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Native Sessions This Week in Berlin, London and Online

NI's Reaktor 6 has some awesome new features, including the uber powerful Blocks. If you're in Berlin tonight, London tomorrow or online NI's Native Sessions event explores what Reator 6 has to offer.

Building Your Own MIDI Controller Just Got Easier with Livid Instruments Builder Boxes

Fancy making your own MIDI controller but a bit unsure about how to go about it? Livid Instruments' Builder Boxes, powered by the Livid Brain Jnr. is a fully functional plug and play device.

Blue Introduces Lola, Slim-Fit Headphones

The Blue Mics Mo-Fi headphones caused quite a stir upon released, and now Blue introduce slim-fit Lola, a high-fidelity headphone they say reveals detail in your music you never knew was there.

Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5 Update with 3rd-Party Plug-In Support and S88 Keyboard

Arturia V Collection 4 is now NKS-ready (Komplete Kontrol compatible) and thy've got 50% off until Nov. 15 exclusively at NI webshop! There's lots more plugin support too.

8 Reasons Why Microsoft Surface Book Could Be Better Than iPad for Music Makers

I've been inside Apple's ecosystem for 12 years. MacBook Pro's, iPads, iPhones have been my choice for creative & music computing. However, Microsoft's Surface Book running Windows 10 could tempt me.

Waves Audio Announces Waves Central

Aside from creating new mixing and mastering plug-ins, making world plugin day, and showing us a behind the scenes at their HQ, Waves are determined to make licensing your plugins easier than ever.

G-Sonique DTC-1, Ultra Transparent VCA Bus & Track Compressor

G-Sonique's new compressor plugin. Does the world need another one?? Well, the DTC-1 focuses on being ultra transparent and miming any coloration/distortion. We'd love to have audio demos.

Watch In-Depth Video Showing Capabilities of Arpeggio Hardware Sequencer

Tangible Instruments have released a new video showcasing just how to use Arpeggio. Very cool. From melody making to using it with MIDI sequencers, synths and iOS apps.

Amazing Machines AM102 is a Wavetable Oscillator for Reaktor Blocks

Using the wavetable display in the new AM102 from Amazing Machines you can design your own waveforms for use in Reaktor 6.0. AM102 is a cool, Reaktor 6 Blocks module.

Smell Synthesizer Coming to MOFAD: Sniff And Play

Imagine being able to synthesize smells like we can with sound. You might be thinking this is an unattractive proposition? But, MOFAD's debut exhibition in New York will showcase a smell synthesizer.

3 Innovative MIDI Controllers Being Developed in Abbey Road Studios (Music Tech Incubator Program)

Abbey Road Red is a music technology incubator program ideal for startups and innovators... here's three incredible and innovative MIDI controllers being developed thanks to its support.

KORG DS-DAC-10R and AUDIOGATE4 Offers Pro USB Analog to Digital Conversion

Korg tell us their new USB DAC recording system, DS-DAC-10R provides professional-grade A/D conversion and "the ultimate" in vinyl archival. The specs certainly look promising.

ACPAD Is World’s First Wireless MIDI Controller For Your Acoustic Guitar

ACPAD promises to be the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. With access to hundreds of instruments, sound effects and loops, and it’s on Kickstarter now.

ROLI Acquire Blend.io - Focusing on Social Music Making Collaboration

ROLI might be best known for the Seaboard and the new RISE (the performance videos for RISE really blew us and the internet away)... but they're also interested in musicians collaborating using Blend.

Apple Fix Audio Unit Bug in Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Back on October 9th we reported about the BETA for OS X 10.11.1 with a fix for Audio Unit validation! Today OS X 10.11.1 has been officially released and Apple tell us all is well.