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7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.

You Can Get Your Synths Covered by Stardust

Stardust make custom, handmade dust covers for synthesizers. Made from synthetic leather these are carefully and lovingly designed for a wide range of hardware models.

What Makes Pioneer DJ Mixers Sound Good?

Pioneer DJ mixers, like the DJM-2000NXS, are well respected amongst DJs and FOH engineers. Why? They sound great. But what makes them sound so good? Sara Simms investigates...

After Korg Volca Kick, What's Next? A Volca Toaster?

Some people have been wowed by the new volca kick, others left unimpressed by its supposedly narrow sonic focus. We think it's great, but we'd also love a volca toaster, so what do we know ;)

Blue Microphones Announces USB Studio Series Featuring Snowball, Yeti and Yeti Pro Mics

Available exclusively in the MI and Pro sales channels, Blue’s USB Studio Series systems include one of Blue’s award-winning USB microphones—Snowball, Yeti or Yeti Pro—along with recording software.

Review: SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia's SampleTank 2 for iOS has become an expressive, high-quality instrument suitable for studio and live performance. Matt Vanacoro was blown away by it. Find out why.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Spectrasonics Reveal Keyscape Collector Keyboards Instrument

It's not everyday Spectrasonics release a new instrument. When they do, it's a big deal. Keyscape - Collector Keyboards brings 36 of the rarest and most valuable keyboards to life.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 11 Now Available

If you've been waiting for the latest version of Komlpete 11 to hit the stores (and your studio) then good news is it's now available with 7 new instruments. Here's what NI have to say about it.

Review: Roland AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido Eurorack Synth Modules

The AIRA Bitrazer, Demora, Scooper & Torcido from Roland are 21HP eurorack synth modules and USB audio interfaces. And using the software editor they become very flexible indeed. We test them out.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.

ROLI Acquires FXpansion, Creating Connected Music EcoSystem

Before you become concerned, ROLI has promised to continue development of FXpansion products as they look to integrate hardware and software to create musical instruments of the future.

The Korg ARP Odyssey Desktop Module Is Real, Here's All The Details

A few days ago a photo appeared on Korg's official Instagram showing what looked to be a keyboard-less module version of the legendary analog ARP Odyssey synthesizer. And today Korg confirm it's real.

Korg Volca Kick Analog Synth With MS-20 Circuits, Touch FX & Pattern Chaining

Korg tell us the new analog volca Kick synth delivers powerful percussive and chromatic kick, bass, and sub bass sounds. Plus it uses the filter from the MS-20 and has new performance features.

Korg microKORG-S Features New Design, New Sounds, More Memory & Speakers

The new microKORG-S is a revamp of the original synthesizer an includes built-in-speakers, more memory, new sounds, a new design with features like the vocoder, microphone and arpeggiator you'd expect