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Review: Sam Spacey's Epica Bass, Legendary Vintage Analog Bass Synths for Kontakt

We've been told, "it's all about the bass"... and Sam Spacey's Epica Bass puts a vintage, analog slant on this thought by capturing some authentic legendary bass instruments for Kontakt users.

4 Characteristics that Distinguish Sound Designer Legends from The Rest Of Us

As the saying goes, "If you want to learn to be the best, learn from the best." We've discovered 4 traits from 4 legends of the sound design world that we're sharing with you here.

Meris Mercury 7, 500 Series Algorithmic DSP Reverb Unit That Sounds Inspiring

So you have some space in a 500 rack? The new Mercury 7 from Meris could fit in there. It is a reverb unit with analog mix and dry sign path... and more than any specs, simply sounds beautiful.

Review: Blue Lola Headphones

Blue Microphone's Mo-Fi headphones got a lot of positive feedback after passing through the Ask.Audio lab tests! So, how do the new (and more economical) Lola headphones fare? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix Is A Programmable MIDI Controlled Mixer & Audio Interface In One

Keith McMillen Instruments are no strangers to making innovative MIDI controllers. The K-Mix takes that tradition one step further with a very capable audio interface included and onboard DSP!

Building a Lead Synth Patch in Cubase Retrologue 2

Retrologue 2 is the latest version of Steinberg’s virtual analogue synthesizer. Hollin Jones shows you how to build your own lead synth patch from scratch.

New Expressive E Touché MIDI Controller Promises Hardware & Software Synth Revolution

If Expressive E's claims that the upcoming reimagined Touché MIDI controller will revolutionize how musicians interact with synths and computer software is true, we're in for a treat.

Pioneer DJ Unveil CDJ-2000NXS2 & DJM-900NXS2

Before NAMM has even kicked off, PioneerDJ have announced their new flagship CDJ and digital DJ mixer: CDJ-2000NXS2 & DJM-900MXS2 respectively. Watch the videos below for more info.

REXPlayer 1.6 Adds Triggering Slices Via MIDI Controller for Laptop Users

MthodRed's REXPlayer has always been a handy tool for REX file playback. Version 1.6 sees a useful feature addition make its way to this affordable music app.

Review: Fugue Machine, A Unique Take on Sequencing for iPad

Imagine having multiple playheads that can play back different MIDI patterns in different directions, tempos and pitch settings... on an iPad. Fugue Machine does that and more in a really novel way.

4 Excellent MIDI FX Arpeggiators and Sequencers for Logic Pro X

If you're looking to supercharge Logic X's built-in arpeggiator and chord trigger then these 4 third-party MIDI FX will tickle your fancy. They add unique and interesting ways to program sequences.

Watch Misa NSC-32 Giant Sequencer & MIDI Controller Cutting Up Vocals, Turntablism Style

When we featured Misa Digital's NSC-32 MIDI sequencer / controller it wowed a lot of us. But, we all wanted to see and understand more about it. This video shows how you can cut off vocals on the fly.

CME XKey Air MIDI Keyboard Shipping End of Jan 2016

If you think about a thin (very, very thin) MIDI keyboard that is playable you might think of the CME XKey. Now imagine wireless version with bluetooth connectivity and you're thinking Xkey AIR.

7 New Years Resolutions Musicians and Producers Might Find Helpful

2016 is beginning to settle in so, it's a good time for musicians and producers to take stock of how to make 2016 more productive than the year gone. Here's 7 resolutions you might find helpful.

New Korg Minilogue Synth Details Leaked

NAMM 2016 hasn’t even begun, but the leaks have. Korg’s new Monilogue 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer pics and details are already across the inter webs. Here's what we know about this new synth.