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Review: Bitwig Studio 2

Bitwig Studio is one of the new kids on the block in DAW terms but really impressed us when it first appeared. So when we got our hands on the brand new version 2, would it still blow us away?

5 Strategies To Save Money When Recording In A Studio

Using pro studios is a great idea but here are some excellent tips to help you prepare and maximize your time while you're there so you get the best possible bang for your buck.

Tim Exile’s SLOO Voice Swarm Synth For Reaktor Is Unlike Any Traditional Synths You've Seen

Imagine morphing between complex pads to fat basses to polyrhythmic patterns to anything in between in the blink of an eye. That's what Tim Exile's SLOO Reaktor synth does using voice swarm synthesis.

Infected Mushroom Manipulator V1, Ultimate Vocal Warping PlugIn, Now Available

Manipulator, from Infected Mushroom and Polyverse, is one of the more impressive vocal warping plugins out there. It's just out of BETA and available to download and buy.

Take a 360 Virtual Tour of Classic Synths In The Roland Museum

The doors to the private Roland Museum are now open online. You can now take a marvellous tour of some of the most iconic synths, drum machines and musical instruments from the past 40 years.

FREE DIY Modular Synth Secrets Live Masterclass With Erica Synths

Join synth expert and Erica Synths main man Girts as he shares his many years of experience and shows you the secrets of building awesome DIY synths.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo Twin MK2

We loved UAD's Apollo Twin, so how could they make it any better? Why, by doubling the DSP power of course! Matt Vanacoro put it to the test.

Using Your Voice Instead Of A Synth As Lead Instrument In Ableton Live

Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.

Ableton Releases One Thing Video Series For Quick Creative Tips

If a number of artists could share one thing they find useful when producing music, what would it be? Ableton's new video series, One Thing, explores just that.

KV331 Audio Releases SynthMaster One Wavetable Synth

Synthmaster One is an easy to use wavetable synthesizer for Mac OS X and Windows that shares the same engine as Synthmaster, but with more wavetable synthesis features inside.

Download Ableton Groove Files For Every Song On Every Radiohead Album

This free groove pack for Ableton Live allows you to apply humanisation, swing and timing from almost every Radiohead song to your own productions.

A Synth With No Presets: Experiencing The Joys of The Korg Arp Odyssey

Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.

Discover Bitwig Studio 2's New Modulators

With a new, infinite modulation system and a bunch of new devices, Bitwig Studio 2 opens up an incredible world of creative possibilities. Thavius Beck explains how it works.

Paris Hilton Plays ROLI Seaboard & Blocks: Most Painful Video You'll Watch Today

We have nothing against Paris Hilton... but her video demo of the ROLI Seaboard RISE and Blocks really doesn't do justice to the innovative features and functionality of said gear unfortunately.

Review: Mercuriall Spark

Hot on the heels of their popular U530 plug-in, Mercuriall have released Spark. Will its sound and features ‘marshal’ your tonal desires? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes it for a spin.