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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing With Compression

The compressor is perhaps the most used of the dynamics (and other categories of) plug-in types when mixing and producing music for corrective & creative processing. Here's 6 mistakes to avoid.

Watch KiNK Demo Roland MX-1 Ableton Live Integration

At ADE 2015 KiNK road tested the Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer’s new Ableton Live mode which lets you launch, stop clips and scenes, select, arm and solo tracks, and record and adjust send levels.

Make Intelligent Polyrhythms For Free With AudioModern’s Sync 3 LE

Good news for all polyrhythm fans, AudioModern’s SYNC 3 now has a younger, free-er, sibling. Download it from their site.

Review: Cubase Pro 8.5

With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.

Erica Synths Release Black Dual EG/LFO Eurorack Module

Erica Synths' new Black Dual EG/LFO for Eurorack synth heads is brings two full ADSR EGs, two unique LFOs with plenty of features in 10HP. And it sounds great as the video below shows.

Create A Custom 3 & 4 Band Filtering System In Ableton Live

In this excellent tutorial, Joshua Casper shows two ways to build customisable multi-staged band-pass filters in Ableton Live. The idea being you can do so, so much more than the included devices.

Sonnox Release ENVOLUTION – An Evolution For Envelope Shaping Plug-In's

Envolution is a new plug-in from Sonnox that is a frequency-dependent envelope shaper. If the idea of manipulating your audio for extreme or creative results appeals then you must check this out.

Review: Livid Instruments Builder Box

Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.

Review: iZotope Ozone 7 - A Mastering Solution That’s Hard to Beat

Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope’s popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you’ll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.

10 Sound Design Secrets Every Cubase Producer Should Know

Everyone has their own workflow and techniques when it comes to designing sounds... here are 10 that your family might have hidden from you which will help you with sound design in Cubase.

Good Advice for Warm Up DJs from John 00 Fleming

From his hotel room in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hugely influential producer and DJ, John Fleming, shares some excellent advice for warm-up DJs via this video.

Review: Roland JX-03 Boutique Synth

The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.

Native Instruments Launches Komplete Audio 6 Holiday Sales Special

Fancy picking up one of Native Instruments' Komplete Audio 6 interfaces at a very special price? You guessed it, it's on sale for the holidays for just $199 / €199 / £139 while stocks last.

How to Create and Use an XY Pad Controller in FL Studio

FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.

PreSonus Unveils Next-Generation DigiMax DP88 Preamp / Converter

Featuring an analog signal path with 118 dB digital conversion and 8 digitally controlled XMAX mic preamps (amongst other features), the PreSonus DigiMax DP88 looks to reinvent the DigiMax series.