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How to Break the Grid: Going Beyond Loop-Based Music

Loops have formed the bedrock of many musical genres, but what if you want to take them to the next level? Here are 8 top tips for going beyond loop-based music.

Moog One, Polyphonic Analog Synth, Coming Soon

What could Moog Music possibly create that would be of interest to the synth playing community? How about an 8 and 16 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with tons of features and a price to match?

Hyperion Strings Micro Is An Orchestral Library For Kontakt At Under $50

Designed for those getting into scoring and composition as well as established producers looking for more sounds, this affordable library works with NI's software and hardware.

Traveler Is A Doppler Effect Plugin That Lets You Control The Virtual Movement Of Sounds

Use the Path Editor to control the virtual movement of any sound with this plugin - and much more besides. Here's the lowdown on Traveler from Tonsturm.

Apple Planning New Noise Cancelling AirPods & Over-Ear Headphones For 2019

With new noise-cancelling AirPods and studio quality over-ear headphones planned for release in 2019, Apple could be finally forging ahead seriously in the headphone space.

Review: Output Arcade

Output's latest virtual instrument has a twist - it's cloud-based and delivers new content to you every single day. But how does that work in practice? G.W Childs found out.

Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

Free MasterClass - Go Round The World With Endorphin Shuttle And Win Modular Gear

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton for a deep dive into the Shuttle synthesizer and a chance to win endorphin modular gear during the MasterClass.

Plugs & Samples: Subscribe To Own Up To 400 GB Of Audio Plugins & Software

Imagine subscribing to the DVD content of Beat Magazine and owning the plugins you download during that time. That includes top audio effect and instrument plugins and even DAWs from time to time.

Waves Audio TRACT Calibration Plugin Makes Any Sound System Ideal For Balanced Mixes

Mixers need a balanced sound system for mixing. Although every sound system is different and behaves differently Waves Audio's TRACT plugin calibrates and auto-corrects EQ issues. It's shipping now.

Blipblox Synthesizer (For Kids & Adults) Now Available To Pre-Order

Blipblox is a proper synthesizer, but designed for kids and now it's available for pre-order. Here's everything you need to know.

Review: Yamaha TF-Rack Mixer

Yamaha's latest live sound mixer has a ton of I/O, a great touchscreen and can be remote controlled from an iPad. But that's just the start, as Joe Albano discovered.

Klevgrand releases DAW LP - Vinyl Player Simulation Plug-in

So you want to bring vinyl sounding effects to your mixes while staying in the digital domain? Klevgrand's new DAW LP plugin could be for you.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

5 Ways To Speed Up Your Home Network For Music Production

Having a fast network is increasingly important for maintaining an efficient workflow when producing music. Here are 5 top tips to get blazing fast file transfer.