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Do You Know A Sampler From A ROMpler? Here's The Difference.

Hardware and software instruments share some common traits. Here, Joe Albano explains how samplers and ROMplers differ, as well as what they have in common.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Keys IO MIDI Controller & Audio Interface

Why have a separate MIDI controller and audio interface when you can have both in some sexy package? Hollin Jones puts the iRig Keys IO through its paces.

Batch Process Audio Editing Like a Pro in iZotope RX6

Batch processing audio can save you a huge amount of time and effort. Here's Matt Vanacoro to show you how it's done in iZotope's powerful RX6 Audio Editor.

Isotonik Studios Brings Granular Looping Cycle of Death & Rebirth To Ableton Live

Imagine being able to record a sound into Ableton Live, loop it based on up to 36 grains and create interesting textures and soundscapes that nobody else ever would. That's Samsara.

Novation To Intro Giant Launchpad Arcade & New Synths At NAMM

Novation are going to have a big presence at the NAMM 2018 show. Here's a little of what they have planned.

UVI Releases $39 SubCulture For Falcon, Dark & Hard-Hitting Sounds

UVI announces SubCulture, a new Falcon expansion delivering dark subs, stabs, deep bass leads, atmospheres, FX and more for $39 | 39€.

Review: ROLI Lightpad Block M

ROLI's ecosystem keeps growing with an upgraded Lightpad Block - the M. Hollin Jones found out what sets it apart from its predecessor, and from pretty much every other MIDI controller...

Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.

Poly Expressive Is A Large, Customizable, Pressure Sensitive Controller For Musicians

Want one large XY controller, 50 switches or anything in between? Just print your board to control all of your pedals, amps and DAWs with Poly Expressive.

Review: Universal Audio Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

UAD's recreation of a classic Distressor from Empirical Labs is officially endorsed by the makers of the original hardware. Rich Tozzoli finds there's much to like in the EL8.

Spotify In Trouble: $1.6 Billion Copyright LawSuit Over Tom Petty, Neil Young & The Doors Songs

It's not a happy start to 2018 for Spotify. A new copyright lawsuit has been filed against them to the tune of $1.6 Billion for unlicensed use of songs by Neil Young, The Doors, Weezer and many more.

What MIDI Channel Voice Messages Are & Why You Should Care

So you use MIDI controllers, the MIDI protocol every day in your studio or live music setup. But how much do you know about how it works? Here's what MIDI Channel Voice Messages are all about.

Is This The Behringer Clone Of An ARP 2600 Synth?

Well, it looks like NAMM 2018 is going to be the year when a number of new hardware synthesizers will be unveiled. Amongst them we suspect this timely tease from Behringer hails a new ARP 2600 clone.

Top Music Gear News Stories of 2017

From real analog synths to clones, laptops with 3 screens to 52 free audio plugins, Spotify changing its loudness target to Adidas shoes that look like the TR-808. This is the best of our news 2017.

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.