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Review: AudioWerkstatt mini-midi-step-seq

German company, Audiowerkstatt, have come out with a rather nifty hardware MIDI step sequencer with some very cool features. G.W. Childs puts this the mini-midi-step to the test.

A Guide to Building Synths in Reaktor, Part 5

In this NI Reaktor tutorial mini-series, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build your own synthesizer from scratch. In part 5 (the final part),the focus is on the GUI and master volume.

Synth Stories 003: Stereospread on DSI Prophet 12

If you love hardware synths and synth-based music you'll want to listen to our Synth Stories audio podcast. Episode 003 follows Stereospread on their journey with the DSI Prophet 12 on "Frozen".

World’s Tiniest Violin Is Soli Motion Controller That Uses Radar

So you want to get hands on making music without actually touching a device? Soli is a new sensing technology that uses miniature radar to detect touchless gesture interactions.

code:MONO Live Mashup With Ableton Push 2, MIDI Fighter 3D & Livid Instruments Minim

code:MONO has hit this mashup out of the park once again. No surprises there! But, what’s really great to see is a Push 2, Livid Minim and MIDI Fighter 3D in the setup.

Sneak Peak of Upcoming Effects Processor, Looper & Synth for iPad by Amazing Noises

There’s not many, details about this new app from Amazing Noises. However, this video of Moebius shows us many of its capabilities, and it’s a powerful effect processor, looper, live sampler & synth.

Review: iConnectAUDIO2+

Good for live or studio use, the iConnectAudio 2+ is a versatile 2-in 6-out audio & MIDI interface for musicians & DJs. Matt Vanacoro finds out just how good this interface is in this review.

An Overview Of Logic Pro X's Powerful Synths

Logic Pro X comes with a substantial collection of virtual synths—from basic, traditional analog and digital models, to big, powerful kitchen-sink instruments that employ cutting-edge technologies.

CV4Live Lets You Control Ableton Live Using a Modular Synth

Oh Skinnerbox. You are very, very clever people indeed. We’re not sure exactly how they’ve done this, but basically you can now control Ableton Live with a modular synth setup using CV4Live.

Interview: Mooji on Producing Double Agent While Traveling The World

Double Agent from Mooji is a truly eclectic album with multiple musical styles that still feels like a whole body of work. We talk with Mooji (you may know him as Kramnik) about producing and more.

Here’s How to DJ At The Opening Ceremony of Euro 2016??

Ahem. Wanting to David Guetta fans (and the man himself) this is strictly tongue-in-cheek. But, it well worth a watch for aspiring and veteran DJs alike. At least he has headphones, right?

FREE Tubes Creamer Stompbox Plugin From Mercuriall Brings Ibanez TS-808 to Your DAW

Based ona real circuit of the Ibanez TS-808 stompbox, the new Mercuriall Tubes Creamer 808 is a high quality VST/AU/AAX plugin for Mac and PC. It sounds impressive and it's free to download.

Native Instruments Hotfix Maschine 2.4.6 Update Released

Yay! NI have just released a HotFix update for Maschine 2.4.6 which resolves the issues with 2.4.5. It took Native Instruments about 24 hours to resolve and fix it which is impressive too.

This Cheap DIY TB-303-Style Hardware Bass Synth & Sequencer Uses Light To Control Pitch

If you want to open a box and start playing a hardware bass synth in seconds, this might not be for you. However, this 555 Javascript Bassline Synthesizer is, cheap, easy and unique.

What Every Modern Music Producer Can Learn From Picasso

It may surprise you that Pablo Picasso's philosophy on the creative process can be applied to music production. Shane Berry demonstrates how a world famous artist's vision can transform your sounds.