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Ableton Live 9.7's Hot New Simpler

Ableton Live's 9.7 is bringing more lovely features to their recently redesigned sampler, Simpler. Noah Pred, Ableton Certified Trainer, explores some of the power features of this elegant sampler.

Listen to Audio Demos of Vermona Mono Lancet’15 Analog Desktop Synthesizer

Vermona’s classic monophonic analog desktop synthesizer for lead bass and effect-sounds was released earlier in 2016. Now you can listen to some impressive audio demos.

CloudBounce Online Mastering Now Integrated Inside Tracktion

There are a number of online, automatic music master gin services available. CloudBounce uses machine learning for high-quality mastering and is now available at a low price for Tracktion T7.

Ready to Test This New Raspberry Pi Low-Latency Audio & MIDI Interface?

Blokas have created pisound, an ultra-low latency high-quality sound card and MIDI interface for Raspberry Pi which you can even run Pure Data patches from.

Get Sample Logic Xosphere FREE with Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres Today ONLY

Today is day 8 of Sample Logic's anniversary sale. And it's another buy one get one free offer. This time you get XOSPHERE free when buying Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres.

Interview: UVI on The Future of Music Software & Effects

In continuing our series of interviewing some of the best VST & VSTi makers, movers and shakers I got to fire off some questions to UVI about the present and future of audio plugins.

Review: Korg XVP-20

Matt Vanacoro puts the new Korg XVP-20 expression and volume pedal, the successor to the popular XVP-10 to the test. Is this MIDI pedal going to be the next big foot controller?

Detunized Make Ableton Live Pack “Rolfing 3” From Rotten Piano

You might steer clear of rotten food, but we'd recommend you check out the Live pack made using a rotten piano. Some atmospheric, haunting, beautiful. Whatever you create with it, it's unique.

SampleLogic CinemorphX for Kontakt 40% OFF Today ONLY

Day 7 out of 10 of Sample Logic's 10 year anniversary sale, sees today's Sunday offer being a BIG one. Within the next 24 hours you can get 40% off the awesome CinemorphX Kontakt instrument!

Check Out More Videos Of This Soviet Inspired Analog Drum Machine From AVP Synths, MAD-5

Guga Guseyn has released a couple more videos of the custom hand-built MAD-5 Russian drum machine from AVP Synths. There's a lot to like and be excited about in regards to this bit of kit.

Are Music Side Projects A Waste of Time or Energising Experiences?

In this curious article GW Childs explores the idea of whether music side projects could be beneficial or whether they might be a time drain.

SampleScience Release Cinematika Instrument & Sample Library

SampleScience are back with a sampler library and instrument plugin (in AU/VST) called Cinematika with a focus on soft pads and ambient strings.

Review: CME Xkey Air

If you're looking for a MIDI keyboard controller that is incredibly portable, wireless, with full-sized keys and good response, then you've probably heard of the CME XKey Air. Welcome to the review.

Quick Tips for Arranging & Mixing Electric & Acoustic Guitar Tracks

Here are a selection of 8 suggestions of tips to try when arranging and mixing guitar parts, both acoustic and electric. Some you might know, and others are less obvious.

Behringer DeepMind 12 Analog Synthesizer Effects Demo

Behringer are cranking out videos for the DeepMind 12 at an ever increasing rate. The $999 price is public knowledge so it makes sense to share these overview videos sooner rather than later.