Hitsquad News for Musicians

This is where you will find all the latest news for musicians with information on new products and services ranging from the latest musician software to DJ equipment, synths, recording gear, effects and more.

New Dynaudio LYD Studio Monitors

The Denmark based audio equipment company Dynaudio are now shipping their new line of studio monitors.

Reason 9 Update

Propellerhead updated their popular music production software Reason to version 9, now with pitch editing and other new feature.

Peavey RBN Series Speaker Cabinets

Peavey introduces two new speaker cabinets, the RBN 112 powered speaker and RBN 215 powered subwoofer.

IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console App

IK Multimedia introduces the Lurssen Mastering Console app, co-developed by the multi-Grammy winning Lurssen Mastering Studio in Los Angeles.

Pro Tools v12.5 Update

Avid updated Pro Tools to version 12.5, introducing enhancements and new features, most notable of which is the implementation of Avid Cloud Collaboration.

Improve Your Lyrics With Liptikl

Songwriting isn't always easy, sometimes you can get stuck trying to find the best lyrical ideas, and that's where the app Liptikl comes in.

Tracktion T7

Tracktion unveils the latest version of their flagship DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, the Tracktion T7, with improved interface and productivity tools.

A New Way to Find The Best Music Gear: Gearank

Gearank.com is a website we're working on that provides a new way to find out about music gear that you're interested in adding to your kit.

Melodyne Studio Edition v4

Celemony introduces the fourth iteration of Melodyne, now with improved sound editor that allow for even more freedom to manipulate sound.

The Best Cheap MIDI Keyboard Roundup

Don't let budget constraints stop you from getting the added musical expression that MIDI keyboards provide. There are now plenty of great quality MIDI keyboards that can be bought for under $100 - here are our recommendations.

Best Electronic Drum Set Over $500

Electronic drum sets have come a long way over the years with the quality improving to the point that they're now used not just for practice, but everywhere that you would find acoustic kit being played from cover bands, to major concerts, and recording sessions.

Korg iDS-10 Synthesizer App

Korg introduces the iDS-10, a virtual analog synthesizer app for the iPhone, complete with patching function that lets you synthesize your own sounds.

Ableton Live 9.5 Update

Ableton releases Live version 9.5, a free update to existing users that adds more features, more sounds and samples and improved interface.

Traktor Kontrol S5

Native Instruments expands their DJ System line with the new Traktor Kontrol S5, a portable 4-channel DJ system with hi-resolution display.

Pro Tools Update v12.2 and Ableton Live Update v9.2.2

Two of today's biggest music production software have updates released, v12.2 for Pro Tools and v9.2.2 for Ableton Live.

Audacity v2.1.1

The Popular free digital audio workstation (DAW) software Audacity is updated to version 2.1.1, featuring multiple interface, workflow and effects plug-in improvements.

Reason 8.3 Update

Propellerhead updates Reason to version 8.3, adding the new RV7000 mkII convolution reverb along with other user requested features.

PreSonus Studio One v3

It took them three long years, but PreSonus has finally launched the third iteration of their popular DAW software, called Studio One 3.

FL Studio v12 Released

After a period of beta testing, Image Line released the 12th iteration of their popular music production software FL Studio.

Propellerhead Updates Reason, Take and Figure

Propellerhead just released an update for their popular music production software Reason, along with updates to their OS music apps: Take and Figure.

Ableton Live 9.2 Beta

Ableton is updating their popular music production software, Live, to version 9.2 and they are making the beta version available to testers.

The Best Microphones For Home Recording

We bring you the best microphones for home recording, versatile condenser and dynamic mics that excel in home studio setups.

Pro Tools 12

Update: Pro Tools 12 is out, available in four variants with the flagship version being Pro Tools | HD. Other variants include Pro Tools, Pro Tools Express and the free entry-level version Pro Tools | First.

Bitwig Studio v1.2 Sneak Preview at NAMM 2015

Bitwig is giving us a sneeak preview of the upcoming version 1.2 update for their music production software, Bitwig Studio, at the 2015 NAMM Show.

Steinberg Cubase 8 Updated

Steinberg released a maintenance update for the 8th version of their popular music production software - Cubase.

Propellerhead Discover Beta - Free Online Music Collaboration Service

Propellerhead launches Discover, a free online platform where users of their music production software and iOS apps can share ideas and" make music together".

FL Studio 12 Beta

Image Line releases FL Studio 12 Beta, giving FL Studio owners a peek into the popular DAW software's upcoming version.

Soundplant 42 - Turn Your QWERTY Keyboard into a Sampler

Marcel Blum has released the updated SoundPlant 42, a software that will let you assign and trigger samples on your QWERTY keyboard.

iZotope Ozone 6 and Ozone 6 Advanced

Mastering app Ozone is updated to v6, and iZotope also releases a professional version of the app called Ozone 6 Advanced.

Melody College - Online Music Courses

Take face-to-face music lessons where there is internet connection with the new web-based tuition platform called Melody College.