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Review: Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

Looking to the future is something Native Instruments Traktor series of DJ controllers (and software) have been doing for a number of years. Find out if the Kontrol S4 MK2 brings the future closer.

Using the Social Media Extensions in Presonus Studio One

Arguably the two most popular social media platforms for musicians, Nimbit and SoundCloud are built-in extensions in PreSonus Studio One, which is good news when you want to share songs effortlessly.

Griffin Technology Features StudioConnect HD at NAMM

One of my highlights from NAMM 2014 was the StudioConnect HD. Griffin Technology's newest device for mobile musicians provides more options to record and perform music on iOS and Mac OS X.

Quick and Easy Gated Stutters in Logic Pro X

Want to create stunning st-st-stutters in your tracks using Logic Pro X? Well, you're in luck: Darren Burgos reveals his production techniques for great gated stutters.

Top 10 Highlights from NAMM 2014

The NAMM experience certainly stays with you long after the show itself winds up. And this year has seen many excellent announcements and new gear on show to get excited about. Here's our highlights.

Creating Realistic Drum Sounds With FXpansion's BFD3

There's not much you can't achieve with drum sounds using FXpansion's excellent BFD3. In this tutorial, Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test and shows how to create realistic sounds using it!

NAMM 2014: iConnectivity Announces iConnectMIDI2+

Do you want 2x2 hybrid multi-host MIDI interface with audio support? iConnectivity's iConnectMIDI2+, supports Mac, PC and iOS. We stumbled upon this find at their booth and saw Eyal Amir there too!

Review: Sample Logic Impakt

Sample Logic's Impakt for Kontakt is a library with a difference. It contains clean-cut traditional concert percussion with a twisted, morphed version of the same library. Toby Pitman goes hybrid.

5 Tips for Using Ribbon Mics to Record Guitars

Many engineers use dynamic or condenser mics when recording electric guitar and bass. While being delicate creatures, ribbon mics can bring a warmer character and Rich Tozzoli shares 5 useful tips.

NAMM 2014: iZotope and BT Release BreakTweaker

It's simple. You want to make beats you’ve never heard before, so you need to use the beat machine of the future. Welcome to the future of beat making with BT and iZotope's BreakTweaker.

Essential Free Effect Plug-Ins for Electronic Producers

There's no reason why select free effect plug-ins can't be every bit as important in your arsenal of music trickery. With so many free plug-ins to choose from Noah Pred recommends 3 for EDM producers.

Exploring Real-Time MIDI Editing In Pro Tools

Pro Tools users are probably familiar with editing MIDI in the MIDI Editor or Event Operations window. Joe Albano reveals an alternative window which will open up real-time possibilities.

Review: Arturia Keylab 49: EZ Key-Z

If you're in the market for a well-built controller and want a stellar sound library to go with it, the Arturia KeyLab 49 deserves your consideration. Noah Pred delves into all it can do.

NAMM 2014: IK Multimedia Announces iRig Mic HD

Fresh from NAMM 2014, IK Multimedia have announced a high-quality digital handheld microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac - namely, the iRig Mic HD.

How to Write an Album in a Week (in 3 Simple Steps)

If you're full of creative ideas, grooves, lyrics, sounds and more... but find it a struggle to get these into finished songs/tracks, G. W. Childs is here with 3 simple ways to write that album now.