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M-Audio Announces Two New Studio Monitor Speakers In BX D3 Series

M-Audio tells us their two new high-performance studio reference monitors—the BX5 D3 and BX8 D3—employ advanced engineering and highest-quality drivers to deliver unsurpassed detail and accuracy.

Review: Ancient Era Persia

If they'd had virtual instrument libraries in ancient Persia they might have sounded like this. But what is a Kaval, anyway? Jay Asher found out with help from Best Service.

The Belleville Three & How Techno Was Born

Three friends from a small town changed the face of electronic music across the world. But how did it happen? Here's Sara Simms to tell the story.

How To Make Your Own Awesome DIY Fairlight CMI Classic Synth & Sampler

Building your own Fairlight CMI style synth is easier than you might have thought. Especially when equipped with an old iPad 2 that has enough juice to run the Vogel CMI app...

Review: LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb

Sometimes you want to go beyond what your DAW's own reverb can offer. In the case of LiquidSonics' Seventh Heaven Professional Reverb, G.W Childs is glad he did.

Setting Up Perfect Monitor Mixes With UA Apollo

Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.

The Akai Timbre Wolf Reimagined: Say Goodbye To The Keyboard

The Akai Pro Timbre Wolf has a reputation. Some love it. Some hate it. So in a bid to improve this 4-voice analog poly synth Haydn Hamilton decided to remove its keyboard completely. Good idea?

This Video Demystifies The Loudness Wars

We've all heard about the loudness wars, but what does the term actually mean? Matt Hepworth uses WaveLab plus some commercial tracks to show you just how loud music has got - and what to do about it.

Here's The Trailer For New Documentary On One Of America's Electronic Music Pioneers

Morton Subotnik is one of the most well-respected and accomplished pioneers of electronic music around, having worked with Don Buchla amongst others. Check out the trailer for this new documentary.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 9.5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Reason 9.5 with full support for VST instruments and effects. Yes, you read that right. So what’s going on? Hollin Jones finds out...

Here's How To Perform & Record FX with Teenage Engineering's PO-32 Tonic Synth

PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.

Essential Ableton Live Looping Tips

Looping is at the heart of Live's workflow. Here's a short video that explains how to set up for MIDI input and warm up before performing some MIDI loops.

Audio Damage Grind Uses Wavetable Lookup Distortion To Mangle Your Sounds

The new plugin from Audio Damage introduces a lesser known distortion type to truly destroy sounds. Grains provides both extreme and gentle distortion as well as filtering and gating.

Five Tools To Help You Master Your Soundstage

Understanding the way that stereo sound works can help you achieve a more open and natural end result. Here’s how to improve your soundstage and mixing skills.

Review: Korg Stageman 80, Go Live Anywhere

Korg's Stageman 80 - is it a bird, is it a plane? Is it a self-contained portable mini PA with an onboard drum machine? We took it on the road to find out.