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iRig Pads from IK Multimedia now shipping

iRig Pads is the new affordable, ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and Mac/PC from IK Multimedia. Check it out in action in the video below.

Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums

Does Ensemble Drums from the Heavyocity Master Sessions series continue their trend of making larger than life sounds for Kontakt users? Matt Vanacoro finds out that "big" doesn't describe them at all

Effective Warping Tips in Ableton Live 9

If you've used Ableton Live 9's Warp features and don't rate it highly, you might be doing something wrong! Noah Pred shows how to warp audio effectively and error-free in this essential tutorial.

Impact Soundworks Launches Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion for Kontakt

Impact Soundworks has just released a new Kontakt sample library, featuring a highly comprehensive set of symphonic percussion recorded with 3 mic positions!

Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid DJ Turntables

Combining modern DJ tech and the classic design of turntables, the Reloop RP-8000 has plenty of features that are likely to turn the head of many DJs. Sara Simms investigates in this in-depth review.

Using the Arpeggiator in Logic Pro X, Part 2

In part 2 in this exploration of Logic Pro X's Arpeggiator MIDI plug-in, Gary Hiebner shows how to export Arp patterns, use the Grid mode, and use more than one arpeggiator together.

Musistic Makes Recording Remotely from Inside your DAW a Real Possibility

Interested collaborating with our musicians and artists remotely over the net? Musistic is said to offer you the chance to record with anyone, anywhere, on any DAW. And there's a free 30 day trial.

Review: Livid Instruments BASE II

What are the chances of Livid Instruments releasing a new version of the pad controller, BASE, every bit as affordable, playable and life-changing as the original? G. W. Childs finds out.

Native Instruments Reveals Traktor Kontrol S8 All-in-One DJ system

Earlier this month we were fortunate enough to see an early version of the new Traktor S8 in action. Despite few details being released today, we can tell you that it's going to be something special.

Using the Arpeggiator in Logic Pro X, Part 1

Getting past the GUI of Logic Pro X's arpeggiator MIDI effect plug-in can bring about some tasty rewards for your productions. Gary Hiebner takes you on an arpeggiation journey.

Rob Papen Kicks Out Punch-BD Bass Drum Instrument

If you want your kicks to be deep, powerful, and earth-shattering, then Rob Papen's bass drum virtual instrument, Punch-BD, is for you. Check out the video and full details below.

Will Human Drummers Become Extinct for Live Performance?

Technology is empowering musicians like never before. There are fewer barriers between going from studio to stage for a one-man band. But should we be dispensing with real drummers so easily?

Advanced Instrument Design in Native Instruments Kontakt

This advanced instrument design course gives you the knowledge to unleash the programming power in Native Instruments' Kontakt. Learn how to create the Kontakt instrument you've always dreamed of.

Music Production Tips: Create Unique Sounds Using the Free Paulstretch Plug-In in Indie Electro-Pop

Ever wanted to stretch a sound or song beyond the point you can identify the original source? The the free Paulstretch plug-in and app will be right up your sonic street. Rishabh Rajan shows how.

Yamaha Releases MG REC & PLAY iPhone/iPad App for MG Series Mixers

If you have one of Yamaha's MG series XU mixers (or are thinking of adding one to your setup) then you're going to really appreciate Yamaha's free MG Rec and Play app for iPhone and iPad.