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Music Theory: How To Recognise Musical Phrases By Their Rhythmic Pattern

Ear training is crucial to becoming a better player and producer. Here, Gregg Fine explains how to listen to the rhythm and phrasing of musical parts to better understand them.

Multiband Mastering Tips With 4Dyne & Mixing And Mastering Rig 3

This powerful multiband mastering Rack Extension gives you complete control over the shape of your tracks in Reason. Mo Volans explains how it works.

Get That Classic Akai S950 Sound With The RX950 Plugin

Now you can experience that classic Akai Pro S950 warm, vintage, 12-bit sound in VST, AU and Reason Rack Extension (RE) formats and for a snip of the price of the original!

Mastering In The Box: Which EQ Type To Choose?

Standard, Character or Linear Phase? Joe Albano explains each of these EQ types as they relate to the mastering process, and what they bring to the table.

Review: Folktek Mescaline

The Folktek Mescaline system is back on pre-order - let’s take a deep dive into this unusual (and somewhat crazy) modular synth and sequencing system.

Arturia To Raise MatrixBrute Prices Worldwide

Sometimes the best things in life become more expensive, not cheaper. That appears to be the trend with the Arturia MatrixBrute analog synth which will soon be more expensive than when it was released

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Tangible Waves

Tangible Waves makes bespoke modular synthesizers that aim to take up less space than eurorack systems and offer "synthesis for everyone". Here's a chat we had with them recently.

Review: Arturia 3 Preamps You’ll Actually Use

Need the sound of a legendary console but without paying a fortune? Arturia has you covered with its 3 Preamps You'll Actually Use collection. Hollin Jones gets rolling...

Nektar Technology Announces PACER: DAW & MIDI Footswitch Controller

Nektar Tech have a brand new MIDI controller that is less hands on, but more feet on, than we expected. It's for musicians and producers of all genres and includes full MCU and Nektar DAW support.

You Want Polyrhythms In A Eurorack Synth Module? Check This Out

Stepping outside the 4/4 rhythms we've been told to make doesn't have to be easy, and can be fun and inspiring. That's what the Mito by Moffenzeef is designed to do for eurorack synths.

Field Recording & Found Sounds In Berlin With Timo Preece

Field recordings and found sounds can be invaluable sources for getting unique results from sound design. Timo Preece shows how sound exciters help him capture the sound of Berlin.

This Sequencer, SEQ, Is As Happy With iPad Music Apps As It Is With Hardware Synths

These two live improvised videos show how powerful and intuitive the Polyend SEQ MIDI sequencer is to program and play in real-time... even with music apps like Korg Gadget on iPad.

Mini Modular Synth Q&A: Tiptop Audio

Tiptop Audio started life as a tiny operation working out of a garage but now has a whole team and an impressive product lineup. Here's what they told us when we caught up with them recently.

5 Ways To Add Soul To Your Digital Recordings

Many people would love to record and mix on vintage hardware, but it’s not an option for most. Here are five ways you can impart some soul to your tracks while recording digitally. 

Say Hello To Behringer Model D Synth With Keyboard

What happens when you add a wooden casing and a keyboard to a Behringer Model D? Easy. It looks like an even more awesome analog synthesizer in the style of a Minimoog!