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Review: Nord Lead A1 Synth

With a unique oscillator section, a big sound, quality keyboard and enormous potential for sound designers and performers, the Nord Lead A1 synth is likely to appeal to most of us out of the box.

Making Use of Pan Envelopes in Ableton Live

If you're new to Ableton, whether you're a novice music maker or a veteran from other DAWs, knowing how to use pan envelopes can help transform your tracks and add extra interest. Here's how.

Native Instruments Launches READY.SET.PRO. Limited-Time TRAKTOR special

Have you been hovering on the edge of whether to go the Traktor DJ route? Until 31st August, you can pick up a Traktor Kontrol Z1 or Traktor Kontrol X1 and get Traktor Pro 2 FREE!

Akai Professional Introduces Studio-Grade Control for Serato DJ

The new versatile controllers from Akai Professional, the AFX and AMX, have been announced. Designed for Serato users of all kinds these sweet looking DJ devices are worth checking out.

Review: Audient ASP880, 8 Channel Mic Preamp

Looking for an 8 channel mic preamp with excellent build quality, flawless sound quality and first rate converters and preamps? Does the Audient ASP880 fit the bill? Hollin ones finds out.

Exploring Logic Pro X's Compressor Circuit Types

Logic Pro's built-in compressor has a lot of sound shaping potential below the surface. Joe Albano reveals the ins and outs of its circuit types.

ModeAudio Presents Future Trap Presets for Native Instruments' Massive

ModeAudio never seem to stop producing more samples, loops and presets! Their latest collection, Future Trap, contains over 50 presets for Native Instruments' popular synth, Massive.

WaveDNA Releases Liquid Rhythm v 1.4.1

With a redesigned BeatWeaver Rhythm Synth and an updated Maps panel, the 1.4.1 Liquid Rhythm update from WaveDNA is sure to bring a smile to existing users and those yet to try it out.

Music Theory: Making Keyboard Parts More Musical with Chord Inversions

Experienced musician, composer and Logic expert, Jay Asher, shares these excellent tips on how to use chord inversions to make your keyboard parts even more musical.

A Creative Approach to Music Production: The 5-Minute Trick

Whether you're writing an opera, composing a pop song or constructing an EDM anthem, it's important to have your muse on your side. G. W. Childs shares a quick trick to keep your creativity flowing.

Learn All About Recording Sound with AskVideo

Recording is easy, right? Just hit the button and BOOM, you’re an engineer! But what is actually happening? Watch this course by Joe Albano and learn the science of recording!

Shooting Low Budget Multi-Cam Videos for Live Shows and Music Videos

Once you've completed your track, got it mixed and mastered and are ready to perform it, shooting a music video can help to promote it. Keith Crusher looks at the options on a budget.

Ableton and Soniccouture Release New Live Pack: Mallets

What do you get when you cross one of the most innovative DAWs ever and the masters of multi-sampling? Take a listen to the instantly playable new pack, Mallets and check it out on Ableton.com.

Native Instruments THE FUTURE OF DJING video series, Part 2

Techno icons, Pan-Pot talk about how the concept of the DJ set is shifting, and how live remixing has become an essential part of their own unique style... a good watch for all DJs.

Review: u-he Zebra2

Interested in a synth plug-ins which not only sounds great, but allows you to draw your own waveforms? u-he's Zebra2 aims to please as Sara Simms discovers.