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How to Databend Digital Media for Sound Design

Ever wondered what a reverb or a phaser would look like on a photo you took on your iPhone? How about editing audio loops in a text editor? Enter the world of databending where everything is possible.

DSI Develops Powerful Prophet 12 Synth Module

Responding to demand since the release of the highly acclaimed Prophet 12 keyboard, Dave Smith Instruments have released the Prophet 12 module in rack-ready format. We can't wait to get one to review.

Review: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

What do you get when you cross fashion with excellent sound quality in a pair of headphones? G. W. Childs puts the Momentum On-Ear cans to the test and finds out if they sound as good as they look.

7 Tips for Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop

So, you've recorded and arranged your Hip Hop track. Now it's time to mix and master it. Here's Hollin Jones with 7 tips to help make your track stand out from the crowd.

Turning Destructive Weapons into Creative Musical Instruments Using Ableton Live

Ever wonder how to (literally) turn a gun into a musical instrument? The "Disarm" project by Pedro Reyes does that and more using Ableton Live. Watch the excellent video by Creators Project below.

6 Tips for Recording Electric Guitar Using a Room Mic

Rich Tozzoli returns with some practical tips on recording electric guitars using a room mic. Applying the principles behind these tips will help you capture the guitar sound you're looking for.

Livid Instruments Introduces BASE Software Integration Info

You may think of Livid's BASE as primarily an Ableton Live 9 controller/instrument. However, Reason, Bitwig, FL Studio, Traktor, Logic and VDMX are just some of the supported platforms.

Music Theory: Chord Structures

If you're starting out writing songs or writing your own tracks it's a great idea to become familiar with chord structures. Sara Simms is here to help in this easy to understand primer.

Review: Elysia XFilter Rack

Are doing your own critical mixing and mastering, or preparing your music for release? Looking for an exceptional analog EQ unit? Elysia's XFilter rack could be just what you're looking for.

Advanced MIDI Quantizing in Cubase 7

Quantizing MIDI doesn't need to make for a rigid, lifeless performance. Using the advanced MIDI tools in Cubase you can improve the timing and keep the groove swinging. Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how.

Cakewalk® Announces SONAR X3 now available on Steam

Who'd have imagines the Steam store as the place to buy your next DAW? Cakewalk, that's who! SONAR X3 has become the first major professional digital audio workstation to arrive on Steam.

Review: Arturia MicroBrute Brings Analog Punch in a Portable Package

We could simply tell you Arturia's MicroBrute is a monophonic hardware synth with analog audio signal path, CV In/Out & impressive sonic ability. But that doesn't come close to describing its beauty.

10 Top Tips for UAD Apollo Users

If you're fortunate to have yourself a gorgeous UAD Apollo all-in-one recording audio interface (or are thinking/dreaming of one) this article is for you!

WaveDNA Updates Liquid Rhythm to Version 1.3

We've barely had time for the haze of New Year to pass and WaveDNA have released version 1.3 of their beat/rhythmic generation software, Liquid Rhythm. Check out the new features below.

Building Custom Click Tracks in Logic Pro X

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to customize Logic Pro's click track/metronome behavior? Yes, sometimes you need it to play on certain divisions. And right on time with a solution is Jay Asher.