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Native Instruments introduces Arcane Attic Expansion for Maschine

Let's face it, more of us than ever are making beats using Maschine. The more beats we make, the more unconventional we need our beats to sound to stand out from the crowd. Enter Arcane Attic from NI.

Fun with Loopmash FX in Cubase 7.5

If you’re familiar with using Loopmash as an instrument, prepare to have your musical mind blown as Hollin Jones unleashes its potential as an effects processor in Cubase 7.5.

Learn the Art of Orchestration, First with Strings

Join A-list orchestrator, Thomas Goss – along with top professional orchestra players – and learn the art of composing and orchestrating for strings in this 3+ hour video course from AskVideo.com.

Review: Native Instruments Rise and Hit

Native Instruments' latest new Kontakt instrument release has a distinct function, but it's suitable for multiple genres. If you want quick and easy crescendos, then Rise & Hit will appeal.

Creating Stereo From Mono Tracks In Logic Pro X

Most times you'll record instruments in mono to a single channel, but sometimes you may want to beef these up in the mix and create stereo versions. Here's how, in Logic Pro X.

RØDE Announces New and Improved Blimp Windshield

It looks cool and is lighter than the previous version: the Røde Blimp could be the perfect windshield and shock mounting system for video-based sound recordists.

6 Tips for Making Unique Orchestral Library Compositions

The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.

ModeAudio Releases Mystic Rhythm Electric Guitar Loops

Looking for electric guitar loops with a sections of picks, pinches, sweeps and strums from 77 to 145 Bpm and across a range of styles? ModeAudio's 800MB Mystic Rhtyhm aims to please.

sE Electronics Launches New Mics, SPACE Acoustic Isolator and Pro DSLR Microphone

Late last week, just outside London, UK, a crack team from AskAudio Mag attended a big event at the HQ of pro mic company, sE Electronics. Find out what new studio gear is coming your way this year.

Review: FabFilter Timeless 2, Hot Dub Time Machine

A "hot dub time machine"?? What on earth does that even mean when describing an audio plug-in by FabFilter? Find out in this cool review from Noah Pred.

10 Scales You can Play Over A Dominant 7 Chord

Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!

Plugin Alliance Announces Two New Native Brainworx Plug-Ins

Digital is great, but if you encounter "harshness" when mastering over-compressed mixes, Brainworx bx_refinement is designed for you. bx_saturator V2 continues on from version 1 and adds new features.

Twisted Tools 35% Sale Now On!

Seeing as it's springtime, the good folks at Twisted Tools are offering a tidy 35% discount across all their tasty products! It's time to get twisted, but hurry - offer ends on May 27th.

Review: Focusrite Saffire Pro 26

In the market for a new audio interface with ADAT, lots of ins and outs, excellent preamps and at a keen price? Focusrite’s Saffire Pro 26 might be the answer. Read and watch our exclusive review.

Interview: Richard Devine on Music, Gear, Software and his Love of Modular

Pioneer, imagineer and eclectic designer of sounds, Richard Devine, talks music tech, the resurgence of analog hardware, software that blows his mind, and what he’s been working on behind the scenes.