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Native Instruments launches Thanksgiving XXL limited-time sales special

As you'd expect there's been a flurry of Thanksgiving deals flooding the AskAudioMag inbox. But this one from Native Instruments stood out. NI have a 50% sale on - and you can't argue with that!!

Using FL Studio’s Riff Machine

What do you do when musical inspiration temporarily deserts you? Load up FL Studio 11 and get playing with the Riff Machine is what! Gary Hiebner gets generating melodies with this fab tool.

Review: U-He Satin

In the continuing quest for a more "analogue" sound, U-He have released Satin, a tape machine from the Golden Age for all us software-heads! Hollin Jones discovers its multi-faceted uses.

Blipsonic and CDM Announce MeeBlip Anode

Part digital, part analog, but don't be fooled by the smart box containing MeeBlip anode... its uniquely aggressive and bass-heavy sounds will have your keyboard, Mac/PC or iPad swooning in no time.

Serato DJ from the Point of View of a Twitch User

The roll out of Serato DJ for mixers other than Pioneer DDJ-SX has been slow and steady. In this article Tadhg Leonard explores its integration with the Novation Twitch.

Review: ProChords for iOS

Whether you need help to create chord progressions or a songwriting tool to help take your songs to the next level, ProChords for iOS is on-hand for you! Darren Burgos gets hands on.

Working with Project Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Project Alternatives can transform the way you approach experimenting with your arrangements and mixes! And Jay Asher demonstrates how, using the built-in Note Pad, can add to the fun!

IK Multimedia Bring SampleMoog™ Instruments to SampleTank for iOS

IK Multimedia adds SampleMoog™ Mobile Edition & Inter-App Audio in SampleTank for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They tell us these are "the most sought after vintage & Modern Moog synths of all time".

Review: M-Audio M-Track Plus Audio and MIDI Interface

M-Audio are famous for their USB audio and MIDI interfaces, so how does their M-Track Plus differentiate itself from the crowd? In our review we examine its mix of value, portability and power.

Livid Instruments Releases BASE Remote Scripts for Live 9.1

Live 9.1 introduces a number of enhancements within the box. For those who enjoy working outside the box using Livid Instruments' BASE, there's a new remote script for you! Check out the video below.

The How and Why of Dithering in Pro Tools

What is dithering? When should it be applied to your mix down? These two crucial questions (for Pro Tools and other DAW users) are answered by Mike Watkinson in this insightful article.

Cluster Sound Releases Pathos Multi-Sample Pack for Ableton Live 9

What to do if you want lush, powerful, organic pads, strings, keys and synths in the vein of the much vaunted Korg PS-3200 analog synth? Cluster Sounds' Pathos Live Pack might well be the answer.

Review: Autobeat Drum Pattern programmer for Ableton Live

Generating patterns, drum beats & fills in Ableton Live has never been so satisfyingly easy, thanks to K-Devices M4L MIDI device: Autobeat. G W Childs puts this 8x 16-step sequencer device to the test

Minority Report Style Gesture Control 
for Cubase

Freely available Cubase iC Air unleashes new level of control, freedom & flexibility within Cubase 7 & Cubase Artist 7 when interacting with Leap Motion Controller or Intel systems.

Music Theory: Adding Harmonic Color to Triads

Do you use suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths in your compositions? They might feel harder to use than triads in your compositions, but Lynda Arnold is here to show you how.