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Staying Ahead of Your CPU Using Flatten in Ableton Live

We all love using big, resource hungry synth and effects plug-ins... but they come with a cost. Or do they? G.W Childs shares a quick tip to keep your Live sessions running smooth no matter what.

Camel Audio Releases Iceland Sound Library for Alchemy

Imagine the otherworldly atmospheres that Iceland (the country) evokes in you. Now cross that with Came Audio's Alchemy for desktop and mobile and you'll find this new sound library of interest.

Focusrite Dream Recording Competition and Studio Console Documentary

If you get the chance to record your band with Grammy award-winning Guy Massey at the world famous AIR Studios, would you turn it down? Of course not! Enter the Focusrite contest for your big chance.

7 Tips for Choosing the Right Mic When Recording Guitars

Probably the biggest factor in the final sound you get when recording guitar is the mic you choose. Veteran recordist and guitar player, Rich Tozzoli, examines the guidelines you need to consider.

5 Steps for Taking Logic Pro X’s Drummer Beats into Ultrabeat

Jay Asher is here to show how to take Logic Pro X's killer feature, Drummer, to the next level. Interestingly, Jay takes Drummer patterns into Ultrabeat to seek more R&B and Pop beat options.

Soundtoys Releases MicroShift Plug-In For Bigger Vocals, Synths, Guitars...

The big brother to Soundtoy's much loved Little MicroShift is now available. Aptly named, Microshift, you can grab this plug-in for a reduced price if you're quick!

Novation M4SONIC Announces Video Interview, Free Soundpack and Cool Contest

Novation announces M4SONIC video interview, free M4SONIC soundpack, and competition to win Launchpad S, Launch Control, and M4SONIC masterclass.

Review: Pioneer DDJ-SR

Pioneer's DDJ-SR doesn't only look the part, as Sara Simms discovered, it also happens to be well designed and roadworthy, all while giving you complete creative control in your DJing exploits.

How Far Has Music Technology Advanced Since Reading Rainbow in 1983?

If you grew up watching Reading Rainbow then your childhood was influenced by SteveH, the musical director (and now publisher for macProVideo.com). Watch this video on how he made the music in 1983!

Exploring the DB-33 in Pro Tools

If you're searching for a Hammond/Leslie organ soft instrument that not only sounds convincing but is fun to play, then the DB-33 in Pro Tools could be for you. Joe Albano gives it an in-depth whirl.

G-Sonique Releases DUBXHOX H8: Special FX VST for Bass Synths



G-Sonique's DUBXHOX H8 is a Special Multi-Band Distortion / Waveshaping unit 3D dimension expander + Effector for bass synths

. In short, it does things to your bass synth you didn't think possible.

Review: Futucraft Cotracks

There's iPad apps a plenty floating around for musicians, so what makes Cotracks stand out from the crowd? As its name suggests, Cotracks enables more than one person to collaborate on one iPad.

Create Bodyrox Style Synth Sound in Logic Pro X

In this in-depth sound design tutorial, Toby Pitman shows how to re-create the incredibly cool buzzy synth sound from the Bodyrox tune, 'Yeah Yeah' using Retro Synth in Logic Pro X.

Steinberg Celebrate 30 Years of Creativity

It's incredible how many historical music technology milestones have been marked in the 30 years since Steinberg emerged. And many are directly down to the German company's innovative outlook.

123creative.com Releases Presets for Roland JP-80x0 (Always Alive Volume 1)

Roland can't stay out of the music news with their new AIRA series. And if you own the JP8000 or JP-8080, 123creative have a treat for you with their 'Always Alive Volume 1' patch pack.