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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.

Building a Mastering Template in Logic

General rule of thumb is that mastering is best done by a professional engineer. However, more musicians are choosing to master their own music, so it's a good idea to have a mastering template...

Tips for processing vocals in Reason

If your vocal parts are sounding a little flat or uninspiring, you can do either go instrumental or learn how to better process your vocal tracks in Reason. Hollin Jones shows you how.

Review: Arturia Spark

Hardware / software hybrid drum machine, Arturia Spark works nicely straight out of the box. Mo Volans puts this luminous, rubber-buttoned piece of kit to the test in our in-depth review.

Native Instruments Announce Komplete 9: One Stop Shop for Producers

NEWS: Native Instruments Announce Komplete 9 & Komplete 9 Ultimate. Will this be an even more compelling one-stop shop for producers, musicians and performers?

New, Handy Browser Features in Ableton Live 9

"New browser features" may not sound as exciting a "new synth" or "effect". G. W. Childs explains why this new addition to Live 9 is important, and how'll prove popular with Live users.

5 Free AudioPlug-ins You Really Should Know About

Visiting the music studio of a friend often results in a plug-in comparison conversation. Not all plug-ins will empty your wallet or bank account though, as G. W. Childs discovers in this article