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7 Top Virtual Synths for EDM Production

With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).

Logic Pro’s Unsung Hero: The Gain Plug-in

Logic Pro's Gain plug-in is more than the one trick pony its name suggests. Jay Asher shares how useful it can be when mixing for pass inversion, balancing signals and more.

Heavyocity Announces DM-307 for Ableton Live

Created from Heavyocity’s award-winning DM-307: Modern Groove Designer for Kontakt, Heavyocity have released their stylised synth drums, live and processed drum machine for Ableton Live users.

Review: Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Do you want a very portable 2-in/2-out audio interface with direct monitoring, phantom power, and good bundled software for under $100? We put Focusrite's Scarlett Solo to the test.

How to Hack Logic Pro X’s Drummer to Use with Any Instrument

Logic X's Drummer is excellent at creating realistic drum patterns using the supplied kits. However, Bill Burgess shows how to take it to the next level and use it with any instrument!

Blue Cat Audio Releases PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4

Blue Cat Audio have updated both PatchWork and MB-7, introducing new features such as VST relocation, Logic X MIDI FX compatibility in PatchWork, as well as fixes and improvements.

Positive Grid Releases BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Modeler

This revolutionary new Guitar Amp Modeler from Positive Grid captures the tone and feel of any real tube amp in a fully customizable plug-in. Except a full review in the coming days...

Review: Fostex PX-6 Monitors

The sub $1,000 per pair monitor category is heating up, and that's great for the consumer. Matt Vanacoro investigates how the Fostex PX-6 monitors stack up in this full review.

Scratching in Ableton Live Using Automated Volume Chops

So, you're already using Ableton Live when DJing or creating DJ mixes. But did you know with a little setup that Live can be used with a DJ controller to create vinyl scratching effects on the fly?

Positive Grid Introduces New JamUp Bundle Packs

All Access, All Amps, and All Effects Packs are now available for iOS guitarists and bass players in JamUp by Positive Grid.

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.

Review: sE Electronics ProMic Laser

Fact: Bad sound can ruin a great video. That's why sE Electronics have created the ProMic Laser. Hollin Jones discovers whether this improves the recorded sound from a DSLR.

New Mackie DL32R Digital Live Sound Mixer Gives Complete Wireless Control

Mackie tell us we can now control everything from anywhere with their Mackie DL32R Digital Live Sound Mixer. It promises complete wireless control of a powerful 32-channel digital mixing platform.

Deciphering Waves New Codex Granular Wavetable Synth

Learn how to make the most out of the new Waves Codex synth with Matt Vanacoro as he uncovers all of its incredible new granular, wavetable features.

How the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine Redefined Music Video Documetary Released

Featuring artists like Damon Albarn, Pahrrell, David Guetta, Diplo, Phil Collins and more, this new documentary looks at the influence and sheer love created by Roland's iconic TR-808 drum machine.