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Review: Toontrack Mellotoon

Mellotoon is the latest release in Toontrack's EZKeys range and brings you the sound of the original 1963 Mellotron in software format. Toby Pitman checks it out.

Korg and littleBits Make it Easy to Build Your Own Synthesizer with Synth Kit

If you're into synths and the current trend of building your own musical devices, then the littlebits and Korg collaboration, Synth Kit, may be known to you. Now Korg are expanding its distribution.

Traktor's Flux Mode: What Is It and How Does It Work?

With some cool tricks up its sleeve, Flux mode in Native Instruments' Traktor can transform your DJ sets with new unique and original sounds. Sara Simms show you how to make it work for you.

Round Up: Best Black Friday Deals for Musicians, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock for years, aren't connected to the web, or don't live in the US, you'll know that on Black Friday you can find special money-off deals. Here's our top picks.

Video Review: Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt

How can Universal Audio improve upon their successful UAD-2 Satellite? Does adding a Thunderbolt connection, making it smaller, lighter and faster equate to better? We find out in our video review.

Mixing Tips: Applying Compression to Electric Guitar

Certain types of compression can work wonders on most types of electric guitar parts. Armed with Universal Audio's TLA-100 plug-in, Rich Tozzoli is on a mission to make your guitar sound great.

Modartt Releases a Toy Piano for Pianoteq

Pianoteq's latest instrument is a virtual copy based on a Michelsonne toy piano, praised for its beautiful and unique sound. The instrument is included in the Celeste instrument pack for Pianoteq 5.

Review: Audiofile Engineering Loop Editor 2

Since Apple pulled their Apple Loops Utility, there's been a void in the area of easy custom loop creation for Logic and all other DAWs. Does Audiofile Engineering's Loop Editor fill the gap?

9 Software Suggestions for Sound Designers

Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's nine types of software every self-respecting sound designer should own.

Blue Cat Audio Patchwork 1.6 Now Standalone Plug-In Host

Free for existing users, version 1.6 of Blue Cat Audio's PatchWork can now be used standalone to host audio plug-ins and includes some improvements and bug fixes.

UDG Launches Laptop Stand for DJs

Whether you're using your laptop with a Pioneer RMX 1000, a NI Maschine, or another custom DJ setup, the new rotating UDG laptop stand looks flexible enough and rugged enough for most DJing needs.

Native Instruments Releases MASCHINE 2.2 Software Update

Maschine users it's time to rejoice!! Maschine software 2.2 is out now and as expected provides support for Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard, but also adds new melodic features via Smart Play.

Create House Stabs in Thor for Reason

It's time for some old school synth tips. If you've got a desire to create some house music stabs and you're a Propellerhead Reason user, then this one's for you.

FXpansion Black Friday Deals

Black Friday has started early! Fancy picking up some excellent deals on the excellent plug-ins from FXpansion? Now is the time to act with up to 66% off normal prices!

Eventide Announces H9 Max Stompbox

The Eventide H9 MAX stompbox comes pre-loaded with everything from all four Eventide stompboxes: TimeFactor, ModFactor, PitchFactor & Space stompboxes, plus the H9 exclusive algorithms.