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Programming Electronic Drums with Heavyocity DM-307

Heavyocity DM-307 is an impressive Kontakt instrument packed with modular synth drums and analog drum machine sounds perfect for the EDM conscious producer. Here's how to use it when producing beats.

Novation Adds MIDI Sync Output for Launchpad for iOS

Now you can connect other apps and external music hardware to Launchpad for iPad. Excited? You should be… Imagine jamming with you Novation Circuit and Launchpad for iPad in sync!

Steinberg Release Beat Essentials Expansion for Groove Agent

Steinberg have released new Styles for Groove Agent, inspired by the distinctive rhythms of British rock music in the ’60s. Get your British beats for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4 here.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

IK Multimedia have a new member in the iRig family. This time it’s aimed at acoustic instruments. Let’s check out the iRig Acoustic Mic and App.

10 Sound Design Tips for Media Composers

Sound, as we know, plays a huge part in turning average visuals into emotional rollercoasters. Gary Hiebner shares 10 sound design tips designed to enhance the visuals and audience experience.

Drum Depot Releases Vermona DRM1 - 5 Drumkits + 50 Free Loops

Marco Scherer's latest Drum Depot pack release is pretty stunning. It features 5 kits from the awesome Vermona DRM1 mkIII drum machine. Plus you can grab 50 loops for free - yes, free!

Rob Papen PRISMA Plug-In Stacks All Software Instruments as Single Sound Source For Free

One of the announcements at NAMM 2016 that really impressed us was regarding the upcoming (free) Rob Papen PRISMA. Essentially it's a software plug-in host that stacks multiple synth plugins together.

This 8-Bit Video Synth Is Retro Video Game & Audio Synth Dream Machine

Calling all retro 90s 8-bit video game / chiptune lovers. The Ming Micro portable video synthesizer from Special Stage Systems has been funded on Kickstarter and is ready to rock your world.

Review: Genelec 8351A SAM Studio Monitors

The Genelec 8351A SAM studio monitors winners of a NAMM 2016 TEC award have some innovative features designed for accurate monitoring. Sara Simms gave them a good listen to in this in-depth review.

Elektron Machinedrum and Monomachine Get Price Reductions

With prices reduced you can now pick up a Machinedrum for $599 USD, Machinedrum UW for $999, and a Monomachine for just $799. Keeping your wallet heavier and your studio happier.

How to Build Your Own Kits for Logic Pro X Drum Machine Designer & Drummer

While the quality of Logic Pro X's Drum Machine Designer kits is very high, there's room for more! Darren Burgos shows you how to create your own custom kits for DMD and Logic's Drummer.

Hacking Roland Alpha Juno 2 Vintage Synth With OLED Display

Whether or not you want to mess about with your pristine (or beat up) vintage analog synthesizer, this OLED display hack featured on Hackaday is too cool not to talk about.

Black Lion Audio Releases Auteur MKII Preamps

The new Auteur MKII preamp circuitry from Black Lion Audio offers detail and nuance along with vintage vibe, available in two-channel, half-rack 1RU or single-channel 500 series configurations.

Review: Korg iDS-10 Synth Studio for iPhone

The Korg iDS-10 has found its way from the Nintendo DS to iPhone. And it comes with improvements which Korg claim make it the synth studio for iPhone users. G.W. Childs puts it to the test...

Elysia Vinyl Allstars 500 Series Modules Marks 10th Anniversary

To celebrate their 10th anniversary Elysia have released the karacter, nvelope, xfilter, and xpressor 500 series modules in a limited edition with the front panels made from real vinyl records!