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Music Studio Construction: Amping Up the Storage

If you're interested in taking your home or project studio to the next level here's how to get the most from your hard drive storage to create a fast, reliable and seamless setup.

Forget Turntables, The Landscape HC-TT Scratches Cassette Tapes Like Vinyl

Vinyl records have grown in popularity throughout 2016. And, to a lesser degree, so have cassette tapes. Now the Landscape HC-TT allows you to get creative with tapes like you can with vinyl.

Free Roland TR-909 Sample Pack

Sample Magic have come out with free samples, 78 of them to be exact, for everyone from the original TR-909. Here more info about this early Christmas present for producers.

Watch Traktor And Maschine In Action With New Ableton Link Support

NI’s flagship performance apps can now sync seamlessly with loads of other Link-enabled desktop and iOS applications!

Review: Arturia DrumBrute

Arturia has turned its engineering firepower towards beats and created a fully analog monster with bags of connectivity. Enter DrumBrute!

Get In The Festive Mood With This Sonic, Circuit Bent, Crazy, Modular Synth Jingle Bells Setup

Imagine a Christmas tree keyboard, a modular synthesizer and a whole lot of special brew being guzzled by a drunk Santa. Yes, you've entered the Look Mum No Computer Xmas special musical grotto.

Roland Releases New Juno 106 Synth Plug-Out for System-8

It's almost Christmas time and Roland have responded by releasing an early present for System-8 owners. The latest 1.11 update includes a Juno-106 ACB emulation plug-out amongst other improvements.

The Pros And Cons Of Using Vintage Amps

Virtual guitar amp emulations are becoming better and better. Does that mean the hardware amp days are numbered? Rich Tozzoli weighs in on the pros and cons of recording with vintage guitar amps.

Review: Imaginando DRC

DRC from Imaginando is a powerful, beautiful sounding synth for iOS, Android and for computer plugin platforms. GW Childs puts it to the test.

Isotonik Unveil Novation Circuit Editor 1.2 And New Circuit Patch Store

Isotonik Studios love the Novation Circuit and want you to continue loving it even more than ever. With the Circuit Editor update and Circuit Patch Store that looks like a dead cert.

Tim Exile Releases FLOW, Free Algorithmic Loop Sequencer

If you liked Tim Exile's Flow Machine... or just enjoy mutating and manipulating loops, you'll love the free FLOWs for Reaktor 6... and it's feee!

Why You Should Calibrate Your Studio Monitor Speakers

It's become common for music production to happen in rooms with no acoustic treatment and monitors badly positioned. Shane Berry explains why and how to calibrate your speakers. Essential reading.

Watch New Video of Plankton ANTS Semi-Modular Synth In Action

This new semi-modular analog synthesizer, Ants! has taken Kickstarter by storm thanks to its affordability, portability, beautiful design, and great sounds too. Here's a new video of it in action.

2016 Xmas Gift Guide for Musicians and Producers

It’s been quite a year for music performers and producers, with all kinds of new gear hitting the shelves. Here’s our guide to some of the best – and most affordable – music kit around this Christmas.

Geoshred iPad Music Instrument 2.2 Update Adds MIDI and MPE

Jordan Rudess tells us his award-winning music instrument app, GeoShred version 2.2 has been enhanced with unprecedented MIDI/MPE I/O control, new effects, and additional model control parameters.