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Logic Pro X: Creating Beats by Tricking Take Folders

Logic Pro's take folders are great for editing recorded parts of your songs But they can do so much more, especially when it comes to creatively mashing up beats and loops. Bill Burgess shows how.

6 Reasons All DJs Should Be Using Pioneer's Rekordbox Software

Whatever digital technology you use to DJ on, chances are you keep your tracks on a USB stick. If so, then Pioneer's Rekordbox (free) is essential. Noah Pred explains why.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Desktop

Having made waves amongst guitarists with BIAS Amp for iOS, Positive Grid have released a stomping version for Mac and PC. Hollin Jones discovers that BIAS Desktop sets just the right tone!

Create a Classic 808 Style Cowbell in Reason 8

Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.

M-Audio Introduces Upgrades to M-Track Audio Interfaces

M-Audio tell us their new and Improved M-Track and M-Track Plus feature rugged all-metal chassis and studio'"quality audio performance. M-Track Eight also has an expanded software suite.

Review: Native Instruments Polyplex

Since Twisted Tools' Ultraloop the idea of manually programming drum patterns feels so antiquated. Now they've teamed up with Native Instruments to create Polyplex, an amazing 8-part drum sampler.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 1: Drums

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.

Reloop Releases NEON Pad Controller for Serato DJ

The Reloop NEON is a powerful pad controller for Serato DJ that is designed to elevate your performance to a whole new level.

Would you pay to Listen to 8 Seconds of White Noise? Taylor Swift Fans Do!

Taylor Swift's new album on iTunes briefly contained an unintentional bonus track consisting just of white noise. What's really interesting is how her fans lapped it up regardless sending it to #1.

7 Top Virtual Synths for EDM Production

With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).

Logic Pro's Unsung Hero: The Gain Plug-in

Logic Pro's Gain plug-in is more than the one trick pony its name suggests. Jay Asher shares how useful it can be when mixing for pass inversion, balancing signals and more.

Heavyocity Announces DM-307 for Ableton Live

Created from Heavyocity's award-winning DM-307: Modern Groove Designer for Kontakt, Heavyocity have released their stylised synth drums, live and processed drum machine for Ableton Live users.

Review: Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Do you want a very portable 2-in/2-out audio interface with direct monitoring, phantom power, and good bundled software for under $100? We put Focusrite's Scarlett Solo to the test.

How to Hack Logic Pro X's Drummer to Use with Any Instrument

Logic X's Drummer is excellent at creating realistic drum patterns using the supplied kits. However, Bill Burgess shows how to take it to the next level and use it with any instrument!

Blue Cat Audio Releases PatchWork 1.5 and MB-7 Mixer 2.4

Blue Cat Audio have updated both PatchWork and MB-7, introducing new features such as VST relocation, Logic X MIDI FX compatibility in PatchWork, as well as fixes and improvements.