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Music Production Tips: Breaking Through Creative Blocks

If you're suffering from writer's block there's good and bad advice around on the net. So, we asked 5 successful producers and artists what they do when facing a creative drought. Essential reading.

Watch ACS Custom on How Musicians & DJs Can Protect Their Hearing at BMC 2015

ACS Custom talk to use about their in-ear monitoring and hearing protection products'¦ which can literally save the hearing of DJs and musicians who are exposed to loud levels of sound.

Moog Voyager Rack Mount Discontinued, Last Chance to Get One

To commemorate the discontinuation of the Moog Voyager Rack Mount edition synth, Moog has Released Robert Rich's EP. You can still get this iconic analog synth before stock goes...

Strum GS-2 Now with Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Strum GS-2 is a plug-in for guitar track production. And features an impressive collection of acoustic and electric guitars, automatic chord recognition, sophisticated chord voicing, strumming & more.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo 8

Whether you're looking lustfully at getting onboard the UA audio interface train as a new user, or thinking about upgrading your studio, the new Apollo 8 is a head turner as Matt Vanacoro discovers.

How to Sync the Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor

Music hardware shouldn't be played alone. In this quick tutorial for producers, live performers & DJs, Sara Simms shows how to sync a Roland AIRA TR-8 with Traktor to get the best of both worlds.

ACPAD: An Innovative Wireless MIDI Controller for Acoustic Guitar

ACPAD is about to launch via Kickstarter. What is it? In a nutshell, it's a wireless MIDI controller that fits around the body of an acoustic guitar and lets you trigger sounds from your DAW. Cool.

Propellerhead Reason 8.3 Now in BETA

Fancy that! Reason & Reason Essentials 8.3 is about to drop and the good folks at Propellerhead are letting early adopters get involved in the BETA version now.

New Rob Papen Vecto Synth Video

The Synth master himself, Rob Papen, is about to release a new synth called Vecto for Reason users. Here's a video showing an impressive handful of its 600 presets in action.

Review: Heavyocity Gravity

The new big cinematic instrument from Heavyocity adds a staggering array of inspiring sounds to your setup. Matt Vanacoro finds out if this instrument, with its unique motion engine, will pull you in.

Make Beautiful Pads in Ableton Live Using Analog

If you own Ableton Live don't rummage around 3rd-party plug-ins for beautiful sounding pads. Instead, look inside... Inside Ableton, that is! Using Analog, GW Childs shows how big your pads can be.

Watch Percussa AudioCubes Controlling & Patching Cables in u-he ACE

So we've got pad, key, knob, button & fader-based MIDI controllers. But, have you ever thought of using 3D cubes to control your soft synths? Percussa's AudioCubes can do more than you might expect.

Mackie Redesigned ProFX Series Effects Mixers Now Shipping

Mackie tell us their new ProFXv2 mixers are sonically-enhanced and includes all-new Vitaâ„¢ preamps and the ReadyFXâ„¢ effects engine. What does this mean for you? Read on to find out more.

Watch Novation Launchpad Pro On Show in UK at BMC 2015

We're getting more and more excited by the imminent arrival of the Launchpad Pro by Novation. We first got hands-on with it at NAMM 2015 in January, and so almost 6 months later it's about to drop'¦

Basslet: Wristband that Brings 3D Audio to the Wearer Wins Award at Midem

How often have you really "felt" a song? The idea a piece of music 'touches' us or 'moves' us is fairly accepted. Yet, we primarily consume music through our ears. Until now that is!