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Check out this teaser video of the Vector Synth

<b>A company going by the name of Vector Synth has just released a sneak preview of a new digital hardware synth called Vector.</b><p>Currently there are very …

Synthesizers

The Field is a rare, innate talent in electronic music

Techno guru, Axel Willner, is decidedly one of these people. <i>Infinite Moment</i>, his sixth full-length under his moniker, The Field, shows Willner …

Black Sea

Technique of the Week: Using Sidechain Compression to Duck a Vocal Delay

<b>Using sidechain compression to duck a vocal delay is a popular technique in music production. Here, Alex Holmes gives us a quick guide to how it’s</b> …

Music Production

Teenage Engineering's OP-Z synth finally goes on sale in October

The wait is over.<p>We got our first look at Teenage Engineering's next synthesizer in early 2017, and now the company is gearing up to finally ship the portable instrument/control center. The OP-Z is set to go on sale next month, but the company didn't include pricing info in its availability …

Synthesizers

The Basic Backup Beat

This beat is useful in nearly every style of music as a ways to get your bearings and use your ears to hear what the others are playing.

Sonicsmith Squaver P1+ & Convertor+ review

<b>We took a look at the Sonicsmith Modulor A1 synth a few months back.</b><p>This diminutive synth module was restricted to a simple combination of VCO, VCA …

Synthesizers

Stefano Daino updates DSP-Quattro 5 to v5.0.9

Stefano Daino has announced the release of version 5.0.9 of <b>DSP-Quattro</b>, the Audio Editor, Plug-in Host, AudioCD/DDP Mastering application for Mac OS …

Teenage Engineering confirms release date for OP-Z synth

<b>Pre-orders are now open for the follow-up to the dinky OP-1 synth.</b><p>Teenage Engineering’s OP-Z video synthesizer – first shown at the NAMM show in …

Synthesizers

Rhythm revolution: Young Iranians revive ancient drumming traditions

<b>(CNN) —</b> I first encountered the tonbak -- Iran's indigenous drum -- as a student, when I heard it on an old LP I found in a dusty corner of the library at London's Royal College of Music. Instantly, I was hooked.<p>A small, goblet-shaped drum, the tonbak is rarely seen or heard outside Iran, but it …

Drums

Learn How You Can Use Sound Design to Make Your Dialogue Scenes Better

Is your dialogue scene missing something? You might be able to enhance it with sound design.<p>Dialogue scenes are some of the most ubiquitous scenes in …

Sound Design

Behringer - X-Touch One Universal Control Surface

Lay your hands on your music with the X-TOUCH ONE Universal Control Surface. This brilliant controller 
has everything you need for your home studio …

Remote Controls

A Guide to Scoring Films for Those Who Have Never Scored Anything in Their Lives

Like...not even a touchdown, a free throw, or free tickets to your local theater's production of "Rent."<p>Let's take a poll. Raise your hand if you …

Acquainted

Get Fatter Kick And Snare Sounds In Your Mix

Are you mixing a song and wishing your kick and snare drum sounds were a little fatter?Maybe they have enough punch and clarity but just lack the …

Audio Mixing

How to Master a Song Using Only 5 Plugins

Learn how to master a song using only 5 plugins, covering loudness, EQ adjustments and stereo enhancement. In this video, engineer/producer Sean …

PreSonus’s Atom MIDI pad controller can be used for production and performance

<b>PreSonus is getting into the creative controller market with the launch of Atom, a USB pad controller that’s designed to be used for both production</b> …

Korg’s EK-50 ‘entertainer keyboard’ is designed to help you play

<b>It’s not a synth, it’s not a workstation, and it’s not an arranger keyboard. No, Korg’s EK-50 is an ‘entertainer keyboard’ that comes with a range of</b> …

Flash Drives

30-day guitar challenge, day 7: Expand your chordal knowledge with these frozen-note chords

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

The Xerxes polysynth looks to be Black Corporation’s Elka Synthex clone

<b>Black Corporation has</b> <b>taken to social media, once again</b><b>, to drop the news of yet another iconic synthesizer to be reimagined in rack-form.</b><p>This time it …

Synthesizers

Software / AudioShare - audio document manager

<i>Are you an iOS dev? Check out the free AudioShare SDK.</i><p><b>AudioShare for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.<br>Now available on the App Store!</b><p><i>If you make music</i> …

Apps

Native Instruments announces Massive X

Native Instruments Massive X is a new redesigned version of Massive synth featuring two oscillators, two filters, up to 12 modulators.

Synthesizers

5 new gear releases that cost under £300

1<p>Alto Live 1604<p>This 16 channel desk can record 12 sources and has compression on the first six channels, four aux channels for outboard FX, an …

Music Production

60-Second Songwriting: Songwriting Building Blocks—Chord Progressions

<i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise, song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged 21st-century</i> …

Songwriting

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.5 update adds hardware synth integration

The new version marks a big step for not only Spectrasonics but for soft synths as Omnisphere 2.5 becomes the first of its kind to offer hardware …

Synthesizers

6 of the Best: Unusual Instruments

<b>We’re always on the lookout for interesting and unusual instruments that might spark those creative juices. Dave Gale dials up six esoteric</b> …

Music Production

Using iOS apps for live performance

These several examples demonstrate how iOS apps can be used for live performance and studio recording together with other instruments and audio …

Mixing Tips: How To Use The High Pass Filters

<b>High Pass Filters</b> are probably the most overlooked tools in your studio. Everybody talks about compressors, limiters, reverbs, EQs, even tape …

MIXING BASS From Scratch (Part 1 - DI & Parallel Busses) | MixBetterNow.com

Audio Mixing

Gain Staging: How to Get Healthy Levels for a Better Mix

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times before: You need to pay attention to your gain staging! You need to leave headroom when you’re mixing music!<p>…

6 Gain Staging Mistakes That Everyone Makes (Are You?) | musicianonamission.com - Mix School #31

YouTube

Mixing Secrets – Volume 4: Guitars

Mixing Secrets – Volume 4: Guitars | By Thomas Brett | <b></b><p><b>Introduction to the series:</b><p>In this weekly series of Blogs I’ll attempt to take you through some …