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Exploring Pro Tools Distortion Effects

Become a master of distortion, and better still, the distortion effects plug-ins you'll find in the box with Avid's Pro Tools! Joe Albano gives you a tour of these with audio examples to boot.

Waldorf Nave Mac and PC Plug-in & Attack for iPad Now Available

Waldorf's new wavetable synth, Nave, is now available as a Mac & PC plug-in: VST, AU & AAX. But that's not all! They've also released their popular drum synth, Attack, for iPad wielding producers.

Watch Shigeto on Creating Unique Sounds With Simple Setups

Electronic Beats TV goes behind the scenes with Shigeto (Zach Saginaw) to look at how he sets up his unique drum based-tech music shows, his creative motivation, gear setup and his music philosophy.

Apple Wants iOS 9 iPad to be Your Music Studio Hub: Here's How

If you make music and own an iPad (capable of running the upcoming iOS 9) then allow yourself a wide smile. Apple are bringing audio units (you know effect and instrument plugins) to iOS 9 iPad soon.

Choosing A Vocal Mic For Live Recording

What are the considerations when choosing a vocal microphone for recording in a live setting? Which microphones will stand up to the task? Joe Albano provides a detailed exploration in this article.

Watch How to Arpeggiate Any Software Instrument Using Akai Pro Advance Keyboard

Oh, the joys of smart controllers! The Akai Advance is the latest MIDI controller to bear this label, but it does so with a swagger thanks, in part, to the well-designed VIP software.

Music Making Decisions: Hardware Vs Software

Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.

Legacy of Bob Marley Continues with House of Marley Audio Products

Owned by the Marley family – yes, all kin to Bob Marley – House of Marley has four product lines including portable audio, at home audio systems, headphones and other music accessories.

Review: Flux:FX, Incredible Audio Effects App for iPad

Flux:FX is a new ingenious multiFX iPad app that provides real-time audio effects that GW says "can hardly be expressed in words." He manages though in this review.

Dangerous Music "2-BUS+" Analog Summing Unveiled at GearFest 2015

Dangerous Music's iconic 2-BUS 16-channel analog summing mixer gets a major upgrade including 3 onboard assignable custom audio processors for tone control and is on-show at Sweetwater's Gearfest.

Understanding Master Effects in Propellerhead Reason

Reason's Master section provides a convenient and powerful rack for working with a wide range of effects when mixing down your tracks. Hollin Jones takes you through the main sections.

Korvpressor is a Unique, Dynamic Interactive Compressor Plug-In for Mac & iPad

The new release from Klevgränd produktion is undeniably cool. KORVPRESSOR is what they're calling a "smart dynamic hotdog device." Basically, an interactive compressor/limiter. Just watch the video!

Watch Teenage Engineering Performing Live At Brilliant Minds

Hot shot music tech developers Teenage Engineering (of OP-1 & Pocket Operator fame) performed live @Symposium Stockholm on June 11th in Stockholm, Sweden. You’ve never seen them like this before.

Review: PreSonus Studio One v3

Studio One from PreSonus has now reached its third incarnation and brings with it many new features for musicians and producers. Gary Hiebner gives it an in-depth look in our feature review.

Music Production Tips: Breaking Through Creative Blocks

If you're suffering from writer's block there's good and bad advice around on the net. So, we asked 5 successful producers and artists what they do when facing a creative drought. Essential reading.