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Microphones, Part 3: A Guide to Ribbon Microphones

In part 3/3 of this popular series exploring the ins and outs of microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines what makes ribbon microphones sound fantastic. [Includes video demo too].

Unleash Your Beats in FL Studio

C'mon, who doesn't like their beats served big?! If you enjoy slick shuffles, funky flams and crazy note bursts, then this FL Studio beat building tutorial will get your juices flowing.

Blue Cat Audio Releases Blue Cat's PatchWork 1.3

Bluecat Audio's PatchWork 1.3 now enables us to host Audio Units (as well as VSTs). Good news for those looking to run AU plugs and those looking for other enhanced functionality and features too.

Twisted Tools Releases DarkMorph, Sinisiter Sci-Fi Sound Library

In collaboration with Jason Cushing and Yan Doiron, Twisted Tools have released their darkest sound library yet: DarkMorph. It's over 2.9GB and includes preset kits for Maschine, Ableton & Kontakt...

Review: Waves MetaFilter

What makes Waves' MetaFilter stand out from the already saturated filter plug-in marketplace? Mo Volans got hands-on and found its analog style sound, amongst other qualities, especially alluring.

The Ultimate Guide to Making Music (from Start to Finish) on iPad

The iPad is fast becoming a fully featured platform for audio production. We give you the lowdown on how it could even become your main studio tool…

Liquid Rhythm V1.4 Update Packed with New Features

If you're into your beats and have not used WaveDNA's Liquid Rhtyhm yet... WHY NOT? Now's as good a time as any to give it a try thanks to the new features packed into v1.4.

Livid Instruments Releases BASE II

The first edition of Livid's BASE proved itself as a hybrid music controller/instrument. So how will BASE II do better? Livid tell us improvements include better drum pads and a redesigned enclosure.

Review: Tascam UH-7000

Being a regular audio interface is only half of what Tascam's UH-7000 offers. It’s also a high-quality dual mic preamp, with Phantom Power. Joe Albano discovers how well it performs on both counts.

Creating Side Chained Grooves with Logic Pro’s Tremolo Plug-In

If you think you already know everything about side chaining to create grooves in Logic Pro, think again! Darren Burgos shows how the humble tremolo can be used in a groovy way.

Native Instruments Launches SUMMER OF SOUND Sales Special

The summer sales are about to begin... and Native Instruments products are usually pick of the bunch with some massive (sic) savings arose the board for existing Komplete and Maschine owners.

code:MONO Teaches You How to Produce Glitch in Ableton Live

Want a stunning & hands-on tutorial video on producing glitch in Ableton Live? Rishabh Rajan (code:MONO) is here to help in this excellent course. Also check out his remix of Ali Aiman's Breathe.

Using a Graphics Tablet as a MIDI Controller

Ever played with a Wacom graphic tablet for Photoshop/graphic design? If you have one to hand, now's the time to use it for music production as a MIDI controller! Keith Crusher shows you how.

Kenton Cultivates More MIDI Connections with GPI-Compatible Converter

All the serious MIDI buffs, geeks and hackers out there take note! Kenton's new bi-directional GPMX-16 MIDI to GPI and GPI to MIDI converter is here.

Exclusive 70% Discount on ARIA Catalyst for Kontakt 4

Are you searching for 3GB of professionally created Cinematic & Epic Drums/Percussion Library for Kontakt 4 (and above)? Do you want a BARGAIN price? We've teamed up with ARIA to offer you just that!