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Music Production Tip: Breaking Down Difficult Melodies

G. W. Childs shares a useful tip for how to break down tricky melodies (maybe your own or from a song you've heard) using your DAW to help you learn how to play it more easily.

Universal Audio Releases Dangerous BAX EQ Plug-In Collection for UAD Platform

Developed by Brainworx, Dangerous BAX's plug-in “finishing EQ” offers world-class sonics, unique frequency curves and features... all for UAD-2 and Apollo workstations.

Cakewalk Releases Z3TA+ iOS Music Synth for iPad

The iPad revolution is happening, albeit at a steady, measured pace. Soon all the most important synths and effects plugins will be available for our favorite tablet! And CakeWalk's Z3TA+ is now too.

Review: Hands On the Line 6 StageScape M20d

If you're in the market for a digital mixer that's easy to use, with enough options for customization too, then Line 6's StageScape M20d is worth your attention. Mat Vanacoro gives it a full test.

Link Cubase and Reason 7 with ReWire

Despite Reason being such a powerhouse all by itself (and with the help of some excellent Rack Extensions) there's still times you might want to ReWire it to another DAW. Hollin Jones shows how .

Positive Grid Brings BIAS Amplifier Modeler to iPhone

Positive Grid's iOS BIAS amplifier simulator has come to iPhone! It was a hit in iPad form and this version has "optimized" features over its big brother.

Review: Korg Gadget

Despite the excellence of Audiobus, switching between apps on iOS to create music can be a drag. Wouldn't it be nice if there was one app with a good range of synths inside? Enter Korg Gadget.

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.