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Review: Sonarworks Reference 3 Headphone Plug-In

With tools for room measurement and correction being commonplace, Sonarworks debut spots a gap in the market to offer a similar technology to aid headphone users. colo[r]'s Chris Octane & TST test it.

Mixing Orchestra Tips: Pre or Post Fader Send Reverb?

When mixing your next project (especially orchestral) spare a thought for your audience. Using pre-fader sends, Peter Schwartz shows how to simulate how sounds will be perceived.

ModWheel HumDrum Brings Skin Drum Set to Kontakt

MODWHEEL's new release is THE HUMDRUM HUMDRUM '" the Calfskin Drum Set for Native Instruments' Kontakt bringing creative drumming to your music studio setup.

Gibson Acquires Image Line's Deckadance DJ Software

The fastest-growing company in the music and sound industries, Gibson brands, has taken over Deckadance from Image-Line. This means Stanton DJ has a new software presence and direction...

Re-Creating Vintage Instruments: What Makes Modeling Better than Sampled?

If you're looking to re-create an acoustic instrument or vintage synth/drum machine in software, sample-based instruments will only take you so far. Joe Albano explores modelling instruments in depth.

9 of the Most Interesting and Unique Turntables

As vinyl records continue their surge in popularity, turntables are becoming more in demand again. Here are some expensive (and some cheap) options with unique visual design twists.

Review: IK Multimedia iRing Music Maker and FX/Controller Apps

Bringing music making tools to the masses is something IK Multimedia have done successfully in recent times. So how does their iRing gesture based music controller stand up? Lynda Arnold finds out.

Fort Romeau on Creativity & Merging Sampling and Synthesis Methodoligies

In this video interview with Electronic Beats, Fort Romeau talks about his take on music making and how he approaches it with samples and synthesis. Well worth a watch.

Blue Microphones Announces '˜Encore! Encore!' Promotion

Buy any Blue Mics enCORE live performance microphone and get a second for free at participating dealers '" Save up to $199!

Review: Toontrack Hip Hop EZX

You can now bring Hip Hop grooves into your EXDrummer 2 workflow with the latest expansion pack from Toontrack. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

7 Rules for Making Dance Music that DJs Love To Play

Roy Furr is back by popular demand with these timeless arranging and production secrets for making tunes DJs will want to play over and over again.

Free Yamaha RX5 Vintage Drum Machine in Plug-In Format

Single Cycle Audio have released Vintage Drum Elements, an AU'‹/'‹VST plugin based on the Yamaha RX5 vintage drum machine. It's available via Bandcamp as an album and can be downloaded for free!

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Pads Editor Software for Mac and PC

You can now customize your iRig Pads setups and tailor the ultimate ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller to suit any production style or performance workflow.

Review: Universal Audio & Softube Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp

I like when you open a guitar plug-in, play a few notes to sound check, and say '˜whoa' to yourself'"in a good way. That's just what happened when I plugged into the new Marshall Plexi Super Lead amp.

5 Advanced Workflow Shortcuts Every Cubase User Should Know

Cubase is one of the best-looking DAWs around, but its interface also has some hidden secrets to help you speed up your workflow! Hollin Jones showcases five tips every Cubase user should appreciate.