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Review: XILS Syn'X 2

XILS-Labs have brought Elka's Synthex '80s analog polysynth into the digital age. Noah Pred sets out to discover if Syn'x 2 faithfully reproduces this iconic analog sound while staying CPU efficient.

The Mellotron—A Brief History from Analog Beginnings to the Digital Realm

Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.

Review: Native Instruments Reaktor 6

Native Instruments & Reaktor have been at the forefront of the software synthesis game for almost two decades. The long awaited update to v6 brings new depth and new heights. Brian Cass checks it out.

Sylenth 1 Now 64-Bit AU & VST for Mac, Windows Coming Soon

They say “good things come to those who wait.” And right that that saying feels accurate with Sylenth 64-bit BETA version now available for Mac users. Windows users need to exercise patience though...

Music Theory Tips : Using the First Two Minor Modes

Having explored what modes are and ways to utilise the major modes, Matt Vanacoro now turns his attention to the first two minor modes in this series on music theory.

Save 50% Off Everything at Twisted Tools

Good news if you like Reaktor instruments & effects and Twisted Tools (of course you do!) They are having a huge blowout sale, with 50% off their entire catalog to celebrate the release of Reaktor 6.

Tascam DA-6400 Captures 64 Tracks in Single Rack Space

Tascam tell us their new DA-6400 which captures 64 tracks in a single rack space has an Internal SSD Drive and Pro I/O options that make it the ideal live recorder. More info below...

Waves Audio eMo D5 Dynamics Plugin: 5-in-1 Multi-Dynamics with Parallel Detection

Waves tell us the eMo D5 is not just one dynamics plug-in... it's essentially a 5-in-1 dynamics processors with DeEsser, pre/post compressor routing, zero latency and much more. Check out the video...

Review: Elastic Drums for iOS

Elastic Drums for iOS has received plaudits since its release, so we were curious to find out if it really is as good as it sounds. Plus, 5 randomly selected comments will get a copy of Elastic Drums!

Native Instruments Announces Compact Traktor Kontrol S5 All-In-One DJ System

NI's new 4-channel DJ controller aims to provide innovative TRAKTOR technology in a portable, all-in-one format with Stems control. It's looks cute and capable! Check out the video of it in action.

5 Ways iPad Pro Could Improve Music Recording & Production

With the new Apple iPad Pro being announced less than 24 hours ago, we take a cursory look at how this bigger and more powerful iPad could change the way we make music forever.

MOTU Ships Stage B-16 Stage Box, Mixer & Audio Interface

MOTU tell us their new Stage B-16 Stage Box offer DSP, mixing, Wi-Fi control and studio-quality analog performance.

Pioneer Introduces First DJ Controllers for Rekordbox

Pioneer DJ have launched two new DJ controllers: the new DDJ-RX, native rekordbox dj performance controller, and the DDJ-RZ, plug and play rekordbox dj professional controller.

DJs Can Now Prepare Cues, Loops & Tags inside Pioneer rekordbox dj

The new rekordbox dj software (which you purchase via rekordbox) now enables DJs to prepare their sets and perform from the same rekordbox library.

Interview: Ryan Farish Talks Chillout Music Production Tips & Guiding Forces Behind Spectrum

Co-Writer & Co-Publisher of a Grammy Award Nominated Recording, DJ & producer, Ryan Farish chats with us about his epic new chillout album, Spectrum, his production tech, and his creative process.