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6 Essential Tips for NI Battery 4

Battery 4 has seen a major overhaul with a new refined interface and loads of new features. Get the most out of this drum sampler powerhouse with Toby Pitman's essential tips.

Review: iMPC for iPad

Seems like more than ever everyone wants to gets their hands on an Akai MPC! No surprises there. And unsurprisingly the iMPC app for iPad has been very successful too. Sara Simms gets hands on.

Livid Instruments Improves Builder DIY: Introduces New Kits

If you're into MIDI controllers, you've probably lusted over Livid Instruments gear. And now you can create your own controller with Builder DIY kits for the Livid Brain & Brain Jnr. platforms.

Rob Papen promotes 64-bit compatibility with PT11 and Logic Pro X

The big news from Holland? Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware announces full compatibility with Avid Pro Tools 11 and Apple Logic Pro X...

Review: Da Capo Orchestral Library

Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.

Five Point Plan on Organizing Yourself for DJing in Live 9

You've got the tunes. Check. You've got the venue. Check. But your Ableton Live set still needs organizing? No problem. Tadhg Leonard shows how to vanquish the stress before your DJ set.

Novation Launchpad Mini: iPad, Mac and PC

Last week Novation announced 3 tasty new products. Along with the Launch Control and the Launchkey Mini, the Launchpad Mini is set to to appeal to the iPad generation, as well as the Mac and PC crowd.

Getting a Big Sound on Tour

Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.

Review: Propellerhead Radical Keys Rack Extension

Now that Reason users can enjoy 3rd party plugins (as rack extensions) there are a number of innovative instruments and effects becoming available. And Propellerhead are getting in on the fun too.

Synth Basics: Parallel And Series Filter Modes Explained

When it comes to filtering your sound in your favourite synth, you may have come across two mode: parallel and series. Mo Volans seeks to demystify these, and importantly show how they differ.

Review: Rob Papen SubBoomBass

Looking for an instrument to give you that satisfying low-end your tracks are begging for? Hollin Jones checks out SubBoomBass and gets more than he bargained for.

Making MIDI Editing in Pro Tools Easier

While Pro Tools is not traditionally known for its MIDI editing capabilities, version 10 and now 11 have brought it on leaps and bounds. Mike Watkinson checks out how to make the most of its tools.

IK Multimedia's iRig PRO, the "All in One" Audio/MIDI Interface (iPhone, iPad, Mac)

IK Multimedia are no strangers to creating goodies for musicians. iRig PRO allows recording musicians to connect microphones, guitars, line instruments or MIDI devices. Find out more in their words...

Native Instruments introduces iMASCHINE Artist Expansions

You've been turning out tracks on iMaschine but need more sounds? Fortunately, Native Instruments have released a new set of Artist Expansions from well known producers to keep you going strong.

Logic Pro X MIDI FX Tutorial: Low CPU, High Creativity

Getting unique sounds and effects out of Logic Pro X doesn't have to mean taxing your Mac's CPU. G. W. Childs shows how to make use of the new MIDI FX plug-ins to get creating wherever you are.