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Producer Tips: Why Relying On Compression Presets Is A Bad Idea

Software compressors comes with a range of presets designed to be useful. But perhaps presets are more dangerous than they are helpful? Watch Joe Albano explain why you shouldn't rely on presets!

TipTop Audio Records Release New Modular Synth Artist Compilation

Is modular synthesis your thing? TipTop Audio (who also make module synthesizers) have released a new compilation on vinyl and digital showcasing an intoxicating blend of top modular synth artists.

NAMM: Yamaha Montage Synthesizer Teaser

Yamaha releasing a new synth at NAMM? That's not news. But, this synth is! Details of the upcoming Yamaha Montage have been leaked across the internet, though nothing official has come from Yamaha yet

NAMM NEWS: Pioneer XPRS Speakers Are Compact, Versatile & Active

The new XPRS speakers include Powersoft Class D amps which Pioneer tell us are efficient and help fill the room with natural sound.

Make Noise Unveil System Cartesian, A Complete Eurorack Modular Synth

Imagine a powerful, complete modular system from Make Noise which is ready to play out of the box without needing an external controller! Then you’ve imagined System Cartesian.

Review: Wave Alchemy Mutate, Eurorack Multi-Samples For Kontakt

Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.

Sidechaining in FL Studio

Due to its flexible internal routing, there's more than one way to set up sidechaining in FL Studio 12. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores a few different ways to do it effectively.

NAMM 2016: Nord Announce Nord Piano 3

NAMM 2016 wouldn't be a show without a release from Nord Keyboards. And Nord tells us that the new Nord Piano 3 uses virtual hammer action technology to improve on the piano feel and realism.

Fits Like A Glove? Second Skin Synth Is A Cool Wearable Music Synth & Controller

NAMM isn't the only place you'll find new and innovative music synths and controllers. [push_reset] has created her own glove synth/controller and it looks like a cool way to gesture control music.

Top Producers Say New Music Controller, Touché, Enables Emotion, Passion & Sensitivity

Without giving too much away Expressive E have released another teaser video about their upcoming Touché controller featuring a host of famous producers (talking about it).

Review: MyNoise for iOS

Many studies have shown certain sounds and music to have profound health benefits for the listener. With this in mind, Lynda Arnold put the relaxation powers of MyNoise for iOS to the test.

Ten Tips To Make You A Better Songwriter

Songwriting is one of the more abstract parts of the music process, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have rules. Here are some tips to help you get better at writing songs. 

NAMM 2016: Doepfer Intoduces 4 New Eurorack Modules

Before we've even landed on the floor at NAMM 2016, Doepfer are announcing new eurorack modules! Read on to find out more.

Review: iRig Keys 37 PRO

How does the IK Multimedia iRig Key 37 Pro fare? Hollin Jones finds out how portable, playable and pleasurable it really is.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying About SoundCloud Takedowns

Aside from piracy of your own music, one of the most annoying things for modern musicians is a SoundCloud takedown or account suspension, especially when not justified. Here's why you need not worry.