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Acoustica Releases Free Update to Mixcraft 7

Mixcraft 7.1 includes new loops and drum samples from LA-based producers Dj Puzzle and Shok, feature enhancements for a more stable performance and better audio engine enhancements.

Review: Digital Performer 9

MOTU's Digital Performer is one of the big players in the world of Digital Audio Workstations. Matt Vanacoro puts version 9’s many useful, new features to the test and discovers there's lots to like.

FL Studio 12: How the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll Work Together

If you want to take your production workflow to the next level in FL Studio 12, then understanding the inter-relationship between the Step Sequencer and Piano Roll will bring you much creative joy.

SIR Audio Tools StandardCLIP is a Dynamics and Harmonics Plug-in

StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.

Help Women's Audio Mission Attend AES

It's crazy when you consider that women make up less than 5% of the audio industry! In fact it's more like criminal than crazy. Happily, you can help increase gender diversity in our industry .

Review: Heavyocity C-Tools, 3 Vintage Style Instruments in 1

C-Tools from Heavyocity is a collection of three vintage style synths for Reaktor: a drum synth, hybrid mono & hybrid organ and string synth. G.W. Childs puts great sounding synths to the test.

Create an ’80s Analog Hard-Sync Sound in Logic Pro X Retro Synth

Logic Pro’s Retro Synth emulates the sound of four classic synthesizer types: traditional Analog; analog (Hard) Sync; digital Wavetable; and digital FM. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores Hard Sync.

BeatSkillz Intros Slam Dawg Mastering Processor

Described as having “less bark, more bite,” the new Slam Dawg plug-in from BeatSkillz looks to make mastering easier and and your mixes punchier, wider, and louder.

Mixing 101: Techniques for Starting the Mix Process

So, you've finished recording and arranging your song, and you're ready to mix. Don't feel daunted if you're wondering where to start. Joe Albano shares his tips on how to approach the mixing stage.

Watch WOTE Perform "Can't Feel My Face" on Strange Stringed Instrument, Marcodi Harpejji

Is this the best live recorded performance of the year? Walk off the Earth's "Can't Feel My Face" is a very catchy song, but it's the Harpejji that also steals the show.

Vinylify Presses Your Vinyl Records on Demand

If you don’t want a large run of your own vinyl pressed records, and want a cheaper option than doing it yourself, then Amsterdam based Vinylify has a hand-made online solution.

LightLead: Analog Optical Instrument Cable Now £35 GBP / $55 USD

Is it possible to get excited about a new type of musical instrument cable? In this case, when the cable is optical (uses light) with zero capacitance and produces better sound quality, YES it is!

How to Create EDM Pitched Rises in GarageBand

Never, ever underestimate GarageBand. Logic Pro’s younger sibling is powerful and easy to use with club-ready synths, loops, and drum kits built-right in.

PositiveGrid Tease Us With New Bluetooth Foot Pedal

Calling all mobile guitarists and producers. PositiveGrid have announced their upcoming BT4 (bluetooth pedal) designed to work with iPod, iPad and iPhone and it starts shipping in October.

Yamaha TF Mixer Firmware Update Adds Mac Support for TF Editor App

What can Yamaha do to make their brand spanking new range of TF mixers better than they already are? Well, the latest firmware update adds more languages to HELP and brings TF editor to Mac.