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IK Multimedia Announces iRig HD 2, Digital Guitar Interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC & iPhone 7

IK Multimedia tell us their new iRig HD 2 provides plug & play simplicity with 96kHz sound, integrated headphone output, a 1/4" amp out with dual mode switch, plus full AmpliTube versions and more.

1.3 Billion Year Old Polymoog Ableton Live Drum Rack from AfroDJMac

OK. Maybe he’s slightly exaggerated the age (we won’t trust him about his vintage wine collection now), but this Ableton Live Drum rack from AfroDJMac is well worth checking out.

Output Announces Substance, a Bass Engine For Modern Producers

Output are back with a bang. Their new instrument, Substance, is a new type of Bass Engine for producers and sound designers alike. As you'd expect Output have created something pretty impressive.

Review: Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530

Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?

Creating Great Sounding Handclaps

Handclaps can be heard in all genres and styles of music. In this quick tutorial, Jay Asher explores how to easily and quickly create handclaps that sound great.

Propellerhead Announce Reason 9.1 Now With Ableton Link!

Reason users. You can now be get even more intimate with your Ableton Live-wielding friends thanks to Reason 9.1's marquee new feature: Ableton Link. Watch the video and read more below.

BopPad: World's Most Responsive & Accurate Drum Pad From KMI & BeBop Sensors

The Kickstarter campaign for the BopPad smart drum pad reached its Kickstarter goal in just 3 days! Find out more about this collaboration between BeBop Sensors and Keith McMillen Instruments.

Universal Audio Launches Apollo Rackmount Pick Your Preamp Promo

Good news if you're tempted to buy an awesome UA Apollo Rackmount Interface. Along with your shiny new interface you can currently pick any Unison Preamp Plug-In for FREE!

Pittsburgh Modular Announces New Eurorack Drum Synth Module

Pittsburgh Modular plugs the only hole in their Lifeforms Eurorack Analog Synth Series with a new Percussion Sequencer Drum Machine Module.

Review: Max For Cats Bengal, A Fierce Jungle Synth For Ableton Live

Bengal from Max for Cats is a flexible, polyphonic semi-modular FM synthesizer that's going to get you purring with its delicious pads and growling with its roaring basses. Noah Pred tames the beast.

Fine Tuning Audio-to-MIDI in Logic Pro X

When you want your converted audio to MIDI tracks to really shine in Logic Pro X it pays to use some tried and tested tips and tricks. In this tutorial, Joe Albano shows you how.

You Don't Need a Sampler or Synthesizer With A Voice Like This

It's long been acknoledged that the human voice is one of, if not the, most impressive musical instrument. This man creates possibly the most impressive soundscapes you could imagine.

Review: Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro X Control Surface

The Icon Pro Audio QCon Pro X is a control surface with motorised faders fit for most DAWs that is built like a tank in a good way! Matt Vanacoro gives it an in-depth review along with video.

Roland TR-09 Vs TR-909 Vs AIRA TR-8 Video Comparison

The internet has been divided since Roland introduced the new ACB-powered TR-09 rhythm composer on 9th September. Many want comparisons between it and the original 909. This video goes one better.

How To Build a DIY MIDI Controller for Ableton Live with the Makey Makey

So you're fascinated with the idea of DIY MIDI controllers or devices that can interface with Ableton Live or any DAW... but don't know where or how to start? Makey Makey does the hard work for you.