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How Producing Techno Helped Ex Air Traffic Controller Cope With Anxiety

Producing music. It can be cathartic. It can be inspiring. It can be fulfilling. And, as this ex air traffic controller has discovered, it can help you cope with anxiety and stress.

Review: Air Music Tech DB-33

The tone wheel organ simulator, DB-33 from Air Music Tech, aims to provide you with a Hammond instrument in your DAW. Hollin Jones finds out just how good this organ really sounds.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.

Embertone Intimate Strings Solo Series Includes Cello, Violin, Viola & Bass

Embertone Intimate Strings for Kontakt Player combines their highly regarded Friedlander Violin, Fischer Viola, Blakus Cello, and Leonid Bass in one convenient and money-saving package.

Now You Can Use A Modular Synthesizer In Your Web Browser

This Modular Synthesizer, written in HTML5 and Javascript, offers real-time sound generation... and yes, it's all running inside your web browser (Chrome or Firefox)!

Review: Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom's I Wish Plug-In

The I Wish plugin is a Granular Note Freezer. It creates tiny loops from any audio waveforms. Those loops have discernable pitches and can be played like you'd play an instrument. We were intrigued...

Using Melodyne 4 to Edit Synth Audio in Ableton Live

When you think of Melodyne you might think it's a tool to correct audio imperfections (timing and pitch) for recorded vocals or guitars or drums. Here we show how to make it work on synths in Live 9.

Focusrite Unveil Red 4PRE, Their Best Audio Interface Yet

Featuring dual Thunderbolt 2, HD DigiLink & Dante network connectivity, Focusrite tell us the new RED 4PRE is a the perfect audio interface in terms of form, function, sound quality and versatility.

Liine Skram: New iOS Music Creation App By Creators Of Björk & Daft Punk Stage Tech

Liine (the creators of the super popular Lemur app) are back with Skram, a highly-accessible, intuitive, and addictive app for making electronic music on iPad. Music making experience not required.

Sismo Introduces Tapbum, 3 Oscillator, 8-Step Sequencer

Brazil and Colombia-based Sismo create analog told for live performance, audiovisual installations, educational practices and experimental interaction. Check out their new Tapbum Register Sequencer.

Are Vinyl Records About To Go HD?

What could make your vinyl record listening experience better? How about longer play time per record and higher frequency range. That's what Rebeat Digital are planning to create in the near future.

Sterling Audio Introduces MX Series Powered Studio Monitors

There's a new range of audio monitors available for your studio. Sterling Audio's MX series are powered and feature ultra low distortion. They come in three flavors; MX8, MX5 and MX3.

Review: SPC ArcSyn

So you want a software synth with flexible modulation options that, for change, isn't trying to emulate an old vintage hardware synthesizer but has an analog layout? Welcome to SPC's ArcSyn.

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here's four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don't have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich.

Major Teaser: Skram for iOS Coming Soon, Linked to Liine?

What's this? WTF? A new iOS music app from Liine called Skram? We've got the teaser/scoop on this, as yet, unreleased app designed for electronic musicians to make amazing sounds, riffs and grooves...