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Seaboard GRAND Shipping Plus Sounds from FXpansion

During our interview with ROLI Labs early 2013, we discovered they were working on sounds... but we didn't know much more. Now the Seaboard Grand is shipping, synth sound details are here, too!

Native Instruments Introduces Marble Rims Expansion for Maschine

Are you up for adding some new flavorsome West Coast Hip-Hop vibes to your Maschine setup? Enter Native Instruments with Marble Rims, a collection of samples from live sessions. Tasty!

Preparing a Custom Live Music Performance Setup

Cables? Laptop? Check. So, you may have the gear, but have you planned the actual performance itself? Ableton Certified Trainer, Timo Preece, shares his brainstorming techniques to help your next gig.

123creative.com Releases Kashmir Sitar with G-Sonique Engineers

123creative.com releases G-Sonique Kashmir Sitar – Guitar to Sitar VST stompbox / convertor
 - so now there's no excuse to leave sitar vibes out of your tracks! Grab the demo and try it out.

MeterPlugs Releases Plugins for Pro Tools

Most all plug-in developers, big and small, are nearing the completion of porting their plug-ins over to the AAX Pro Tools platform. MeterPlugs are no exception and they're offering free updates too.

Review: Roland AIRA TR-8

Roland’s drum machines more or less defined the ’80s, but can the TR-8 do the same for a new century?

Creative Beat Making with Max 4 Live’s Instant Haus in Ableton Live 9

If you want to make your grooves stand out from the crowd in Ableton Live 9, then the Instant Haus Max for Live device is a great tool to try out. Gary Hiebner shows how to work it into your tracks.

IK Multimedia Releases GrooveMaker 2 for iPad

IK Multimedia's GrooveMaker 2 has been totally redesigned and enhanced with more professional tools for creating non-stop loop-based music on the go on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Here's more info!

Review: Zero-G Epica

Just how epic exactly is Zero-G's Epica virtual instrument? Does it live up to its name? Hollin Jones is on a quest to find out.

Top 10 Mixing Tips For PreSonus Studio One

Make the most out of your mixes in PreSonus Studio One with these 10 top tips from musician, trainer and producer, Matt Vanacoro.

Native Instruments Introduces SUPERCHARGER GT

Native Instruments are back in the groove with a new modern tube compressor effect called SuperCharger GT. Yes, it sounds like a race car and as such we're pretty keen to try this one out!

Elephant Sways Songwriters with Temptress Dream Production Plug-In

Peter Amato (LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Martin, Michael Bolton) claims: “If you can’t come up with something with Temptress, you just need to quit!” Words which make us even more curious about this plug-in.

Review: Apogee Jam 96k

The original Apogee Jam was a breakthrough device for iOS musicians, it allowed guitarists to record cleanly and digitally into the 30-pin port. How does the newest iteration measure measure up?

Using Logic Pro EXS24 Sampler Instruments in GarageBand

If like many of us, you like to go back and forth between Logic and GarageBand, then this tip is a keeper. Learn how to use the EXS24 sampler instruments from Logic in GarageBand for Mac!

How to Make Money From Music: Selling Your Band Merchandise

So you're playing music you love, maybe releasing an album and building a fan base. But how to make money? Keith Crusher shares some profitable tips to help you turn a profit with band merchandise.