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Bitwig Studio in Action with Nektar Panorama [Video]

Bitwig Studio hasn't been released and there's already controller support for it. Nektar take "support" a step further with their Panorama series. We're talking "integration"! Watch this video now.

How Sound Affects You: Musicians as Healers

Music is becoming acknowledged in both traditional and "alternative" methodologies as being a tool for healing. There are some remarkable examples and Lynda Arnold takes a look how you can heal.

Arturia Lights Musical Fire with Canny ‘Connie’ Software Emulation

The Connie organ (Vox Continental 300) is the organ sound used on hit records by The Door and The Beatles. Now, thanks to Arturia, you can relive the 60s in your DAW with their faithful emulation.

Nektar Announces Impact LX25 and Impact LX61 Keyboard Controllers

Aside from Logic Pro X and Bitwig integration with their Panorama range (we have a video demo to share soon), Nektar have been busy at Musikmesse 2014 unveiling their Impact LX25 and LX61 keyboards.

How to Build Bed Tracks Using Loops

Despite its name, bed tracks have nothing to do with sleep. They do, however, have everything to do with music production. Sara Simms explains how to start creating your own bed tracks using loops.

Review: Twisted Tools Vortex & Scapes

If you need exceptional sound design tools for NI's Reaktor then the Twisted Tools collection may be your first port of call. Noah Pred explores Vortex & Scapes.

Steal the Queen B’s Lead: Create a Beyonce Style Synth in Logic Pro

In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.

Steinberg Announces WaveLab 8.5 at Musikmesse 2014

The point update to Steinberg's audio editing and mastering suite, Wavelab 8.5, has been announced in Frankfurt at Musikmesse 2014 with some important new features.

Review: Apogee MiC 96k

Apogee are no strangers to creating high-quality interfaces and gear for traditional studios and for the iOS wielding musician. Hollin Jones sees if MiC 96k continues the trend.

10 Essential EDM Mixing Tools

Mo Volans is back with another 'top 10 series'. This time he shares his favorite effects and synth plug-ins to help you make amazing EDM mixes.

Universal Audio Announces New Analog Classics Bundles for UAD-2 and Apollo Interfaces

Universal Audio's Enhanced Bundles Add More Classic UA Plug-Ins, New 610-B Tube Preamp, and Softube Guitar Amp Emulations. UAD-2 & Apollo interface owners are smiling!

Musikmesse News: Elektron Announces Overbridge for DAW Integration

At Musikmesse 2014, Elektron announced the upcoming Overbridge for Analog Four, Analog Keys and Analog Rytm. They tell us this enables full DAW integration with analog offerings. We're excited!

MusikMesse News: Akai Introduces MPX16

You might recognise the MPX16 at a glance, but you'll be surprised at what it can do compared to its sample player predecessor. We tried it out at Musikmesse in Frankfurt and the pads felt good!

Review: Rob Papen AMOD

If you already own some of the excellent plug-ins from Rob Papen you need to check out this free AMOD plug-in. G. W. Childs explores it more detail.

Arturia Announces Alluring MiniBrute SE Silver Dream Machine

Arturia's updated MiniBrute SE was in danger of stealing many a musician's heart at this Muiskmesse 2014 in Frankfurt. We saw it, touched it, played it and were suitably wowed!