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These 3 Reaktor Instruments Are Now Free

Start the new year with these three inventive Reaktor ensembles which are now free for a limited-time only. DropSynth, A Memory of Light, and WavCloud are yours to download.

Making Logic Pro's Synth Plugins Sound Analog

Understanding how to detune oscillators in a synthesizer is key to getting your own unique sounds. In this short video, Mo Volans takes you through the fundamentals.

Learn Advanced EQ Techniques With SSL Duende Native

Take full control over your sounds with these advanced EQ techniques. Demonstrated using SSL Duende, they can be applied to any EQ with similar controls.

Best of 2017: Kontakt Instruments

2017 saw a plethora of Kontakt instruments that took what we thought was possible to the next level both in sound quality and feature sets. Here's some of our favorites from the past year.

Zivix Announces Next-Gen Jamstik Smart Guitars. To be Revealed at NAMM

The announcement of the upcoming Jamstick guitars coincides with brand new software upgrades for the Jamstik playing experience, including a web-based play portal and updated JamTutor app for iOS.

MQA: Is This Codec Masquerading As High Quality Audio?

In the quest for the next big thing, Meridian Audio created the MQA audio file format, supposedly high-res audio in a small size. But does it live up to the hype?

Superbooth 2018 Discounted Tickets & More

The greatest synth event of the year is coming to The Fez in Berlin in just four months. Superbooth 218 promises to be bigger and better than ever so get your discounted tickets before it's too late.

Review: WMD Arpitect Quantizer & Arpeggio Eurorack Module

Arpitecht is a voltage controlled quantizer and rhythmic arpeggio generator for eurorack systems. Sara Simms fired it up and found out what it could do.

Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.

Review: Roland D-05

The latest in Roland's Boutique series is a recreation of its classic D-50 heard on countless hit records. Jade Wii gets intimate with the hugely portable D-05.

Clean the Machine: Optimizing Your DAW

We can all experience DAW issues and slowdowns, but fixing them can be easier than a trip to the DAW doctor. Matt Vanacoro shares some of his experience on how to declutter your system.

Create Dynamic MIDI Parts In Ableton Live With The Scale Effect

By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.

Tinami MD-1, Customizable MIDI Controller, Gets New Features

Here's the latest news for the curiously cool customizable Tinami MD-1 MIDI controller. It looks set to be available in February 2018 for under €200!!

Best of 2017: MIDI Controllers

It’s been a quiet year for MIDI controllers from the big players but there have still been some impressive new controllers released for software and hardware musicians.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.