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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Using MIDI & Virtual Instruments

If you use virtual synths, samplers or hardware synths, it's likely you've been dabbling with MIDI. Perhaps without realizing it. Joe Albano outlines 5 mistakes to avoid to help get better results.

Moog Music Introduce New Global Modular Synthesizer Instrument, Need Your Help

Imagine bringing environmental sounds from where you are and adding them to a custom built Moog modular synth and being part of the Global Synthesizer Project debuting at Moogfest! It can happen...

Pioneer Introduce New Rekordbox DJ Controllers, DDJ-RB & DDJ-RR With Sequencer Call & PC Master Out

With a new version update for rekordbox being released the same day as two new rekordbox DJ controllers, Pioneer DJ have a couple of treats in store for digital DJs in the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR.

Confused About Markers in Logic Pro X? Don’t Be!

Standard Markers, Scene Markers and Arrangement Markers in Logic Pro X? These 3 types of markers could be confusing… luckily Jay Asher demystifies them for us in this excellent tutorial.

Auddict Announces Drums of the Deep for Kontakt

Auddict have released a huge new Kontakt instrument, "drums of the deep" for Kontakt 4 and above with some hard-hitting Taiko drums, orchestral bass drums, tam-tam percussion and much more.

Arcano MIDI NES Chiptune Synthesizer 2 Re-Creates Classic 8-Bit Nintendo Sounds

Back in August 2015 we reported on the original Arcano MIDI NES Synth on Kickstarter. Of course, it did well, and many of those who wanted to make 8-bit chiptune music found it great!

Review: Valhalla DSP Reverbs

If you're searching for the perfect reverb plug-in and you haven't given Valhalla DSP Reverbs a spin, then you really should. Lynda Arnold takes a deep look at the four reverb units on offer.

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

Critter & Guitari Bolsa Bass Goes White & Granular Freezer, Polyrhythmic Drum Machine for Organelle

Critter & Guitari have released a white edition of their Bolsa Bass synth, and new modes for the Organelle including a beautiful Granular Freezer, a cool polyrhythmic drum machine, and synth patches.

Review: RHA T20i Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones

RHA tell us the T20i is a high performance in-ear headphone featuring DualCoil dynamic driver technology for excellent resolution, clarity and detail. We put these headphones to the test...

FREE Ableton Live Pack From Sampled Casio PX3000 Synth

Grab this one while you can. You have less than 2 weeks to download almost 500 MB of exotic plucked sample sounds in Ableton Live Pack format. BIG thank you to the generous folks at Isotonik Studios!

Modstep 1.1 Includes Audio Unit Support, Arrange Mode, MIDI Import/Export

Modstep is an incredibly fully-featured MIDI sequencer for iPad that comes with a synthesizer and drum sampler too. There are multiple ways to connect it to your setup and version 1.1 gives even more.

Synth Stories 001: The Glitz Recreate the Main ARP Odyssey Synth Line From Chubby Cheek

If you love hardware synths you'll love the new podcast feature on Ask.Audio: Synth Stories. For episode 001 The Glitz talk about their story with the ARP Odyssey and their new track Chubby Cheek.

Review: Major Overbridge and OS updates for Elektron Analog Machines

Elektron are not resting on their laurels. Instead their latest update for Overbridge, Analog Keys, Analog Four and Analog Rytm see some prime time new features added. Timo Preece digs deeper here.

DJ Scratching Video Tutorial: Chirp and Chirp-Flare

In this video and article tutorial experienced DJ, trainer and author, Sara Simms, shows you how to add Chirp and Chirp Flare Scratches to your DJ performance repertoire. Every DJ should watch this.