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Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro

The new iLoud Micro monitors are tiny, but IK Multimedia explain they sound bigger than they look, and are aiming for the music/producer market. Hollin Jones measures them up for size in our review.

6 Logic Pro X Cycling Tips For A Faster Production Workflow

These are the kind of Logic tips that can make your Logic Pro X sessions more satisfying. Using just one or two of these shortcuts can be a guaranteed time saver and help you focus on producing.

YellowNoise Audio DrumExtract Uses State Of The Art Tech To Separate Drums From A Mix

Extracting percussive content from a mix isn't easy. With most tools it feels impossible. YellowNoise Audio's DrumExtract promises to do a better job than the current crop, and the demo is impressive.

Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment

In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.

Review: Ruismaker Drum Synthesizer Plug-In for iOS

Fancy a synthesizer drum machine that sounds like your old vintage drum synth with plenty of tweakability as an audio unit plugin for iPad & iPhone? Welcome to Ruismaker. We were seriously impressed.

Voxarray 61 Is A DIY Modular Synth You'll Probably Love At First Sight

Perhaps it's better to describe this as more of a modular music workstation than a synthesizer. Either way the Voxarray 61 looks gorgeous and sounds as good as a Meeblip Anode for good reason.

7 Tools & Techniques To Make Recordings That Suck Sound Better

You've finished recording for your track, the talent has gone home... but, the recordings have glaring flaws. What can you do to fix them in post? Joe Albano explores 7 tools and techniques to help.

You Can Get Your Synths Covered by Stardust

Stardust make custom, handmade dust covers for synthesizers. Made from synthetic leather these are carefully and lovingly designed for a wide range of hardware models.

What Makes Pioneer DJ Mixers Sound Good?

Pioneer DJ mixers, like the DJM-2000NXS, are well respected amongst DJs and FOH engineers. Why? They sound great. But what makes them sound so good? Sara Simms investigates...

After Korg Volca Kick, What's Next? A Volca Toaster?

Some people have been wowed by the new volca kick, others left unimpressed by its supposedly narrow sonic focus. We think it's great, but we'd also love a volca toaster, so what do we know ;)

Blue Microphones Announces USB Studio Series Featuring Snowball, Yeti and Yeti Pro Mics

Available exclusively in the MI and Pro sales channels, Blue's USB Studio Series systems include one of Blue's award-winning USB microphones'"Snowball, Yeti or Yeti Pro'"along with recording software.

Review: SampleTank 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia's SampleTank 2 for iOS has become an expressive, high-quality instrument suitable for studio and live performance. Matt Vanacoro was blown away by it. Find out why.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

Spectrasonics Reveal Keyscape Collector Keyboards Instrument

It's not everyday Spectrasonics release a new instrument. When they do, it's a big deal. Keyscape - Collector Keyboards brings 36 of the rarest and most valuable keyboards to life.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 11 Now Available

If you've been waiting for the latest version of Komlpete 11 to hit the stores (and your studio) then good news is it's now available with 7 new instruments. Here's what NI have to say about it.