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Akai Unveils MPC Element: Most Portable and Affordable MPC

The brilliant minds at Akai have come up with the next big for MPC users... MPC Elements! They tell us it's the most portable and affordable MPC yet. We, at AskAudioMag, can't wait to get hands on...

Native Instruments Updates Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 DJ systems, Adds TRAKTOR DJ Compatability

Native Instruments tell us that Traktor S2 and S4 have just had important upgrades. These babies combine a DJ Mixing interface, built-in soundcard, and are fully compatible with Traktor DJ for iOS!

Creating a Dubstep-style Wobble Bass in FL Studio 11

Used by high-profile artists and musicians (like BT), FL Studio 11 is taking the music world by storm. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows how to create dub step wobble basses with ease.

Review: iZotope RX3 and RX3 Advanced Audio Restoration Suite

Three years since the release of RX2, iZotope have upgraded their acclaimed & unique audio suite with more speed and capabilities. Matthew Loel. T Hepworth dives in to see just how good RX3 really is.

Quick and Easy Sampler Instruments in Logic Pro X

Did you know that, thanks to Logic Pro X inheriting the Musical Keyboard from GarageBand, you can now create sampler instruments faster than ever? Mike Watkinson demonstrates how.

Machinewerks CS X51 MIDI Controller

Searching for a new MIDI controller? Uninspired by what's on offer? UK based company, Machinewerks, have placed their vision of the perfect bit of kit on Kick Starter. Mo Volans finds out more...

6 Essential Tips for NI Battery 4

Battery 4 has seen a major overhaul with a new refined interface and loads of new features. Get the most out of this drum sampler powerhouse with Toby Pitman's essential tips.

Review: iMPC for iPad

Seems like more than ever everyone wants to gets their hands on an Akai MPC! No surprises there. And unsurprisingly the iMPC app for iPad has been very successful too. Sara Simms gets hands on.

Livid Instruments Improves Builder DIY: Introduces New Kits

If you're into MIDI controllers, you've probably lusted over Livid Instruments gear. And now you can create your own controller with Builder DIY kits for the Livid Brain & Brain Jnr. platforms.

Rob Papen promotes 64-bit compatibility with PT11 and Logic Pro X

The big news from Holland? Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware announces full compatibility with Avid Pro Tools 11 and Apple Logic Pro X...

Review: Da Capo Orchestral Library

Orchestral sounds make their way into all styles and genres of music. So where can you find top notch sample libraries? Toby Pitman puts Sonokinetic's Da Capo, a 10GB Kontakt library, to the test.

Five Point Plan on Organizing Yourself for DJing in Live 9

You've got the tunes. Check. You've got the venue. Check. But your Ableton Live set still needs organizing? No problem. Tadhg Leonard shows how to vanquish the stress before your DJ set.

Novation Launchpad Mini: iPad, Mac and PC

Last week Novation announced 3 tasty new products. Along with the Launch Control and the Launchkey Mini, the Launchpad Mini is set to to appeal to the iPad generation, as well as the Mac and PC crowd.

Getting a Big Sound on Tour

Hollin Jones is no stranger to big tours. During the summer of 2013, he accompanied a very well known band to Glastonbury and other venues, and decided to share some of his secrets from the road.

Review: Propellerhead Radical Keys Rack Extension

Now that Reason users can enjoy 3rd party plugins (as rack extensions) there are a number of innovative instruments and effects becoming available. And Propellerhead are getting in on the fun too.