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Using Ableton Push and Drum Racks to Control External Hardware

Working with external hardware instruments is something we covered recently in Noah Pred's illuminating walkthrough article. Now, Timo explores how Ableton Push can be used to control outboard gear.

Positive Grid Launches Final Touch Complete Mastering System for iPad

Here's 2 things that may blow your mind about Positive Grid's new Mastering system, Final Touch. 1. It's an iPad app (yes! Mastering on iPad...) 2. It's less than $20. Mastering just got affordable.

Review: Tascam DR-60D

Whether recording audio in the field for video, or to capture sounds for music composition, you'll need a reliable portable audio recorder. Does Tascam's DR-60D exceed its $199 US price tag?

Create Complex Synth Textures in Logic Pro X

When it comes to music production, some little tricks can go a long way. Toby Pitman shows how to use MIDI pressure to add complex textures and motion to your synth sounds in Logic Pro X.

Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel Record on iPad with Apogee Quartet on The Tonight Show

One of the most endearing live musical performances ever on a Saturday night talk show just happened. And it featured iPad, LoopyHD, Apogee Quartet with Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon.

Creating An Analog Front-End For DAW Recording

Most of us have an in-the-box software-based solution for recording, editing and mixing. And that's great. But, if you're missing that analog warmth, here's how you can add that to your DAW setup.

AskVideo Releases Maschine Studio Tutorial from Jeremy Ellis

What happens if you combine the famous Maschine Studio from Native Instruments, finger drumming virtuoso Jeremy Ellis and online training powerhouse AskVideo.com? An Amazing Maschine video course!

Free Soundtoys Plug-In: PrimalTap

Soundtoys have announced their latest plug-in, PrimalTap, a "dirty" delay plug-in. Best of all it's free until 28th March 2014. So get downloading now!

Review: Line 6 Sonic Port for iPad

The Line 6 Sonic Port is designed for guitarists to interface directly with iPad and GarageBand for iPad. However, Jay Asher found out it's just as good for keyboard players too.

Review: The casSYNTHrette: Lofi Cassette Tape Based Synthesizer

You can find interesting sample libraries for any instrument you can name, and many that are beyond our imagination even. falls into the later category and here's why.

EDM Drum Processing Techniques in Cubase 7.5

Want to know the secret for creating fat, pumping EDM beats? Cubase 7.5 users are somewhat spoilt by the creative tools on offer, and Mo Volans shows you how to use these when processing drums.

BBC Feature TR-808 as "The Drum Machine that Changed Music"

Hands up if you know which Drum Machine has had the biggest impact on music since its introduction... well, the Roland TR-808, undoubtedly wears that crown and BBC Radio 4 explore why.

Native Instruments Introduces Grey Forge Expansion for Maschine

The latest expansion pack for Native Instruments Maschine users is here: Grey Forge. If you're thinking dark, monolithic and steely techno... you'd be about right! Check out the video preview too.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

The sleek and sexy Apollo Twin brings the high-quality preamps and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins from the Apollo into a portable and affordable package. Matt Vanacoro puts it through its pace.

10 Essential Mixing Tips for FL Studio Users

FL Studio is the complete package for recording, arranging, DJing and mixing! To celebrate how much we love FL Studio, Gary Hiebner presents his top 10 tips to help get the most out of your mix.