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Daily Inspiration #1584

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

VST/AU plugin instrument/effect round-up: Week 65. Check out EQs from Kuassa, Inc. and Blue Cat Audio, a metering bundle from PSPaudioware and a bass synth from 123creative.com: http://bit.ly/133bOCI

Check out the unique, cymbal-free drum set-up of Mercury Prize-winning drummer Thom Green of Alt-J - http://bit.ly/18xOT7i

IK Multimedia releases AmpliTube 3.0 for iOS, adding DAW-style multi-track recording and editing via the in app AmpliTube Studio http://bit.ly/15lBx9R

Got a current Roland synth? You can now download free sound libraries for it from the company's new Axial portal: http://bit.ly/10MtdN9

New music tech gear of the month: review round-up (June 2013). Synths, effects, DAWs, MIDI controllers and more: http://bit.ly/12pdNoy

Audio Damage, Inc. has released Mangleverb, a "Swiss Army Knife for wild sonic destruction". Find out what makes it tick: http://bit.ly/ZnJpqx

Snares, a kit, percussion and pedals. You'll find all of these and more in our round-up of all the new drum gear to be reviewed on MusicRadar in May: http://bit.ly/11gkkLC

Line 6 already has one iPhone/iPad audio interface in its range (the Mobile In), but now it's announced another one. Find out what makes the Sonic Port different: http://bit.ly/13geX2c

Ever fancied an effects pedal that you can program to do anything you want? Meet The Owl, a new device that's currently being launched via Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/130KbIV

Producer Sessions Live, our UK event for high-tech music, is back this September 2013! Featuring masterclasses with Luke Solomon, Shadow Child, Nu:Tone and more, plus all the latest gear from exhibitors. For more details and tickets visit: http://www.producersessionslive.com/

We want you to nominate your favourite plugin drum machines - plugins that both make drum sounds and enable you to sequence them. Tell us about the ones you rate above all others... http://bit.ly/18UlLXV

Free music software round-up: Week 126. A synth, a reverb/delay processor and a pitch bender: http://bit.ly/wy4THt

Line 6 and Topspin Media have announced the What’s Next Musicians’ Conference series. Find out more about these free events in London, Los Angeles and New York City: http://bit.ly/17oHffd

Now that it comes as standard with Ableton Live 9 Suite, we show you how to get started with Max For Live. Learn how to customise a Max For Live device: http://bit.ly/11tYdEB

AKG has released the K712 Pro and K612 Pro studio headphones: two pairs for listening, mixing, mastering and monitoring. How much would you pay for a set of music-making cans? http://bit.ly/ZxAIKj

We've just updated our guide to affordable monitor speakers with models from Fostex(フォステクス) and Equator Audio Research. Find your perfect pair for between £200 and £600: http://bit.ly/VfoWCe

Focusrite and Novation have been in the studio with Teddy Riley. Watch as the new jack swing legend jams and shows you his gear: http://bit.ly/11QmFff

It's time to place your vote for the best plugin drum machine in the world today. Pick a favourite from our shortlist: http://bit.ly/18UlLXV

Native Instruments has unveiled the Traktor Kontrol Z1, a new compact DJ controller and interface for both Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor DJ for iOS. Full details: http://bit.ly/14uFmuu

FL Studio Mobile for Android reviewed: Google's mobile OS gets fruity, but has Image-Line managed to squeeze an acceptable level of performance out of it? http://bit.ly/11eWwZ1

Does the annoucement of Apple's new Mac Pro herald the return of the high-end music-making computer... and could it be the precursor to the release of a new version of Logic Pro? http://bit.ly/11H5yki

Are you an AC30 addict? A Hot Rod hound? We're looking for your nominations for the best valve combo amps out there. http://bit.ly/1503bqI Comment below and let us know which amps you'd like to see in our poll next week...

Waldorf unveils Nave wavetable synthesiser for iPad http://bit.ly/13K7QOf

We've updated our gallery of the best Android music making apps to include FL Studio Mobile. Have we missed any other good ones? http://bit.ly/ZaIPdh

Emulations of Yamaha's DX7 synth are nothing new, but the fact that this one is an open source Android app that promises “low-latency, reliable audio playback” might just get your attention... http://bit.ly/13PLGeV

Moby's music may have been used in countless commercials over the years, but he's now relaunching Mobygratis.com, an online music resource that enables non-profit movie makers to use its content for free: http://bit.ly/14HrtJB

DJ Expo 2013 is here!

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