaser

While Native Instruments launch the new STEMS open file format into the world, with support for Traktor hardware and software, Pioneer DJ have their own excitement in a box.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo 8p Audio Interface

Combining 8 acclaimed Unison preamps and onboard DSP for plug-ins, we tested the new Universal Audio Apollo 8p. Matt Vanacoro finds out if it can be a worthy addition to your studio.

Native Instruments Launches Stems, Adds Support to Traktor Software & Hardware

The Stems format has been much reported on over the past few months. And now, Native Instruments have introduced Stems support for TRAKTOR software and hardware, with a catalog of Stems releases too.

Recording Electric Bass: 10 Quick Tips & Techniques For Capturing The Low End

Recording electric bass can be more straightforward than drums or guitar, but there are still potential issues that can trip you up. Here's 10 tips & techniques to help you capture the low end.

Elektron Release VHS Crosstalk Sound Pack for Analog Rytm

Elektron present a variety of magnetic sounds. The samples were processed & mastered on 1/2-inch magnetic tape using home VHS recorder equipment, good for Octatrack, Analog Rytm & Machinedrum UW.

Cakewalk SONAR "Gloucester" is Windows 10 Friendly

Cakewalk's SONAR “Gloucester” introduces support for Microsoft’s new, critically acclaimed Windows 10 operating system plus numerous enhancements and fixes. Here's more info about what you can expect.

Isotonik Studios Presents the FREE MYR Max4Live Performance Utilities

The good folks at Isotonik Studios never sleep. It's official. They're back with a tasty collection of seven Max for Live devices by MYR which will give you more control over your Ableton Live clips.

Music Production Techniques, Part 5: Expanders, Exciters And Enhancers

Part 5 of this series on music production techniques explores the less celebrated, but still crucial, mixing tools available: expanders, exciters and enhancers. These can make a good mix, great!

Electrosluch 3 Picks Up Electromagnetic Fields, You Create New Sonic Landscapes

An electromagnetic listening tool? Why would Electrosluch 3 be of interest to producers and sound designers? Honestly, just click on the video already and you'll see why.

EQ Tips: Understanding FabFilter Pro-Q 2 Controls

When enhancing your mixes you’ll want access to a truly professional EQ. FabFilter’s Pro-Q 2 is a go-to for many producers and engineers, and in this video you’ll learn what all the controls do.

Ghost in the Guitar: How a Magnet and an Arduino Can Strum a Guitar

Before anyone else says it, “Look Ma, No Hands!” Yes, Josh Levine has created a self-strumming guitar using an Arduino, a permanent magnet and the electromagnetic effect to play a string.

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