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5 Tips For Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse

We’ve all done it at some point – gone ahead and bought something expensive that we’ve later regretted. Here are some ways to avoid doing it, and to cope with it if it has already happened.

Elektron Releases Drum Sound Pack for Digitakt And Other Machines Based on 909, 808, and 606

A sound pack from Samples From Mars and Elektron for Digitakt and other Elektron sampler machines promises recordings of classic analog Roland drum machines. What's not to like?

Apogee Ensemble and Element Audio Interfaces Eliminate Latency In Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X 10.3.2 includes a Direct Monitoring feature designed to eliminate latency when recording. The good news is works with Apogee's Element and Ensemble Thunderbolt audio interfaces.

Review: Sample Logic Electro City Kontakt Library

Sample Logic's latest Kontakt instrument crams over 1000 loops and 1800 presets into a clever four-core loop instrument. Joshua Casper found himself suitably impressed.

Recycling Old Music Loops In Your Productions

Don't throw that tired old library of loops out! Instead, why not recycle them into something new, interesting and usable? Here are some top tips for breathing life into your library.

Free iMPC Pro iPad Update Released, Plus Free And Discounted Expansion Packs For 2 Weeks

Great news for iPad users with a big, free update to iMPC Pro. And substantial discounts on iMPC for all platforms as well as expansion packs, and even some free content!

Behringer D, Minimoog Clone, First BETA Test Video From Moog Expert

Trusted Moog expert, Jareth Lackey, is giving the BETA version of the Behringer minimoog clone a spin. Here's his first video. Spoiler alert: sound is killer.

Watch How Arturia MatrixBrute Was Used To Score Valerian

Arturia has released a short documentary in which Alexandre Desplat shows how he used the MatrixBrute synth as well as live orchestral sessions to score blockbuster movie Valerian. Watch it here.

Review: GMSN (Glasgow Make Some Noise) Pure Modular Synth

A pre-built modular synth system can be a great way to get all the flexibility and power but without the hassle of building it for yourself. So how did Scott Riesterer get on with Pure Modular?

Exploring Cubase 9’s Sampler Track

The Sampler Track in Cubase 9 can be used for easy looping, triggering and even building your own sampled instruments. Here's how to get the most out of it.

Synth Stories: Mack Bartsch / spaceprodigi Reveals Moog Mother 32 Secrets & Reconstructs Antimony

Join us for another episode of Synth Stories in which we talk to up-and-coming producer and musician spaceprodigi aka. Mack Martsch about her track Antimony and her beloved Moog Mother 32.

Sample Logic Unveils New Dynamic Rhythmic Sequencing Instrument & Loop Library

Sample Logic's latest mega-instrument looks like it could fulfil all your looping needs. Here are the details on what you get and a preview of its sounds.

Elastic Drums 2.1 Released: 4 New Futuristic Synths, Master EQ And More New Features

Elastic Drums looks to be expanding its already impressive horizons by adding four new synths, with more to follow. Plus there's a raft of other tweaks and improvements. Here's the detail.

Review: Yamaha MX88

Costing a third as much as a MOTIF but with many of the flagship sounds, Matt Vanacoro asks - just how has Yamaha crammed all this into such a lightweight workstation, the MX88?

Understanding Time Shift Algorithms For Music Producers

You may have used time shifting tools in your DAW but how much do you really know about how they work? Joe Albano breaks down the technology in this helpful guide.