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Review: Akai Pro MIDImix

Small, compact, solid and as far from expensive as you can get. The new Akai Pro MIDImix promises to be a worthy mixer for Ableton Live producers and G. W. Childs investigates how it fares.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Recording Vocals

Recording vocals is arguably easier than recording a drum kit, but there are still common mistakes to avoid when laying down vocal tracks or recording vocal talent. Here's six things to bear in mind.

Sonnox Restore Suite Now 64-Bit & Lower Price

Commonly used in post & broadcast production, Sonnox's Restore Suite is Oxford DeNoiser, Oxford DeClicker and Oxford DeBuzzer to eliminate pops, clicks and unwanted background noise. Now it's 64-bit!

Sinevibes Releases Hologram Spectral Re-Synthesizer Plugin for Mac

Sinevibes Hologram is an audio unit that spectrally re-synthesizes your sounds in real-time. It's Mac only... but check out the video and you'll likely agree it looks interesting for just $29.

Pioneer DJ Releases HDJ-700 Headphones With Optimised Sound Reproduction

When it comes to headphones, DJs tend to want them to be durable, accurate, comfortable and stylish. Pioneer feel their new HDJ-700s fit the bill on all four counts. Check them out.

Review: Yamaha Reface CP

The Yamaha Reface CP features a vintage keyboard sound engine with six detailed vintage keyboard types. Matt Vanacoro puts all six to the test in this video review.

Native Instruments 'The 9 for 99 Deal' – Limited Time Offer on MASCHINE Expansions

Fancy getting your hands on Maschine expansions for a stellar price? NI are here to help (again) with 9 expansions for... you guessed it... $99 / €99. Offer ends soon, so act fast.

6 Ways to Humanize Beats and MIDI Regions in Logic Pro X

For all the wonderful production tools available in Logic Pro X, it's easy for music to sound too rigid, too robotic. In this tutorial Darren Burgos shows how to give your beats a real, human feel.

Nektar Panorama's Control over Logic Pro X and Alchemy

The Nektar Panorama P1, P4, and P6 MIDI controllers are now the most comprehensive controllers and keyboards for Logic Pro X (including the new Alchemy synth in Logic Pro 10.2). Find out more below.

Download FREE Ableton Live Pack from Isotonik - FREE Clavi's

It's Free Ableton Live Pack time courtesy of the generous Isotonik Studios folks. This time their PMX series (available for 6 more days only) consists of CLavi's sampled from the Casio PX3000.

Review: Steinberg Neuro Mindset

Hamburg drum'n'bass group, Rawtekk, have crated some great sounds and heavy beats in Groove Agent expansion pack format. Hollin Jones sets out to discover if it has mind-blowing results.

From Auto-Tune to Flex Pitch: The Highs & Lows of Pitch Correction Plug-Ins in the Modern Studio

"Auto-Tune" is ubiquitous with pitch corrected pop vocals. But pitch correction processors can be used both creatively and to correct performance errors. Joe Albano delves deep into the main players.

Tape & Vinyl: 2-in-1 Cassette Deck and Turntable

You thought your smart phone / MP3 player was the coolest, most portable music player? Think again (well, on the “coolest” bit). Ion Audio’s Duo Deck does portable turntable and cassette deck in one.

Wave Alchemy Announce Mutate for Kontakt

Wave Alchemy are close to releasing a brand new Kontakt instrument, Mutate. They tell us there's a deep sequencer inside this "next-generation synth" designed using a Eurorack modular system.

5 Steps to Getting Started With Native Instruments Kontakt

Kontakt has become one of the most popular and respected software samplers for modern musicians. If you're relatively new to Kontakt then these 5 steps will get you up and running in no time.