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Review: Universal Audio UAD 8.4 Software Update

With 8.5 just round the corner retake a close look at the goodies inside the Universal Audio UAD 8.4 software update which includes three rather tasty plug-ins.

Arturia BeatStep & MiniLab Get Black Edition With Impressive Software Bundle

Looking for a MIDI controller or controller/sequencer? Arturia welcome you to the dark side with Black limited edition Beatstep & MiniLab controllers. Same prices as white versions but with software.

5 Tips to Get You Started Measuring Your Studio Room's Acoustics

Your room can have a huge impact on how your mix sounds, which is why we often acoustically treat our rooms and set up monitors etc to compensate. Here are 5 ways to measure your room's acoustics.

PatchBlocks Now In Eurorack Synth Module Format

Thanks to a collaboration between PatchBocks and maker.ie we have a eurorack modular synth version of the intriguing Patchblocks mini-synths (originally debuted at Musikmesse 2015). Watch the video...

In Session Audio Releases Fluid Harmonics for Kontakt

In Session Audio tell us that Fluid Harmonics for Kontakt is an instrument designed to create richly layered melodic patterns with ease. Find out more in the video and feature details below.

Review: ModWheel The Bends for Kontakt

Imagine a Kontakt instrument where all samples are struck, scraped and bowed while immersed in water. That's what ModWheel's The Bends is. Sara Simms dives in to review this intriguing instrument.

3 Tips to Help You Love Practicing Your Musical Instrument

Jamming with a band or playing a gig are what often excites many musicians. Practicing? Less so! But it's very important. These 3 tips will help you to love practicing playing your musical instrument.

You Want Analog? Watch This Awe-Inspiring Video of Mechanical Techno Demo Using Vinyl Records

Anybody can easily create techno music in their DAW.. But easy isn't what it's all about. Graham Dunning demonstrates how to make mechanical techno using one turntable and a host of analog sources.

Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Toneforge Menace

So you want to process your sounds through an aggressive metal-style software amp plug-in? Well, you're in luck. Toneforge Menace from Joey Sturgis Tones does just that. But how does it perform/

Using EastWest's Composer Cloud

EastWest is a well-known company in the music industry. So, if you want to get involved with some of the biggest and most important virtual instrument libraries then Composer Cloud is where it's at.

Watch Wacky Video for Critter & Guitari Organelle: Synth, Instrument, Sampler, Effects Processor

Is it a synth? Is it a sampler? Is it an effects processor? Is it a PD patch player and editor? It might be easier to talk about what the new Critter & Guitari isn't! Either way, watch the video now!

Interview: Redlight, Talks Remixing, Production, DJing, Music Videos & New Album

From the early days of producing on 4-track to owning the Lobster Boy label and releasing the X Colour album, Redlight has come a long way since his Bristol beginnings. He talks about his process.

Producer Challenge: Manual Mastering vs. LANDR Automated Mastering

Mastering decisions used to focus on whether you'd go DIY or send to a mastering engineer. Since LANDR, it's possible to get an automated master of your tracks in seconds. But which sounds better?

Watch PaperCut Video of Vermona DRM1 MKIII Analog Drum Synth

It's analog. It's versatile. It's a drum synth. The Vermona DRM1 MKIII is it. This paper cut-style video shows it in action as a percussive sound bank. A good one to watch.

LooperSonic: The Most Complete MultiTrack Audio Looper for iOS?

There's a growing number of music looping apps available for iPhone and iPad, but LooperSonic caught our eye with its attention to details, flexibility and some powerful features. Check out the video.