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Review: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ-SP-16

Featuring a 16 pad sampler & step sequencer & Dave Smith Instruments analog filters, Pioneer DJ's TORAIZ-SP-16 is aimed at forward thinking DJs & producers. Sara Simms finds out if they hit the mark.

Erica Synths Eurorack Module Contest + Free Live Video Presentation

We're thrilled to partner with our friends at Erica Synths who will be presenting our 2nd FREE, live Masterclass on Eurorack & Modular Synths today in the AskAudio Academy. And you an win a module!

Build An Awesome Bass Line Using U-He's Free Synth Podolski's Arpeggiator

Not every good synth plugin need cost an arm and a leg. Podolski from U-He is a very capable FREE synth with an awesome arpeggiator. Watch GW Childs design a cool bass pattern inside this beast.

Sinevibes Releases Shift 2.0 Animated Shifter Plugin for Mac

The new Shift 2.0 from Sinevibes takes a step-sequencer envelope generator as its source for controlling either a frequency shifter or a ring modulator. Be prepared for some very interesting sounds!

Wooden Desk Stand For Maschine JAM With Vinyl Wrist Rest

Maschine JAM, peformance and production hardware controller for Maschine and DAWs has barely been available one week and already mixingtable.com has released a special, wooden desk stand for JAM.

How To Create Outstanding Ostinatos In Logic Pro X

An ostinato is a repeating musical phrase and can be found in many rock and pop songs and game and film soundtracks. In this tutorial Jay Asher demonstrates how to create great sounding ones in Logic.

Roland JD-XA Synthesizer Now Has Improved Front Panel Overlay. Here's How Easy It Is To Install

If you love the Roland JD-XA but want a solution for the shiny, reflective front cover panel, this video shows how to install the JD-XA overlay for a lovely matte finish. And it's FREE!

Watch Teaser of Futuristic Genesis 1 Hardware Synthesizer Running Ableton Live

2BTruman decide he wants the analog feel, but the power of digital when it comes to making music. And so the Genesis 1 synthesizer (running Ableton Live) was born. Here's some early info!

Review: Maschine Jam

NI has come up with whole new way to perform and produce with Maschine and it’s got some clever tricks up its sleeve. We couldn’t wait to unwrap Maschine Jam…

Music Theory Tutorial: ”Ice Cream" Changes-The I-vi-IV-V (or V7) Progression

Ice Cream or I-VI-IV-V is a popular chord progression that can be found in many 1950s and 1960s ballads. In this tutorial Jay Asher explores this early rock n' roll classic progression.

Ninstrument Combines Modules To Make 'Super' Eurorack Modules

What do you get when you combine some of the best loved Eurorack synth modules together into one module? A super modules, of course. And Ninstrument are doing just that!

Is The Prodigy's Firestarter The Best Lullaby Song Ever?

File under: must watch humor and ideas for the future / present when singing a young person to sleep.

A Brief History of Music, Part 2: Rock

In part 2 of our series exploring musical genres and the influential artists and songs that have characterised and inspired us, Hollin Jones puts rock music in the spotlight.

Quantiloop Is An iPad Looper Built For Live Performance

There are a few live audio loopers available for iPad already. But, Quantiloop promises to bring the best of hardware loopers to Apple's tablet with some nifty features and settings.

Review: Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is a mixing and hosting application for making a multiple computer network for serious cross-platform audio production workflows. It also comes with a 9GB Orchestra VSL library!