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5 Tips To Help Sound Designers & Sample Makers Become Successful

Histibe is a successful sound designer with credits for projects both big and small. In this article he shares 5 priceless tips from signing tricky contracts to developing your own unique style.

Synth Jam: Arturia MatrixBrute & MicroBrute at Musikmesse 2016

Showing just a limited palette of sounds and capabilities, this synth jam video from Musikmesse includes Arturia's highly anticipated MatrixBrute and the ever present, much-loved MicroBrute.

This Arduino Drum Machine Uses Magnets To Sample, Loop & Sequence Sounds

OK. Therein innovative drum machines out there, but this one from Axel Bluhme takes the creative approach a step further with the XOXX Composer.

Review: Keith McMillen K-Mix Audio Interface, Digital Mixer & Control Surface

K-Mix from Keith McMillen Instruments is a high-quality audio interface, programmable mixer, and MIDI controller combining their best tech know-how in one portable package. Timo Preece gets hands on.

Watch Haunting Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother-32 and Meris Hardware Performance From Makeup and Vanity Set

Take a journey with ski masks, haunting soundscapes, mirrors, Moog synths, and Meris processors in this captivating video performance from Makeup and Vanity Set. Just watch it.

How To Swap Sliced Samples In Real Time in Ableton Live 9’s Simpler

In this excellent Ableton tutorial video, Thavius Beck shows how easy it is to swap samples in Live 9’s Simpler while they’re still playing in order to audition and try out different sounds.

3 Free Ableton Live Packs: Dark Pads, Tonewheel Organ, Korean Gayageum

It’s not everyday you get one Ableton Live pack you can download for free, and here we have three from Monade Sounds. Here’s some brief info about each pack.

UVI Attack EP88, World’s 1st Tacked Electric Piano Library

UVI announces Attack EP88, the world’s first tacked & possibly most comprehensive electric piano library, delivering 5 mixable signal sources, per- key voicing and more, available at an intro price.

Using PreSonus Studio One’s Console Shaper Mix Effect

So you're addicted to the convenience and power of digital with PreSonus Studio One... but you yearn for the analog console-style bus effect processing when mixing? No problem. Studio One 3.2 is here.

Review: Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Patchable Analog Synth

A patchable analog all-in-one modular synthesiser cheaper than a Eurorack system? That's what Kilpatrick Audio's Phenol is, and it gives you all you need to get your modular synth itch scratched.

Virtual Reality Synths: Does This Video Show Us The Future Of Music Production?

There's something really compelling about this video of a music production environment in a virtual reality world. If you have an Oculus Rift CV1 then this should provide ideas and excitement.

Elektron Announces Overbridge 1.10 & Analog OS 1.30

Hot off the heels of our recent big review of the public BETA for Overbridge 1.10... Elektron have released 1.10 into the wild along with Analog Rytm OS 1.30 with an excellent video demo.

Spectrogram in Your Browser: Entrancing Real-Time 3D Pictures of Your Sounds

Web browsers can do more than log onto Facebook or show you the latest dog spinning vinyl. Spectrogram is a wonderful Chrome-based real-time Spectrogram viewer that could become very addictive.

Revoice Pro 3.2 - An Excellent Way To Edit Vocals, Dialog & Instruments Just Got Better

SynchroArts Revoice Pro 3.2 offers comprehensive auto and manual time, pitch and loudness editing for vocals, dialog and instruments. So what does version 3.2 bring to the table? Find out here.

How to Recycle Your Effects Chains in Ableton Live

Here's an excellent way to save you precious time when producing in Ableton Live. It's all about recycling your hard work creating cool effects chains form previous projects and reusing them now.