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5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

Getting started in sound design might seem a bit daunting. There are so many tools, plugins, libraries out there. These 5 tips are designed for the novice sound designers amongst us.

Imaginando (TKFX, LK & DRC) 2nd Anniversary Big Sale

It’s been two years since Imaginando broke onto the scene with their innovative Ableton Live and Traktor iOS controller apps. And now it’s time to celebrate…!

8raw8: Hand-Built TR808 Drum Machine Clone From France That Sounds Great

There are a number of high-profile clones of the infamous 808 drum machine. And it’s time to consider another one: 8raw8. Each unit is hand-built in France and features Moog style rotary knobs.

Nektar Panorama & Impact LX Controllers Now Integrate With Reason 9

Reason 9 is officially available. And this update from Nektar Technology makes all Panorama & Impact controllers compatible with Reason 9 and offer an substantial expansion of Rack Extension mapping.

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?