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Review: Vandalism SoundSets for Massive and Sylenth

If you're looking for sounds for Sylenth, Massive, Spire, FM8, Serum and more synth, then Vandalism should be on your list. Sara Simms checks out their latest soundest for Sylenth and Massive.

Ableton Live: Building Effects with Return Tracks

Return tracks can serve multiple purposes. CPU efficient use of effects, effects for multiple tracks, and more. GW Childs shows how to use return tracks for building effects chains in Ableton Live.

Watch These Music Robots Play Miles Davis-Inspired Jazz

If you’ve ever wondered what robots playing (and dancing to) a Mile Davis-Inspired composition would look and sound like, then you’re in for a treat.

Video Interview: Rik Simpson on Coldplay, Modular Synths & Online Learning Tools

Grammy award winning producer, engineer, mixer & musician, Rik Simpson, talks about producing Coldplay, modular synths and how he uses AskVideo to learn music production tools in this video interview.

Review: XILS Vocoder 5000

XILS-lab specialise in the weird and wonderful side of plug-ins based on vintage synths and vintage effects. Now they're on to re-create the perfect vocoder. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

Pro Tools: Bass Sound Design with Vacuum

If you use Pro Tools and are keen on your monophonic synths, then you'll find Vacuum a rather fun virtual-tube style synth. Joe Albano shows how to make an edgy bass sound.

Daft Punk Sample Player on Your Keyboard

The best phrases from Daft Punk's seminal hit, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is now available for you to play using your computer's keyboard. It's too much fun.

Arturia Announces SparkLE Anniversary Discount

Whether you're new to Arturia's SparkLE creative drum machine software and controller, or are an existing Arturia user, now is the time to get hold of their heralded drum machine hybrid (on sale).

Review: Algoriddim djay Pro for Mac OS X

Weighing in with a pro Mac OS X version for its popular djing app, Algoriddim's djay Pro has advanced features including a great browser, Spotify integration and the ability to run AU plug-ins too.

Not Just For Guitarists - Alternative Uses for Distortion to Spice Up Any Mix

Don't imagine for a second that distortion effects belong only in the domain of our guitar wielding friends. Distortion is for everyone! Artists from EDM to Country are embracing it and so can you!

Wavesfactory Abbey Road Style Tack Piano for Kontakt

The Tack is a recreation of the “Mrs Mills”, a tack piano from Abbey Road Studios with which The Beatles, Elliot Smith and many others recorded some of their tracks. Now available for Kontakt.

Review: Mixed In Key 7

The new version of Mixed In Key 7 looks clean and has some innovative new features, but how does it perform in the real world? Sara Simms takes it for a spin to find out.

6 Cubase Media Management Tips

It's all well and good knowing Cubase well enough to produce great songs and mixes... but staying organized, and knowing how to manage your media can be just as important.

Pyramid Polyrythmic Hardware Sequencer Promises Exciting New Workflow

A dedicated hardware sequencer with real-time MIDI effects and polyrhythmic capabilities. Sounds good? Squarp's Pyramid promises all this and more.

Review: Rob Papen RAW

If you are making dance music, industrial noise, or creating sound design for games that require a little more 'edge'... You’ll want to get hold of Rob Papen's RAW - a gnarly synth with attitude.