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Review: Umlaut Audio Tidal

A sample pack made up of plenty of synthesized drones and environments, Tidal by Umlaut Audio is an affordable way to fill gaps in tracks or even use for your own sound design.

Ableton Live 10 Hidden Gems: Shaper & Note Echo

Sometimes overlooked in the slew of bigger new features, devices like Shaper and Note Echo in Live 10 can bring whole new dimensions to your productions. Here's how.

9 Super Synth Tricks For Arturia MatrixBrute

Loopop is back with a supercharged video with 9 super synth tips with the Arturia MatrixBrute. It's a great collection of tips and tricks and perfect as a precursor to our MatrixBrute video courses.

Audiokit Unveils Synth One, World's First Professional Open Source iOS Synth

Years in the making, this fully-featured iOS synth not only sounds amazing, it's completely free and open source. This could be the start of something huge.

This Stylish Wooden Stand For Behringer Model D Now Accommodates Arturia KeyStep

This wooden stand for the Behringer Model D cleverly includes the Arturia KeyStep MIDI controller, uses the same wood as the original Moog Model D and combines form and function at a reasonable price.

Releasing Cover Versions? LANDR Will Now Cover All The Admin For You

Online mastering and distribution service LANDR now offers free rights management for all cover versions when you release music through their platform.

How to Break the Grid: Going Beyond Loop-Based Music

Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.

Moog One, Polyphonic Analog Synth, Coming Soon

What could Moog Music possibly create that would be of interest to the synth playing community? How about an 8 and 16 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with tons of features and a price to match?

Hyperion Strings Micro Is An Orchestral Library For Kontakt At Under $50

Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.

Traveler Is A Doppler Effect Plugin That Lets You Control The Virtual Movement Of Sounds

Use the Path Editor to control the virtual movement of any sound with this plugin - and much more besides. Here's the lowdown on Traveler from Tonsturm.

Apple Planning New Noise Cancelling AirPods & Over-Ear Headphones For 2019

With new noise-cancelling AirPods and studio quality over-ear headphones planned for release in 2019, Apple could be finally forging ahead seriously in the headphone space.

Review: Output Arcade

Output's latest virtual instrument has a twist - it's cloud-based and delivers new content to you every single day. But how does that work in practice? G.W Childs found out.

Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

Free MasterClass - Go Round The World With Endorphin Shuttle And Win Modular Gear

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton for a deep dive into the Shuttle synthesizer and a chance to win endorphin modular gear during the MasterClass.

Plugs & Samples: Subscribe To Own Up To 400 GB Of Audio Plugins & Software

Imagine subscribing to the DVD content of Beat Magazine and owning the plugins you download during that time. That includes top audio effect and instrument plugins and even DAWs from time to time.