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Novation Circuit Beta Test Firmware Update, Software Synth Patch Editor & MIDI CC Spec

Novation Circuit is only recently out and already has some exciting updates, including an awesome Max4Live / standalone software synth editor from Isotonik Studios, updated firmware & MIDI CC spec.

ROLI Releases Noise, Expressive Musical Instrument for iPhone

ROLI have released a new iPhone app called NOISE that takes advantage of 3D Touch on iPhone 6s to provide expressive music-making potential for the mobile musician for free!

Boxed Ear Release Free R-8 MkII Sample Pack

Start your Sunday off with some samples. Better still, make that "Free samples". Boxed Ear have sampled the classic Roland R-8 MkII drum machine and are generously giving it away for free!

4 iZotope Ozone 7 Mastering Tips

There are a few software options for mastering, and one of the very best and most popular is iZotope's Ozone. Now up to version 7 we take a look at 4 mastering tips Ozone 7 users should know about.

Review: Rhodope Ethnic Bulgarian Choir Complete

Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Erica Synths Releases Acidbox II Analog VCF

Erica Synths' Acid box II is an emulation of a classic Russian synth's voltage controlled filter for awesome analog resonance sweeps. Don't take my word for it, watch the video to see it in action.

Review: Steinberg UR22 mk II Audio Interface

Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run

How to Make an Acid House Jam with Roland AIRA TB-3 and the TR-8

The Roland AIRA TR-8 and TB-3 demand to be played, tweaked and performed with. In this tutorial for beginner users, Sara Simms shows how to create an Acid House beat and bassline using these machines.

Explore The Art of Mastering In This Free Webinar With Danny Wyatt, Steve H & iZotope

Our sister site, macProVideo, is running their first ever free webinar on Monday December 21st, 2015 in collaboration with iZotope & Danny Wyatt. It's on The Art of Mastering & it's FREE!

Arranging Beethoven’s Masterpieces Is More Fun Than It Sounds As This Google Musical Puzzle Proves

Thursday 17th December saw the launch of one of the best Google Doodle's in my opinion. In this interactive musical puzzle you're tasked with rearranging some Beethoven classics. A must-try.

Wavesfactory Newmello I Brings Tape Sampled Mellotron Inspiration to Kontakt

So you want some Mellotron M400 inspired samples for Kontakt? Newmello I from Wavesfactory is a beautifully sampled instrument that oozes warmth and feel of the Mellotron and takes it further.

Review: K-Devices Terra for Ableton Live

Terra is the latest Max for Live polyphonic synthesizer from K-Devices... Joshua Casper puts it through its paces to see whether it'll send Ableton based sound designers and producers into a frenzy.

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.