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Ableton Release Live 9.6.1 Update, Focus on Performance & Push 2 Improvements

Ableton Live 9.6.1 features a vast array of improvements and bug fixes. While there's been performance improvements for Live users, Push 1 and 2 users will feel the love in a big way too.

Eventide Tverb Emulates Tony Visconti 3 Mic Technique From David Bowie’s Heroes

Here's a native audio plug-in from Eventide and Tony Visconti that emulates the room sound of the vocal effect of Heroes by David Bowie. And it sounds just like the original Hansa studio!

AfroDJMac Releases Rhythmic Pads Ableton Live Pack With 78 Tempo-Synced Instrument Racks

So you want a dose of rhythmic inspiration from a wide range of analog and digital hardware synths in Ableton Live? Then AfroDJMac’s latest lovely sounding Live Pack is just what the doctor ordered.

Review: Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Aston Origin has caused quite a stir since it was introduced, but does it really live up to the hype? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth compares it head-to-head with three other popular microphones.

6 Tips for Vocal Editing

Tired of sloppy vocals? Here are several Tips on many of the various techniques for slicing & dicing vocal recordings to perfection by Joe Albano.

Drum Brain is State-of-The-Art Max For Live Drum Sampler From Cluster Sounds

 Drum Brain, a state-of-art Max For Live drum sampler featuring 6000 one-shot samples, external files import, an ultra-friendly interface and a solid set of synthesizer parameters.

Patchblocks Mini Synth Modules With New Hardware Keyboard and Software Features

Patchblocks. They offer so much in such a small package! If you’re into synths, like connecting things, and you don’t want to max out your credit card then Patchblocks synth modules could be for you.

Review: Cubasis 1.9.8 for iPad

Steinberg's Cubasis is one top DAWs for iPad, so we checked out version 1.9.8 which now supports Audio Units, 24 in/outs, unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, new instruments, effects and even automation.

Ableton Live Strategies: From Session To Arrangement

Ableton Live's Session view is an excellent playground for generating ideas. The Arrangement area is a great place to arrange, edit, and finish your tracks. Here's how to turn your ideas into tracks.

Music Theory In Your Browser: Playing Arpeggios Has Never Been More Fun

Web browsers can do more than log onto Facebook or let you watch the latest kitten aspiring to be a DJ video. (Yes, the later does exist). Arpeggios is an excellent Chrome-based music tool you'll love

Musikmesse 2016: RME Fireface UFX+, ARC USB, MADIFace Pro, ADI-2 Pro

There’s lots about RME music gear that many musicians love. Perhaps it's the high-end, but affordable features? At Messe 2016 Max from RME showcased four new products, including the Fireface UFX+.

Waves NX Prize Draw: 100 Copies of Waves NX Virtual Mix Room Up For Grabs

One of the biggest and most interesting mixing plug-ins released in 2016 has been Waves' NX - Virtual Mix Room (Over Headphones). Waves are giving away 100 copies in a prize draw. Super easy to enter.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series Compressors

With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?

How to Mix Stems Using TRAKTOR PRO 2.10.2 and the S4

Curious about NI's Stems format but unsure how to get started? Mixing with Stems is easier than you think. Here's how to incorporate Stems into your performance using the latest version of Traktor.

Two Impressive Thunderbolt, USB & MADI Audio Interfaces From Antelope Audio

Musikmesse 2016 served up a number of impressive audio interfaces. Amongst our favorites at the show were the Goliath and Zen Tour from Antelope Audio.