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Review: Novation Bass Station II

Built on the shoulders of its classic 20 year old predecessor, the 25-key Novation Bass Station 2 looks the part. Find out how this cute, analog, monophonic synth fares in our feature review.

Native Instruments Introduces KINETIC METAL

There's been a flurry of activity from the good folk at Native Instruments of late. Their most recent release is Kinetic Metal, a Kontakt instrument designed for ethereal and unconventional textures.

Power Mixing Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Pro Tools 11

Pro Tools 11 has added a bunch of new features and workflow improvements over version 10. Mike Watkinson shows you how to get your mixing chops up to scratch in Pro Tools 11 with this guide.

Sonokinetic Announce Minimal Orchestral Instruments for Kontakt

Sonokinetic have released the forth part of their orchestral instruments for Kontakt users. Minimal is designed to be perfectly suited for minimal (sic) styles as well as many others. More info below.

Camel Audio Release Alchemy Mobile 2.1.3 and Water Sound Library

Alchemy Mobile just got an upgrade to support iOS 7 and inter-app audio. Also read, watch and listen to the new Water ($4.99). And, feel good about purchasing as 50% of proceeds go to Frank Water!

Sample, Slice and Quantize Audio in Reason 7

Reason 7's audio editing capabilities put it on par with some of the more "traditional" audio-based DAWs on the market. In this tutorial, Hollin Jones explores the many ways you can manipulate audio.

IK Multimedia Adds iOS 7 Support for AmpliTube

IK's popular guitar-playing and recording-studio app, AmpliTube has seen a nifty update which includes iOS 7 support and Inter-App Audio functionality. Here's what our friends from IK Multimedia say.

Review: Yamaha HS7 Studio Monitors

The Yamaha new HS series of studio monitors are here and Matt Loel T Hepworth gives them a good listening to and reveals how they stack up against a host of other available monitors.

Creating Signature Patches with Summing Track Stacks in Logic Pro X

For many useful advanced tasks in Logic Pro X we no longer need to delve into the Environment. Track Stacks are a prime example of how to create sophisticated patches in just a few steps.

D16 Announce Sigmund, Flexible Delay Plugin

D16's Sigmund fx plugin features 4 independent delay lines, flexible signal routing and high-quality delay line algorithm and even a mixer. Read the below & visit their site to download the demo.

RØDE REC App Updated for iPad

Røde's REC app has been used frequently when recording on the go by yours truly. It's now received a free major update, adding a new interface for iPad users and more.

Review: Sugar Bytes WOW2 Filter

Sporting a rather radical interface and an impressive set of features, WOW2 by Sugar Bytes is a filter fx plugin that intrigued us immediately! Mo Volans investigates it further in this review.

Review: Moog Little Phatty Stage II Analog Synthesizer

Bob Moog's last ever design was the Little Phatty Stage II. This monophonic analog synth with 37 keys is now discontinued, but Sara Simma got hold of one and gave it an in-depth review for old times.

10 Tips To Make Your EDM Arrangements Stand Out

Before you get to the mixing stage it's common to create a good arrangement. And it can be trickier said than done to make EDM tracks stand out. To help you out, Mo Volans shares 10 arrangement tips.

iZotope Announce Nectar 2, Coming October 2013

There's something about producing vocals with good plugins... And the folks at iZotope certainly know how to help us make them sound sweet. So Nectar 2 is on its way and here's what we know.