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Review: Nuendo 6: Steinberg's Audio Post-Production Workhorse

With Cubase 7 being a powerhouse of a DAW, some might ask how Steinberg's Nuendo can better it. Matt Loel T. Hepworth examines all of Nuendo 6's new features and compares it to Cubase 7.

Are You Ready to Take The Music Studio Challenge?

Writer's block affects musicians and producers too. If you feel you're going round in circles it make be time to take a different approach and challenge yourself. Gary Hiebner shares 3 tips to help.

Review: Wave Alchemy Synth Drums

Some sounds never seem to go out of fashion. The classic 808 and 909 kits are great examples, and rather than sampling these sounds, Wave Alchemy have synthesized them as Noah Pred discovers.

Reason 7: Creating REX Files

The REX format changed the face of music production back in its day and now Propellerhead have given it new life with the ability to create and edit this sliced up format directly in Reason 7.

PreSonus Studio One 2.6 Adds New Integration Features

Studio One 2.6 is here and PreSonus tell us the latest version adds new integration with StudioLive, AI-series mixers and SoundCloud. Find out more about the other enhancements in their press release.

Interview: BT Talks Music Tech and The Future of Rhythmic Programming

BT, arguably one of the most phenomenal composers, musicians & performers of our time, joined us to chat about his life in music, the tools he uses, plug-ins & his new album, A Song Across Wires.

Making Fat Bass Patches In NI's Monark

Native Instruments' introduced a lot of new virtual kit with Komplete 9, one of these new toys is the Monark synth: a virtual analog offering that models what one can only assume is the classic Moog.

UVI Offers FREE iLok USB Smart Key

iLok keys are still used by many plugin and DAW developers to combat piracy. Think you'll need to purchase one in order to use your fave plugin? UVI have other ideas! Here follows their press release.

Review: Akai MPC Studio

Sleek, shiny and silver: the Akai MPC Studio looks every bit as good as its brethren. How does it perform? Is it the perfect tool for creative, mobile beat-makers looking for Akai's legendary pads?

Alesis DM7X Expanded Kit Offers Advanced Features and Performance

The new expanded kit from Alesis for the DM7X is said to offer expanded features and silent performance ability. Read on to find out more from their press release...

Mastering Max for Live's Mono Sequencer

Live 9 is arguably the most exciting environment in which to create musical content. And the new Max for Live Mono Sequencer makes it even better for musicians as Noah Pred discovers.

Remix Contest Results, Did You Win a Neumann Mic?

And the results are in! Did you win a TLM 102 Neumann mic in the Songwriting with Ben Sollee and Erin McKeown Remix Contest? Find out inside!

How to Run 32-bit Plug-ins in Logic Pro X Using Vienna Ensemble Pro

Calling all Logic Pro X users dependent on 32-bit plug-ins like Sylenth... aside from our previous solution, there's a more integrated one using VEP. Peter Schwartz walks you through the ins and outs.

Review: Turn Your Table into a MIDI Instrument with Pulse Controller

So, you've got a drum pattern in your head that you want to get into your DAW, but are lacking a drum pad / MIDI keyboard. Enter Pulse controller which Toby Pitman discovers is a little known gem.

Subtractive Synthesis with PreSonus Studio One’s Mojito

With a name like Mojito you may suspect this subtractive synth included with PreSonus Studio One is going to be rather tasty.Gary Hiebner explores how to create bass sounds, including dubstep wobbles.