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Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX, Pro Guitar Effects & Amp Rig

BIAS FX for Mac, Windows and iOS provides any pedals, amps, stereo FX and routing options any guitar player could dream of. Plus, Positive Grid tell us it has the best sound quality possible.

Easiest Way to Tune Your Instruments? IK Multimedia UltraTuner, Now for Apple Watch

IK Multimedia tell us their ultra-precise standalone tuner for Apple Watch is now available and features 1/100th of a cent accuracy - the most precise, feature-packed instrument tuner available.

Review: Black Lion Audio B173 Compact Mic Preamp

Taking cues from the classic Neve 1073, Black Lion Audio's B173 half rack microphone preamp is put to the test by Sara Simms. Find out if it delivers on Neve like sound at a reasonable price.

How to Sample EXS24 Instruments Using Autosampler (MainStage and Logic Pro)

When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!

Forget Vinyl, Encode Your Music onto DNA Molecules

Music of the Spheres is an art-science collaboration to produce the first piece of music recorded onto DNA molecules (a medium that’ll never disappear?)

Get Overkill Drums from Real Drum Samples for $1!

How much would you shell out for a premium drum sample pack comprising 120 high-quality wav files? $25? Possibly. $1? Almost definitely! Check out this offer from Real Drum Samples below.

Blue Hummingbird, Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Rotating Head, Now Shipping

Blue tell us the new Hummingbird microphone features a precisely tuned capsule for ultra-fast transient response and high-SPL handling along with a 180 degree rotating head for perfect placement.

How to Make a Relaxing, Evolving Backdrop in Reason

It's the weekend and it's time to relax. G. W. Childs shows how to create an evolving, ambient background sonic landscape in Propellerhead Reason's Thor.

Apple Watch: 5 Useful Apps for Musicians

It's only been on Matt Vanacoro's wrist a matter of two days, but he's already discovered a potentially promising Apple Watch app ecosystem for musicians. Here's his top 5 Apple Watch Apps out now.

EastWest Launches Composer Cloud

With all the Musikmesse 2015 noise we didn't post about the new EastWest Composer Cloud which provides instant access to 9000+ high quality virtual instruments from $29.99 a month.

XILS-lab Launches Low-Cost Luscious Soft Synth 80s Polysynth Emulation

Jean-Michel Jarre said: “I’ve just got miniSyn’X and am so excited, because the Synthex is a fantastic rarity. Thanks to XILS-lab for giving everyone the opportunity to play with it.” Enough said.

Watch What Can Be Done with 2 Roland BOSS Pedals and A Good Voice

Musicians have been fascinated by the potential of loopers since… well, since they became available! This 2 year old video of a Michael Jackson cover by Kawehi shows what's possible with little gear.

Patchworks Conductr 2, Now Control Traktor Pro & Ableton Live from your iPad

Conductr 2, an IPad app environment aimed at DJs and producers, launches a brand new in-app iPad module allowing users to control Traktor alongside their already released Ableton Live controller.

Review: Siren Audio Feedback 2

Do you want to use audio delays more like an instrument than an effect? The Siren Audio's Feedback 2 is a piece of music software you'll want to spend some time with. G. W. Childs investigates.

How to Create a DJ Podcast, Part 1

Nobody will promote your DJ mixes for you. If you want to reach out to a wider audience and engage with your fans creating a DJ podcast is an effective solution. Sara Simms shares the knowledge.