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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.

Review: Native Instruments Kinetic Metal Goes Beyond Metallica

Metallic textures may conjure up cold, clanging or industrial soundscapes in your mind. There's more to metal in NI's latest Kontakt sample-based instrument as Noah Pred discovers.

New Issue of AskAudio Mag-The Best Music Making Mag

The December Issue of AskAudio Mag (print edition) is packed full of the impressive tutorials, reviews and interviews for the discerning digital musician. It is your last chance to grab your copy now!

Harmonic Mixing Tips for DJs

Creating a smooth transition between songs isn't just about beat matching. Sara Simms shows how to approach harmonic mixing (where two tracks are in related keys) to create a super smooth DJ mix.

50% Discount on Apogee Thunderbolt Audio Interface

The good people at Apogee are offering as much as 50% off their Thunderbolt audio interface when purchased with Symphony I/O. There's plenty of configurations of Symphony IO | ThunderBridge to choose!

Interview: Composer Walter Mair on The List and Killzone: Mercenary

Ivor Novello nominated & Telly award winning composer Walter Mair is the creator of scores for feature films and AAA video game titles, like Killzone. In this interview he talks gear, tech and more.