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"Dude, Where’s My Data?" 6 Ways to Keep Your Audio Data Safe

Whether you're a musician, artist, videographer… in fact no matter who you are, good data management practice can save you on headaches further down the road. Paul Wickliffe explains how.

Album Production Notes: Recording and Mixing Tibetan Bowls

You might not think that recording and mixing the soothing sounds of Tibetan bowls will present much of challenge… Lynda Arnold explains how to take the stress out of it in this insightful article.

In Session Audio Releases Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar for Kontakt and Audio Loops

If you've ever used any Nine Volt Audio products, then don't be sad they've gone... In Session Audio are here with their new Kontakt and loops collection: Soundtrack Acoustic Guitar.

Review: AmpliTube Orange for iPad

Orange Amplifiers have been a long-time favorite among guitarists and the new IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange App allows you to take the legendary Orange rig and effects with you on the go.

Review: Line 6 AMPLIFi

Back in January at NAMM 2014, Line 6 unveiled their new modelling vintage guitar amp, AMPLIFi. Matt Vanacoro spent two weeks testing this bad boy out, and lived to tell the tale.

Create a Simple Electro Bass in NI Massive

Why reach for the nearest preset in NI's Massive when you can design your own? Not only will this mean your sounds are unique, but you can learn lots and have fun in the process.

123creative.com releases DivineSun ES2 Soundset

Logic Pro's ES2 synth has been around for some years now, yet it's still highly regarded and used in hit songs to underground anthems today. If you want to supercharge it, here's 128 new presets.

Avid Introduces VENUE 4.5 for S3L

Now compatible with 64-bit Pro Tools AAX plug-ins, Avid's Venue 4.5, enables S3L users to easily share I/O over networked systems. Sound a bit too good to be true? Find out more below!

5 Excellent Underground Software Synths

With so many software synths available, we've sourced five lesser-known but fully capable ones to help make your tracks stand out from the crowd.

Stuart Price on Creating Hits for the Killers and Pet Shop Boys with Apollo & UAD Plug-Ins

The good folks at Universal Audio have interviewed producer and musician, Stuart Price, and find out about his influences, production techniques and use of UA gear (obviously!)

Review: Crystall Ball, Multi-Sensory MIDI Controller

We've been waiting for the theremin concept to evolve. And Naonext's Crystall Ball aims to bring motion and pad control to your studio or DJ set. Is this the future for music controllers?

Using Reason's Thor Sequencer for Phrase Sequencing

Propellerhead Reason is chocka full of hidden features and functionality. In this tutorial G. W. Childs shows how to make a melodic pattern in Thor that changes pitch dependant on the keys you press.

u-he Releases ACE (Any Cable Everywhere) 1.3 Update

Sporting a number of enhancements such as 200 new presets, new mapping generator and AAX support, version 1.3 looks set to add new tweakability to u-he's popular ACE synth.

Review: Waves Vitamin

Ever been confused what harmonic exciters and enhancers can do to your mix? Waves have made it clear with their new quick fix plug-in. Matt Vanacoro shows why taking your vitamins can help your mix.

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.