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Watch A Circuit Bent CD Player That Does Real-Time Random Glitch

Who doesn’t love glitch? Hands up if you’re a fan of circuit bending and CD players… then you’ll love this video from psychiceyeclix showing his hacked CD player which creates a bizarre glitch player.

Hacking Novation Launchpad Pro: Quantizing Notes by Scales, Keys and More

The Launchpad Pro is a worthy successor to the Novation Launchpad. And,with an open firmware/API environment, its more customisable with the help of hackers and devs, like Stagecraft Software.

New MIDI API Will Make Your Android Phone or Tablet Better for Making Music

The new MIDI API for Android 6.0 (known as Marshmallow) is promising to make life easier for music app developers and provide a better experience for Android device wielding musicians and producers.

Music Theory Tips : Advanced Modes

Now that you're more familiar with most major and minor modes, Matt Vanacoro wants to introduce two "advanced" modes, Phrygian and Locrian, which can be rewarding but risky to use.

Diego Stocco Shows How to Capture Dynamics & Resonance Using Finger Microphones for Sound Design

Watch sound designer Diego Stocco reveal his field & studio recording microphone technique for capturing dynamics and resonances more intimately than with a standard setup. Sound designers take note.

Review: Isotonik PolyPin: Generative Rhythms Max For Live Device

Isotonik are fast becoming one of the most productive and innovative creators of Max for Live devices. Noah Pred, Ableton Trainer, puts their generative rhythms device, PolyPin, to the test.

Better DJing: 6 Seminal Techno Records Every DJ Should Listen To

A good DJ can become a great one if they invest in learning about the foundations of the music they love. Here's six of my favourite techno records that helped to define and shape the genre.

WaveDNA Introduce Liquid Music for Ableton Live

This Max for Live device, Liquid Music for Live (from those clever folks at WaveDNA) is designed to provide you a "revolutionary" visual workflow that'll inspire new ideas and banish creative blocks.

Video Review: Yamaha Reface DX

How well does this portable, 4-operator FM additive synth with integrated looper and mini-keys perform? Find out in this video review by Matt Vanacoro.

6 Ways to Completely & Permanently Ruin Your Band

If your music band feels like a weight on your shoulders then these size tips will be guaranteed to bring about a break up. Inversely, if you want your band to succeed DO NOT follow the advice below.

What's New in iZotope RX 5 Audio Editor?

iZotope are preparing of the release of a new version of RX. Aside from the name change (they've added "audio editor" to the title) there's lots of new features to get excited about.

Prime Loops Joins Splice Sounds, Subscription Sample Service Now Has 700,000 Samples

Splice do remote collaboration and syncing within popular DAWs, and have Splice Sounds, a sample subscription service. Prime Loops have joined them so there's now 2000 sample packs available.

Review: Universal Audio UAD 8.3 Update

With three brand new plug-ins and new presets for Precision Mix Rack Collection, the new update for UAD 8.3 is focused entirely on sound. Matt Vanacoro puts the three plug-ins to the test.

How to Sync Beatport Pro with Traktor

The recent new app for DJs, Beatport Pro brings a host of new, convenient features for DJs, including syncing with Beatport and syncing with Native Instruments' Traktor! Sara Simms shows you how.

Propellerhead Expands A-List Series with Pop Chords Electric Guitarist

Propellerhead tell us Pop Chords Electric Guitarist is a powerful new instrument that provides fast, easy access to inspiring pop rhythm guitar performances.