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Building Synthetic Rhythms with Europa In Reason 10

The Europa Shapeshifting Synth in Reason 10 is a powerhouse instrument with almost endless possibilities. Here, learn how to make a rhythmic patch that sounds great.

The Smart Ring For Musicians That Turns Colors Into MIDI Messages Now Available To Pre-Order

Students at the University of Colorado developed smart rings that let you map sound samples to any colored surface. Innovative and useful, Specdrums is now available to pre-order!

Review: Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has always been at the forefront of DAW mapping for MIDI controllers. So how would Hollin Jones get on with the Impact LX+?

Making A Fat Lead Using Propellerhead Reason’s Europa Synth

Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here’s how to create a really fat lead. 

Ueberschall Releases Elastik 3, Sample / Loop Player With Real-Time Polyphonic Scale Shifting

If you're looking for musical inspiration, Ueberschall's Elastik is a good way to generate new musical material. Elastik 3 adds to the features with a new polyphonic ReTune algorithm and more.

5 Tips For Reducing Recording Latency

Latency can ruin a recording performance, but it doesn't have to! Follow these 5 tips to find out how to minimize or even eliminate latency altogether.

Rob Papen Releases SubBoomBass II

The first SubBoomBass from Rob Papen gave us access to a plethora of deep, earth shaking basses for a variety of genres that easily slotted into most mixes. SubBoomBass 2 takes us even deeper.

Getting Started With the Roland TB-03 Synth

Roland's Boutique TB-03 synth is great for making acid bass sequences that evoke classic EDM tracks. Here's how to get started and make your first sequence.

Native Instruments To Release Maschine 2.7 Soon: Real-Time Time Stretching For Audio

In this interesting interview and video demo the Maschine software audio development team reveal how real-time time stretching for audio will work in Maschine 2.7.

Here's How To Chain Patterns with Polyend’s Seq MIDI Step Sequencer

Watch Polyend demonstrate how to chain patterns using their newest hardware MIDI step sequencer - Seq - in this free recorded MasterClass.

Review: Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter

If you thought phasing was a basic effect, the Glou Glou Rendezvous Boutique Phaser & Filter is just the thing to change your mind. Rounik Sethi took a trip with it...

XAOC Releases Tallin, Dual Voltage Controlled VCA Eurorack Module

This new VCA offers some unusual control features such as dual CV control over signal attenuation and gain. Here are the details.

Fundamentals Of Amplifiers Explained In Under 2 Minutes

Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil different roles depending on how they are used. Joe Albano breaks down how different amp types work in a studio environment.

Sonar RIP: Gibson Pull The Plug On Cakewalk

Cakewalk Sonar is no more. It's been discontinued. This DAW bites the dust. Gibson Brands have just announced Cakewalk will no longer be developing software with immediate effect!

Explore The Good Stuff in Ableton Live 10 With DJ Kiva

Live 10 may be a couple of months off but we've had advanced access to it. In this excerpt from the free MasterClass, DJ Kiva shows you around some of the cool new features.