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Remixing Tips in Ableton Live: Part 1

It doesn't matter what genre you're creating for, remixing tunes in Ableton Live can be helped by being well-prepared and knowing a range of tricks to keep your creativity flowing.

FXpansion Releases Strobe2: A Modern Synth Classic, Reimagined

The bog brother of the highly acclaimed analog-modelled software synth, Strobe, from FXpansion. Strobe2 comes with over 900 presets and still allows you to go deep into synth programming as you wish.

BASTL Instruments Releases 5 New Eurorack Expanders / Modules

Bastl Instruments have announced 4 new slim expanders and 1 module to enrich the line of their eurorack modules. The expanders enhance functionality of existing modules and and new features.

Is this the “World’s First” Playable 3D Printed Violin?

There's been lots of talk about new musical instruments in the tech world of late. From Ableton, Livid Instruments, and Roli. Now here's a video showing a 3D printed electric violin that just rocks.

How the Internet of Things Could Impact Music Composition, Production & Performance

How can one of "The Internet of Things" be applied to more than home automation appliances? Liam Lacey imagines a world where IOT is relevant to music recording, production & live performance.

Fusion Guitar: Is This the World’s Smartest Guitar?

We’ve seen guitars which can connect to iPhone’s, tablets & computers. We’ve seen mobile apps that can replace the need for hardware amps and pedals. But we've never seen anything like Fusion Guitar.

ROLI Preview New Seaboard RISE. It’s A Keyboard, But Not As You Know It

ROLI's Seaboard Grand has already wowed the musical community with its innovative input and feel as a new class of musical instrument. The new Seaboard RISE is even more accessible.

Review: XILS Syn'X 2

XILS-Labs have brought Elka's Synthex '80s analog polysynth into the digital age. Noah Pred sets out to discover if Syn'x 2 faithfully reproduces this iconic analog sound while staying CPU efficient.

The Mellotron—A Brief History from Analog Beginnings to the Digital Realm

Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.

Review: Native Instruments Reaktor 6

Native Instruments & Reaktor have been at the forefront of the software synthesis game for almost two decades. The long awaited update to v6 brings new depth and new heights. Brian Cass checks it out.

Sylenth 1 Now 64-Bit AU & VST for Mac, Windows Coming Soon

They say “good things come to those who wait.” And right that that saying feels accurate with Sylenth 64-bit BETA version now available for Mac users. Windows users need to exercise patience though...

Music Theory Tips : Using the First Two Minor Modes

Having explored what modes are and ways to utilise the major modes, Matt Vanacoro now turns his attention to the first two minor modes in this series on music theory.

Save 50% Off Everything at Twisted Tools

Good news if you like Reaktor instruments & effects and Twisted Tools (of course you do!) They are having a huge blowout sale, with 50% off their entire catalog to celebrate the release of Reaktor 6.

Tascam DA-6400 Captures 64 Tracks in Single Rack Space

Tascam tell us their new DA-6400 which captures 64 tracks in a single rack space has an Internal SSD Drive and Pro I/O options that make it the ideal live recorder. More info below...

Waves Audio eMo D5 Dynamics Plugin: 5-in-1 Multi-Dynamics with Parallel Detection

Waves tell us the eMo D5 is not just one dynamics plug-in... it's essentially a 5-in-1 dynamics processors with DeEsser, pre/post compressor routing, zero latency and much more. Check out the video...