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Blue Microphones Announces ‘Encore! Encore!’ Promotion

Buy any Blue Mics enCORE live performance microphone and get a second for free at participating dealers – Save up to $199!

Review: Toontrack Hip Hop EZX

You can now bring Hip Hop grooves into your EXDrummer 2 workflow with the latest expansion pack from Toontrack. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

7 Rules for Making Dance Music that DJs Love To Play

Roy Furr is back by popular demand with these timeless arranging and production secrets for making tunes DJs will want to play over and over again.

Free Yamaha RX5 Vintage Drum Machine in Plug-In Format

Single Cycle Audio have released Vintage Drum Elements, an AU​/​VST plugin based on the Yamaha RX5 vintage drum machine. It's available via Bandcamp as an album and can be downloaded for free!

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Pads Editor Software for Mac and PC

You can now customize your iRig Pads setups and tailor the ultimate ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit any production style or performance workflow.

Review: Universal Audio & Softube Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp

I like when you open a guitar plug-in, play a few notes to sound check, and say ‘whoa’ to yourself—in a good way. That’s just what happened when I plugged into the new Marshall Plexi Super Lead amp.

5 Advanced Workflow Shortcuts Every Cubase User Should Know

Cubase is one of the best-looking DAWs around, but its interface also has some hidden secrets to help you speed up your workflow! Hollin Jones showcases five tips every Cubase user should appreciate.

Novation Limited Edition MoroderNova Synth, Only 500 Available

Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder has joined forces with Novation to release a limited edition synthesiser, the MoroderNova. Just 500 are being made so grab one now...

Roland Release ProMars Plug-Out Synth for System-1

A sibling of the Jupiter 4, Roland tell us the new ProMars PLUG-OUT synth is a perfect reproduction of the vintage version with Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology and an advanced arpeggiator.

Moog Explain Why MF-104M Analog Delay Production is Suspended

There's some sad news for the wanting to get hold of the much-loved and much respected Moog Music MF-104M Analog Delay. But the Minifooger and 500 series are still available.

Glitchmachines Unleash SUBVERT distortion Processor

Wouldn't it be great if Glitchgmachines made a 3-channel distortion processor plug-in based on five effects, designed to "decimate" the frequency spectrum for a nasty, aggressive feel. Oh, they do!

Type a Word, Make a Beat. It’s That Easy with TypeDrummer.com

We love innovative tools that help us make music / distract us from anything other than music making... so, we love typedrummer, a free online drum tool that turns ASCII into beats.

Review: Soundizers StereoMonoizer, your mixes new best friend?

StereoMonoizer from Soundizers promises to become the best friend for anyone preparing their audio files for a mix. Jay Asher explores this useful app and finds out if it comes up trumps.

Transform Korg volca keys into a Pad & String Machine

Your Korg volca keys can easily make short techno stabs and blippy synth sounds, but it can do more too. G. W. Childs demonstrates how to create pads and strings using this powerful hardware synth.

Yamaha TF Series Digital Consoles, TF StageMix Mobile Mixing App Now Available

The world of compact digital mixing consoles just got a shot in the arm with the introduction (well shipping) of Yamaha's new TF series, featuring motor faders, plenty of analog inputs and much more.