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Blue Hummingbird, Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Rotating Head, Now Shipping

Blue tell us the new Hummingbird microphone features a precisely tuned capsule for ultra-fast transient response and high-SPL handling along with a 180 degree rotating head for perfect placement.

How to Make a Relaxing, Evolving Backdrop in Reason

It's the weekend and it's time to relax. G. W. Childs shows how to create an evolving, ambient background sonic landscape in Propellerhead Reason's Thor.

Apple Watch: 5 Useful Apps for Musicians

It's only been on Matt Vanacoro's wrist a matter of two days, but he's already discovered a potentially promising Apple Watch app ecosystem for musicians. Here's his top 5 Apple Watch Apps out now.

EastWest Launches Composer Cloud

With all the Musikmesse 2015 noise we didn't post about the new EastWest Composer Cloud which provides instant access to 9000+ high quality virtual instruments from $29.99 a month.

XILS-lab Launches Low-Cost Luscious Soft Synth 80s Polysynth Emulation

Jean-Michel Jarre said: “I’ve just got miniSyn’X and am so excited, because the Synthex is a fantastic rarity. Thanks to XILS-lab for giving everyone the opportunity to play with it.” Enough said.

Watch What Can Be Done with 2 Roland BOSS Pedals and A Good Voice

Musicians have been fascinated by the potential of loopers since… well, since they became available! This 2 year old video of a Michael Jackson cover by Kawehi shows what's possible with little gear.

Patchworks Conductr 2, Now Control Traktor Pro & Ableton Live from your iPad

Conductr 2, an IPad app environment aimed at DJs and producers, launches a brand new in-app iPad module allowing users to control Traktor alongside their already released Ableton Live controller.

Review: Siren Audio Feedback 2

Do you want to use audio delays more like an instrument than an effect? The Siren Audio's Feedback 2 is a piece of music software you'll want to spend some time with. G. W. Childs investigates.

How to Create a DJ Podcast, Part 1

Nobody will promote your DJ mixes for you. If you want to reach out to a wider audience and engage with your fans creating a DJ podcast is an effective solution. Sara Simms shares the knowledge.

UVI Synthox 1.5 Brings FM, Updated Patch Library and Engine Enhancements

UVI updates Synthox to version 1.5 and expands the instrument with FM section from Elka EK-44, an updated patch library and performance optimizations.

UDG Unveil The Ultimate DIGI Headphone Bag

Carrying headphones and keeping them safe is never easy. Until now, that is! UDG's new DIGI Headphone Bag not only keeps your cans safe and secure, but has storage for SD cards, USB drives and more.

Review: OSCiLLOT, Build Modular Synths in Ableton Live 9

Dreaming of using modular synthesis in Ableton live 9? Christian Kleine (Max for Cats) can make your wish come true. Noah Pred puts the new OSCiLLOT to the test.

Creating Dub, Trap & Glitch Stutter Effects with Korg volca beats

Are you into creating dub, trap or long echoes in your beats, or are you after some glitchy effects for your drum patterns? G. W. Childs shows how in this Korg volca beats tutorial video.

FL Studio 12 Now Available, Free for Existing Customers

We got a demo of FL Studio 12 at Musikmesse and were left VERY impressed. And just a few days later, FL Studio 12 has been officially released. Find out all about it here.

DJIT Launch edjing Pro, Mix-Tracking App for Pro DJs

The popular edjing app now has a bigger brother with plenty of new features designed for pro DJs. And if your memory needs jogging, DJIT were also behind the recent MixFader, the portable DJ fader.