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5 Steps To Originality With Your Music Productions

Being original can be one of the toughest parts of composing new music. Here are five steps to help you avoid repetition and come up with some truly new ideas.

Native Instruments Announces Maschine MkIII Hardware: Hands-On, First Look Video

NI's new Maschine MkIII hardware boasts an extensive redesign with integrated audio interface, touch strips, large screens and more. Here are all the details plus a first look video.

Native Instruments Announces Komplete Kontrol MkII With Advanced DAW Control - Video

Large colour screens, audio previews, third-party DAW control and new physical pitch and mod wheels are just some of the additions to the second generation of Komplete Kontrol. Here's what's new.

Brainworx Replicates Renowned British Console Sound With bx_console G Plugin

After the success of their highly acclaimed plugin emulation of the Console E, Brainworx are back with the equally interesting bx_console G that brings the famous console into your DAW.

BandLab Acquires DJ Livestreaming Video Platform Chew.tv

BandLab will be bringing live video streaming to its suite of online collaboration tools following its acquisition of chew.tv. Here are the details.

Review: Synthology: Analog Rack Attack

If you're after a collection of classic analog synths, ready racked up for Ableton Live, check out Analog Rack Attack. You even get the raw samples to use in your software of choice.

iZotope Releases Spire Studio - Portable, Wireless, Hardware Recording Device

New iZotope plug-ins tend to get the attention of most music producers and sound designers, and their first foray into the world of audio hardware is set to simplify the recording and editing process.

Recording Dialogue And Voice Over With MetaRecorder

MetaRecorder is an iOS app that goes above and beyond what many similar audio recording apps can do. Matt Vanacoro found it changed his whole approach to recording voiceover.

The MBS-100 Is A Mono Bass Synth Inspired By Soviet Era Synths

Does a sub €450 analog/digital 2 oscillator monophonic synthesizer based on old Russian, Soviet era, analog synthesizers tickle your fancy? Then you're going to love the MBS-100.

Review: Alesis M1 Active MK3

Can great things really come in such small packages, and at under $100 per speaker? Matt Vanacoro was pleasantly surprised when he road tested the Alesis M1 Active MK3 monitors.

How To Instantly Pitch / Tune Any Audio in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X has more tools for pitching and tuning audio than you may have realised, and it works just as flexibly as editing MIDI pitch does. Darren Burgos explains.

Antelope Audio Adds Four New Compressors To Vintage Hardware Effects Library

Antelope Audio have released four vintage hardware style audio compressor plugins for their acclaimed Thunderbolt and HDX audio interfaces.

Robert Lippok On The Polyend Poly MIDI to CV Converter

The Polyend Poly eurorack module MIDI to CV convertor is put to the test by Robert Lippok. He explains just how useful this module is.

Review: RME Babyface Pro

RME's latest pro audio interface is a triumph of engineering and performance. Plus it looks pretty cool to boot. Matt Vanacoro found there was much to love about the Babyface Pro...

Use These Stereo Imaging Techniques To Create Interesting Synth Pad Textures

Adding movement and effects to your pad sounds can really enhance a track by introducing more life and motion to the body of the music. Here's how to do it in any synth.