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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing With Delay-Based FX

Music production rules are often there to be broken. Here are five essential mistakes to avoid when using delay-based plugins in your productions, along with extensive tips to do it right.

IK Multimedia Offer You Chance To Get Your Mix Mastered Live At NAMM By Gavin Lurssen & Reuben Cohen

IK Multimedia tell us you can enter the submit your mix in their contest for a chance to have it mastered by one of the world's top mastering engineers, live at NAMM 2016.

Cluster Sound Releases SH-101 Live Pack

Fancy adding some vintage sounds to Ableton Live? Cluster Sound tells us their latest releases is SH-101, a multi-sample collection for Ableton Live based on the vintage Roland SH-101.

Pittsburgh Modular Roll Out Lifeforms Eurorack Synth Systems

Pittsburgh Modular's new Lifeforms is designed to make it easier to jump into the world of eurorack modular synthesis. There's also new KB-1 and SV-1 modules to drool over (or insert into your rack)!

Review: Tim Exile's Flesh: His Latest Reaktor Masterpiece

NI's Reaktor is a playground for making simple synths and effects, but also caters for the incredibly creative sound designer looking for new ideas. That's where Tim Exile's Flesh joins the party!

Build Your Own Star Wars Lightsaber Style Sound in Propellerhead Reason

If Star Wars fever has gripped you after watching The Force Awakens or you just want to make something cool in Reason, then this Lightsaber sound design tutorial is for you. May the force be with you.

Korg Intros Minilogue Analog Poly Synthesizer for $500, Watch Video Demo

We recently spotted that details of Korg's upcoming Minilogue synth had been leaked on the web. Now, before Korg have officially announced it, Sweetwater have released full details, pics and a video!

Positive Grid Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins, With Revolutionary Compression Profiling

Positive Grid tell us the Pro Series offers 3 revolutionary profiling and component based compressors: FET, Tube, and Optical. It combines their DSP engineering and component level modeling expertise.

Celemony Releases Melodyne 4

Ceremony tells us that Melodyne 4 introduces new technologies and a new degree of freedom for the entire Melodyne family. Includes 4 versions and a polyphonic spectrum shaper sound editor.

Review: Sam Spacey's Epica Bass, Legendary Vintage Analog Bass Synths for Kontakt

We've been told, "it's all about the bass"... and Sam Spacey's Epica Bass puts a vintage, analog slant on this thought by capturing some authentic legendary bass instruments for Kontakt users.

4 Characteristics that Distinguish Sound Designer Legends from The Rest Of Us

As the saying goes, "If you want to learn to be the best, learn from the best." We've discovered 4 traits from 4 legends of the sound design world that we're sharing with you here.

Meris Mercury 7, 500 Series Algorithmic DSP Reverb Unit That Sounds Inspiring

So you have some space in a 500 rack? The new Mercury 7 from Meris could fit in there. It is a reverb unit with analog mix and dry sign path... and more than any specs, simply sounds beautiful.

Review: Blue Lola Headphones

Blue Microphone's Mo-Fi headphones got a lot of positive feedback after passing through the Ask.Audio lab tests! So, how do the new (and more economical) Lola headphones fare? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix Is A Programmable MIDI Controlled Mixer & Audio Interface In One

Keith McMillen Instruments are no strangers to making innovative MIDI controllers. The K-Mix takes that tradition one step further with a very capable audio interface included and onboard DSP!

Building a Lead Synth Patch in Cubase Retrologue 2

Retrologue 2 is the latest version of Steinberg’s virtual analogue synthesizer. Hollin Jones shows you how to build your own lead synth patch from scratch.