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IK Multimedia Announces iRing: Motion Controller for iOS Music Apps

Wow. IK are at it again. This time they're pioneering a new motion-tracking technology that lets users control app functions and music effects on their iOS devices with simple hand gestures.

Unraveling The Korg iMS-20 Patch Panel

The Korg iMS-20 (think Korg MS-20 and MS-20 mini) was one of the first serious synth iPad apps for musicians and is still going strong. Find out how to unleash the power behind its Patch Panel.

Positive Grid Launches BT-2/BT-4 Bluetooth MIDI Foot Controllers

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, fully-programmable MIDI controller, expression pedal ready, built-in iOS link audio interface, unique heavy-duty metal case; for all iPad, iPhone & Mac musicians!

Apogee Announces New MiC 96k: Professional Mic for iPad, iPhone and Mac

Apogee, once best known for their professional audio hardware, have also made a name for themselves creating excellent devices for iOS musicians. And their new MiC 96k looks to be something special.

Review: Big Fish Audio Zodiac

Aside from their extensive library of loops, Big Fish Audio have created Zodiac, a Kontakt-based virtual instrument with your sound design and soundtrack needs in mind. Hollin Jones explores.

How to Databend Digital Media for Sound Design

Ever wondered what a reverb or a phaser would look like on a photo you took on your iPhone? How about editing audio loops in a text editor? Enter the world of databending where everything is possible.

DSI Develops Powerful Prophet 12 Synth Module

Responding to demand since the release of the highly acclaimed Prophet 12 keyboard, Dave Smith Instruments have released the Prophet 12 module in rack-ready format. We can't wait to get one to review.

Review: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

What do you get when you cross fashion with excellent sound quality in a pair of headphones? G. W. Childs puts the Momentum On-Ear cans to the test and finds out if they sound as good as they look.

7 Tips for Mixing and Mastering Hip Hop

So, you've recorded and arranged your Hip Hop track. Now it's time to mix and master it. Here's Hollin Jones with 7 tips to help make your track stand out from the crowd.

Turning Destructive Weapons into Creative Musical Instruments Using Ableton Live

Ever wonder how to (literally) turn a gun into a musical instrument? The "Disarm" project by Pedro Reyes does that and more using Ableton Live. Watch the excellent video by Creators Project below.

6 Tips for Recording Electric Guitar Using a Room Mic

Rich Tozzoli returns with some practical tips on recording electric guitars using a room mic. Applying the principles behind these tips will help you capture the guitar sound you're looking for.

Livid Instruments Introduces BASE Software Integration Info

You may think of Livid's BASE as primarily an Ableton Live 9 controller/instrument. However, Reason, Bitwig, FL Studio, Traktor, Logic and VDMX are just some of the supported platforms.

Music Theory: Chord Structures

If you're starting out writing songs or writing your own tracks it's a great idea to become familiar with chord structures. Sara Simms is here to help in this easy to understand primer.

Review: Elysia XFilter Rack

Are doing your own critical mixing and mastering, or preparing your music for release? Looking for an exceptional analog EQ unit? Elysia's XFilter rack could be just what you're looking for.

Advanced MIDI Quantizing in Cubase 7

Quantizing MIDI doesn't need to make for a rigid, lifeless performance. Using the advanced MIDI tools in Cubase you can improve the timing and keep the groove swinging. Matt Loel T Hepworth shows how.