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Novation Launchpad for iPad Update with New Performance FX

Launchpad for iOS lets you easily make and remix beats and electronic music on your iPad, then record and share your performances online. In version 1.11 upgrade, you get a range of powerful fx too.

Using Fuzz to Spice Up Your Guitar Parts

Enter the world of creative guitar effects, from distortion and overdrive to outright fuzz. Rich Tozzoli explores how to use these tools to give your guitar tracks a real kick in the right direction.

US Vinyl Factory Discovers 13 Abandoned Presses in Chicago Warehouse

Demand for vinyl is rising and vinyl pressing plants feel the pressure. Fortunately, Quality Record Pressings are now one of the biggest in the US thanks to a fortunate find of 13 abandoned presses.

Tascam TrackPack 2x2 Includes USB Interface, Mic, Headphones and two DAWs

Tascam have a new USB recording audio interface solution in a neat 2x2 package with a mic and headphones, Ableton Live Lite 9 and SONAR X3 LE, all for less than $200.

How to Use Maschine in a DJ Set

Integrating Native Instruments' Maschine into your DJ sets might be a lot easier than you think. Whether you want to use it as a controller for Traktor Pro or to control Ableton Live, here's how!

Is it a Guitar, Piano, Violin, or Drum? The Artiphon Instrument 1: All This and More

There's something to be said for a multi-instrument experience from one object. Using some clever tech, the Artiphon Instrument 1 promises to satisfy many instrument needs in one portable package.

Nuendo 7 Previewed at Game Developers Conference

Partnering with Audiokinetic at this year’s GDC, Steinberg revealed a first glimpse of the next iteration of Nuendo, with many new features, Audiokinetic Wwise integration and a focus on game audio.

Review: Spitfire Audio David Fanshawe Earth Encounters

Premium sound library creators, Spitfire Audio, have brought the best of David Fanshawe's world field recordings from the '60s onwards into an incredible Kontakt library for all of us to enjoy.

Universal Audio Release UAD Software v8.0

Powerful new “Apollo Expanded” software provides mix and match operation between Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, new UAD plug-ins, and a reimagined Console 2.0 interface and more...

How to Use the Yamaha Motif XF Synth Workstation (5 video series)

Matt Vanacoro, pro keyboard player, programmer and trainer, got hands on with the Yamaha Motif XF synth workstation and created this 5 video-series showing you how to use it for multi purposes.

Transforming a Hard Drive into a Turntable DJ MIDI Controller

Would you believe this gorgeous looking DJ turntable MIDI controller used to be a hard drive? Yes, a computer hard drive. Watch the video below to see how Shantea has given the HD a lease of new life.

Focusrite Heritage Contest: Win a Mix with the Awesome Damian Taylor

The Heritage sound competition celebrates 30 year of Focusrite and new purchasers of an ISA module or Red 1 500 could win a mix by world-famous engineer Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Killers, Arcade Fire)

DiGiGrid Presents IOX Recording Interface

DiGiGrid IOX audio interface offers more 12 high-quality mic/line inputs and 6 outputs. We're also talking 4 headphone outs and real-time tracking, mixing with Waves plugins via SoundGrid DSP server.

Review: Waves Audio dbx 160 Compressor

Looking for a tight, fast, VCA compressor, with a vintage character, a proven track record, and a punch sound? Joe Albano finds out if Waves dbx 160 hits the heights of its hardware counterpart.

How to Make Cool Hip Hop Grooves in Logic Pro X 10.1 Drum Machine Designer

Learn how to use Logic Pro 10.1's new Drum Machine Designer while making a very cool hip hop groove. Darren Burgos takes you through the process step-by-step and you'll end up with a great groove!