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XILS-lab Launches Vocoder 5000 Inspired by EMS Flagship Hardware Classic

Inspired by the original (and rather expensive) EMS Vocoder 5000 hardware, XILS have released a software version which will get you adding vocoded vocals and beats to your tracks for a lot less!

Ableton Merry Beats: Web Based Electronic Drum Sequencer

Forget your plug-ins, DAW or even iPad apps. If you want to make beats fast to while away a couple of minutes during your downtime this Christmas, Ableton have the solution.

Softube Free Plug-In is a Modeled Saturation Knob

Softube have something very relevant for digital musicians wishing to enjoy the festive season without opening their wallets: a free modeled saturation knob plug-in. Watch the video & download it now.

FREE: AskAudio Bass and Riff Explosion REX Loop Pack

It's day 5 in our Xmas gift giveaway! Fancy some RnB bass and riff loops? In REX format, these 20 pumping loops will add extra spice to your music tracks.

FREE: Logic Pro Synth Presets: Mixed Bag, Vol.1

And we're half way through our Xmas Gift giveaway on Day #4. If you're a Logic user, then this one is for you. Download these free synth presets now. Simply login or sig up for free to do it.

Here's How to Choose Your Next MIDI Controller

MIDI Controllers. How to choose the right one? Which has the knobs, encoders, faders and features you actually want? Controllers.cc is a great new site that helps you find your ideal controller.

FREE Drum Loops: Hip-Hop Attack Pack from AskAudio Mag

Welcome to #3 of free Xmas gifts for you!! Today you've got free drum loops from master sound designer, G. W. Childs. The focus is on low end, smooth and edgy hip hip drums. Enjoy!

Rob Papen RAW Takes EDM to the Edge

Designed to be a super easy to use, accessible cutting-edge synth for EDM synth users, RAW has arrived from one of the top synth sound designers, Rob Papen. Check out the video to see it in action.

FREE: NI Massive Sound Design Recipe eBook

It's day 2 of 7 of our Xmas Gifts 2014... and we have something VERY special for you. An incredible ebook (with audio & video) for sound designers using NI's Massive synth by Rishabh Rajan.

Sample Logic Releases Cyclone ReTwisted, Sampling Meets Synthesis

Cyclone Retwisted is a completely new versin of Sample Logic's Cyclone. Featuring their Step and FX Animator and dual-voice additive synthesizer this Kontakt instrument is a sample synth powerhouse.

Native Instruments says HAPPY HOLIDAYS with free gifts

Until 31st December, 2014, you can pick up some free gifts courtesy of Native Instruments. There's Traktor Remix sets, REPLIKA (delay effect) and $25/€25/£22 e-voucher for their online shop!

Free iZotope Stutter Edit Patches: Attack, Vol. 1

It's day 1 of our Xmas gift giveaway and here's some FREE patches for iZotope's Stutter Edit: cuts, jumps, glitches and filter crushes to give you a sound that will bend minds.

Propellerhead Introduce Free Music Collaboration Service for Reason, Take & Figure

Available today, Propellerhead's new "Make Music Together" service allows us to share, discover and collaborate on music using Reason 8.1, Figure and Take. Check out the video to see it in action!

How to Create Song from Scratch Using Elektron Analog Keys & Four

The second video in their series on workflow techniques using their music making hardware, sees Elektron focusing on the Analog Keys. This 18 minute video takes you through the process from scratch.

UVI Add Predelay and More to Sparkverb Reverb Plug-In

UVI's Sparkverb features a truly unique reverb algorithm, and it simply sounds great! Now at version 1.1, Sparkverb includes predelay, Quad support and much more.