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Music Studio Essentials: How to Connect Your MIDI Hardware

Ever been confused about how to connect your MIDI hardware? Don’t sit scratching your head, Booker Edwards Jr. shows how to get the physical connections in place for a simple MIDI setup.

Isotonik Unleash DJ Collection for Ableton Live

Attention Ableton DJ's and Performers! Isotonik DJ Collection brings you looper, slicer and hot cues so you can manipulate clips in Live as if you were in Serato or Traktor.

Rediscovering a Vintage Roland XP-50 Synth

Many of us talk about vintage synths. Sometimes without ever having lived, breathed and made music with them. In this article G.W. Childs shares his experience with his aged, but loved, Roland XP-50.

Sound Design: Create a Distorted Clavinet in Native Instruments Massive

This tutorial on making a distorted, funky clavinet is taken from Rishabh Rajan's FREE interactive eBook: NI Massive Sound Design Recipes available for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android and PC.

Tenorio-on in HTML5 in Your Browser

Remember the excellent Tenori-on? Now you can play it in your browser thanks to this Javascript and HTML5 implementation (with lovely color animations).

Source Audio Vertigo Tremolo Pedal Now Available

Source Audio's Vertigo Tremolo is in stores now! The Vertigo is the first of their new One Series line of pedals. It's easy to use, just plug it in and thumping, rich tremolo effects are a stomp away.

Inside Novation: Launchpad Pro Controller from Concept to Completion

Novation's Launchpad is an iconic music controller for Ableton Live and other hardware and software. We talk to Olly Burke, product manager, on how the Launchpad Pro was created & designed on video.

Music Theory Basics: Sus 4 and Add 2 Chords

It's time for another music theory helper. In this short tutorial-article, Jay Asher takes a beginner's look at how the popular Suspended 4 and Add 2 chords can be used in your productions.

I Dream of Wires: Documentary Film on Modular Synthesis Coming Soon

Good news for synth fans. The documentary, I Dream of Wires, will be released on VOD / DVD this August. Charting the rise, fall and rebirth of modular synthesis this film is worth checking out.

Steinberg Release New Groove Agent 4 "The Songwriter’s" Drum Expansion Pack

Steinberg releases The Songwriter’s, the first expansion pack featuring an entire acoustic drum set for Groove Agent 4 & Groove Agent SE 4. The name gives it away... this is designed for songwriters.

Apple Updates GarageBand to 10.1

If you open up the Mac App Store you’re in for a nice GarageBand update. It includes features from Apple’s flagship DAW, Logic Pro X, and the new Transform Pad Smart Control for morphing synth sounds.

Review: Free DJ Delay Plug-In by Stagecraft

So you're an electronic producer or DJ and you want a new delay plug-in? But, you don't want to spend much? StageCraft's FREE DJ Delay plug-in might be what you need. Lynda Arnold investigates.

How to Create Techno Drums on the Roland AIRA TR-8

Tired of making beats with the same old drum samples in your DAW? Do you dream of programming gorgeous techno rhythms on Roland's AIRA TR-8, a drum machine with the legendary sounds of the 808 & 909?

Cakewalk Announces New SONAR "Foxboro" Update

The updates are coming thick and fast for SONAR and Foxboro continues to make improvements, with enhancements to Cakewalk Drum Replacer, Plug-in Upsampling, plus new Strum Session 2 plus more content.

UVI Vintage Vault on Sale

Vintage Vault from UVI is an incredible collection of synths samplers and drum machines in one package. To celebrate its one year birthday, pick it up at 25% off. Offer ends soon.