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First Look Video: NI Maschine JAM

2 weeks back the NI team gave me a private demo of the Maschine JAM... I came away mind blown and pretty excited by this sequencer instrument. Here's our first look video of the new Maschine JAM.

Realtime Audio Stretching in FL Studio 12.3

Get time-stretching (in real-time) in FL Studio 12.3 with this useful guide by Gary Hiebner.

Keith McMillen Instruments Brings K-MIX To Windows

The Keith McMillen K-Mix audio interface, programmable mixer, and control surface has just had an update to make it Windows compatible. Read more below.

Review: Korg electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler

With the release of the red and blue electribe 2 and electribe 2 Sampler Korg have updated the software to 2.0 bringing a number of useful features to these machines. G.W Childs shows his favorites.

Music Studio Construction: Making A Quiet Room

Home or project studios are certainly convenient, but not always well-designed spaces. If you're interested in taking your home studio to the next level here's how to make the room nice and quiet.

Mixing Piano EQ Tips With SSL Duende Native Plug-In

In this video Alex Solano uses the SSL Duende Native’s filters to clean up the low end and high end of a piano. Then he explains the different E and G series EQ modes and demonstrates them in action.

Focusrite Plug-In Collective Offers Monthly Deals

Focusrite’s Plug-In Collective brings monthly plug-in deals to registered customers. So, if you're a Focusrite customer this month you can get the Eventide Stereo Room Reverb for free (normally $199).

ContortDistort Release Echoes in the Aether Sound Library for Absynth 5

Award-winning sound designer Christian Kjeldsen (Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption & Deadpool, Ex Machina, and Avengers 2 trailers), is back with a rather tasty creative library for Absynth 5.

Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro

The new iLoud Micro monitors are tiny, but IK Multimedia explain they sound bigger than they look, and are aiming for the music/producer market. Hollin Jones measures them up for size in our review.

6 Logic Pro X Cycling Tips For A Faster Production Workflow

These are the kind of Logic tips that can make your Logic Pro X sessions more satisfying. Using just one or two of these shortcuts can be a guaranteed time saver and help you focus on producing.

YellowNoise Audio DrumExtract Uses State Of The Art Tech To Separate Drums From A Mix

Extracting percussive content from a mix isn't easy. With most tools it feels impossible. YellowNoise Audio's DrumExtract promises to do a better job than the current crop, and the demo is impressive.

Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment

In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.

Review: Ruismaker Drum Synthesizer Plug-In for iOS

Fancy a synthesizer drum machine that sounds like your old vintage drum synth with plenty of tweakability as an audio unit plugin for iPad & iPhone? Welcome to Ruismaker. We were seriously impressed.

Voxarray 61 Is A DIY Modular Synth You'll Probably Love At First Sight

Perhaps it's better to describe this as more of a modular music workstation than a synthesizer. Either way the Voxarray 61 looks gorgeous and sounds as good as a Meeblip Anode for good reason.

7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.