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Review: M-Audio M-Track Hub

The M-Audio M-Track Hub is a 3-port USB monitoring interface designed to make 24-bit audio quality accessible to every bedroom or home music studio worldwide. But just how well does it perform?

Demystifying The Confusion Around Loudness, Metering & Levels

There's lots of confusion about loudness and metering it these days. Decibels are bewildering enough, and terms like LUKS, LUFS, LU, LRA and dBTP don't help much. Here is what we need to know.

Setting Up and Using VCAs in PreSonus Studio One

VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.

10 New Features in KV331’s SynthMaster 2.8

Earlier this month KV331's Synthmaster got a tasty new update. Now at version 2.8, here’s 10 new features (and reasons) to love it and upgrade.

5 Mindful Practices to Rediscover Your Creative Musical Flow

Creative blocks happen to all musicians at some point in time. So, how do you rediscover that buzz, the inspiration, the musical vibe? Lynda Arnold offers 5 mindful practices to gat back in the flow.

Steve Duda on The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records' Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians.

MoogFest 2016 Highlights, Day 1 & 2

MoogFest 2016 is about to start its final day. Here's highlights, courtesy of the Moogfest YouTube channel, of day 1 and 2 with some inspiring words too.

Biome Digital Release FREE Acid Synth Loops & Samples

The good folks at Biome Digital have created a FREE collection of EDM samples and Acid synth loops. All you need to do is signup on their website. Full details below.

MIDI Sprout Enables Plants To Play Synthesizers In Real Time

After a successful Kickstarter, Data Garden are making 60 MIDI Sprouts available to buy on May 22nd at 12pm EST. Because Plants can make music too using your synths or iOS devices.

Review: Blocs Wave for iOS

Your iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro is the perfect tool for getting musical inspiration on the move, and Blocs Wave is an app that wants to help you do it. Is this the start of a new wave for music makers?

More Sounds For Novation Bass Station II With New Artist Pack

The Novation Bass Station II is a classic synthesizer well known for its warm and fat sounds. To make this synth even better Novation have released a new sound pack with an eclectic mix of patches.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 4

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 4, we focus on the high pass filter section of the synth.

Synth Stories 002: Panic Girl on JoMoX XBase 09 Drum Synth

If you love hardware synths and music machines you'll want to listen to our Synth Stories audio podcast. In episode 002 Panic Girl talks about using the JoMoX XBase 09 on The Breeze EP.

Svarog Joins Eurorack Synth Party with ASPID Analog Fuzz Module

Aspid is a new eurorack synth module from Svarog designed for processing bass and low kicks and electronic and acoustic bass signals. Watch the video below to see it in action.

Watch Celldweller Hands-On MiniMoog Model D Synth Demo at MoogFest 2016

Moog's Minimoog Model D has been the talk of the synth-corner of the internet since we spotted two days ago. In this video Celldweller demos the new version at MoogFest and explains what's new.