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Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Metal Ensemble Collection

The latest addition to the Master Sessions range from uber sample library makers Heavyocity is the Metal Ensemble Collection. So is it shiny and chrome or a rusty old piece of junk? Let’s find out!

This Video Shows What’s Inside Ableton Push 2 - Fascinating Tear Down

How well engineered is Ableton Push 2? Ableton take such care with how it looks and works with Live 9... but how well is it arranged and put together internally? This tear down video shows just that.

Toontrack, Spitfire, iZotope, Heavocity Time + Space Black Friday Weekend Deals

Save up to 84% on instruments, effects, and samples from our friends at Time & Space. Big names involved.

Review: Klevgrand Esspresso De-Esser for VST, AU & iPad

Don't put up with sibilance (extreme ssss hissing action) in your next vocal performance. Klevgrand have a new de-esser plug-in and iPad app, Esspresso, to help. G. W. Childs tries it out.

Review: Editor’s Keys Vocal Booth

Editor's Keys have been creating their own music hardware for a while now. They already make microphones, so a vocal isolation booth seems like a good companion. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

LANDR Desktop App Brings Instant, Auto Mastering Direct to DAWs

Online mastering service, LANDR, has a desktop app which expands its workflow features for bulk uploading, integration with D.A.Ws, and cloud storage so you can get your music mastered even quicker.

The Best Black Friday 2015 Deals For Musicians and Producers

Black Friday is here which means mouthwatering deals and special prices designed to get us to part with our hard-earned cash. And this is especially true for musicians, producers and DJs.

27 Music Gear Essentials Under $100

If you want to gear up your music studio setup, or your skills, but are on a budget this list is here to help. From audio interfaces to DAWs, MIDI controllers to synths to mics: all under $100!

Vince Clarke Imaginator VCX-378 Eurorack Module Adds Unique Creative Elements

Vince Clarke's new Eurorack module is all about generating inspiring 1-bar patterns. It's an ingenious writing tool and can be fed MIDI note data from software or hardware. Check out the videos.

Review: T-47 Microphone Kit

Microphone Parts say they've analysed the best vintage microphones and found a way to provide circuits and capsules that deliver the same tone at a fraction of the price. We check out the T-47 here.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Arranging Your Next Track

Stepping back and taking a break from your music project during the arrangement process can be priceless. Here's 5 other common mistakes to avoid when arranging your next song or piece of music.

Want to DJ With Stems On Your iPad? DJ Player Pro Makes That Possible

The new DJ Player Pro for iPad brings full Native Instruments STEMS support to Apple's popular touchscreen tablet. Includes support for 4 stems per deck for a whopping 16 tracks!

Support Crypto Cipher’s Quest to Create Indian Virtual Instruments for the Modern Composer

Do you want to see more rare Indian instruments intelligently and carefully sampled as Kontakt instruments? Do you want to support the artists and programmers involved in their creation? Now you can.

Review: EastWest Composer Cloud

Large sample-based instrument libraries are usually reserved for those with deep pockets but EastWest are now offering different levels of access via a subscription fee. The Sound Tutor checks it out.

Turn Your Spare MIDI Controller Into a Virtual Hardware Instrument in Logic Pro X

Many of us have a secondary MIDI controller lying around. In this enlightening tutorial, Darren Burgos shows how to use it for one sound only, in true hardware instrument synth-style, in Logic Pro X.