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Befaco Releases Chopping Kinky Eurorack Synth Module

The new Befaco Chopping Kinky is a dual-channel, voltage controlled wave folder synth module that turns simple sounds into richer ones. Check out the video below for a useful sonic demo.

Here's DJ Kiva Showing You How To Set Up Ableton Live With External Hardware For Live Performance

Going from the studio to the stage with Ableton Live can be a great experience, provided you get all your gear set up correctly. DJ Kiva is here to show you how it's done.

Sound.Tools Instant Online Mastering With Reference Matching Now In Open Beta

So you want to have your track mastered for you (instantly, online) but using a specific reference track to guide the AI process? That's what Sound.Tools Matchering does and it's now in public BETA.

Very Rare EMS Synthi 100 Analog Synth Being Fully Restored For Public Use

There are just six EMS Synthi 100 analog synthesizers remaining, and none available for the public to play. That's about to change as one of these is being fully restored and placed in a public space.

7 Amp Sims Every Producer & Guitarist Should Know About

Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.

Copper Traces Releases 64 Step CV/Gate Sequencer Eurorack Module

New company, Copper Traces, have released their first eurorack module and it looks like an interesting one. Seek is a 64 step CV/Gate sequencer.

Improve Your Mix In Logic Pro X With This Simple Channel Strip Settings Trick

Stock plugin chains on instruments might provide immediate "wow factor", but they're rarely suitable for building a whole mix. Here's why.

The First 20 Synthesizer in Silver Is Stunning And A Wonder To Behold

There's some synths that cause you to stop what you're doing and just listen. Then there's the 20 Design Synth that will have you drooling before you've heard it. Here's the first silver 20 ever made.

Review: Yamaha Montage 1.5

Yamaha's powerful Montage operating system has had an update, adding cool new features like Auto Beat Sync. Matt Vanacoro put it through its paces.

Music Theory: Beyond 7th Chords - Utilizing Complex Harmonies

Matt Vanacoro shares his many years of musical experience to offer an insight into how going beyond 7th chords can add a new layer to your playing.

Behringer Working On Oberheim OB-Xa Classic Synth Clone

With 20 synths in production Behringer have revealed another one they are working on reissuing. And this should make a lot of us very happy. The classic Oberheim OB-XA will see the light of day again!

UVI Releases Beathawk 2, Portable Music Production App

UVI releases BeatHawk v2.0, free update adds iPhone support, AudioUnit v3 plugin, Step Editor, Ableton Link compatibility and more, available now on AppStore at $6.99 promo pricing.

55 Top FREE Instrument & Synth Plugins

There are some amazing free plugin and standalone software instruments out there, if only you could find them. Luckily we have compiled a list of the top 55 - so now you can!

Do You Need Lots Of Money To Make A Good Album? A Response To Stevie Nicks

Every month there's stories on the demise of music, the quality of music, or, in this case, the futility of making an album. Stevie Nicks has given an interesting opinion. Matt Vanacoro investigates.

You Want More Patches For Novation Circuit? Here's Jim Drones

Isotonik Studios have released a new patch pack for the Novation Circuit synth and groove box. This one is from Jim Drones and provides a lot of variety.