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KiloHearts Release FREE Snap Heap Plug-In For Advanced Modulation and Powerful Routing

To fit in nicely with Snapin, Kilohearts' modular effects plugin software, they've kindly released a new reverb. And it's free! There's also lots of updates to existing snap in plugins too.

Download Free Sound Design Samples From Wave Alchemy SFX Collection 03

As part of their new SFX Collection 03 sample pack, Wave Alchemy are offering 130 MB of free SFX sounds available direct from their site. Full details below.

5 Mixing Mistakes To Avoid: Using Panning & Imaging Tools

Placing sounds in the stereo field is a hugely important part of mixing. Joe Albano is back with 5 common mistakes every producer should avoid when using panning and imaging tools on their tracks.

Review: Toontrack Traditional Country EZX

Country music is growing in popularity and having an influence on mainstream pop. Happily, Toontrack now offer a Country drum expansion for EZDrummer & Superior Drummer. Hollin Jones takes a look.

Latest Cubasis for iPad Adds MIDI Over Bluetooth LE, Audio Unit Support & More

Steinberg's Cubasis for iPad, now includes MIDI over Bluetooth LE, Audio Unit support, external storing options, new instruments, 24-bit/96kHz support, 550 loops, 15 effects, unlimited tracks & more.

The Story Behind Waves Audio New Abbey Road Reverb Plates Plugin

In collaboration with Abbey Road Studios, Waves Audio have created authentic software emulations of the world-famous and unique plate reverb units from Abbey Road. Watch and listen to it here.

Review: Palette, A Modular MIDI Controller

So you’d like to be able to build your own modular MIDI controller which is as easy to configure with extra buttons, faders and knobs as simply snapping them together? Welcome to Palette.

4 Ways To Help Music Making Become An Auditory Experience Again

Admit it, you've been using your eyes as much as you ears when producing music recently. It's hard not to with the tools we have. Ian Graham shares tips to help music making become more ear-based.

Propellerhead Offers Over $370 Worth of Rack Extension Plug-Ins Free with Reason

Good news for music producers that haven't decided on a DAW yet, or are willing to switch: You can now get 2016 TEC Award Nominee McDSP FutzBox—plus much more—free with Propellerhead Reason.

Review: Pioneer DJM-S9

Pioneer DJ's DJM-S9 is designed and built for turntablists and especially those who use Serato. Sara Simms puts this DJ scratch mixer to the test to find out what good things it offers.

How Kontakt Instruments Are Made (Behind The Scenes Video at In Session Audio)

In this fascinating video we get a sneak peek behind the scenes at In Session Audio and discover what it took to make the Fluid harmonics Kontakt instrument from start to finish.

Music Theory: Exploring The 432 Hz Tuning Debate

Most of the world now uses 440 Hz as the standard pitch tuning. However, this has been a relatively recent standard, and 432 Hz is making a comeback. Lynda Arnold explores why with sound examples.

What Could Be Better Than A Massive Synth Meet Up In Italy?

The dates and venue for the 6th Torino Synth Meeting have been announced. It’s a unique event for synth and music making enthusiasts with cool exhibitors like Moog Music & Arturia and performances.

Watch How Playful, Hardware AudioCubes Control Synthesizer Wirelessly Using Location & Orientation

Percussa has integrated a cube network visualization feature into SYNTHOR, the digital modular synthesizer for the AudioCubes. This video shows the feature in action.

Review: Soundiron Symphony Series Brass

Looking for a great-sounding orchestral brass library (Kontakt instrument format) with many useful performance articulations and features? Toby Pitman sees if Soundiron Symphony Brass fits the bill.