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Review: The Cell Studio Quantum for NI Massive

This collection of macro-enabled patches for NI's Massive will deliver unique sounds - just be sure you put the effort into making them your own.

Get Your Groove On: Basic Swing Notation

Notating swing has always been difficult, and various techniques have emerged over the years. Jay Asher explains what they are and how to approach this task.

Flintpope Drumlines For Reaktor 6 Is A Drum Looper For Complex, Textured Beats

If you own Reaktor 6, and even if you don't, and want to morph beats together for complex and interesting rhythmic textures, Flintpope's new Drumlines instrument is well worth checking out.

Roland TB-303 & TR-606 Get Gorgeous, Personalized Full Metal Jacket Mod Cases

Drum machines and synths are precious and deserve lots of care! If you have a Roland TR-606 or TB-303 you can show them how you feel and give them a sexy exterior with a full metal jacket case.

5 Mistakes To Avoid For Stereo Image Processing When Mixing

Playing with the stereo field of your sounds can be a creative mixing technique. But as Joe Albano explains, there are some pitfalls you'll need to avoid.

Timbaland Sound Designer Releases Oracle Percussion Loops With Unique Rhythms, Bounce & Character

You may not know Sound Oracle by name, but you've heard his sounds for Timbaland and appearing in tracks by Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera. Here you have them.

Here's What The Mi Adidas Roland TR-808 Shoes Sound Like

Remember the Adidas concept trainers inspired by Roland TR-808 drum machine that playback beats? Here's what they will sound like... and if you want a pair, have faith. These might become a reality.

Review: Tracktion Waveform

Tracktion's multi-platform DAW has had a bunch of upgrades as well as a name change. Gary Hiebner has the lowdown on everything that's new.

Sound Design: Depeche Mode Where's The Revolution

Ever wondered how synth maestros Depeche Mode build their signature sound? Here's a look at how you can do it for yourself.

Ableton Releases Analogik Bundle, Analog Synths & Drum Machines For Live 9

These 3 presets packs for Ableton Live 9 from Flatpack bring rich analog sounding synths and drum machines to your studio. And now you can buy them as bundle and save in the process.

Learn How To Perform The Military Skratch Technique In This Live Action DJ Video From Sara Simms

The best way to understand different skratch techniques is to see them broken down into their constituent parts - and that's exactly what Sara Simms has done!

This Kenton Box Is An 8 Input Intelligent MIDI Merge Unit, Available Now

Kenton is making managing multiple data streams simpler with an eight-input intelligent MIDI merge unit. It's available now and could become an integral part of your MIDI synth and hardware studio.

Review: Shantea Controls OpenDeck – Custom MIDI Controller Platform

Fancy building your own MIDI controller without getting into soldering and writing code? OpenDeck might be just the thing you've been looking for...

Watch Steve H Immersive Buchla Music Easel & Logic Pro Set From Berlin

What happens in Berlin doesn't need to stay in Berlin. In his second concert at the awesome synth event at Superbooth, Steve H explores soundscapes on his Buchla Music Easel being processed in Logic.

How To Save Your Sessions From Unwanted Squeaky Drum Pedal Sounds With iZotope RX6

RX6 isn't just for post processing, it has many more musical uses, such as fixing the dreaded squeaky kick drum pedal that can blight recordings. Here's how.