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FREE: AskAudio Bass and Riff Explosion REX Loop Pack

It's day 5 in our Xmas gift giveaway! Fancy some RnB bass and riff loops? In REX format, these 20 pumping loops will add extra spice to your music tracks.

How to Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Realistic

We've all used samples. And when it comes to using a sample-based MIDI orchestra, there's a number of techniques and tricks we can use to make them sound more realistic. Peter Schwartz to the rescue.

FREE: Logic Pro Synth Presets: Mixed Bag, Vol.1

And we're half way through our Xmas Gift giveaway on Day #4. If you're a Logic user, then this one is for you. Download these free synth presets now. Simply login or sig up for free to do it.

Here's How to Choose Your Next MIDI Controller

MIDI Controllers. How to choose the right one? Which has the knobs, encoders, faders and features you actually want? Controllers.cc is a great new site that helps you find your ideal controller.

FREE Drum Loops: Hip-Hop Attack Pack from AskAudio Mag

Welcome to #3 of free Xmas gifts for you!! Today you've got free drum loops from master sound designer, G. W. Childs. The focus is on low end, smooth and edgy hip hip drums. Enjoy!

Cultivating Chaos in Electronic Music Production

Looking for some inspiration for your next music track, maybe it's time to cultivate and embrace chaos. Noah Pred explains and shows how to randomise drums in Ableton Live.

Rob Papen RAW Takes EDM to the Edge

Designed to be a super easy to use, accessible cutting-edge synth for EDM synth users, RAW has arrived from one of the top synth sound designers, Rob Papen. Check out the video to see it in action.

5 Guitar Pedals You Should Buy Yourself For Xmas and Beyond

With such a vast range of guitar pedals available, how to narrow down your search to the ultimate few? Toby Pitman is here to lend a hand and his experience with his top 5.

FREE: NI Massive Sound Design Recipe eBook

It's day 2 of 7 of our Xmas Gifts 2014... and we have something VERY special for you. An incredible ebook (with audio & video) for sound designers using NI's Massive synth by Rishabh Rajan.

Sample Logic Releases Cyclone ReTwisted, Sampling Meets Synthesis

Cyclone Retwisted is a completely new versin of Sample Logic's Cyclone. Featuring their Step and FX Animator and dual-voice additive synthesizer this Kontakt instrument is a sample synth powerhouse.

Native Instruments says HAPPY HOLIDAYS with free gifts

Until 31st December, 2014, you can pick up some free gifts courtesy of Native Instruments. There's Traktor Remix sets, REPLIKA (delay effect) and $25/€25/£22 e-voucher for their online shop!

Review: Reloop NEON Drumpad

Reloop's NEON Drumpad features RGB, velocity-sensitive pads. Ideal for drumming in theory, and Tadhg Leonard finds out how well this performs in reality.

Free iZotope Stutter Edit Patches: Attack, Vol. 1

It's day 1 of our Xmas gift giveaway and here's some FREE patches for iZotope's Stutter Edit: cuts, jumps, glitches and filter crushes to give you a sound that will bend minds.

Propellerhead Introduce Free Music Collaboration Service for Reason, Take & Figure

Available today, Propellerhead's new "Make Music Together" service allows us to share, discover and collaborate on music using Reason 8.1, Figure and Take. Check out the video to see it in action!

How to Create Song from Scratch Using Elektron Analog Keys & Four

The second video in their series on workflow techniques using their music making hardware, sees Elektron focusing on the Analog Keys. This 18 minute video takes you through the process from scratch.