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Using Novation Launch Control XL as a Standalone Modular Synth Controller

Good news for those wanting to use a Launch Control / Launch Control XL to control external hardware. Novation recently released a firmware update which lets you do just that. This video shows how.

Positive Grid And Harmonix Partner To Introduce BIAS Amp Technology For Rock Band 4

Harmonix and Positive Grid are partnering together to bring new in-game BIAS Amp technology offering "the most realistic guitar amp simulation ever" on the highly anticipated Rock Band 4 game!

Native Instruments Introduces VELVET LOUNGE MASCHINE Expansion

Combining deep soul with contemporary urban styles, Native Instruments' new Velvet Lounge expansion pack is perfect for those sultry, atmospheric productions using Maschine and iMaschine.

Takete is an Audio/Visual Performance Tool for iPad with Impressive Features

Bringing the best of both audio performance and video performance worlds into one iPad app, Takete could well be the next big thing for music and AV performers. Check out the video below.

Acoustica Releases Free Update to Mixcraft 7

Mixcraft 7.1 includes new loops and drum samples from LA-based producers Dj Puzzle and Shok, feature enhancements for a more stable performance and better audio engine enhancements.

SIR Audio Tools StandardCLIP is a Dynamics and Harmonics Plug-in

StandardCLIP from SIR Audio Tools brings volume and odd harmonic additions to your audio signal in an easy to use plugin.

Help Women's Audio Mission Attend AES

It's crazy when you consider that women make up less than 5% of the audio industry! In fact it's more like criminal than crazy. Happily, you can help increase gender diversity in our industry .

BeatSkillz Intros Slam Dawg Mastering Processor

Described as having “less bark, more bite,” the new Slam Dawg plug-in from BeatSkillz looks to make mastering easier and and your mixes punchier, wider, and louder.

Watch WOTE Perform "Can't Feel My Face" on Strange Stringed Instrument, Marcodi Harpejji

Is this the best live recorded performance of the year? Walk off the Earth's "Can't Feel My Face" is a very catchy song, but it's the Harpejji that also steals the show.

Vinylify Presses Your Vinyl Records on Demand

If you don’t want a large run of your own vinyl pressed records, and want a cheaper option than doing it yourself, then Amsterdam based Vinylify has a hand-made online solution.

LightLead: Analog Optical Instrument Cable Now £35 GBP / $55 USD

Is it possible to get excited about a new type of musical instrument cable? In this case, when the cable is optical (uses light) with zero capacitance and produces better sound quality, YES it is!

PositiveGrid Tease Us With New Bluetooth Foot Pedal

Calling all mobile guitarists and producers. PositiveGrid have announced their upcoming BT4 (bluetooth pedal) designed to work with iPod, iPad and iPhone and it starts shipping in October.

Yamaha TF Mixer Firmware Update Adds Mac Support for TF Editor App

What can Yamaha do to make their brand spanking new range of TF mixers better than they already are? Well, the latest firmware update adds more languages to HELP and brings TF editor to Mac.

FL Studio 12.1.2 Now Available

Back on 18th July we reported that FL Studio 12.1 was in BETA with a ton of features based on FL Studio users feedback. A few days back FL Studio 12.1.2 has been released for everyone.

M-Audio Code Series: MIDI Controller with X/Y Pad and All the Trimmings

The new Code Series MIDI controllers from M-Audio come in 3 models, all with X/Y controllers, 16 velocity sensitive, assignable pads, highly playable keyboard and much more.