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How to Control a Groovebox or MIDI Synth Using Novation's Launchpad Pro

In this short but sweet video, producer and performer Thavius Beck demonstrates how to use Novation’s Launchpad Pro and Circuit groove box in tandem. And there's not a computer in sight.

4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

In today's in-the-box digital music DAW, it's easy to make mistakes with signal flow. Here are four ways to get your signal flow in order and improve your recording, mixing and production process too.

FREE Fourtet Ableton Live 9.5 Instrument Pack

Kick your weekend off in style with this awesome 4-instrument Ableton Live pack from Flintpope. Even better... it's free! Featuring Simper, Collision, Operator & Tension.

Free Roland TR-808 Sample Kit, No Effects Added

Soquelle has created a free sample kit from our Roland TR-808 drum machine and E-Mu SP-1200 sampler. Get the classic TR-808 bass, snare, clap and hi hats! 

How Sound Affects You: Gongs in Sound Therapy

Continuing the "How Sound Affects You' / "Sound Healing" series, Lynda Arnold this time delves into the usage of gongs for musical mediation and sonic sound baths.

Free Ableton Drum Rack Made 100% From Turntable & Vinyl Samples

This collection of vinyl samples from ModeAudio makes out their new Vinyl Drum Rack for Ableton Live. Better still, it's 100% FREE!

How Producing Techno Helped Ex Air Traffic Controller Cope With Anxiety

Producing music. It can be cathartic. It can be inspiring. It can be fulfilling. And, as this ex air traffic controller has discovered, it can help you cope with anxiety and stress.

Review: Air Music Tech DB-33

The tone wheel organ simulator, DB-33 from Air Music Tech, aims to provide you with a Hammond instrument in your DAW. Hollin Jones finds out just how good this organ really sounds.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.

Embertone Intimate Strings Solo Series Includes Cello, Violin, Viola & Bass

Embertone Intimate Strings for Kontakt Player combines their highly regarded Friedlander Violin, Fischer Viola, Blakus Cello, and Leonid Bass in one convenient and money-saving package.

Now You Can Use A Modular Synthesizer In Your Web Browser

This Modular Synthesizer, written in HTML5 and Javascript, offers real-time sound generation... and yes, it's all running inside your web browser (Chrome or Firefox)!

Review: Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom's I Wish Plug-In

The I Wish plugin is a Granular Note Freezer. It creates tiny loops from any audio waveforms. Those loops have discernable pitches and can be played like you'd play an instrument. We were intrigued...

Using Melodyne 4 to Edit Synth Audio in Ableton Live

When you think of Melodyne you might think it's a tool to correct audio imperfections (timing and pitch) for recorded vocals or guitars or drums. Here we show how to make it work on synths in Live 9.

Focusrite Unveil Red 4PRE, Their Best Audio Interface Yet

Featuring dual Thunderbolt 2, HD DigiLink & Dante network connectivity, Focusrite tell us the new RED 4PRE is a the perfect audio interface in terms of form, function, sound quality and versatility.

Liine Skram: New iOS Music Creation App By Creators Of Björk & Daft Punk Stage Tech

Liine (the creators of the super popular Lemur app) are back with Skram, a highly-accessible, intuitive, and addictive app for making electronic music on iPad. Music making experience not required.