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Create Tape Style Warmth in Your Music with Steinberg Vintage Open Deck

The more we mix digitally, the more we seem to wish for the warm, analogue sound of tape. Hollin Jones shows how the Vintage Open Deck plug-in can bring the two worlds together.

No Dough Music Launch Hats, Shakers and Top Loops: NDS Components series

Need hat and shaker samples that won't break the bank? You're in luck: No Dough Samples have released the latest in their NDS Components series aptly described as "all about what goes up top."

macProVideo Releases Mixing EDM in Logic Pro X Video Course

macProVideo.com, leaders in online music training videos, have released a new course on mixing EDM in Logic Pro X by Mo Volans. Jump in & learn everything you need to make your electronic mixes shine.

UltraLoop 1.1 Update Adds New features for Free

With version 1 of Ultraloop from Twisted Tools "loop remixing just got better"... so, with version 1.1 we imagine it has improved even more! Here's news of what you can find in the free update.

5 Essential Tips for iZotope BreakTweaker

When iZotope & BT get together you can expect something innovative & revolutionary! And BreakTweaker is no exception, it will literally transform your beats. Here's 5 essential tips to blow your mind.

10 Great Tools For Sound Designers

There's lot of software and hardware tools perfect for sound designers, but with so many choices it can be hard to find what you need. Mo Volans outlines his 10 favourite studio tools for the job.

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.