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Novation Want You to "Start Something". New Product To Be Revealed 1st October

“Starting something is one of the hardest things to do; to create something from nothing.” So Novation tell us. But what solution do Novation have up their sleeve?

6 Simple Alternative Guitar Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

Want to freshen up your guitar playing or recording? Trying alternative tunings could be just what the doctor ordered. Here's 6 simple, yet alternative, guitar tunings Rich Tozzoli recommends.

Winners Revealed in Ask.Audio $33,000 Music Gear Launch Contest

Find out if you won in our MASSIVE $33,000 Music Gear Contest ... there's 15 prize winners in total!

Audient Launches Exclusive iD14 Deal To UK Students

For a limited time only, renowned British console manufacturer, Audient is offering its award-winning audio interface, iD14 at a discounted price to UK students. You could pick it up for just £149!!

Roland Boutique Synth Details & Photos Leaked

The cat's out of the bag. And I need not feel guilty for brightening up the teaser video to reveal the new Roland Boutique synths last week... ZSounds & Reddit have just leaked everything!

Review: Heavyweights of Wireless Handheld Microphones: DPA vs Shure vs Sennheiser vs Sony

Choosing a wireless handheld microphone isn't easy. There's lots to consider. Matt Vanacoro puts the DPA d:facto, Shure GLX-D, Sennheiser EW D1-835 & Sony UWP-D16/30 in the ring to slug it out.

Logic Pro X: How to get the Classic Vocoder (singing synth) Effect

The vocoder can be heard on many hit records by artists like ELO, Kraftwerk and Daft Punk. In this comprehensive tutorial, Joe Albano, shows how to create your own vocoder effects in Logic Pro X.

Watch A Circuit Bent CD Player That Does Real-Time Random Glitch

Who doesn’t love glitch? Hands up if you’re a fan of circuit bending and CD players… then you’ll love this video from psychiceyeclix showing his hacked CD player which creates a bizarre glitch player.

Hacking Novation Launchpad Pro: Quantizing Notes by Scales, Keys and More

The Launchpad Pro is a worthy successor to the Novation Launchpad. And,with an open firmware/API environment, its more customisable with the help of hackers and devs, like Stagecraft Software.

New MIDI API Will Make Your Android Phone or Tablet Better for Making Music

The new MIDI API for Android 6.0 (known as Marshmallow) is promising to make life easier for music app developers and provide a better experience for Android device wielding musicians and producers.

Music Theory Tips : Advanced Modes

Now that you're more familiar with most major and minor modes, Matt Vanacoro wants to introduce two "advanced" modes, Phrygian and Locrian, which can be rewarding but risky to use.

Diego Stocco Shows How to Capture Dynamics & Resonance Using Finger Microphones for Sound Design

Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.

Review: Isotonik PolyPin: Generative Rhythms Max For Live Device

Isotonik are fast becoming one of the most productive and innovative creators of Max for Live devices. Noah Pred, Ableton Trainer, puts their generative rhythms device, PolyPin, to the test.

Better DJing: 6 Seminal Techno Records Every DJ Should Listen To

A good DJ can become a great one if they invest in learning about the foundations of the music they love. Here's six of my favourite techno records that helped to define and shape the genre.

WaveDNA Introduce Liquid Music for Ableton Live

This Max for Live device, Liquid Music for Live (from those clever folks at WaveDNA) is designed to provide you a "revolutionary" visual workflow that'll inspire new ideas and banish creative blocks.