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MQA: Is This Codec Masquerading As High Quality Audio?

In the quest for the next big thing, Meridian Audio created the MQA audio file format, supposedly high-res audio in a small size. But does it live up to the hype?

Superbooth 2018 Discounted Tickets & More

The greatest synth event of the year is coming to The Fez in Berlin in just four months. Superbooth 218 promises to be bigger and better than ever so get your discounted tickets before it's too late.

Review: WMD Arpitect Quantizer & Arpeggio Eurorack Module

Arpitecht is a voltage controlled quantizer and rhythmic arpeggio generator for eurorack systems. Sara Simms fired it up and found out what it could do.

Understanding DAW Control With Komplete Kontrol 2

Running Komplete Kontrol in standalone and plugin modes involves different approaches and outcomes. Here's when to use each one, and how they can help you.

Review: Roland D-05

The latest in Roland's Boutique series is a recreation of its classic D-50 heard on countless hit records. Jade Wii gets intimate with the hugely portable D-05.

Clean the Machine: Optimizing Your DAW

We can all experience DAW issues and slowdowns, but fixing them can be easier than a trip to the DAW doctor. Matt Vanacoro shares some of his experience on how to declutter your system.

Create Dynamic MIDI Parts In Ableton Live With The Scale Effect

By forcing MIDI to conform to different scales you can radically change the way a track sounds. In this short video, Noah Pred explains how to do it.

Tinami MD-1, Customizable MIDI Controller, Gets New Features

Here's the latest news for the curiously cool customizable Tinami MD-1 MIDI controller. It looks set to be available in February 2018 for under €200!!

Best of 2017: MIDI Controllers

It’s been a quiet year for MIDI controllers from the big players but there have still been some impressive new controllers released for software and hardware musicians.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

Antelope Audio Ships DISCRETE 8 & DISCRETE 4 Mic Preamp interface and Mic Modelling Bundles

The good news for recording producers is that Antelope Audio's Discrete microphone preamp interfaces are now shipping and their classic mic modelling / emulation solutions are also available.

Interview: Jon Rundell On A More Open World For Music Sharing

Jon Rundell is an accomplished DJ and producer who as well as releasing his own music has remixed for the likes of Josh Wink. We caught up with him to find out what makes him tick.

Best of 2017: Hardware Synths

Hardware synths continued to grow in popularity through 2017 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 10 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.  

How to Mix Digital but Sound Analog

In a digital world, it's still possible to get analog sound for your productions without using external hardware. In this short video, Rich Tozzoli shows you how it's done.

Best of 2017: Max for Live Packs

Max programmers continued to innovate this year with a variety of colorful instruments, utilities, generative tools, and effects. Here’s a look back at five that stuck out.