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Mixing Concepts: What Is Dynamics & Why You Should Care

If you use a compressor plug-in you're already manipulating the dynamics of a sound or the mix. In this enlightening long-read tutorial, Joe Albano explains exactly what dynamics is and more.

Review: Sculptor Live Impacts for Kontakt

If you're designing sounds for action movies, game soundtracks, or want that blockbuster movie sound in you music productions, Sculptor Live Impacts is calling your name. Hollin Jones gets stuck in.

OM-1 Cassette Tape Synthesizer Is A Gloriously Unique Analog Musical Instrument

It's a wonderfully unique idea for an analog synthesizer, and it actually sounds great too. The OM-1 cassette synthesizer uses standard cassette tapes for endless sound design possibilities.

Waves Introduce Scheps Parallel Particles Tone Shaping Plug-In

Waves new Scheps Parallel Particles is essentially four chains from Andrew Scheps' mix templatee, that he uses most often when producing hit records, inside one easy to use audio plug-in.

Blinksonic Releases SUBSTANZ, Addictive GrooveBox & Finger Drumming Platform for Reaktor

Featuring 164 sounds, 41 drum kits, 25 effects and sequencers, Substanz from Blinksonic is an impressive Reaktor ensemble idea for finger drummers, producers, remixers and so much more.

Depeche Mode Modular Setup Is Every Synth Lovers Dream

What Modular Madness Is This? This post on Instagram shows us inside the sbsound_design studio after Depeche Mode had spent 6 weeks there. Stop drooling already!

What Do You Get When You Cross Spotify, Rolling Stones & Master & Dynamic?

It’s a simple answer really: the awesome MH40 Headphones in a Rolling Stones limited edition available for Spotify premium and non-Spotify members too.

How to Build a Simple DIY USB MIDI Controller Using Teensy

Teensy is similar to Arduino, but perhaps better suited to making a USB MIDI controller. Liam Lacey shows how to make your own DIY MIDI controller using Teensy with 8 retro arcade push buttons.

Look! An Arturia MiniBrute Desktop Synth With Gorgeous Wooden Panels

OK. Arturia have NOT just released a custom built desktop version of the MiniBrute. This SkiniBrute conversion kit removes the keyboard and replaces with lovely wooden panels. And it looks great!

This Poster Shows What’s Really Happening Inside The Minimoog Synthesiser

Ever wonder what’s really going on inside the iconic, monophonic Minimoog analog synthesizer when you’re playing it? This poster reveals just that…

Audiothingies Micromonsta Polyphonic Desktop Synth Will Seduce You With Its Sounds

The Micromonsta is an 8-voice polyphonic desktop synthesizer which is small, powerful, with a great sound, easy usability and easy editing. Did we mention it sounds really, really great? Listen below.

Review: Fluid Audio FPX7 Monitors

Fluid Audio’s latest monitor, the FPX7, combines a 7” woofer with its AMT ribbon tweeter in a coaxial design, for a good-sounding console-top speaker at a reasonable price. Let’s take a closer look.

Composing Techno with Roland AIRA: TR-8, TB-3 and MX-1

The AIRA range of hardware music machines are inspiring to get hands on with. In this tutorial, Sara Simms shows how easy and satisfying it is to create techno tracks using the TR-8, TB-3 & MX-1.

Check Out This Beautiful Wooden Panel Set For Maschine Studio

Recently we featured a gorgeous wooden stand for Ableton Push 2. Maschine users need not feel left out. This beautiful wooden panel set will give your Maschine Studio the finish it deserves.

Zont Is A Pocket-Sized Digital Synthesizer That Will Blow Your Mind

This new digital synthesizer, about the size of your smart phone or a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator, looks incredibly well designed and sexy. Of that there's doubt. Here's what else we know...