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How Processing Order Affects Your Sound In A DAW

The order in which you add plugins can make a significant difference to the effect they have on your sound. Joe Albano explains why, and how to avoid getting it wrong.

Review: Steinberg Cubase 9.5

The latest update to Cubase brings a raft of changes across the board from instruments to workflow. Hollin Jones spent some time getting to know what's new in Cubase 9.5.

Working With Vocalists: 8 Top Tips on Getting the Most From a Singer

Getting a great vocal performance isn't just about your technical skills, all kinds of human factors play a part too. Matt Vanacoro shares his experiences with these 8 top tips.

FREE DX7 Instrument: The Best Sounding FM Synth For iPad?

The original Yamaha DX7 synthesizer was a mainstay for popular sounds through the 80s and 90s. Now you can get a faithfully multi-sampled DX instrument for iPad... for FREE!

Recording vocals? Here's The Best Way To Set Up A Pop Filter...

Are you using your pop filter as effectively as possible? Here's a live action video explaining how to set it up correctly for different kinds of vocal performance.

The Decline And Fall Of Dubspot - What Really Happened?

Once highly rated, the US-based DJ and electronic music school suffered a dramatic reversal of fortune. So what happened, and why?

EDM Mastering In Pro Tools Explained

When you're getting ready to master in Pro Tools, make sure your mix is up to scratch! Alex Solano explains the ins and outs of preparing for the mastering process.

Polyend Releases SEQ Hardware Step Sequencer 1.3 Update

The latest 1.3 firmware update for the impressive Polyend SEQ hardware sequencer adds new and improved functionality for number of functions. Here's what's new.

FabFilter Releases Pro-L 2 Limiter

Now available from FabFilter is Pro-L version 2 limiter plugin with new algorithms, true peak limiting, loudness metering, surround support and more.

EastWest Releases Hollywood Choirs

EastWest tells us Hollywood Choirs delivers a powerful, blockbuster sound and opens up new 3D soundscapes that will help create incredible and emotional journeys for audiences.

Production Tips: How & Why to Set Up a Noise Gate

Gating properly can save your recording sessions and also make editing and mixing easier. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works with a hands-on example.

Review: Arturia V Collection 6

Arturia's V Collection gets a hefty upgrade with a number of new instruments including the Buchla Music Easel, DX7 and Fairlight sampler. Rishabh Rajan put them through their paces.

Arturia Releases V Collection 6: Buchla Music Easel, DX7, CMI V & Clavinet

The new Arturia V Collection 6 is here, including a fully featured Buchla Music Easel, DX7, CMI Fairlight & Clavinet instruments. We've been testing all these instruments. Expect a full review soon!

RØDE Microphones Releases AI-1, Audio Interface

In an unexpected move Rode Microphones have released their first ever audio interface. The 96 kHz capable AI-1 features a Class-A preamp, USB bus power, a Neutrik XLR combo and comes in a kit.

MIDI Velocity: What It Is & How It Works

Velocity is a core part of how MIDI operates and gives you control over the feel and volume of notes. Joe Albano shows you exactly how it works in 2 minutes.