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Music Theory : Expanding Your Chord Vocabulary Beyond Major and Minor

If you're stuck in a cycle of major and minor when composing this music theory tutorial to help you break out and explore four types of lesser used chords that can transform your songwriting skills.

Solid Stage Logic Nucleus² DAW Controller Now Available

The next generation of SSL's Nucleus DAW controller and audio interface in one is now available. Here's all the details you need to know.

Pyramid Hardware Sequencer Free OS Update, New Effects, Features & Improvements

Squarp's 64-track hardware sequencer continues to improve thanks to OS updates from the team. Pyra OS 1 adds a new effect LFO, automation editing, quick step, screen improvements and more.

FREE Ableton Drum Rack: Rhythm Wolf Mark of the Beats

Don't say you never get anything free... Here's a FREE Ableton Drum Rack sampled from Akai Pro's Rhythm Wolf analog drum machine just for you! Just create a free account and download it!

EMC About To Announce Schmidt 8-Voice Poly White Synthesizer?

Small boutique synth makers, Schmidt, are coming out with a new version of their 8-voice polyphonic Schmit synthesizer. It's all white and we're waiting to confirm further details.

This Modular MIDI Controller, Specialwaves Mine, Is Smart, Customisable & Sexy

You're producing & performing. So, you need two different MIDI controllers, right? Wrong. Mine is a new modular MIDI controller with real faders, encoders, pads, buttons that you customise yourself.

Rob Papen Predator2 Synth Now Available

Rob Papen's Predator 2 is one of the most hotly awaited virtual synths this year. Originally scheduled for a September release it's available now and looks like it could be worth the wait.

Review: Heavyocity Punish

Teenage Engineering OP-1 OS Update Includes Voltage Synth, Tape Loops and Arpeggio Sequencer

This new update for the OP-1 synthesizer from Teenage Engineering includes the new voltage synth, arpeggio sequencer, tape loop, PO-sync and much more. Check out the video for more info.

Ableton Live Performance Setup Tips: Legato Mode

Ableton certified trainer and seasoned live performer, Timo Preece, walks us through key concepts for building and maintaining a successful live performance setup in this video tutorial.

Erica Synths Introduces 4 New Pico Synth Modules

Erica Synths Pico modular synth system has taken the eurorack world by storm. They're small in size but include impressive features. Now there's 4 new Pico modules: SEQS, Logic, A logic and DSP.

Review: FL Studio Transistor Bass

Image Line's FL Studio 12.3 includes a new addition to the already excellent arsenal of plugins. Transistor Bass is based on the classic Roland TB-303 bass synth. But is it faithful to the original?

Pioneer Announces WeDJ for iPhone

Joining the iPad version, WeDJ from PioneerDJ, now has a home on iPhone and until 29th November 2016 is free to download! Now you can mix and add effects to your iTunes music on your phone.

Best Black Friday 2016 Deals For Musicians And Producers

Black Friday is back which means excellent deals and special prices which will tempt us to open our wallets. And this is especially true for musicians, producers and DJs.

Review: contortDistort Echoes in the Aether Creative Sound Library For Absynth

The aim behind Echoes in the Aether was to create fun, creative, interactive, rhythmic, and playable sounds for Absynth users. Timo Preece finds out if ContortDistort achieved their objective.