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SynthMaster One soft synth

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

SynthMaster One shares the same sound engine as its award-winning big brother, SynthMaster, but boosts it with wavetable synthesis features. Fortunately for fans of wavetable synthesis, SynthMaster One’s simple layout, rich wavetable content, and inspiring factory presets from a world-class crack...

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Think Twice About Taking a Low-Paying Gig

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Musicians seem to have a problem asking for money. It can be tempting to accept low-paying jobs as a way to set yourself apart from the competition, particularly if you’re just starting out. The paradox of this approach, however, is that it can lead to a dangerous downward spiral that’s not...

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HoRNet Dynamics Control

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Dynamic range is one of the most talked about aspects of music production, and now HoRNet has released a new plugin that enables you to have “full control” over it. In fact, Dynamics Control, as it’s called, effectively enables you to limit the dynamic range, so we’re told.

Three compressors...

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ROLI’s Seaboard Grand

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

The movie, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, has already received five BAFTAs, seven Golden Globes and is up for 14 Oscars. To put that in perspective, that number of Oscar nominations ties the record with the likes of 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve. In the film, Gosling plays...

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A strings library like no other

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of London Contemporary Orchestra Strings  serving up everything needed to make cutting-edge strings music on a beautifully prepared platter, perfectly produced...

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Semi-Modular Korg PS-3200

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

UVI releases UVS-3200, a new library featuring sounds from the rare Korg PS-3200, a semi-modular 48-voice polyphonic analog synth manufactured in limited numbers during the late ‘70s. The PS-3200 featured a remarkable architecture for the time, providing 2 VCOs each with its own VCF and LFO per-voice...

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The global, annual Piano Day festival,

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

As with previous years, the festival takes place on the 88th day of the year due to the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated. This year falls on 29th March. With over 30 events worldwide, the 2017 Piano Day is the biggest celebration yet. London’s Piano Day celebrations include...

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Zen Studio+ portable pro interface

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Incorporating the key features that made the original Zen Studio a force to be reckoned with  as a portable professional audio interface with the most competitive analogue and digital connectivity, including 12 inbuilt studio-quality microphone preamps and extensive I/O (seen and heard for the first...

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An organ made entirely out of paper

Monday, February 20th, 2017

This clever crafter has entered to wonderful world of musical instruments. The video demonstrates a fully functioning mini pipe organ made completely out of paper and cardboard, except of one transparent plastic side to view internals. Reminiscent in both its looks and its soft sounding notes of...

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Improve your production workflow

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Here’s a septet of inspiring techniques with which to ramp up your FL Studio productivity. 1. Playing with time
It’s frustrating when you’ve laid down an arrangement, only to find you could do with adding an extra few bars right in the middle of the song. Well, you can! First,...

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Softube Console 1 software

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Having blown musical minds when launching its Console 1 Mk II  a much more affordable upgraded version of its award-winning hardware/software mixing system retaining the same build quality as the original units with some minor layout changes, such as more visible LED markers  at The 2017 NAMM Show,...

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Money-Saving Tips for Musicians

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

So much of our focus as professional musicians comes down to making money, since it can be such a difficult thing to do at times. However, you might get just as close to financial security if you take some steps to focus on saving the money that you do make. Of course, this is true for everybody,...

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Jazz, pop, and big band library

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A newly revised virtual instrument library featuring over 75,000 samples created in collaboration with jazz sampled instrument specialist Straight Ahead Samples, served up as 13 solo brass and sax instruments ideal for jazz, funk, pop, R&B, and much more besides for Native Instruments’ industry-standard...

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Limited edition MS-20 mini

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

The Korg MS-20 mini is now available as a limited-edition white monotone variation model. This model is the first new colour to appear in the nearly 40 years since the original unit went on sale in 1978. Based on the black that is emblematic of the MS-20’s distinctive presence, this new model...

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Roles in the Music Industry

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Building your team as an artist can be incredibly overwhelming – especially when roles in the music industry are so loosely defined and everyone does a bit of everything. Still, there are some hard and fast rules about which team members do what. To get you started, here is a handy mini-field...

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