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8 Tips for Writing Pop Songs

Are you curious about writing pop songs? If you're an established or aspiring writer who's interested in writing pop music, here are a few tips on how to craft better pop songs.

Positive Grid And Harmonix Partner To Introduce BIAS Amp Technology For Rock Band 4

Harmonix and Positive Grid are partnering together to bring new in-game BIAS Amp technology offering "the most realistic guitar amp simulation ever" on the highly anticipated Rock Band 4 game!

UAD Modulation Plugin Shootout: MXR vs Roland RE-201 vs Boss CE-1

Modulation plug-ins can help provide movement and interest in your mixes. Matt Vanacoro looks at 3 UAD options: Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay & MXR Flanger/Doubler.

Native Instruments Introduces VELVET LOUNGE MASCHINE Expansion

Combining deep soul with contemporary urban styles, Native Instruments' new Velvet Lounge expansion pack is perfect for those sultry, atmospheric productions using Maschine and iMaschine.

10 Things Every Producer Should Consider When Setting Up Their First Studio

Setting up a new music studio can be a daunting prospect but help is at hand. Whether it's a full-blown recording space or a mixing and mastering studio you need, Hollin Jones offers 10 timeless tips.

Takete is an Audio/Visual Performance Tool for iPad with Impressive Features

Bringing the best of both audio performance and video performance worlds into one iPad app, Takete could well be the next big thing for music and AV performers. Check out the video below.

Review: Elektron Overbridge Brings Software Convenience to Analog Hardware

As good as analog music hardware is, it's not simple or convenient to integrate in a studio setup. Elektron's aims to change this with the free Overbridge software for its Analog series machines.

6 Advanced Tips for Working with VST Instruments in Cubase

Steinberg were behind the original VST format, so it makes sense that Cubase has some nifty features when it comes to working with VST Instruments. Hollin Jones highlights 6 of the them.

Acoustica Releases Free Update to Mixcraft 7

Mixcraft 7.1 includes new loops and drum samples from LA-based producers Dj Puzzle and Shok, feature enhancements for a more stable performance and better audio engine enhancements.

Review: Digital Performer 9

MOTU's Digital Performer is one of the big players in the world of Digital Audio Workstations. Matt Vanacoro puts version 9’s many useful, new features to the test and discovers there's lots to like.

FL Studio 12: How the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll Work Together

If you want to take your production workflow to the next level in FL Studio 12, then understanding the inter-relationship between the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll will bring you much creative joy.

SIR Audio Tools StandardCLIP is a Dynamics and Harmonics Plug-in

StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.

Help Women's Audio Mission Attend AES

It's crazy when you consider that women make up less than 5% of the audio industry! In fact it's more like criminal than crazy. Happily, you can help increase gender diversity in our industry .

Review: Heavyocity C-Tools, 3 Vintage Style Instruments in 1

C-Tools from Heavyocity is a collection of three vintage style synths for Reaktor: a drum synth, hybrid mono & hybrid organ and string synth. G.W. Childs puts great sounding synths to the test.

Create an ’80s Analog Hard-Sync Sound in Logic Pro X Retro Synth

Logic Pro’s Retro Synth emulates the sound of four classic synthesizer types: traditional Analog; analog (Hard) Sync; digital Wavetable; and digital FM. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores Hard Sync.