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Ableton Announce Loop 2016 in Berlin

Ableton Loop 2016 is a summit for music makers, and if it's even half as good an event at the one last year it certainly shouldn't be missed. Plus watch a video of Robert Henke from Loop 2015.

Why Everyone is Talking about Superbooth + Andreas Schneider Video Interview

Superbooth16 refused to be defined as either an exhibition, cultural event, or synth gallery. It was all the above and more. Never before have we experienced music machines in such an exciting way.

FREE Drum Loops & One-Shots From Function Loops X The Audio Bar

The Londoners from The Audio Bar, well-known for their premium DAW templates, have partnered up with sample developer and supplier Function Loops to release a free sample pack. Oh, and it's FREE!

StrumPad is an Arduino MIDI Controller With 6 Touch Sensors for Musical Strumming Without Strings

StrumPad is an ingenious idea for a MIDI controller that does away with keys and replaces them with virtual strings / fretboard that can be strummed in a way you'd expect to play a guitar.

Review: Waves NX, A Virtual Mix Room For Your Headphones

Waves Audio's NX (virtual mix room for headphones) has caused a bit of a stir since it was released. Gary Hiebner checks it out, and quite frankly finds it very, very impressive.

Novation Circuit Components Gives You Tools To Make Circuit Even Better

Circuit Components is the first installment of new software and features for Circuit—including Sample Import, Synth Editor, Session Librarian and Firmware Update. Lots of videos... very impressive!

Five Ways to Get Better Performances For New Vocalists

If you're a vocalist or a producer working with a vocalist, these five tips are designed to help bring out the vocalist's muse and therefore release the performance you're looking for.

Zynaptiq AdaptiVerb Is A Revolutionary Reverb Plugin Using Self-Driving Car Tech, Demo at Messe 2016

Synaptic's new plug-ins at Musikmesse 2016 caused quite a stir. AdaptiVerb uses self-learning robot technology! And Wormhole is every Sci-Fi game and film sound designer's dream. Watch the demos now.

Amazing Machines Intro Amazing CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks

Amazing Machines are well known to us now, and to many Reaktor Blocks users. Here’s a quick look at their new AM104 CV Mixer for Reaktor Blocks.

Monique is a Unique Monophonic Bass & Lead Synthesizer Plugin From MonoPlugs

MonoPlugs tell us their new synth has a powerful sound and modern morphing features, is ideal for live performance, jam sessions and studio recordings. The video demos are worth watching too!

Review: Meris Mercury7 Hardware Reverb for 500 Series

Imagine a gorgeous sounding, diverse reverb unit in a 500 series hardware unit with creative controls. Then Meris Mercury7 is one to check out. Watch and read our review below.

Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance

Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.

Interview: Chuckie on Producing & DJing in The Modern Age

Chuckie is a world-famous DJ and producer, the man behind "Dirty Dutch Music", a DJ mixing genius, and has reworked tracks from David Guetta to Eric Morillo and even done edits for Michael Jackson.

Roswell Pro Audio Introduces Aurora: a Boutique Premium, Studio Condenser Mic

Noted Mic Expert Matt McGlynn (Roswell Pro Audio) has introduced a new large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone workhorse, designed to be comfortable recording anything.

Ableton Release Live 9.6.1 Update, Focus on Performance & Push 2 Improvements

Ableton Live 9.6.1 features a vast array of improvements and bug fixes. While there's been performance improvements for Live users, Push 1 and 2 users will feel the love in a big way too.