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Arturia Promotions Equal Christmas Come Early

Arturia announces Holiday season deals throughout November and December 2013. Pick up and Minibrute or SparkLE and get some instruments/packs for free!

Extending the use of your Akai APC40 in Ableton Live, Part 1 of 2

Akai's APC40 is an awesome bit of kit for DJs & producers. Rory Dow, master synthesist and Ableton Live maestro, explores how to make it even better using MIDI remote scripts. (Part 1/2).

Review: Reveal Spire

Are classic analog synth sounds you've always wanted to achieve with software plug-ins really possible? Darren Burgos explores Spire by Reveal Sound and finds it is more than the sum of its parts.

A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Review: Maschine Studio: Bigger is Better

Since the first Maschine, Native Instruments have captured the hearts and minds of musicians, producers & finger drummers! So what does Maschine Studio bring to the table? Hollin Jones taps into it.

Music Production Tips: To EQ or to Compress?

When mixing we often think of EQing and Compressing as quite separate processes. Darren Burgos sets out to show you how the two have more in common than you might think.

Review: SOR Minimal Techno Revolution

There's loops upon loops all vying for you attention... so, what is it about Minimal Techno Revolution that helps it stand out from the crowd? G. W. Childs discovers more than he bargained for.

Using the Pitch Plugin to Trigger Drum Racks in Ableton Live 9

You're playing live. Triggering samples in Ableton Live 9. But you've got 132 to choose from... Yikes! Tadhg Leonard shares some super tips on using the pitch plug-in to trigger samples in an instant!

AskVideo Releases Live 9 206: Max For Live FX Explored

Ever been unsure how to get the most out of Max for Live in Ableton's Live 9? AskVideo are here to lend a helping hand with this video course by Gary Hiebner focusing on exploring its effects.

Review: iZotope Nectar 2 Vocal Production Suite

iZotope’s original Nectar plug-in gained a reputation as a one-stop-shop for vocal production. But will Nectar 2 be a sweet deal? Matt Loel T Hepworth dives deep inside.

Propellerhead Release New Synth for Reason: Parsec

Looking for a giant additive synthesizer powerhouse Rack Extension for Reason? Propellerhead may just have answered your prayers with the release of Parsec!. Read on and watch a video of it in action.

Review: Wave Alchemy Focus Pack: Production Fuel

Us producers are always looking for affordable and fresh sound libraries to add to our existing sonic palettes. Noah Pred checks out Wave Alchemy's latest focus packs designed to get your beats on.

Mastering And Preparing A DJ Mix For Delivery

So, your mixes sound great live, but how can you ensure they stand out amongst professional releases and promo CDs? Mo Volans delivers a useful tutorial for all DJs.

Nektar Now Shipping Impact LX 49 Controller Keyboard

Nektar, the Californian music gear makers, are now shipping their latest and greatest controller keyboard: Impact LX 49. Priced very competitively, this keyboard is also packed with useful features.

Lou Reed (Velvet Underground, Influential Rocker) Dies

One of the most influential rock artists of our time has passed away today. Lou Reed, born in 1942, had recently a liver transplant earlier this year, but the cause of death is uncertain.