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Review: Livid CNTRL:R

Designed by Richie Hawtin and Livid Instruments, is CNTRL:R the next evolutionary step for music production controllers? DJ and producer Sara Simms investigates.

Generating Custom Grooves in Logic Pro

Music is all about the groove. In this tutorial Darren Burgos gets down and dirty in Logic Pro and shows you how to create your own custom grooves that'll spice up your tracks.

Review: Native Instruments Action Strings

Looking for a better solution for strings samples, that don't sound like they've been played on a keyboard? Enter Action Strings. Hollin Jones checks out their character and sonic quality.

How Sound Affects You: Using Drones in Your Music

Most, if not all, of us "feel" emotions when listening to music. In this article, Lynda Arnold explores the use of drones and how they could be used not just for healing music, but all music genres.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Stomp

The iRig Stomp from IK Multimedia allows you to use your guitar with your iPad... without cracking the screen with your foot! Mike Watkinson puts his foot down in this revealing review.

Beginners Guide: What ARE Audio and MIDI Anyway?

New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.

Interview: Benno de Goeij, (Rank 1 and Armin Van Buuren) Talks Tech

Producer for Rank 1 & co-producer for Armin Van Buuren, Benno de Goeij has own brand of sonic magic fused into many hit tunes. He chatted with us about Armin, his live setup, and the future of DJing.

NEWS: GarageBand for iOS Update Jumps on the Audiobus

The big news today: Apple have rolled out a new version of GarageBand for iOS which includes support for the 3rd-party Audiobus inter-app audio routing system.

5 Ways To Add More Low-End To Your Mix

Making your mixes fatter (in the low-end section) needn't involve overzealous use of plug-ins. Mo Volans shares his experience with these tricks for deepening the rumbles in your mix.

MIDI Editing Tricks in Ableton Live 9

The new MIDI editing features in Ableton Live 9 allow for some nifty workflow tricks. G. W. Childs shows how you can use the transposition and MIDI stretch markers for slicker MIDI editing goodness.

Synthesize Your Own Drum Kits in Reason

Are you continually searching for the perfect new drum kit? It's easy to go through kit after kit, isn't it! G. W. Childs shows how to home brew kits using synths in Reason.

Review: Arturia iMini for iPad

When Arturia announced iMini for iPad there was literally a stampede of writers trying to get their hands on it. Hollin Jones persevered and discovers it's more than just a pretty interface!

Produce a ‘Harlem Shake’ Style Track in Ableton Live

Glad to see the back of the wave of "Harlem Shake" videos that invaded YouTube? Humor us (and yourself) for a little while longer as Gary Hiebner creates a similar styled project in Ableton Live.

Interview: Allison Cociani on Composing Music for iOS Games

We chatted with talented game audio composer, Allison Cociani, who recently finished scoring the music for the innovative iOS game Finger Ninjas. Discover more about her process composing for games.

Review: Vestax VCI-400: Mix Your Heart Out

The latest addition to the Vestax fleet of VCI DJ Controllers is the VCI-400. Noah Pred puts it through its paces in this in depth review.