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Fxpansion Releases BFD Oblivion (Heavy Rock and Metal pack)

If you want post-metal, sludge and prog-metal drums that'll slice through walls of heavy guitars, FXpansion's BFD Oblivion expansion pack is designed for you. Check out the details and video below.

Allen & Heath Adds Wireless Personal Monitoring For QU Mixers

If you've got or are considering on of the Allen & Heath QU mixers, and have an iPhone or iPad, then their new Qu-You app will give full control of your mixer via your iOS device.

Audio & Music Production Concepts: Understanding Phase

You've probably been warned of "phase" when recording with multiple microphones, or discovered phase issues when mixing down. But what is it actually and how can you make use of it when producing?

LightLead: The World’s First Optical Analogue Musical Instrument Cable (Pre-Order)

Can you image an audio cable you'll never need to replace and will be the only one you'll ever need? That's what Iconic Sound tell us their LightLead can do... and a whole lot more. check it out.

Review: Acousticsamples Sunbird

Where can you find a beautifully recorded acoustic guitar sample library, in an easy-to-use interface and is light on the ol' CPU? Jay Asher finds out if Sunbird from Acousticsamples makes the grade.

Nord Releases Exclusive Original Mellotron Master Tapes for Free

You can now download some rare and unreleased masters as part of the Nord Sample Library, compatible with the Nord Stage 2, Electro 3 and 4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Wave synths.

Review: Audio Technica ATH-M50x Studio Headphones

In the market for a pair of well-built, comfortable headphones with a good extended frequency range, deep bass and ideal for monitoring rock and electronic music styles? Hello Audio Technica ATH-50x.

7 Steps to Help Keep Your Music Sessions Better Organized on a Mac

Staying creative in your DAW is arguably easier if your sessions are well-organised and you understand the file structures. Time to tune your tidying up skills thanks to these tips from Rich Tozzoli.

Yamaha Releases Best of Motif Bank for MX Series Synths

If you own or are considering investing in a Yamaha MX synth, we've some good news! The Best of Motif Bank provides an excellent live sound library from the Motif synth range for MX synth players.

123creative Releases 4 Massive Preset Banks for Dubstep, House, Trap, EDM

If you use Native Instruments' Massive synth (and if you don't, why not??) these preset banks covering Dubstep, House, Trap & Bass from 123Creative for this popular synth are well worth checking out.

Review: MIDI Monster Mappings for Traktor DJ

For just $5.99 you can snag yourself MIDI Monster's Mappings for Traktor DJ. Sara Simms puts it to the test and discovers whether it's a great investment or not...

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 3: Guitars

In part 3 of this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, shares his take on mixing rock guitars.

Interview: Liam Howe (Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds) on Production & Song Writing

Having sold over a million records with Sneaker Pimps in the ‘90s, co-founder, Liam Howe, talks music hardware and the process of working with Lana Del Rey, Adele, and Marina and the Diamonds.

New Mixvibes Cross DJ 3.3: Track Match & 64-bit

Mixvibes introduces Cross DJ 3.3, a new version of its Mac/PC software, with huge performance improvements and a new feature to help selecting the next track.

Spitfire Audio Adds London soloists to Hans Zimmer Cinematic Percussion Sample Library

The impressive and much-loved Hans Zimmer Cinematic Percussion library from Spitfire has been augmented with London soloists. Read and watch more about this below.