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Studio Acoustics Part 2: Standing Waves

This mini-series sees Joe Albano demystifing the science of studio acoustics. In Part 2 we look at low-frequency standing waves which can get in the way of getting a well balanced mix.

Elevator Sound and Novation Present: My Machines

Do you want to meet the pioneers of the Bristol music scene, and experiment with the latest electronic music-making gear? Novation and Elevator Sound are making this possible very soon…

Cakewalk Announces Music Creator 7

Cakewalk tell us that version 7 of Music Creator has new, easy-to-use features to put professional sounding recording within the reach of all musicians with a Windows PC; includes touch enhancements.

Review: Mutronics Mutator by Softube

If you're looking for a great sounding, easy to use, CPU efficient filter plug-in that recreates an historic piece of gear, then Softube's Mutronics Mutator is for you! Matt Vanacoro checks it out.

Dance Music Legend, Olav Basoski, Shows Bass Production Workflow in Ableton Live

Learn from the pros: Olav Basoski, veteran legend of the dance music scene, shows how he produced the iconic bass line in his hit remix, "Duende". Check out the video.

Review: Siren Audio Generative 2

Enter a world of beautiful and terrifying sonic soundscapes with Siren Audio's granular synth, Generative 2. Does this atmospheric synth press all of G. W. Childs' buttons? Find out in our review.

Tracking Korg Volca Beats or Any Monophonic Drum Machine in Ableton Live

Everyone loves their Korg Volca Beats (who wouldn't love this analog drum machine?) G. W. Childs shows how to sync it with Ableton Live and pan the drum sounds for a fuller, more professional mix.

Elektron Jam Session Video 7: Yaybahar Meets Elektrons

Swedish hardware manufacturer Elektron unveils musical collaboration with Görkem Şen, inventor of the acoustic instrument Yaybahar. Elektron Jam Session 7 is here for your visual and aural pleasure.

Audiomux & Midimux Let Your Mac Talk to Your iOS Devices

Two apps from the clever folks at zerodebug allow us to stream audio and MIDI date between iOS and Mac via USB cable. For music making this is a pretty exciting development. Video shows more.

Source Audio Aftershock Bass Distortion Pedal Sneak Peek

With three bass distortion circuits ranging from low-end crunch to smooth overdrive and all out fuzz attack, the AfterShock Bass Distortion pedal from Source Audio sounds great. Check out the video.

Review: Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Synths

If you're after some insanely fun to use, great sounding, portable synths with excellent onboard effects that can sync together or to your DAW and are affordable, read this review now!

How to Create a Jimi Hendrix Inspired Guitar Tone

With an insight into the gear used to create his signature guitar sounds, Sara Simms delves deeper to demonstrate how you can re-create tones inspired by the one and only Jimi Hendrix.

ZOOM TAC-8 & TAC-2R Audio Interfaces Bring Thunderbolt to the Masses

Thunderbolt audio interfaces are beginning to make their way into studios and Zoom are out with the TAC-8, with comprehensive routing, and the TAC-2R, designed for mobile use. More below...

Acid Machine: Browser-Based Synth and Drum Sequencer

If you're reading this online you're just one click away from an 808, 909 and 303 emulator right in your browser. Go make music and be happy thanks to Errozero.

Review: UAD v8.0: Apollo Expanded & Console 2.0

One of the biggest announcements at NAMM 2015 was Universal Audio's UAD v8.0, featuring Apollo Expanded & Console 2.0. There's lots inside and Matt Vanacoro got down and dirty with the update.