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Waves SSL 4000 Plug-In Collection Massive Price Reduction

Waves are offering their SSL 4000 collection for over 60% off the list price!! For only $249 you can grab four excellent plug-ins based on the popular SSL 400 series. Act fast though.

BT on Vintage Hardware Synth Character and Laurie Spiegel Bell Labs Performance

Grammy-nominated musician, producer & technologist, BT, offers an interesting explanation on why music software can't replace music hardware using Laurie Spiegel video performance as inspiration.

Review: Capo 3 and Capo Touch

If you want to learn new music more quickly and more accurately than ever before and you have a Mac and/or iOS device, then Capo 3 and Capo Touch could be just what you didn't know you needed.

How Sound Affects Us: Sonic Weapons

Having explored emerging areas of "healing" and "wellness" in her 'How Sound Affects Us' series, Lynda Arnold now explores how sound and vibration can be used to create pain with violent ends in mind.

Isotonik Studios Presents Brainwash by Ned Rush

Brainwash is a visualiser for Max For Live that offers you the chance to creatively add audio/visual elements to your Ableton Live sets that are immersive, heavily tactile and deeply psychedelic.

Cluster Sound Releases DWAVE Live Pack

Based on the Korg DW-8000 (popular analog-digital hybrid 80s synth), Cluster Sounds new DWave is a sample pack designed for Ableton Live with some lovely sampled recordings.

Review: Crypto Cipher’s Solo Tabla Instrument for Kontakt

There seems to be a high-quality Kontakt instrument for most instruments, and Crypto Cipher want to make sure the tabla is well represented too. Lynda Arnold put this library through its paces.

Using Logic Pro Drummer to Create Drum Fills

Wanna create some realistic fills for your drum track… don't have a real drummer? Don't have quick fingers to play patterns live via a keyboard? Logic Pro X's Drummer is here to help.

Expert Sleepers FH-1 Eurorack Connects with MIDI Controllers, Launch Controls and iPads

Building up to NAMM comes a rather exciting announcement from Expert Sleepers. Their new FH-1 "faderhost" Eurorack module connects USB MIDI controllers to a modular synth. Watch the videos below.

Review: Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf

Stories suggest Akai's analog drum machine, Rhythm Wolf, has divided user opinions to the extreme. Not one to shy away from controversy G.W. Childs reviews this drum machine from a neutral position.

Programming Drums: 8 Tips for Better Beats

Beats: we all create them—some better than others… Sound Designer, G. W. Childs is here to share 8 tips to help you create better beats for your tracks, whatever DAW you use.

Generating 3D Oscilloscope Animations from Music

Since the year dot, human beings have enjoyed created visuals to compliment sonic landscapes. Now using an oscilloscope Jerobeam Fenderson is creating 3D animations generated by sound waves.

CME Xkey Launches 37-Key USB Keyboard With Enhanced MIDI Features

After the successful launch of the original Xkey CME have a new model. The Xkey37 features velocity sensitive keys, polyphonic aftertouch, pitch bend, modulation and enhanced MIDI functionality.

CakeWalk Introduces New Sonar, Drops Version Numbers, Adds Membership Model

Cakewalk tell us their new Sonar product lineup features unparalleled features and innovative new ways to buy and own software. Yes, we're talking a membership model, but you can own for life too...

Review: Livid Instruments DS-1

The DS-1 from Livid Instruments will likely appeal to both professional and home studio producers and DJs as a mixing console that has enough pots and buttons to hold its own. G.W. checks it out.