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When You Die Your Ashes Can Be Pressed into Vinyl Records

It might be sobering to consider how you would want your ashes or those of a loved one dealt with. And Vinyly offer a service to press ashes onto vinyl records with music and artwork.

iZotope Launches VocalSynth Valentines Giveaway

Fancy winning a copy of iZotope VocalSynth? How about two copies? Leading up to Valentine's Day iZotope are giving three lucky producers the chance to do just that.

How To Unlock Ableton Live's Powerful Distortion Plugins With Waveshaping

Waveshaping can provide a very different kind of distortion and it's available inside Live's own plugin effect. Here's how it works.

Sync Pocket Operator, Volca Synths With Ableton Live, Reason, Maschine, iPad Apps For $2

Imagine being able to use your Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator synths with any app as part of Ableton Link! Well, with this Max patch and a simple $2 bluetooth USB interface.

Take a Look Inside the Behringer DeepMind 12

If you want to take a close look at the inside of the DeepMind 12 analog synthesiser but are afraid you might void your warranty, then these six photos will prove to be very interesting indeed.

Review: Strezov Sampling Arva For Kontakt

Building your own choral phrases from sampled sources has been possible for a while, but can Strezov Sampling Arva For Kontakt stand out from the crowd? We find out.

8 FX / Processing Bundles Producers Would Be Crazy To Ignore

You can often save money when you buy a bundle of plugins rather than collecting them individually. Here are some of the best collections around today.

The Fundamentals Of Mastering For Vinyl

Mastering for vinyl has its own special set of considerations. Luckily Joe Albano is here to demystify the process using some specialised plugins from the Waves Abbey Road Collection.

Best Virtual Loop Pedal for iPad? Quantiloop 2.0

One of the best loop pedals for iPad has just had a big revamp. Quantiloop 2 was already an extremely powerful and flexible virtual loop pedal app for iPad. Version 2 takes you even further...

Review: Sonokinetic Woodwind Ensembles

Getting a great woodwind sound for your productions can be tricky, but Sonokinetic's new Woodwind Ensembles Kontakt instrument might just have the answers.

Here’s Why You Should Test Your Mixes On Multiple Playback Devices

People might listen to your music on any one of thousands of devices. Here’s why you should listen back on as many as possible, and an insider tip on how to shortcut straight to the end of the process

This Autonomous Robot Could Carry Your DJ, Music Gear & Synths To Your Gigs

Tired arms? Acing back? Because you're carrying lots of gear to gigs from your studio? It happens. Forget ergonomically designed bags and cases, this robot may be your future gig roadie...

New Knob-Tastic Nozoid OCS-2 Semi Modular Synth features Moog Style Filter

A glance at the Nozoid OCS-2 reveals a small, compact semi-modular digital synthesizer that looks lovely. After a few minutes listening to this synth in action you'll likely be even more impressed.

Apple Offers $199 Education Bundle With Logic Pro, MainStage, Final Cut Pro, Motion & Compressor

Imagine being able to save $430 off all of Apple's pro apps for video creation and music making. If you're in college or teaching you might be eligible to their new Pro Apps Bundle for Education.

Review: Rupert Neve Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ

The Rupert Neve Shelford 5052 Mic Pre/Inductor EQ carries the prestigious Neve label, but how did it fare in our tests? Read on to find out.