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NAMM 2014: IK Multimedia Announces iRig Mic HD

Fresh from NAMM 2014, IK Multimedia have announced a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac - namely, the iRig Mic HD.

How to Write an Album in a Week (in 3 Simple Steps)

If you're full of creative ideas, grooves, lyrics, sounds and more... but find it a struggle to get these into finished songs/tracks, G. W. Childs is here with 3 simple ways to write that album now.

NAMM 2014: PreSonus Introduces Add-ons for New Studio One 2.6.2

PreSonus, have announced the availability of 3 new software expansions for their powerful DAW, Studio One, which also received an update to 2.6.2. There's something here for everyone.

NAMM 2014: Steinberg Releases Brand-New UR44 Interface

Steinberg have released the previously announced 6-in, 4-out USB audio interface, featuring comprehensive connectivity, studio-grade sound quality and an enticing software bundle.

Customizing Logic Pro X with the Logic Theme Switcher

Some of us want our DAW interfaces to look different. You may think Logic Pro X's interface is mostly set in stone, but in fact, using the Logic Theme Switcher, Jay Asher discovers it can be modded!

NAMM 2014: Bitwig Studio Launch Date Announced

After an eternity of teaser demo videos from the studios of Bitwig in Germany, we've received word that Bitwig Studio is launching on March 26th, 2014 with a host of interesting features!

NAMM 2014: 
Livid Instruments Announces Guitar Wing

If you're a guitarist and you're looking for something truly innovative for you next controller then Livid Instruments' Guitar Wing is for you! Wireless, can control plugin effects, iOS apps and more!

NAMM 2014: Focusrite Announces iTrack Dock

There are a number of recording solutions already available for iPad musicians. How many include 2 mic preamps, 2 line-ins, USB MIDI port all at 24-bit and 96kHz? Focusrite's iTrack Dock does.

Review: Traktor Kontrol X1 MK2

NI's Trakor Kontrol X1 MK2 is here and includes some novel additions, a simplified layout to its predecessor and can be used as a MIDI controller for other software. Sara Simms checks it out.

Building a Multi-Layered Instrument in HALion Sonic SE 2

If you've got Cubase 7.5 you've also got HALion Sonic SE2 - a versatile sampler instrument / synth with powerful features. In this tutorial discover how to build a multi-layered instrument using it.

Review: M-Audio Nova Condenser Microphone

Studio condenser microphones come in all shapes and sizes to suit different budgets. And, we were curious to see how M-Audio's Nova, sub $100 condenser mic performs. Matt Vanacoro checks it out.

Exploring Max For Live’s Buffer Shuffler

Live 9 users who want to truly manipulate audio have never had it so good thanks to Max For Live's Buffer Shuffler. Gary Hiebner gets his shuffle on in his quest for unique, creative effects.

Review: Kirk Hunter Studio’s Spotlight Strings

If you're looking for a high-quality solo string library then Kirk Hunter Studio's Spotlight Strings is going to appeal. After much testing, Jay Asher discovers it is even better than it sounds.

Nord Keyboards Announce Nord Lead A1 Analogue Modelling Synthesizer

And just before all the fun gets started at NAMM 2014, Nord Keyboards have annonced the Nord Lead A1 analogue modelling synth. Retailing at just £1299 GBP / $1799 US this one looks tasty.

EASTWEST Releases Steven Wilson Ghostwriter

EASTWEST are back with another Virtual Instrument in the Masters Series providing inspirational sounds created by Musicans’ Musician and 4 times Grammy nominee, Steven Wilson.