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Mercuriall Audio Software Announces SPARK, New Guitar Amp Sim

Spark is a VST/AU/AAX plugin that models four Marshall® tube amplifiers, four guitar cabinets, four overdrive pedals and a set of the most common spatial effects.

You Want A Korg Volca Mixer? How About This!

Complete controls to make your beats chunkier, your bass and keys smoother, and of course a blend ratio, the much anticipated volca Mixer has arrived...

Review: Cinematic Studio Strings

Cinematic Studio Series says their new Strings library for Kontakt is bursting with character with stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. Jay Asher puts it to the test.

Review: Output SUBSTANCE

Output’s instruments are known for being unique, and now they've focused their attention on bass. But will the earth move?

Watch How To Create Complex Motion Patterns in Native Instruments FORM Synth

Using the sample section of NI’s excellent new Reaktor synth, FORM, Matt Cellitti shows how to add interest to patches with some cool sound design tips in this video tutorial.

Musicians & Producers: Do NOT Upgrade to Mac OS Sierra 10.12 Yet

If you're awaiting the launch of the new macOS Sierra from Apple and want to upgrade your music studio machine immediately... don't! There's reports of issues with audio unit plug-ins flying in.

Watch Tim Exile Sample IBM Data Centre & Turn Fans into Basslines

What happens if you put Tim Exile inside an IBM Data center equipped with a Zoom audio recorder, laptop, Ableton Push and his range of controllers? Music made from samples from machines of course.

Synth Stories: Portishead's Adrian Utley on Minimoog & SOS

Portishead's Adrian Utley talks about the Moog Minimoog analog synthesizer, its unique, wonderful sound, and how it was used to create the synth sounds on the recent Portishead "SOS" track, ABBA cover

Free MMM Pre-Master Tool Audio Effects Rack For Ableton Live

In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.

The Koka Beat Machine 2 Is A Marvellous Mechanical Music Making Machine

Digital music making tools make creating sounds easier than ever, yet many of us are becoming more entranced by mechanical machines with moving parts and organic ways to create and sequence beats.

Do You Want Logic Pro To Support Ableton Link? Tell Apple Here

We're collaborating with our friends at Synth Anatomy to help get this survey out to a wider audience. It's one question and will take you 10 seconds. Do you want Logic Pro to support Ableton Link...

Review: Sinevibes Switch 2, Creating Intricate Rhythmic Gates

Designed for rhythmic audio gating, Sinevibes Switch 2.0 also includes a very capable sequencer with control of over 32 gates. Noah Pred discovers whether Switch 2 takes him beyond the gates.

Watch Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer In Action

This short video from Pittsburgh Modular demos their newly released Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer.

5 Tips To Speed Up Your Korg Electribe 2 Workflow

So you've got a Korg Electribe 2 (or are thinking about getting one) and you want some workflow tips and tricks? You're in the right place! G.W. Childs is here to help.

Teenage Engineering Presents OD-11 Cloud Speaker

The OD-11 wireless multi-room stereo loudspeaker has been re-engineered by Teenage Engineering combining that unmistakably warm and relaxed Stig Carlsson sound with striking design and new features.