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Review: Empirical Labs Arousor Compressor Plugin

Following on from their hardware compressor, Distressor, some 20 years ago, Empirical Labs have released a great, smooth sounding compressor plug-in with some clever features in Arouser.

How To Make Ableton Live's Browser More Efficient & Effective

If you thought you knew the best ways to use Ableton Live's browser, you might be missing something. You can find out here in this useful tutorial on Ableton's browser by GW Childs.

Steady State Fate & Erogenous Tones GateStorm Eurorack Gate Generator Module Now Available

Videos of SSF & Erogenous Tones' GateStorm eurorack synth module are in the works. In the meantime, here's all the info you need to know at a glance for what this advanced gate generator can do.

Master & Dynamic High Quality MW60 Wireless Headphones Now in Black

The luxurious wireless over ear headphones from Master & Dynamic, MW60, are now available in black metal and black leather. These are headphones to lust after, with fantastic sound and build quality..

Arturia Releases Preset Converter for V Collection 4 to V Collection 5

If you were a upset about not being able to use your presets from Arturia's V Collection 4 in the newest version, it's time to rejoice. Arturia were listening and have released a preset converter.

Celldweller Folds Space And Time Into TRANSPORT, New Kontakt Instrument From Refractor Audio

Can you imagine an instrument using sounds created by Celldweller's vast array of analog and modular synths? Imagine no longer! Transport for Kontakt from his company, Refractor Audio, is here now.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 9

The Reason platform from Propellerhead continues to be popular amongst music makers, performers and sound designers. GW Childs finds out what's new in Reason 9 that'll convince you to try it out.

Essential Studio Gear For Electronic Producers On A Budget

You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.

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.