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Native Instruments Announces Komplete Kontrol 88 & 3rd Party Plugin Update

The big news from NI is the Komplete Kontrol family has a bigger brother S-Series 88 (that's 88 keys) and 1.5 software which allows 3rd party plugins from Arturia, u-he, and more to be controlled.

Premiere: Guy J on New Track “ Provokoter”

With his "Nirvana" 3-track release today on Bedrock records, Guy J continues to push further into melody-rich house music. Guy explains the workflow and tech behind "Provokoter" and listen to it here.

Creating Custom Sound Design Patches in Logic Pro X Alchemy Using EXS24

Logic Pro X 10.2's Alchemy is a super synth. It's deep, powerful and yet easy to get started with. In this tutorial, Logic Pro genius, shows a cool way to use EXS24 instruments inside Alchemy!

Download 8 Free Pads For Ableton Live With An Air Of Mystery From Flintpope

Arctic Pads is a free demo set of 8 pads for Ableton’s SIMPLER from Flintpope could add an air of mystery to your tracks. Did we mention they’re free?

Soniccouture Releases Imogen Heap Box Of Tricks Instrument Collection

Soniccouture, well known for their meticulously sampled and playable Kontakt instruments have released “Box of Tricks”, a 30GB collection of 13 instruments sampled, shaped & sculpted with Imogen Heap.

10 More Useful Items to Have in Your Gig Bag

How well prepared do you feel for your next gig? Sure, you've practiced, memorised the lyrics, got the stems and hardware all synced... but there's other things to consider as G.W. Childs explains.

Acoustica Mixcraft 7.5 Includes Advanced Windows 10 Support

Acoustica tell us their Mixcraft music production and multitrack recording software adds new content, more controller support and feature enhancements in version 7.5, including Windows 10 support.

Add Authentic Vinyl Scratch, Needle, Dust & Hiss FX to Your Tracks for Free

Many digital music producers are beginning to miss the warmth and old-school noise you get from the sound of a needle on a vinyl record. Those were the days… here's an app that brings it back for free

Social Entropy "Engine" Polyphonic Hardware Sequencer Now Available

Engine, from Social Entropy, is a polyphonic hardware step sequencer for pattern-based music producers and performers. It's an easy way to create rhythmic and melodic patterns in a compact unit.

Review: StrumMaker IV Acoustic Guitar

Jay Asher rarely feels unhappy about his existing audio tools... but then StrumMaker IV found its way into his studio. It includes two Kontakt instruments for strummed and non-strummed guitar parts.

Apple Fix El Capitan Audio Issues in OS X 10.11.1 (Beta)

If you were waiting to upgrade to OS X El Capitan due to problems with audio unit plugins and music hardware, Apple have an update round the corner that is going to fix it for us. Good news at last!

Focusrite Audio Interfaces Now Shipping With Softube’s Time and Tone Bundle

What could make Focusrite audio interfaces even better value? Softube's Time and Tone Bundle is likely to help. TSAR-1R Reverb, Tube Delay, and Saturation Knob are included with the Red suites too!

A “Post-Digital” Drum Machine With Wood & Stone Step Sequencer

Created by DevKid (Ján Šicko) and Roman Mackovič, this somewhat portable drum machine made from wood and controlled by stones does things differently and celebrates the fact.

Review: Stanton STR8.150 Digital Turntable

One of the names that's getting more attention in the world of professional DJ turntables these days is Stanton. Sara Simms puts the Stanton STR8.150 decks to the test in a scratch session.

FL Studio: Automation Clips vs Channel Editing vs Per Note Editing

FL Studio is known for being an open and flexible DAW. In this tutorial Gary Hiebner explores the different ways to apply automation using automation clips, channel automation & per note automation.