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Why Just A Little Mastering Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

Knowing a little - but not too much - about mastering can lead you into some bad practices. Joe Albano shares his experiences of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Wave Alchemy SYS-100 Drums Brings Iconic Japanese Semi-Modular Synth To Everyone

Soon after the release of the excellent Evolution drum instrument, Wave Alchemy have pushed out a new drum library, SYS-100 Drums.

Here's Why Wavetable Is Unique Among Ableton Live 10's Instruments

Wavetable is a powerful synthesizer that's new in Live 10. But it has one feature that sets it apart from Live's other synths - can you guess what it is?

Vocal Recording Tips: How To Get Singers Warmed Up & Ready To Perform

A careful blend of encouragement and tough love can be required if your vocalist turns up poorly prepared. Here are some tips to get them up to speed and get the best take possible.

Learn Essential NI Massive Synth Skills In This Video

Harness the power and potential of NI's workhorse synth Massive to make everything from huge basses to scary leads.

Musicians & Producers: Would You Pay For An Apple Software & Hardware Subscription?

An all-in-one subscription to Apple's software and hardware ecosystem is an interesting idea. Is this something that could help keep your gear current while keeping costs manageable?

Review: Fostex T60RP Headphones

A pair of good quality monitoring headphones are a must for any music producer. But was G.W Childs suitably impressed with the Fostex T60RPs and their mahogany cups?

Elektron Releases Digitakt 1.0.5 Update With Improvements & Bug Fixes

Elektron Digitakt users around the world rejoice! At least those who were affected by the MIDI freeze issue should. The Digitakt 1.0.5 update introduces some new workflow improvements too.

Behringer VC340, Roland VP-330 Synth Clone, Video Demo

The Roland VP-330 vocoder and string machine clone revealed in early January by Behringer has a name and a distinctive look and sound as the Behringer VC340. Watch and listen to it in this video.

Review: Rob Papen SubBoomBass 2

A longtime studio favorite among producers of all manner of electronic styles – from hip hop to techno and everything in between – Rob Papen’s Subboombass gets a much-anticipated refresh.

How To Customise Any Drum Kit In Toontrack Superior Drummer

Swap out any drum sound for a different instrument or articulation to fully customise your kits. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works in Superior Drummer 3.

DSP Synthesizers Releases 808-Style 8-Voice Polyphonic Eurorack Module

Imagine an 808-style sounding module in your modular synthesizer. The new Rx8 from DSP Synthesizers brings the an iconic sounding 808-style drum machine to the world of eurorack in style.

MFA Note Transformer: Free Ableton Live Rack Injects Fresh Ideas Into Stale MIDI Patterns

This new effect rack from Manifest Audio is a great tool for introducing MIDI note variations into any of your Ableton Live tracks. Plus you can download Note Transformer for FREE!

Vermona Releases randomRHYTHM Randomized Trigger Sequencer Eurorack Synth Module

Vermona randomRHYTHM is a 2-channel trigger sequencer with a unique concept. It has four sliders to control the rhythmic probability of quarters, eighths, sixteenths and triplets for the sequence.

5 Reasons Your Main Music Production Platform Can Be An iPad

Long gone are the days when the iPad was a mere sketchpad. Now, it really can be the heart of your music-making setup, as Hollin Jones explains.