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Start your Sunday off with some samples. Better still, make that "Free samples". Boxed Ear have sampled the classic Roland R-8 MkII drum machine and are generously giving it away for free!
Erica Synths' Acid box II is an emulation of a classic Russian synth's voltage controlled filter for awesome analog resonance sweeps. Don't take my word for it, watch the video to see it in action.
Our sister site, macProVideo, is running their first ever free webinar on Monday December 21st, 2015 in collaboration with iZotope & Danny Wyatt. It's on The Art of Mastering & it's FREE!
Thursday 17th December saw the launch of one of the best Google Doodle's in my opinion. In this interactive musical puzzle you're tasked with rearranging some Beethoven classics. A must-try.
So you want some Mellotron M400 inspired samples for Kontakt? Newmello I from Wavesfactory is a beautifully sampled instrument that oozes warmth and feel of the Mellotron and takes it further.
As if pattern sequencing 808-style wasn't already fun enough, Roland's TR-REC is a music game app that is set to bring music making (game-style) to the masses for iOS and Android users.
Ever determined to make life easier for musicians using analog hardware in their modern studios, Elektron have released an Audio/CV split cable kit ideal for a bunch of workflows.
Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox DJ Plus now features a new way to use it: a monthly subscription. Basically it means you get access to high-end performance features when you need them only.
What could be better than 30% discount on everything at the FL Studio store? Simple. A new update for FL Studio (12.2) that brings with it new interfaces for plugins, 1600 percussion samples and more.
Arturia have now added the huge and awesome V Collection 4 to their 2015 winter holiday sale. Comprising software synths and drum machines, this means you can grab it for half price!
G-Sonique tells us the legend is back. Where version 1 was known for Psytrance, EDM and Acid, Alien 303 V2 now focuses on skool acid and bassline modern 21st century sounds.
Bitwig and Irrupt mark the beginning of their interesting collaboration with 1GB of free sounds available inside Bitwig Studio. Irrupt are providing their system inside the DAW.
Ian Shepherd tells us the big issue for music is not loudness, but dynamics. With this in mind, Dynameter provides a real-time display of your track's dynamics in the form of an easy to use graph.
Percussa tells us that Synthor is the first software digital modular synthesizer in the world with a dedicated hardware interface (that being AudioCubes of course!) This looks really, really cool.
This month as the exclusive pack for the Isotonik Studios PMX Series Mailing List members it's PerforModules' Guitars Pack... sampled from the Casio PX3000.
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