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By All About Sound | Fresh news from the world of acoustic, electric and electronic music. Instruments, effects, sounds and gear, recording studio tips & much more

Avid Releases Sibelius First, Free Music Notation And Scoring Software

Avid's Sibelius software is a long-established tool used by composers and musicians of all levels to create professional musical scores on their …

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

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Ableton Live 10 Hidden Gems: Shaper & Note Echo

Sometimes overlooked in the slew of bigger new features, devices like Shaper and Note Echo in Live 10 can bring whole new dimensions to your …

These Fun Playtronica MIDI Devices Turn Anything Into A Musical Instrument

At Sonar+D 2018 Factmag visited the booth of Playtronica, who demonstrated two quirky music devices, one that turns anything into a MIDI controller …

The best studio monitor headphones in the world today: from budget options to high-end

<b>Whether you’re a DJ, someone who likes to make music away from their studio or just appreciate listening to good quality audio, a decent pair of</b> …

Mixed In Key Captain Plugins review

<b>From the makers of the Mixed In Key harmonic DJ mixing software, Captain Plugins is a bundle of three instrument/MIDI FX plugins (VST/AU) for</b> …

PRS announces three new Semi-Hollow Limited Run guitars

<b>PRS has announced a trio of ultra-desirable semi-hollow limited-run guitars: the McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, Singlecut McCarty 594 Semi-Hollow, and</b> …

zenAud.io Introduces ALK2 Solo, Live Looping DAW For €39

ALK2 is a sequencer that lets you pre-plan where you will record and where the sequencer will play back your recording. Great for live performers, …

Stylophone Turns 50 and Celebrates With the Big 5-0 Golden Ticket Competition

More by Laura<p>Remember futuristic synth tones from <b>David Bowie</b>‘s “Space Oddity”? Or Kraftwerk’s robotic synth-based “Pocket Calculator”? Or how about …

Glitchmachines Palindrome A Sampler For Experimental Sound Design

Air an aria.… Read More Glitchmachines Palindrome A Sampler For Experimental Sound Design

Free Degenerative Delay Effect, Regrader

Degrader is a free VST effects delay effect in which the repeats degrade in various ways, to 'provide a malevolent twist on the ears'.… Read More …

This pimped Korg Monotron has been super-charged and turned into a two-octave keyboard synth

<b>Our final year at university was lost in a blizzard of stress, caffeine and alcohol, but Harry Axten of HKA Design somehow managed to create this</b> …

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Don't miss this great exercise using economy picking to achieve blazing fast bass lines (tab/notation included): http://bit.ly/2sS95iW

James Valentine and Sterling Ball: “Building a guitar is not like writing a song. You’re creating a three-dimensional tool”

<b>James Valentine and Sterling Ball broke the mould with the</b> <b>Valentine</b> <b>- a guitar whose custom spec fused classic design with renegade touches. We meet</b> …

PreSonus releases Studio One 4: the DAW with something for everyone?

<b>PreSonus’s Studio One has quietly evolved into a very capable DAW, and now the company is attempting to further enhance its reputation with the</b> …

Reason’s Europa synth is now available as a VST/AU plugin and a free web version

<b>Propellerhead Software has launched its first VST/AU plugin, with the Europa synth that was launched as part of</b> <b>Reason 10</b> <b>now available for use in</b> …

This Bizarre Eurorack Synth Controller Maps Rotation Speed To MIDI Dynamics

Sound Globe 2 is a unique custom built controller that can use the speed of a rotating globe to control musical dynamics. It's like no other synth …

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Will This Touch Screen Trackpad Change The Way We Produce Music?

The mouse was followed by the trackpad and along came the touch screen. What if your next laptop had a touch screen in place for a trackpad like the …

What do you get when you cross a Shruthi synth with a Volca? A Shrolca, of course

<b>Joshua W Watson says that two other synths have inspired Shrolca, a new digital wavetable instrument that he’s currently pitching on Kickstarter.</b> …

Monster Mutilators: Vintage Guitar Synth Pedals

We stalk the rare "big beast" guitar synths of the ’70s— devices that created the tones of classic rock, stretched the definition of effects, and …

Prince's Bandmates: Where Are They Now?

So what have the various men and women who worked with the legend been up to lately?Continue reading…

Some Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers

Below is a selection of some good Mac apps curated specifically for Music teachers. These are applications you can use to help you with songwriting …

Dig this amazing South African spoon-in-mouth slide guitarist

Thanks to the always-excellent Instagram feed of intrepid musicologists Dust To Digital for introducing me to guitarist Hannes Coetzee of South …

Jack White Reveals Which Guitar Is The Easiest One To Play [News]

<b>Music News</b>: Also the only guitar he used on latest album "Boarding House Reach."

Ableton treats Live 10 Suite users to Creative Extensions, a free bundle of synths and audio tools

<b>If you own</b> <b>Ableton Live 10 Suite</b> <b>or the standard version of Live 10 and Max For Live, you’ll be pleased to learn that Ableton is offering you a free</b> …

The best news for iOS, macOS musicians and artists from WWDC

Apple’s WWDC, while focused on developers, tends to highlight consumer features of its OS – not so much production stuff. But as usual, there are …

Steve Vai Shares His Private Guitar Collection

250<p>SHARES<p>When Steve Vai appeared on the cover of the September 2016 issue of <i>Guitar World</i>to discuss his latest projects—including the new …