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Akai Updates MPC Live & MPC X: Ableton Link, Improved Audio Editing & Warping

New firmware for Music Production Centers adds Ableton Link support, Bluetooth MIDI compatibility, major enhancements to real-time pitch-shifting and time-stretching algorithm for MPC X & MPC Live.

Review: Blue Mics Raspberry Studio

Blue's compact mic and software bundle is designed for podcasters and journalists as well as anyone making music. With Mac, PC, iOS and Android compatibility, could it be the only solution you need?

Expanding Your Mobile UA Apollo Recording Rig Using Optical Preamps

If you've never taken advantage of optical preamps to expand your UA Apollo mobile recording rig, you could be missing out! Rich Tozzoli shows you how it works and how it can help you.

Understanding Waveform Graphs In Less Than One Minute

So you want to understand all about sound, waveforms and hearing and how that can be translated for your productions? You've come to the right place.

Zvuk9, Expressive MIDI Controller With Giant Pads Now On IndieGoGo

The ultra expressive MIDI controller, Zvuk9, is now available via IndieGoGo. It's a flexible, interesting controller for software and hardware synths. We'd recommend you check out the videos below.

Review: Big Fish Audio Sequence

Big Fish Audio's latest Kontakt-based instrument delivers multiple classic drum machines, effects and a powerful sequencer. Plus it's affordable, as Hollin Jones discovered.

How To Create Impact Reverbs For Punchy SFX In Dance Music

Impact reverbs are a favourite trick of dance producers, but do you know how to create them for yourself? In this short video, Multiplier breaks down the technique.

Watch Push Turn Move's Kim Bjørn Free Class On Interface Design in Electronic Music Instruments

Everyone now has the chance to learn more about interfaces for electronic instruments, synths, drum machines, thanks to Push Turn Move author Kim Bjørn's free upcoming masterclass.

The ESI MoCo Is A Handy $89 Studio Monitor Volume Controller

German pro audio hardware maker, ESI, tells us their new device provides perfect playback volume control of studio monitors and is aptly named MoCo.

Review: Beatmaker 3

Portable DAWs have got really powerful over the years, and Beatmaker was one of the first on the scene. Now at version 3, G.W Childs finds out if this really could replace his desktop system.

Incorporating An External Synth Or Sampler Into Logic Pro X

Sometimes there's a sound or effect you can only get from hardware. It's easier than you might think to incorporate outboard gear into Logic, but there are a few rules to follow. Joe Albano explains.

Musicians & Producers: Should You Upgrade To Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra Yet?

macOS 10.13 High Sierra is being released today. If you're a music producer and you use your Mac with a DAW, music software or plugins we'd recommend you read this first before updating!

Xirid XS2: New, Advanced Hardware Sequencer Coming Soon

There's a new music instrument company bringing to market a new hardware sequencer. Though very little is known about the upcoming XS2 from XIRID, we do know it'll premiere at SoundMit soon.

Interview: Devious Gamers

What happens when a bunch of guys have an idea for a business, and actually go through with making it happen? G.W Childs finds out the story of game developers Devious Gamers.

This Utility Makes Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Useful For Ableton Live

Got an Apple MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar? Got Ableton Live 9? From today they're both going to play better with each other thanks to pATHCES Ableton Live Touch Bar utility.