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Review: IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

iOS MIDI controller? Check! Wireless MIDI Controller? Check. Hands-free? Check! Looks like IK Multimedia have another hit on their hands aimed at iOS musicians with the iRig BlueBoard.

Once Upon a Time there was the Greatest Limiter/Compressor Ever Made

Manley Labs Top Selling Variable-Mu Proves Yet Again Why it is So Loved. Read how engineer Jason LaRocca of ABC TV series Once Upon a Time puts it to use and why.

Review: Novation Launchpad Mini

Novation's Launch series of controllers have proved very popular... but, will the smaller footprint of the Launch Mini series sink or swim? Hollin Jones puts the Launchpad Mini under the microscope.

Traktor Sync and Beat Gridding

Native Instruments Traktor can take care of beat-matching for you by locking the tempos of two or more tracks to allow you to concentrate on the creative side of DJing. Sara Simms shows you how.

Softube Now Offer AAX 64 Bit Support, Improved CPU Performance

Been wondering what Softube's version 2.0 plug-ins can offer you? Well, of course, you'll know they are now AAX 64-bit compatible. Pro Tools 11 users rejoice! But, there's more improvements too.

Output Sounds Releases New REVerse Instrument

When we first heard about Output Sounds new REV instrument with over 14GB of beautifully crafted reverse sounds, we were excited. Find out more about this glorious creation & watch the video below.

Randomizing Effects and Devices with the Max For Live Device Randomizer

There's something so satisfying about randomly stumbling upon sounds and fx you'd never have consciously created. Gary Hiebner shows how to use the Randomizer Max for Live device to good effect.

Review: Akai MAX25 Keyboard Controller

At first glance you may think Akai's MAX25 is just another standard MIDI Controller... you'd be mistaken! G. W. Childs discovers all the interesting possibilities with this cute & capable controller!

UVI Ups Retro and Contemporary Beat Production Ante with Urban Suite

Get gritty, get street with these 5 new software instruments from UVI, designed to quench your thirst for all things urban. Check out the video below showcasing this beat-driven collection...

Capturing the Arpeggiator Output in Logic Pro X

One of the most impressive improvements in Logic Pro X is the addition of MIDI FX plug-ins, in particular the Arpeggiator. In this tutorial Darren Burgos reveals two ways to capture its actual output.

MIDI 2.0? Next Steps and MIDI Alternatives for Musicians

30 years on and MIDI is alive and kicking. But what about the next 30 years? What about current and future alternatives? G. W. Childs investigates the emerging technology for musicians.

Pentode Audio and 123creative.com Releases Vacuum Tube Triode Warmer TRW-1

Fancy a bit of warmth this winter? 123creative.com have partnered with Pentode audio engineers released Vacuum tube triode warmer TRW-1. What does that mean for you? Read on to find out more.

How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing

What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.

9 Essential Travel Tips for DJs

DJs live very transitory lives. Make no mistake, being a DJ can involve lots of waiting at airports, waiting in hotels, waiting everywhere! Noah Pred offers 9 tips to take the chore out of traveling.

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Native Instruments' The Giant

Put away your mics and forget about hiring that upright acoustic piano (for now!)... Native Instruments' The Giant piano instrument is here to provide a realistic alternative as Hollin Jones find out.