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Arturia Solina V Follows in Foosteps of Solina String Ensemble

There are a handful of companies we trust to create faithful software emulations of classic synths. Arturia is one of these! With the Solina V they've nailed the classic 70s hardware string synth.

Life After the Music Album

Since iTunes and the rise of digital music the album has been playing second fiddle to the single. Is the album a dying format? Are its days numbered? Andy Bowen explores the trends of the future

BIAS Desktop Gets Amp Match Presets

Major update for the BIAS giutar amp matching modeler now offers the exact same amp tones used in the studio by Mark Holcomb from Periphery, Ola Englund, and Rusty Cooley, amongst others.

DRC Brings Pressing Your Own Vinyl to Your Home Studio

Would you like your next release on vinyl, or to press a one-off vinyl from your home studio? A new Kickstarter may be about to make this a reality for you with the Desktop Record Cutter.

Review: Prime Loops Virtual Riot

Prime Loops are well known for producing loop and sample sets which are ready for... well, prime time! Their new Virtual Riot pack got our EDM, Trap, Dubstep and Glitch Hop juices flowing.

Arturia Brings Back Mighty Matrix-12 Analogue Polysynth as Authentic Soft Synth

Arturia's new Matrix-12 V software synthesizer take a look back to the past by emulating the classic sound of the Oberheim Matrix-12 analogue polysynth... with a few extra additions.

Review: Fredric Effects Zombie Klone

Toby Pitman puts the Frederic Effects Zombie Kome overdrive. Boost guitar pedal to the test against the original, but rare, Klon Centaur pedal. Find out why he's pleased with himself.

5 Top Secret Tips for Reason 8

Hollin Jones reveals some of his favorite insider tips, weird techniques and top tricks that you probably didn’t know about for Propellerhead Reason users.

Kurzweil Expand Artis Series Stage Pianos

Kurzweil have announced two new models in its Stage Piano range. The Artis 7 and Artis SE bring a host of new features. Find out more below.

Native Instruments Launches HEAVY HOLIDAYS – TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 Sales Special

For a limited time only in December 2015 you can grab Native Instrument’s advanced DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol Z2, for $200 USD / £200 GBP off. More details plus video below.

5 Ways to Alter the Groove in Bitwig Studio

Move over robotic beats, it's time to welcome in shuffles and humanized grooves. And Bitwig Studio allows you to do just that. Gary Hiebner shows you the way to the dance floor.

Review: Steinberg Cubase 8, Pro and Artist version

Cubase 8 comes in two flavors: Artist and Pro. Is version 8 really great, or is it just a bunch of bait? Matt Loel T Hepworth puts all the new features to the test.

Zerodebug Release touchAble 3 with 42 New Templates for Controlling Ableton Live via iPad

The new version of touchAble 3 brings easy plug and play USB connectivity and 42 new templates for Ableton Live’s Instruments and FX. Check out the video below for more details.

5 of the Best Bluetooth Speakers for Musicians

With the winter holidays just round the corner, we felt it would be a great time to explore five of the best Bluetooth speakers, designed for musicians, available right here, right now.

5 Confidence Building Techniques for Live Musicians

It's completely natural for musicians to feel nervous or shy about performing live. So, here's 5 tips to help build your confidence for your next live performance.