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Review: Komplete Kontrol S88

The new Komplete Kontrol S88 isn't merely a larger version of the S61, it features very expressive and playable keys, making this ideal for players who want the full Komplete Kontrol experience.

Introducing Sample Logic’s CINEMORPHX

CINEMORPHX from Sample Logic is powered by one of the most impressive Kontakt Player engines we've encountered. If you enjoy manipulating waveforms into otherworldly sounds you'll love this.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Programming Drums

When programming drum patterns, especially if you're trying to emulate a live drum performance, there are some things you just shouldn't do. Here's five tips from Joe Albano to make your drums shine.

Download Free Snares Sample Pack from MethLab

Get your hands on 30 free snares from some of the most highly respected Drum n Bass artists courtesy of MethLab. 

11 Unusual & Inspiring DIY Hardware Music Tech Projects

With more excellent DIY music tech hardware available comes a greater number of choices. Liam Lacey, music author, programmer and maker shines a light on 11 of his favorite.

Watch Video Overview of Roland’s SH-101 Plug-Out

Take a tour of the excellent re-make (in software form) of Roland SH-101... as a plug-out. Rishabh Rajan shows all in this video form the Academy.

BandLab Cloud Platform Makes It Easy To Capture and Collaborate on Music

BandLab is a cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe... or across the room. It can be run via iOS, Android and your web browser.

Review: NI iMaschine 2 for iOS

iMaschine 2 has got people talking. The mobile version of the Maschine family packs in some serious features for music makers, including step mode, recording and editing samples. Here's our verdict.

Yamaha Releases HPH-MT7 Studio Monitor Headphones

Yamaha tell us their new HPH-MT7 studio monitor headphones "exemplify the philosophy since (they) first produced the industry standard NS-10M monitor speakers." Here's all the details.

Review: Amazing Noises Chaos Effects

Comprising Dedalus Delay and Stutter Switch, the new Max for Live Chaos Effects from Amazing Noises aim to bring randomized, unique processing to a track near you. Noah Pred gets random with it.

8 Ways to Get the DJ Gigs You Want

You have the tracks, you have the skills, now all you need are the right bookings. In a world of thousands of talented DJs, how do you get the gigs you want? Sara Simms is on hand to help.

Native Instruments Introduces iMaschine 2

With new features aplenty like, The Arranger, Step Mode, Smart Play (you'll always play in the right key), and 3D Touch features for iPhone 6s users, iMaschine 2 looks like an incredible mobile tool.

Review: Apple iPad Pro - The Ultimate Tablet for Music Makers?

With the Microsoft Surface Book taking aim at musicians and producers, we were curious to see how the new bigger, better, faster iPad Pro fares in the battle for the hearts and minds of music makers.

10 Annoying Habits Performing Musicians Should Avoid

Musicians. We're an odd lot! Creative, musical... and often misunderstood. There's times when we can put our foot in it playing live, so here's 10 things to avoid from veteran performer, Hollin Jones.

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic - First Acoustic Guitar Mobile Microphone & Interface

IK Multimedia tell us their iRig Acoustic brings studio-microphone quality sound recording from any acoustic guitar which is an industry first for a mobile mic/interface for iOS, Mac & Android!