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Roland AIRA Modular EFX Units Now Available

If, like us, you’ve been waiting with twitchy fingers for these modules to land, then today is a good day. 4 AIRA EFX modules are available to buy from today!

Livid Instruments Minim: Fully Funded and Available on Kickstarter for $99

Back on July 25, 2015, we got an exclusive first look at the upcoming portable, wireless MIDI controller from Livid Instrument, Minim. You can pick one up for just $99 if you act quickly…

Review: Arturia BeatStep Pro

The original BeatStep from Arturia has been a big hit for those wanting to sequence synths and software. So, how does the BeatStep Pro compare with its multiple CV outs and standalone capability?

Music Production Techniques, Part 6: Compression

Dynamics are a hugely important part of the mixing process. If you've just started mixing your own projects or have not had any formal training, dynamics processing seem mysterious. Time to demystify!

Numark Takes a Spin at DJ Expo With TT250USB DJ Turntable

Nunmark, one of the leading DJ manufacturers, has debuted a new DJ turntable at DJ Expo. Retailing at just £199 GBP / aprox. $299 USD the TT250USB has a classic heavy-duty feel with modern convenience

Meet Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Controller for Serato DJ

Pioneer DJ have been a busy bunch! Their latest Serto Controller is the DDJ-SB2 which, bundled with Serato DJ Intro and selling for around €259 is positioned as an entry-level 2-channel DJ controller.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Studio Monitors

Correctly setting up studio monitors is crucial to ensure your audio productions aren't awash with problems. In this enlightening read, Joe Albano discusses 7 things which can be avoided.

Detunized Releases “Farfiso” Live Pack & Multi Format Library

Detunized describe their new Farifiso Live pack and library as "a purely analog stringer" combining "a full polyphonic orchestral section and a monophonic synth section." Listen yourself and decide...

AutoChords - Songwriting Cheat Sheet, Free Online & iOS

Do you wish for an easier way to find different progression styles for any key you’re playing/composing in? Wish no more. The free AutoChords (browser & iOS) is here to help.

New Beats Pack, CV Toolkit 2.1 and Complete Bundle from Spektro Audio

Spektro Audio have released 3 new pieces of software for the modern producer: the new Beats pack, the new 2.1 update for CV Toolkit, and the CV Toolkit 2 – Complete Bundle. Here's what they tell us.

Creating Warm, Retro Sounds in Propellerhead Reason

Not every track needs an ultra-clean feel. Sometimes you want things to sound older and warmer despite having been generated in a computer. Luckily Reason provides ways to add character to your tracks

Native Instruments Announces Global Native Sessions Events

Native Instruments have launched real-world sessions in four cities around the world bringing together NI users, product experts to explore music making with Traktor, Komplete & Maschine.

Review: ProjectSAM Swing

Although marketed as a jazz film scoring instrument, ProjectSam's Swing goes further and will appeal to singer songwriters and solo producers as Hollin Jones discovers.

10 Tips for Creating Great Cover Songs

Whether you perform live or produce in a studio, it's likely that you've covered a song or track before. That's a good thing! In this article G.W. Childs offers 10 tips to make your covers better.

Universal Audio Releases AKG BX 20 Spring Reverb Plug-In with UAD Software v8.3

New software for UAD-2 DSP Accelerators and Apollo interfaces offers the only exclusively licensed and endorsed plug-in version of AKG’s legendary spring reverb. Bring on that indie sound.