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.

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 Coming Soon - NAMM 2015

Avid kicks off the 2015 NAMM show with a special announcement, introducing the next version of their popular digital audio workstation, Pro Tools 12.

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.

The Best Reverb Plugin Roundup

Giving your music the right space and ambiance can spell the difference between good and great music production.

Audacity v2.0.6 Update

Freeware multi-platform music production software Audacity is updated to v2.0.6, featuring various improvements and bug fixes.

Reason 8 Update

Propellerhead announces the release of the 8th version of their popular DAW software Reason, now with refreshed interface and faster workflow.

Novation Audiohub 2x4

Novation introduces Audiohub 2x4, an audio interface that doubles as a USB hub, ideal for electronic music production.

ATC SCM20ASL Pro Active and SCM20PSL Pro Passive Reference Monitors

ATC releases two new nearfield reference monitors - the SCM20ASL Pro Active V2 and the new SCM20PSL Pro Passive.

Studiologic Numa Organ 2

Studiologic introduces the second iteration of the Numa Organ, with more vintage organ models, more effects and improved patch editor.

Mackie Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors

Mackie has started shipping the new Creative Reference multimedia monitor line, with two new models to start with - the CR3 and CR4.

Focusrite Scarlett Solo

Focusrite announces the upcoming release of the Scarlett Solo, said to be the company's most affordable audio interface to date.

iKlip Stage from IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia releases the iKlip Stage, a free score management and page turning app for the iPad.

Genelec 1237A and 1238A Three-way Smart Active Monitors

Genelec releases the 1237A and 1238A Three-way Smart Active Monitors (SAM), with built-in intelligent tuning compensation.

RØDE NT-USB Microphone

RØDE introduces the NT-USB studio-grade microphone with built-in USB connectivity, fully compatible with Windows, Mac and iOS.

Novation Launch Control XL

Novation unveils the bigger and updated Launchpad Control XL, their latest controller hardware designed for Ableton Live.

iRig MIDI 2

IK Multimedia announces the availability of the new iRig MIDI 2, their 2nd generation MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac/PC.

M-Audio Oxygen MK2

M-Audio updated Oxygen for 2014, these new portable MIDI keyboards feature more controls, improved layout and bundled synth software.

Roland AIRA System-1 Plug-out Synthesizer and SH-101 Soft Synth

Roland's AIRA System-1 Plug-out Synthesizer is now available, and the first software "plug-out" SH-101 is revealed.

The Best Cheap MIDI Keyboard Roundup

Don't let budget constraints stop you from getting the simplicity and added musical expression that MIDI keyboards provide. There are now plenty of great quality MIDI keyboards that can be had for under $100, and we recommend the ones that offer impressive and practical functions.

iRig Voice - Mic for iOS and Android

IK Multimedia releases iRig Voice, a vocal microphone for iOS and Android Devices, available in 5 different colors.

Mackie Expands SRM Powered Speaker Line

Mackie introduces two new SRM series speakers, the SRM750 1600W Dual 15" powered loud speaker and the SRM2850 1600W Dual 18" Powered Subwoofer.

The Best Cheap Studio Monitors Currently Available

Here are the best of the currently available affordable studio monitors which are perfectly suited for home recording setups

Aerodrums - Play Drums on Air

Aerodrums, the fully functional drum kit that utilizes motion capture technology to let you play drums on air, is now available.