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Review: Music IO

If you want to connect an iPad or iPhone into the hub of your music studio, you need to be be able to get audio and MIDI in and out easily. Hollin Jones investigates Music IO, a promising solution.

Using the NN-XT for Split Key Patches in Reason to Save CPU

In this Reason tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how to map samples and instruments in a custom NN-XT patch for a streamlined and efficient laptop performance setup.

What’s New in Ableton Live 9.2 + Mad Zach Push Performance Video

Ableton Live 9.2 is finally out and as a free update brings improvements and additions to both Live and Push. Here’s what's been improved plus a cool video from Mad Zach too.

Musicrow Releases ORGANIC for NI Reaktor

Musicrow has released ORGANIC, a new synthesizer for NI Reaktor that produces synthetic sound with an organic touch and flavor. Check out the video with sound examples. It does sound nice.

Watch Top Artists Describe Impact Arturia Synths Have On Their Productions

It’s no secret that owners of Arturia hardware synths like the MiniBrute and MicroBrute LOVE their synths. So, Arturia have created a video with pro artists giving their personal testimonials.

Review: Audient iD14 Audio Interface

Hollin Jones finds out if Audient's iD14 high-quality, compact audio interface with excellent sound and a surprisingly flexible software control panel actually combines good sound and price.

Building EDM Chord Progressions in Logic Pro

Darren Burgos reveals how to easily program electronic-style chord progressions in Logic Pro X which you can then trigger with single keys. Great for producers and performers.

iZotope Releases RX Final Mix Plug-in for Sonic Impact and Tonal Balance

Designed for post production, iZotope tell us their new RX Final Mix plug-in will make it easier for content creators to quickly sculpt a smooth, balanced mix.

Make Your Own MIDI Controller with Arduino, Paper and Conductive Ink

Fancy drawing your next MIDI. Yes, draw, as in with a pen on paper. Utilising conductive ink, some paper and an Arduino, you can draw it yourself as Dani Sanz shows in these videos.

How to Layer Guitars to Create a Wall of Distortion

Taken from his Guitar Production 101: Pop Arranging Explored course, in this video Gregg Fine shows how to layer distorted guitars for a bigger, fuller sound in the mix.

CME Xkey Air Bluetooth is Wireless MIDI Music Keyboard and Still Ultra Portable

Remember CME keyboards? The thinnest, yet playable MIDI keyboard ever? There new wireless Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Hits 200% subscribed within six hours.

12 Of The Best Vintage Hardware Synths (That Don't Show Their Age)

G.W. Childs has been playing hardware synths for longer than he'll care to mention. But, on the plus side he's used some incredibly beautiful vintage synths. Here's 12 of his favorites.

KORG iAudioGate is a High Res Music Player For iPhone and iPad

Are you an audiophile or producer who wants higher quality music playback on their iPhone or iPad? Korg's new iAudioGate iOS app supports DSD, FLAC, AIF, WAV and MP3 and has a cool graphic EQ too.

Review: Softube Heartbeat

Heartbeat is Softube's first foray into creating software instruments, in this case a drum machine modeled on vintage drum machines. G.W. Childs checks out how this one performs, sounds and feels.

Using Multiple Korg Volcas in Ableton Live

While multiple Korg volca's can be easily connected and synced together by themselves, how can you go about connecting, syncing and controlling multiple volca's in Ableton Live? Here's how.