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Review: Wave Alchemy Afro Latin Percussion Vol 1

Wave Alchemy, the makers of some truly tasty sample packs, have been on our radar for a while. Afro Latin Percussion 1 is one of their most recent packs and Hollin Jones takes it out for a spin.

Creating Dynamic EDM Drum Patterns In Live 9

Electronic music is often accused of being stale / repetitive – but using a few tricks in Live 9's enhanced MIDI editor, it's easy to create dynamic drum loops & get them ready for use in your tracks.

How to Start Your Own Record Label

In the past starting a record label was not for the faint of heart. Today it's possible for any musician to do so. But, what are the potential pitfalls you need to know about to make it work?

AlphaSphere nexus launches in Europe

Japan and USA based musicians have already had the chance to get hands on with nu desine's innovative AlphaSphere nexus controller... now this 48 pad instrument is available in Europe too!

Review: Kuassa Amplifikation Vermillion Rack Extension

Oh the joys of Propellerhead's Rack Extensions is not only great for 3rd party developers, but also for me and you - the end user! Hollin Jones checks out Kuassa's guitar amp RE in this review.

FREE: 20 x Logic Pro Guitar Presets

Thanksgiving just got even better! We've got a FREE selection of 20 expertly created guitar channel strip settings for Logic Pro users. Simply log in (to sign-up is free too) and download them now!

Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5 Announced

What's new in the latest version of Steinberg's world-famous DAW? Improvements in Cubase 7.5 include TrackVersions, enhanced editing, Groove Agent SE 4 drum sampler, HALion Sonic SE 2 and much more.

Review: FabFilter Pro-MB

Hollin Jones thinks FabFilter's Pro-MB "is the most intuitive and powerful multiband compressor [he has] ever used." Find out what makes this compressor plugin shine in our review.

Native Instruments launches Thanksgiving XXL limited-time sales special

As you'd expect there's been a flurry of Thanksgiving deals flooding the AskAudioMag inbox. But this one from Native Instruments stood out. NI have a 50% sale on - and you can't argue with that!!

Using FL Studio’s Riff Machine

What do you do when musical inspiration temporarily deserts you? Load up FL Studio 11 and get playing with the Riff Machine is what! Gary Hiebner gets generating melodies with this fab tool.

Review: U-He Satin

In the continuing quest for a more "analogue" sound, U-He have released Satin, a tape machine from the Golden Age for all us software-heads! Hollin Jones discovers its multi-faceted uses.

Blipsonic and CDM Announce MeeBlip Anode

Part digital, part analog, but don't be fooled by the smart box containing MeeBlip anode... its uniquely aggressive and bass-heavy sounds will have your keyboard, Mac/PC or iPad swooning in no time.

Serato DJ from the Point of View of a Twitch User

The roll out of Serato DJ for mixers other than Pioneer DDJ-SX has been slow and steady. In this article Tadhg Leonard explores its integration with the Novation Twitch.

Review: ProChords for iOS

Whether you need help to create chord progressions or a songwriting tool to help take your songs to the next level, ProChords for iOS is on-hand for you! Darren Burgos gets hands on.

Working with Project Alternatives in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Project Alternatives can transform the way you approach experimenting with your arrangements and mixes! And Jay Asher demonstrates how, using the built-in Note Pad, can add to the fun!