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3 Innovative MIDI Controllers Being Developed in Abbey Road Studios (Music Tech Incubator Program)

Abbey Road Red is a music technology incubator program ideal for startups and innovators... here's three incredible and innovative MIDI controllers being developed thanks to its support.

KORG DS-DAC-10R and AUDIOGATE4 Offers Pro USB Analog to Digital Conversion

Korg tell us their new USB DAC recording system, DS-DAC-10R provides professional-grade A/D conversion and "the ultimate" in vinyl archival. The specs certainly look promising.

Exploring Synth Patch Creation with Omnisphere 2

Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.

Video Review: Wireless Headset Microphones - Shure vs Countryman vs DPA

When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.

ACPAD Is World’s First Wireless MIDI Controller For Your Acoustic Guitar

ACPAD promises to be the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. With access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops, and it’s on Kickstarter now.

ROLI Acquire Blend.io - Focusing on Social Music Making Collaboration

ROLI might be best known for the Seaboard and the new RISE (the performance videos for RISE really blew us and the internet away)... but they're also interested in musicians collaborating using Blend.

Review: SkiSwitcher 2 for Logic Pro X

Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.

Creating Super Sequenced Lead Patterns in Sugar Bytes Obscurium

Looking for unique ways to come up with new musical ideas? Sugar Bytes' Obsucrium is one plugin you shouldn't pass by. Toby Pitman demonstrates how easy it is to make arpeggiated lead lines with it.

Apple Fix Audio Unit Bug in Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Back on October 9th we reported about the BETA for OS X 10.11.1 with a fix for Audio Unit validation! Today OS X 10.11.1 has been officially released and Apple tell us all is well.

GRIDI - The World's Largest MIDI Hardware Sequencer?

So you've got your MIDI sequencer that fits neatly in your backpack? Here is GRIDI, that won't fit in your bag or a small room. This sequencer by Yuval Gerstein is big and has its own benefits.

Kyma 7 and LinnStrument Use MPE - Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression

Kyma is a language for creating, transforming, combining, and interacting with sound. And now it offers full plug and play support for LinnStrumment and MPE compatible MIDI instruments too.

Review: Spitfire Audio Mural Symphonic Strings Vol 3

Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.

7 Tips to Choosing Used Music Hardware That Are Gems, Not Junk

Buying brand new gear is lovely, but uncovering a gem from used, vintage music hardware can be even more satisfying. Here's 7 tips to help you evaluate good gear from lemons saving you money & time!

Pioneer DJ Launches RMX-1000 for iPad

Pioneer DJ RMX-1000 is now available for iPad! Not only can you process your tracks in iTunes with RMX-1000 effects, but you can do so to your own music thanks to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support.

Eventide Anthology X: 17 Plugins That Emulate Classic Hardware In One Box

Comprising 17 plugins, many of which are authentic re-creations of legendary hardware, Eventide tell us sounds from Anthology X have been heard on countless hit records. Excited? We are...