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Roland TR-REC Gameifies Pattern Sequencing 808 Style

As if pattern sequencing 808-style wasn't already fun enough, Roland's TR-REC is a music game app that is set to bring music making (game-style) to the masses for iOS and Android users.

Six Things to Consider Before Hiring a Recording Studio

When you next rent a recording studio it pays to ask a few questions first so that you can concentrate on the music side of things when you get there and leave the other stuff to the studio.

Elektron Introduces Audio/CV Split Cable Kit

Ever determined to make life easier for musicians using analog hardware in their modern studios, Elektron have released an Audio/CV split cable kit ideal for a bunch of workflows.

Rekordbox DJ Now Available On Monthly Subscription

Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox DJ Plus now features a new way to use it: a monthly subscription. Basically it means you get access to high-end performance features when you need them only.

Review: Ostinator Looper for iPad

If you're looking for a capable iPad phrase looper that is Audiobus compatible and can be controlled via a MIDI controller, then Ostinator should be on your app shopping list. Watch the video demo!

Setting Up Your Musicians' Monitor Mix For Better Recording Sessions

One of the keys to a successful recording session is an optimized monitor mix for the recording musician. With the right balance you could transform an OK tracking session into something special.

FL Studio 12.2 Released, New Plugin Interfaces, Sound Content, Harmor & FLAC Export

What could be better than 30% discount on everything at the FL Studio store? Simple. A new update for FL Studio (12.2) that brings with it new interfaces for plugins, 1600 percussion samples and more.

Arturia V Collection 4 Added to ‘Music Through The Ages’ Winter Holiday Discount Deals

Arturia have now added the huge and awesome V Collection 4 to their 2015 winter holiday sale. Comprising software synths and drum machines, this means you can grab it for half price!

G-Sonique Releases Alien 303 V2

G-Sonique tells us the legend is back. Where version 1 was known for Psytrance, EDM and Acid, Alien 303 V2 now focuses on skool acid and bassline modern 21st century sounds.

Review: kiloHearts Multipass

Modular is at the buzz word in the music industry now, but wait... here's a modular, multiband effects plug-in, not hardware, which allows you to build your own effects chains quickly & easily.

Getting Started With Reaktor Blocks

If you're feeling overwhelmed by Reaktor's plethora of scripting & programming options, then Blocks might be your saviour. Matt Vanacoro presents a quick and easy guide to getting started with Blocks.

Interview: Mikey Lion & Sabo Talk New EP, Tech and Desert Hearts

Founder of Desert Hearts, Mikey Lion and Burning Man sensation, Sabo, have collaborated on an EP, Into The Jungle. We chatted with them about tech, playing intimidate festivals and more.

Bitwig And Irrupt Announce The Irrupt System Inside Bitwig Studio

Bitwig and Irrupt mark the beginning of their interesting collaboration with 1GB of free sounds available inside Bitwig Studio. Irrupt are providing their system inside the DAW.

Ian Shepherd and MeterPlugs Release Dynameter Plugin

Ian Shepherd tells us the big issue for music is not loudness, but dynamics. With this in mind, Dynameter provides a real-time display of your track's dynamics in the form of an easy to use graph.

Review: Korg microKEY Air & microKEY2

If you're a "travel light" musician looking for a MIDI keyboard controller you may have taken note when Korg released the microKEY Air & microKEY2 recently. Here's the low-down on these controllers.