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Review: Korg Volca Mix

Korg has finally made a volca to link all your other volcas together. But it can do more than that, as G.W Childs discovered.

Latin-Fusion Bassline Apple Loops From Q Up Arts & Santana Bassist

World-famous music director and bass player for Santana has teamed up with Q Up Arts to create Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 1 Apple Loop library along with Logic Pro X session files.

Norns Is A Limitless Music Machine From The Makers Of Monome

Norns is a music box from the maker of Monome that refuses to be put in a box. It can be a sampler, synth, effect processor, MIDI controller, drone machine, robot drummer and so much more.

Here's Some Fundamental Keyboard Skills Every Producer Should Know

Understanding the basics of keyboard playing needn't be scary even if you've never had format training. In this quick video, Matt Vanacoro explains how to play major scales.

Mouse On Mars Talk Mixing Genres on Dimensional People & Not Having A Sound

Oliver Greschke caught up with electronic production wizards Mouse On Mars to discuss their latest album, studio techniques and all manner of other musical topics...

Mode Machines SEQ12 MIDI Sequencer, New Video Teaser

Before you pull the trigger on an existing hardware MIDI sequencer, read this and watch the latest teaser video for Mode Machines SEQ12. It is coming soon and increases your choices!

WMD Unveils Singular-Sounding Fracture Multi-Particle Percussion Synth Module

This new Eurorack module features a number of outstanding sound-sculpting tools packed into its slender (8HP width) frame, with a focus on percussion generation.

Dave Smith Instruments Teases 16-Voice Sequential X Synth

You can almost hear a fanfare of heavenly voices in this video teaser for the new Dave Smith Instruments Sequential X synthesizer. Here's what we've figured out is in this exciting new synth.

5 Advanced Sound Design Tips For Reason 10's Europa

Reason 10 comes with Europa, a powerful and advanced synthesizer. Here are 5 top tips for better sound design. 

Squarp Pyramid vs. Hermod: 2 Powerful Hardware Sequencers Compared

Sequencers! Are programming patterns in your DAW? Or perhaps via your synths built-in sequencer? Or maybe on a dedicated sequencer like SEQ? Well, Squarp have two sequencers which Loopop compares.

Akai Pro MPC 2.2.1 Adds MIDI Maps For Ableton Push, Arturia, NI, Korg & M-Audio Controllers

The MPC 2.2.1 desktop software update includes MIDI maps for popular Ableton, Arturia, Korg, M-Audio and Native Instruments controllers.

MIDIHub Is A Super Useful Stand-Alone MIDI Event Processor, Router & Interface

Blokas, the makers of PiSound, have announced Midihub, a versatile centerpiece for any hardware and software synth studio that uses MIDI. There's a lot of cool things Midihub can do for you...

Arturia Releases V Collection 6.1

Arturia V Collection 6 has been updated, and now includes NKS compatibility, better browsing and other essential improvements. There's also over 100 new sounds available.

Rob Papen Announces Go2, Powerful & Affordable Virtual Synth

Rob Papen's new virtual synth, Go2, is a powerful virtual synth with an affordable price tag that is super accessible and easy to get a handle on.

Master Ableton Live's Synths, Samplers & Sound Design In Our Live Certified Classes

This 8-week Live Lab with an Ableton Live Certified trainer will teach you everything you need to know about Live's synths, samplers and getting a great sound.