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Native Instruments Releases Maschine Expansion Byte Riot

Get ready for retro sonic 8-bit madness! The latest expansion from Native Instruments cracks open early-gen PCs and video game consoles to unleash a world of 8-bit sounds for Maschine users.

Ableton Announces Loop 2017 Full Program

Ableton's summit for music makers adds Goldie, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Chloe x Halle, Laurel Halo, Ben Frost, Tennyson to line-up of over 100 participants. 

Exclusive Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synth

A Minimoog-inspired portable monosynth developed by Roland & Studio Electronics for under $500 sounds too good to be true. But it's not! Here's our world exclusive video + review of the SE-02.

Patching A Buchla-Style Synth In NI Reaktor

Enrol for free to watch this hands-on demonstration of patching Reaktor Blocks to build an awesome Buchla style synth. Patch along and ask questions as you go!

How To Use FM To Add Attack To Vocal Samples

Using short bursts of frequency modulation as a sample kicks in is a great way to add bite and attack and help them stand out. Find out how it works in this short video.

Roland To Release SH-101 Boutique Synth?

File this story under read with some discretion or "synth rumour alert". Either way it's exciting to think that Roland might be resurrecting the SH-101 classic mono bass synth as a Boutique.

5 Reasons You Should Finish That Song... Even If You Don't Want To

Forcing yourself to finish songs rather than leaving them to gather dust for years can be a positive experience. G.W Childs outlines five reasons why this is true.

These Eye-Catching Desktop Synth Stands Demand Your Attention

Cremacaffé are the makers behind some of the most innovatively designed desktop stands for synths and music machines we've seen. They are made from plywood and feature rubber anti-slip feet.

Moog Releases Minitaur Analog Bass Synth 2.2 Update, New LFO Features

This new 2.2 firmware update has given the Moog Minitaur analog bass synth a shot in the arm with new LFO waveforms, sample and hold and now you can save up to 128 presets via the editor/librarian.

Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

This Posing DJs Tumblr Site Is A Must-See

DJs are perhaps more guilty than most entertainers for taking cheesy posing promo shots. This website has catalogued some of the better ones.

Review: Puremagnetic microtron For Ableton Live

Love the sound of the Mellotron but can't get a real one? You're not alone. Luckily help is at hand in the form of Puremagnetik's Microtron. G.W Childs is all a flutter...

Elektron Releases Digitakt 1.0.4, Faster, Better Chromatic Mode

Elektron have just released 1.0.4 firmware update for Digitakt users with some useful changes and bug fixes. Of note are speed and performance issues, extended chromatic mode, and more bug fixes.

Can Apple Win Over Musicians With The iPhone 8?

The next iPhone will be faster, but that's not all Apple needs to do to make its phones more appealing to musicians. Hollin Jones thinks the problems lie not with hardware but elsewhere.

Here's How Easy It Is To Make Beats & Loops In Korg Gadget

Korg's Gadget has come to the Mac desktop and in this short video, Hollin Jones guides you through adding modules, programming beats and synth lines to make a track in a couple of minutes.