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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Studio Monitors

Correctly setting up studio monitors is crucial to ensure your audio productions aren't awash with problems. In this enlightening read, Joe Albano discusses 7 things which can be avoided.

Detunized Releases “Farfiso” Live Pack & Multi Format Library

Detunized describe their new Farifiso Live pack and library as "a purely analog stringer" combining "a full polyphonic orchestral section and a monophonic synth section." Listen yourself and decide...

AutoChords - Songwriting Cheat Sheet, Free Online & iOS

Do you wish for an easier way to find different progression styles for any key you’re playing/composing in? Wish no more. The free AutoChords (browser & iOS) is here to help.

New Beats Pack, CV Toolkit 2.1 and Complete Bundle from Spektro Audio

Spektro Audio have released 3 new pieces of software for the modern producer: the new Beats pack, the new 2.1 update for CV Toolkit, and the CV Toolkit 2 – Complete Bundle. Here's what they tell us.

Creating Warm, Retro Sounds in Propellerhead Reason

Not every track needs an ultra-clean feel. Sometimes you want things to sound older and warmer despite having been generated in a computer. Luckily Reason provides ways to add character to your tracks

Native Instruments Announces Global Native Sessions Events

Native Instruments have launched real-world sessions in four cities around the world bringing together NI users, product experts to explore music making with Traktor, Komplete & Maschine.

Review: ProjectSAM Swing

Although marketed as a jazz film scoring instrument, ProjectSam's Swing goes further and will appeal to singer songwriters and solo producers as Hollin Jones discovers.

10 Tips for Creating Great Cover Songs

Whether you perform live or produce in a studio, it's likely that you've covered a song or track before. That's a good thing! In this article G.W. Childs offers 10 tips to make your covers better.

Universal Audio Releases AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb Plug-In with UAD Software v8.3

New software for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo interfaces offers the only exclusively licensed and endorsed plug-in version of AKG’s legendary spring reverb. Bring on that indie sound.

Air Music Tech Release Mini Grand and DB-33

Good news for those wanting excellent software emulations of a Hammond B3 and a grand piano in your DAW. Air Music Tech’s Mini Grand and DB33 have been remastered and are now in VST/AU formats.

$33,000 in Music Gear Prizes - Ask.Audio Launch Contest

To celebrate our new website design, new name, and the Ask.Audio Academy, we've partnered with the biggest & most popular music industry companies to give you the chance to win $33,000 of music gear.

Arcano MIDI NES MIDI Synth Lets You Create Chiptune Music

This minimalistic microcontroller-based synth is designed to emulate the classic chiptune sound of the Nintendo Entertainment System's audio processing unit. For just $65 you can grab an Arcano soon.

The World of Alternative MIDI Controllers

From Keytars, to MIDI guitars, wind controlled to V-Drums, there's a world of unusual MIDI controllers out there, that go beyond your usual buttons and keys. Joe Albano explores notable alternatives.

Battle Ready: Pioneer DJM-S9 Two-Channel Mixer for Serato DJ

The new DJM-S9 two-channel mixer for Serato DJ puts the power of personalisation in DJs’ hands, with a fast, accurate and customisable crossfader, & Performance Pads and FX buttons that DJs can map.

Final Goodbye to Moog Slim Phatty, Plus 99 Free Presets

You’ve probably heard by now that Moog are retiring the ultra awesome desktop Slim Phatty analog synthesizer. To mark this event they’re offering 99 of their favourite presets for Slim Phatty owners.