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Review: iZotope Ozone 7 - A Mastering Solution That’s Hard to Beat

Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope’s popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you’ll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.

10 Sound Design Secrets Every Cubase Producer Should Know

Everyone has their own workflow and techniques when it comes to designing sounds... here are 10 that your family might have hidden from you which will help you with sound design in Cubase.

Good Advice for Warm Up DJs from John 00 Fleming

From his hotel room in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hugely influential producer and DJ, John Fleming, shares some excellent advice for warm-up DJs via this video.

Review: Roland JX-03 Boutique Synth

The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.

Native Instruments Launches Komplete Audio 6 Holiday Sales Special

Fancy picking up one of Native Instruments' Komplete Audio 6 interfaces at a very special price? You guessed it, it's on sale for the holidays for just $199 / €199 / £139 while stocks last.

How to Create and Use an XY Pad Controller in FL Studio

FL Studio's XY controller plugin enables you to take control of multiple on-screen parameters at a time... and then you can map this to an external MIDI controller too. Gary Hiebner shows how.

PreSonus Unveils Next-Generation DigiMax DP88 Preamp / Converter

Featuring an analog signal path with 118 dB digital conversion and 8 digitally controlled XMAX mic preamps (amongst other features), the PreSonus DigiMax DP88 looks to reinvent the DigiMax series.

Review: Roland System-1 Plug-Out

We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.

What Every Modern Producer Can Learn From Boxing

This enlightening tutorial for producers and musicians could be titled "Why practice isn't enough". Instead we found similarities between boxing and music production which are fascinating.

Caption Contest: 3 Memes For Music Producers

You may ask "Why?" And believe me, your truly has asked the very same question. But here it is... 3 memes related to three of the most popular DAWs in, um, unexpected places...

New Order Latest Single Released in NI STEMS Format

The Multi-channel STEMS format has been in the wild for 6 months now, and this release from New Order is surely the biggest to date. Is STEMS shaping up to be a major digital release format?

Review: 808 Warfare for Kontakt

Seems like everyone wants the perfect floor-shaking 808 kick these days... and Producers Choice want to help in the form of 808 Warfare, their Kontakt instrument and sample pack also in WAV format.

11 Inspiring & Iconic Music Scores Every Film & Video Game Composer Should Listen To

Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.

Review: Komplete Kontrol 1.5

Native Instruments recently added an 88-key model to Komplete Kontrol. Along with that release was Komplete Kontrol 1.5 (software) which adds a slew of tasty new features like 3rd-party VST support.

nOb Is An Intelligent, Hackable, Music knob Controller Producers Dream About

This smart, exquisitely crafted, retro-styled knob controller, called nOb, can do so much more than you might first think, and it could be a great addition to your music studio setup.