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Making Trap Beats in Reason

The Trap music genre seems to be constantly evolving... and borrowing from other more established styles too. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to make Trap style beats in Propellerhead Reason.

WaveDNA’s Liquid Rhythm Beat Generating Software

Want to shake up your beat creation techniques? WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm just received a major update with new tools that amongst other things can suggest new patterns in Ableton Live or standalone

Review: FXpansion BFD3

FXpansion's BFD3 has arrived! BFD2 is still much loved and used for drum production... but, will BFD 3 take the crown for best acoustic drum instrument in a plug-in? Read our review to find out more.

Using the New Workspace Browser in Pro Tools 11

In Pro Tools 11 the Workspace Browser has received a major update, not only in its look but also functionality. Finding files has never been easier and Mike Watkinson is here to explain how and why.

Review: PreSonus Notion 4 Scoring Software

Those who score music usually reach for Sibelius or Finale. However, PreSonus have recently acquired Notion, which at version 4, looks set to provide a capable alternative. Lynda Arnold checks it out.

Logic Pro X Score Editor: The Best Yet

The jury is most definitely in about Logic Pro X, and the overall reaction is very positive. One of the areas to receive some love from Apple was the Score Editor! Peter Schwartz takes a closer look.

Review: Korg Volca Keys

Probably the most talked about analog synths in 2013 are from Korg. G. W. Childs wasted no time getting hands on with the Volca Keys, which at under $150 is a steal, but how does it sound and perform?

Ableton Live 9: Using Dummy Clips For FX Control

Make the most of those versatile dummy clips in Ableton Live 9 with this creative tip by Tadhg Leonard. Learn how to use them for advanced control of your effects via different launch modes.

Soundation Studio in Google+ Hangouts Kicks Off Social Music Creation

The Swedish based makers behind Soundation Studio today have introduced the first social remix contest with video collaboration. Interested how this works? We are too.

Review: Ambiscience for iPhone: Alter Your Brainwaves Through Sound

In our continuing series of using sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold returns with a review of Ambiscience for iPhone: a powerful app capable of altering your brainwaves using binaural beats.

macProVideo Release Logic Pro X 109: Core Training– The Score Editor

Watch this Logic Pro X Score Editor course – by Peter “SKI” Schwartz – and you’ll be notating your scores, making parts and creating lead sheets before you can say fortissimo! Really!!

Review: Yamaha MT-220 Studio Headphones

Good quality headphones tend to last a lifetime... so a good, comfy pair of cans make for a good investment. G. W. Childs tries on the Yamaha MT-220 studio headphones for size and reports back...

Universal Audio Releases API Vision Channel Strip for UAD Powered Plug-Ins

Featuring Five Classic API Modules, the Vision Channel Strip by Universal Audio Provides the Punch, Presence, and Color of API’s Flagship Console. Find out more in UA's press release.

Create Macklemore & Lewis Style Lead with FL Studio 11's Poizone

In this tutorial, sound designer, G. W. Childs, delves into a Macklemore and Lewis track, Can't Hold Us. Using FL Studio 11's Poizone, G.W. shows how to recreate its minimal synth sound.

Air Updates Expansion Pack With AAX Support and Instruments

Compatible with Pro Tools 10 and Pro Tools 11, the new Air Instrument Expansion Pack includes 2.0 enhancements to its 5 core offerings plus 2 additional instruments: Loom and Vacuum Pro.