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Connecting Compressors In Parallel For Better Dynamic Control

Serial compression is a great technique for controlling the dynamics of any sound in your mix. Here, Alex Solano demonstrates the process in action.

Free MasterClass - Go Round The World With Endorphin Shuttle And Win Modular Gear

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton for a deep dive into the Shuttle synthesizer and a chance to win endorphin modular gear during the MasterClass.

Plugs & Samples: Subscribe To Own Up To 400 GB Of Audio Plugins & Software

Imagine subscribing to the DVD content of Beat Magazine and owning the plugins you download during that time. That includes top audio effect and instrument plugins and even DAWs from time to time.

Waves Audio TRACT Calibration Plugin Makes Any Sound System Ideal For Balanced Mixes

Mixers need a balanced sound system for mixing. Although every sound system is different and behaves differently Waves Audio's TRACT plugin calibrates and auto-corrects EQ issues. It's shipping now.

Blipblox Synthesizer (For Kids & Adults) Now Available To Pre-Order

Blipblox is a proper synthesizer, but designed for kids and now it's available for pre-order. Here's everything you need to know.

Review: Yamaha TF-Rack Mixer

Yamaha's latest live sound mixer has a ton of I/O, a great touchscreen and can be remote controlled from an iPad. But that's just the start, as Joe Albano discovered.

Klevgrand releases DAW LP - Vinyl Player Simulation Plug-in

So you want to bring vinyl sounding effects to your mixes while staying in the digital domain? Klevgrand's new DAW LP plugin could be for you.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

5 Ways To Speed Up Your Home Network For Music Production

Having a fast network is increasingly important for maintaining an efficient workflow when producing music. Here are 5 top tips to get blazing fast file transfer.

Biotek 2 Is A New Workstation Virtual Instrument From Tracktion

This powerful new virtual instrument uses sampling and synthesis for advanced sound design. It's available for Mac, PC and also for Linux. Here's what you need to know.

Depeche Mode And The Weight Of Charity: Water

Synth legends Depeche Mode have teamed up with Hublot to raise money for a very worthy cause - donating to charity:water, which helps bring clean water supplies to those most in need.

Holon Is An App That Turns Movement Into Synth Music

We're used to moving to the music, but what about making music from our movement? If you were at Superbooth this year you may have experienced Holon doing just that.

Avantone Pro CLA-10 Studio Monitors Accurately Recreate Yamaha NS10s?

Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge teamed up with Avantone Pro to create what they feel is an accurate recreation of iconic studio monitors which we understand as being the Yamaha NS10s.

Review: Squarp Instruments Hermod

With polymorphic tracks, dynamic MIDI effects, a MIDI / USB / CV interface and extensive sequencing capabilities, Squarp's Hermod really is a modular brain, as Jade Wii found out.

GarageBand 10.3 Released With New Drummers, Free Artist Tutorial Videos

The app is free and now so too are the downloadable artist piano and guitar tutorial videos. There's no reason not to grab this great update today!