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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.

UVI Add Predelay and More to Sparkverb Reverb Plug-In

UVI's Sparkverb features a truly unique reverb algorithm, and it simply sounds great! Now at version 1.1, Sparkverb includes predelay, Quad support and much more.

Review: M-Audio M-Track Eight

An 8-in, 8-out audio interface for under $400? M-Audio's new M-Track Eight comes bundled with Cubase LE, has XLR combos for all channels with Octane preamps. But does it make the grade? We find out.

Working with Pro Tools’ Xpand!2 Virtual Instrument

There's not many (any?) virtual instruments with an exclamation mark in their name. But that's not the reason Xpand!2 sample playback/synth deserves your attention. Joe Albano takes you deep into it.

FORTE Unveils FORTE 6 Musical Notation Software

FORTE tell us the new version (Forte 6) is easy-to-use, ideal for all ages, and allows users to create their first piece of music in as little as 10 minutes. Interested in notation, check it out.

Review: Akai iMPC Pro

Are you looking for a well designed, easy to use MPC app for iPad? Akai Pro's new iMPC Pro app provides serious sampling and audio editing options, a great sequencer, cool FX and more!

Create Your Own WOW Filter in Reason

Add an organic, throaty feel to your basses and synths by creating a formant filter in Propellerhead Reason's Thor. G. W. Childs shows how to combine Thor and a Combinator for that WOW effect!

Tracktion Launches MarketPlace, In-App Retail Site

The good folks at Tracktion Software tell us their latest addition to Tracktion 5 is a revolutionary in-app retail site called MarketPlace. Here you can download third-party effects and instruments.

Big Bitwig End of Year Sale

If you've been even slightly curious what music production is like in the Bitwig camp, then from now until Jan 15th 2015 is the time to find out, thanks to a big sale on Bitwig Studio.

Review: JamHub TourBus

JamHub TourBus helps you practice, rehearse, record and reflect on your musical performance. Matt Vanacoro put the JamHub to the test in a music school for a month and shares his findings here.

Mixing Tips: How to Match EQ in Logic Pro

Logic Pro X has an arsenal of useful tools and plug-ins for mixing and sound design. The Match EQ is perhaps one of the less well-known "fixing" tools that does what it suggests, and does it well!

Musicrow Release FM Radio, Free Reaktor Ensemble

Looking for an authentic FM radio effect for your tunes? Musicrow's FM Radio ensemble for Reaktor might well fit the bill. Watch the video below to see it in action.

8 Xmas Gift Ideas for Musicians and Producers

Christmas, or Winter Holidays, are upon us. And it's time to celebrate those close to us. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 gift ideas will probably appeal.