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Review: Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf

Stories suggest Akai's analog drum machine, Rhythm Wolf, has divided user opinions to the extreme. Not one to shy away from controversy G.W. Childs reviews this drum machine from a neutral position.

Programming Drums: 8 Tips for Better Beats

Beats: we all create them—some better than others… Sound Designer, G. W. Childs is here to share 8 tips to help you create better beats for your tracks, whatever DAW you use.

Generating 3D Oscilloscope Animations from Music

Since the year dot, human beings have enjoyed created visuals to compliment sonic landscapes. Now using an oscilloscope Jerobeam Fenderson is creating 3D animations generated by sound waves.

CME Xkey Launches 37-Key USB Keyboard With Enhanced MIDI Features

After the successful launch of the original Xkey CME have a new model. The Xkey37 features velocity sensitive keys, polyphonic aftertouch, pitch bend, modulation and enhanced MIDI functionality.

CakeWalk Introduces New Sonar, Drops Version Numbers, Adds Membership Model

Cakewalk tell us their new Sonar product lineup features unparalleled features and innovative new ways to buy and own software. Yes, we're talking a membership model, but you can own for life too...

Review: Livid Instruments DS-1

The DS-1 from Livid Instruments will likely appeal to both professional and home studio producers and DJs as a mixing console that has enough pots and buttons to hold its own. G.W. checks it out.

5 Tips to Make the Most of Your UAD Plug-In System

Whether you're recording or mixing, Universal Audio's UAD plugin system not only provides excellent sounding plugins, but also dedicated DSP to host them! Here's some tips to make them work better!

Sound Painting at Moog Sound Lab with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Feeling stressed or need some inspiration? Then prepare yourself for a captivating and beautiful sound painting experience from master synthesist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Moog Music HQ.

Prism Sound Offer Lowest Prices for Lyra, Titan & Atlas with Extra 5% Off for NAMM

There's new Lower Prices for Lyra, Titan and Atlas +5% extra off for NAMM from Prism Sound. If you've been lusting after one of their interfaces, then now might be time to pull the trigger.

Review: Apogee Ensemble, Thunderbolt 2 Edition

The original Apogee Ensemble was a huge hit, so how will the Ensemble Thunderbolt 2 edition fare? Matt Vanacoro finds it quiet, with tons of features and plenty of gain. In short it's a WIN!

Moog Music Release Werkstatt CV Expander

If you're dying to get your Moog Werkstatt communicating with your other analog gear, then this $39 USD expander from Moog Music is going to make you very happy indeed.

Working with Video in PreSonus Studio One

Working with video in PreSonus Studio One is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how to get videos into your project and use markers for transitions to help you score your music better.

Wave Alchemy Future House Pushes Boundaries of Modern Sound Design

Inspired by forward-thinking labels like Dirtybird Records, Aus Music and many others, Wave Alchemy's Future House sample pack brings some gritty swinging beats, basses and more as loops.

Review: ModeAudio Open Spaces R&B Patches for Massive

ModeAudio's latest collection of patches for Native Instruments' Massive synth focuses on R&B, both Nu electronic styles and old skool. Does this pack come up trumps? Read on to find out.

Akai Professional Announces Advance Keyboard Series

Artists can now load, play and control all their virtual instrument plugins directly from a keyboard. New Akai Pro Advance keyboards come in three sizes all with color screens.