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Cluster Sound Releases DWAVE Live Pack

Based on the Korg DW-8000 (popular analog-digital hybrid 80s synth), Cluster Sounds new DWave is a sample pack designed for Ableton Live with some lovely sampled recordings.

Review: Crypto Cipher’s Solo Tabla Instrument for Kontakt

There seems to be a high-quality Kontakt instrument for most instruments, and Crypto Cipher want to make sure the tabla is well represented too. Lynda Arnold put this library through its paces.

Using Logic Pro Drummer to Create Drum Fills

Wanna create some realistic fills for your drum track… don't have a real drummer? Don't have quick fingers to play patterns live via a keyboard? Logic Pro X's Drummer is here to help.

Expert Sleepers FH-1 Eurorack Connects with MIDI Controllers, Launch Controls and iPads

Building up to NAMM comes a rather exciting announcement from Expert Sleepers. Their new FH-1 "faderhost" Eurorack module connects USB MIDI controllers to a modular synth. Watch the videos below.

Review: Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf

Stories suggest Akai's analog drum machine, Rhythm Wolf, has divided user opinions to the extreme. Not one to shy away from controversy G.W. Childs reviews this drum machine from a neutral position.

Programming Drums: 8 Tips for Better Beats

Beats: we all create them—some better than others… Sound Designer, G. W. Childs is here to share 8 tips to help you create better beats for your tracks, whatever DAW you use.

Generating 3D Oscilloscope Animations from Music

Since the year dot, human beings have enjoyed created visuals to compliment sonic landscapes. Now using an oscilloscope Jerobeam Fenderson is creating 3D animations generated by sound waves.

CME Xkey Launches 37-Key USB Keyboard With Enhanced MIDI Features

After the successful launch of the original Xkey CME have a new model. The Xkey37 features velocity sensitive keys, polyphonic aftertouch, pitch bend, modulation and enhanced MIDI functionality.

CakeWalk Introduces New Sonar, Drops Version Numbers, Adds Membership Model

Cakewalk tell us their new Sonar product lineup features unparalleled features and innovative new ways to buy and own software. Yes, we're talking a membership model, but you can own for life too...

Review: Livid Instruments DS-1

The DS-1 from Livid Instruments will likely appeal to both professional and home studio producers and DJs as a mixing console that has enough pots and buttons to hold its own. G.W. checks it out.

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your UAD Plug-In System

Whether you're recording or mixing, Universal Audio's UAD plugin system not only provides excellent sounding plugins, but also dedicated DSP to host them! Here's some tips to make them work better!

Sound Painting at Moog Sound Lab with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Feeling stressed or need some inspiration? Then prepare yourself for a captivating and beautiful sound painting experience from master synthesist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Moog Music HQ.

Prism Sound Offer Lowest Prices for Lyra, Titan & Atlas with Extra 5% Off for NAMM

There's new Lower Prices for Lyra, Titan and Atlas +5% extra off for NAMM from Prism Sound. If you've been lusting after one of their interfaces, then now might be time to pull the trigger.

Review: Apogee Ensemble, Thunderbolt 2 Edition

The original Apogee Ensemble was a huge hit, so how will the Ensemble Thunderbolt 2 edition fare? Matt Vanacoro finds it quiet, with tons of features and plenty of gain. In short it's a WIN!

Moog Music Release Werkstatt CV Expander

If you're dying to get your Moog Werkstatt communicating with your other analog gear, then this $39 USD expander from Moog Music is going to make you very happy indeed.