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Focusrite Heritage Contest: Win a Mix with the Awesome Damian Taylor

The Heritage sound competition celebrates 30 year of Focusrite and new purchasers of an ISA module or Red 1 500 could win a mix by world-famous engineer Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Killers, Arcade Fire)

DiGiGrid Presents IOX Recording Interface

DiGiGrid IOX audio interface offers more 12 high-quality mic/line inputs and 6 outputs. We're also talking 4 headphone outs and real-time tracking, mixing with Waves plugins via SoundGrid DSP server.

Review: Waves Audio dbx 160 Compressor

Looking for a tight, fast, VCA compressor, with a vintage character, a proven track record, and a punch sound? Joe Albano finds out if Waves dbx 160 hits the heights of its hardware counterpart.

How to Make Cool Hip Hop Grooves in Logic Pro X 10.1 Drum Machine Designer

Learn how to use Logic Pro 10.1's new Drum Machine Designer while making a very cool hip hop groove. Darren Burgos takes you through the process step-by-step and you'll end up with a great groove!

New ToneWorxx RAINER & GRIMM: TORONTO HOUSE Sample Pack

Prime Loops are back with another sample pack in their Toneworxx series. This time featuring Rainer & Grimm - famous for their remix of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'.

FREE Plug-In: GoodHertz Faraday Peak Limiter, AU and AAX (Mac-Only)

The Faraday Limiter GHZ-0007 is a Peak limiter w/ a big magnetic field, which though Mac-only, is free and now comes in Audio Units and Pro Tools AAX flavors.

Isotonik Studios Arcade Series - Asteroids & Free Utilification Pack

What new goodies Isotonik Studios been cooking up for Ableton Live and Push users? A new retro-video game inspired Max4Live Device for Push and a free Utilification Live Rack Pack!

Music Theory: How To Write Memorable Motifs and Melodies

So you're writing melodies and motifs that sound good... how can you improve these? How to make them sound better and work better in your songs? Jay Asher has some advice to share.

Are You Risking Hearing Loss When Listening to Music on Headphones?

The World Health Organization has confirmed what we feared... a large proportion of us listen to music on headphones at damaging volume levels. Here's the results rounded up and safety advice too.

UDG Review: Creator Digi Hardcase, Urbanite MIDI Controller Flight Bag, Laptop Stand & Digi Trolley

If you want to take your DJing laptop in a safe and sturdy bag or want to protect your Maschine, Mixtrack Pro II, APC40, Pioneer DJ-S8 or other DJ hardware on your next flight, UDG have you covered.

How to Hack Your Turntables to Create Beautiful Visual Art

There's not just one video here, but three, showing how a pair of turntables can be transformed to create beautiful geometric spirograph art. This brings a new meaning to the term, "turntablism".

Review: PolyRhythm App for iOS

Ever wanted to try different syncopated rhythms but didn't know where or how to start? PolyRhythm app for iPhone and iPad to the rescue! Lynda Arnold tests it for composition and as a learning tool.

Interview: Tom Salta on Scoring Halo: Spartan Assault

Tom Salta, GANG Award for best original soundtrack for Halo Spartan Assault, and composer and producer of countless AAA Games, Films and TV shows shares his game scoring tips and tricks.

AskAudio Dark and Twisted FREE Loop Pack

Fancy a selection of gorgeously crafted, dark and twisted sampler pack for Hip-Hop, Dubstep and R&B? Of course you do! It's simple. Just sign up for free or login and download our 20 dark REX loops.

An Arduino MIDI Guitar Synth That Plays Great

Curious how you can hack existing instruments and an Arduino to create your own MIDI Synth Guitar? Gr4yhound has done just that and rocks it out in this impressive video demo.