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Forget your plug-ins, DAW or even iPad apps. If you want to make beats fast to while away a couple of minutes during your downtime this Christmas, Ableton have the solution.
Softube have something very relevant for digital musicians wishing to enjoy the festive season without opening their wallets: a free modeled saturation knob plug-in. Watch the video & download it now.
MIDI Controllers. How to choose the right one? Which has the knobs, encoders, faders and features you actually want? Controllers.cc is a great new site that helps you find your ideal controller.
Designed to be a super easy to use, accessible cutting-edge synth for EDM synth users, RAW has arrived from one of the top synth sound designers, Rob Papen. Check out the video to see it in action.
It's day 2 of 7 of our Xmas Gifts 2014... and we have something VERY special for you. An incredible ebook (with audio & video) for sound designers using NI's Massive synth by Rishabh Rajan.
Cyclone Retwisted is a completely new versin of Sample Logic's Cyclone. Featuring their Step and FX Animator and dual-voice additive synthesizer this Kontakt instrument is a sample synth powerhouse.
Until 31st December, 2014, you can pick up some free gifts courtesy of Native Instruments. There's Traktor Remix sets, REPLIKA (delay effect) and $25/€25/£22 e-voucher for their online shop!
Available today, Propellerhead's new "Make Music Together" service allows us to share, discover and collaborate on music using Reason 8.1, Figure and Take. Check out the video to see it in action!
The second video in their series on workflow techniques using their music making hardware, sees Elektron focusing on the Analog Keys. This 18 minute video takes you through the process from scratch.
UVI's Sparkverb features a truly unique reverb algorithm, and it simply sounds great! Now at version 1.1, Sparkverb includes predelay, Quad support and much more.
FORTE tell us the new version (Forte 6) is easy-to-use, ideal for all ages, and allows users to create their first piece of music in as little as 10 minutes. Interested in notation, check it out.
The good folks at Tracktion Software tell us their latest addition to Tracktion 5 is a revolutionary in-app retail site called MarketPlace. Here you can download third-party effects and instruments.
If you've been even slightly curious what music production is like in the Bitwig camp, then from now until Jan 15th 2015 is the time to find out, thanks to a big sale on Bitwig Studio.
Looking for an authentic FM radio effect for your tunes? Musicrow's FM Radio ensemble for Reaktor might well fit the bill. Watch the video below to see it in action.
Christmas, or Winter Holidays, are upon us. And it's time to celebrate those close to us. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 gift ideas will probably appeal.
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