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Native Instruments Reveals Traktor Kontrol S8 All-in-One DJ system

Earlier this month we were fortunate enough to see an early version of the new Traktor S8 in action. Despite few details being released today, we can tell you that it's going to be something special.

Using the Arpeggiator in Logic Pro X, Part 1

Getting past the GUI of Logic Pro X's arpeggiator MIDI effect plug-in can bring about some tasty rewards for your productions. Gary Hiebner takes you on an arpeggiation journey.

Rob Papen Kicks Out Punch-BD Bass Drum Instrument

If you want your kicks to be deep, powerful, and earth-shattering, then Rob Papen's bass drum virtual instrument, Punch-BD, is for you. Check out the video and full details below.

Will Human Drummers Become Extinct for Live Performance?

Technology is empowering musicians like never before. There are fewer barriers between going from studio to stage for a one-man band. But should we be dispensing with real drummers so easily?

Advanced Instrument Design in Native Instruments Kontakt

This advanced instrument design course gives you the knowledge to unleash the programming power in Native Instruments' Kontakt. Learn how to create the Kontakt instrument you've always dreamed of.

Music Production Tips: Create Unique Sounds Using the Free Paulstretch Plug-In in Indie Electro-Pop

Ever wanted to stretch a sound or song beyond the point you can identify the original source? The the free Paulstretch plug-in and app will be right up your sonic street. Rishabh Rajan shows how.

Yamaha Releases MG REC & PLAY iPhone/iPad App for MG Series Mixers

If you have one of Yamaha's MG series XU mixers (or are thinking of adding one to your setup) then you're going to really appreciate Yamaha's free MG Rec and Play app for iPhone and iPad.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD

The original iRig Mic from IK Multimedia, was one of the first decent microphones available for the iPad and iPhone musician. And we were very curious to find out what was improved in the HD release.

5 Benefits of Collaboration for Electronic Artists

When it comes to electronic music production, you might be forgiven for imagining a lone producer creating tracks in isolation. It doesn't have to be that way, and music may even be better together.

Native Instruments Releases Second Installment in the EVERYBODY DJ Video Series

Continuing the Everybody DJ series of videos, Native Instruments are back with a smart video featuring A Guy Called Gerald on how technology for DJs has opened up unimaginable possibilities.

Interview: Livid Instruments' Jay Smith on DS-1, BASE II & ALS

BASE II, DS1, Guitar Wing, OHM RGB, CNTRL:R... just a few of the wonderful things to come from Livid Instruments. We sat down with CEO, Jay Smith, to talk controllers and being diagnosed with ALS.

Recording Grunge Guitar: Tools of the Trade

If you're keen to re-create/create the typical grunge guitar sounds from the 90s? Sara Simms is here with gear for guitarists that she suggests will help to achieve it.

FXpansion Releases Peter Erskine BFD Expansions

FXpansion is giving you the chance to get deeper into the BFD groove with the new BFD Virtually Erskine and Virtually Erskine Grooves. Peter Erskine has credits including Kate Bush & Steely Dan!

Audiofile Releases Loop Editor 2

The good people at AudioFile Engineering tell us their new Loop Editor 2 picks up where Apple Loop Utility left off. We tend to agree with this... and have a review in coming soon to show you why.

Review: Blue Mo-Fi Headphones

The Blue Microphones Mo-Fi headphones look and feel different to most headphones available. The big question is how they sound and how comfortable they are. G. W. Childs investigates.