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This Video Explores Fascinating, Unique 24-Hour Music Hack Projects from Music Tech Fest Berlin

Ben Heck’s video showcases the best of the Berlin MusicTechFest Hack Camp, a 24 hour challenge where teams build incredible machines and systems for musicians in one day.

MethodRed MIDIPlayer X 2.1 Makes It Easy To Play MIDI Files Through Software & Hardware

If you want to play MIDI files quickly and easily on your Mac, with the choice of running the MIDI through MIDI compatible software or hardware, then MIDIPlayer X 2.1 is worth investigating.

Here’s What a Single Patch on Erica Synths Pico Modular System Can Sound Like

Perfect Circuit Audio have shot a demo video showing what the Erica Synths Pico series (probably the world's smallest modular synth setup) is capable of from a single patch.

Review: BAE Audio 10DC Compressor/Limiter

Building on their reputation with the 1073 preamp, BAE Audio have come out with the impressive 10DC compressor/limiter. Matt Vanacoro discovers if this compressor sounds as good as it looks.

Producer Tips: Transient Design Using Transient Shaper Plug-Ins

If you use dynamics processors for corrective or functional purposes only you might be missing out on their creative use to control transients. Joe Albano is show you how to tame those dynamics now.

Arturia MicroBrute & MiniBrute Analog Mono Synths Get RED Makeover

If you've been on the fence as to which analog mono synthesizer to get and Arturia's MiniBrute or MicroBrute are on your radar, and you like the color red, these sizzling limited editions will appeal.

D16 Hit Hard With PunchBOX Kick Drum Creator Instrument

PunchBOX from D16 is designed to help you craft your ideal kick drum sounds using analog modelling synthesis and plenty of processing. Here's more info and audio demos.

Flintpope Offers FREE Demos For Ableton Live Instruments & Effects

Flintpope offer three demo-packs to showcase their premium Ableton Live content. Hit the direct links below and get these free!

Vocal Production Tips: Danny Kirsch, Top 10 Producer, Shows How To Tune The Chorus

There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to vocal production. Fortunately, Danny Kirsch with credits for multiple world-wide top 10 hits is here to share his tips in this video.

Everything You Need To Know About MIDI Messages But Were Afraid To Ask

MIDI. There's a lot of musicians and producers who don't know how to use this protocol to improve their musical performances and add more expression to their instruments. Let's take a closer look.

Womb, Multidimensional Electronic Instrument Ideal At Shaping & Sculpting Sounds

A guy called Tom (that really is how we refers to himself) has created an alternative way to interact with sound and instruments. It’s called «WOMB» and is a real hands on experience.

Review: Sinevibes Alternator: Alternative Synthesis

Sinevibes latest synth plug-in, Altenator, is rather unique. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequencer controlled. Noah Pred puts this synth through its paces step by step.

Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.

This Machine Turns Red Lasers Into Glitchy Sounds & Rhythms

vtol’s Divider is a Laser Powered Rhythm Machine inspired by Rhythmicon, the world's first rhythm-machine created by Léon Theremin in 1931, powered by Arduino and with interesting results.

Wave Alchemy FREE, Lite Version of Upcoming Spectrum Synth

Wave Alchemy are excited. I’m excited. And if you like vintage synths in a plugin instrument (for free) you can be excited too.