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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.

Review: Finishing Move Post Human for Kontakt

Musicians, producers and sound designers might all want to consider this Kontakt collection to pad out their sound library with some great ambient textures.

Erica Synths Announces A Polivoks, Inspired DIY Modular Synth System

The newly designed DIY modular synthesizer system from Erica Synths, A Polivoks, is now available. Here's everything you need to know about it.

The 6 Most Expensive Hardware Synthesizers Available Today

These six synthesizers in production now that you can buy today fall into the category of 'look, but don't touch'. Even if your finances don't stretch far enough... it's nice to have a dream synth.

Working With Multiple Arrangement Views in Cubase 9

Large projects can mean lots of zooming and scrolling, but there's a feature in Cubase 9 you may not have known about that can save you a bunch of time and effort...