Hitsquad News for Musicians

Learn to Track with Pro Tools|HD Native and Icon

Avid's Tom Graham, Brian Carter and Gil Gowing will share professional tips in tracking with Pro Tools|HD Native system and Icon D-Control.

Korg Mega Micro Giveaway

Korg continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Micro with the Mega Micro Giveaway, where they will be giving away a Micro series product every month.

SONiVOX Dubstep Destruction Tools

Dubstep Destruction Tools feature four Dubstep music production software from Sonivox, including Wobble, Vocalizer, Twist and Pulse.

Urban Dreamz from Prime Loops

Urban Dreamz is a sample pack by Prime Loops designed for creating contemporary pop style music.

Radio Max Music Loops from ModernBeats

Radio Max is a 814MB sized loop library that contains over 200 Pop Radio music loops, 600 files in 3 formats (WAV/AIFF/REX2).

Skanner XT from Native Instruments

Skanner XT is a Komplete instrument library and sound resource with a focus on unconventional tone and expression.

Dub Reggae from Ueberschall

Ueberschall's Reggae Dub is a sample library that gives you a fusion of Roots Reggae and modern Dub vibes.

Dual Brains. Wanted. - Be Hired by Native Instruments

Native Instruments launches "Dual Brains. Wanted. " - a major recruiting campaign with a new online career center.

Blue Cat Freeware Pack II

Blue Cat Audio released and updated their free audio plug-ins bundle for Mac and PC - Freeware Pack II.

Dark Planet VST Sound Instrument Set

Steinberg's Dark Planet Add-On features new loops and instruments that are designed for cinematic scoring and ambient background music.

Band-in-a-Box 2012 for Mac

PG-Music updates the Mac version of their music accompaniment software, Band-in-a-Box 2012, with over 50 new features and 101 additional RealTracks.

FL Studio 10.5 Beta with Performance Mode

Image-Line wants to break into live music and performance territory with FL Studio v10.5 beta - featuring a cool Performance mode.

Komplete Audio 6 Price Drop

Native Instruments drops the price of their 6 channel audio interface - Komplete Audio 6.

Win a SONiVOX Wobble

Sonivox is giving out five boxed copies of Wobble - their Dubstep grime generator synthesizer.

Micro Kits 02 by Twisted Tools

Micro Kits 02 is the second twisted drum kits sample pack from Twisted Tools, for use with Maschine, Kontakt, Battery, Reaktor and EXS24.

Pioneer HDJ-1500 DJ Headphones

The HDJ-1500 by Pioneer is designed to deliver quality sound reproduction in a stylish look designed for pro DJs.

Capstan 1.1 update

Celemony updates their professional recording restoration software Capstan to version 1.1 with multiple track fixing and a new rental model.

Soundation Studio Community

Soundation Studio, a web browser based DAW, is adding community and social features to their service.

Korg microMadness Video Contest

Show off your microKorg skills and win prizes with the microMadness video contest.

Ableton teams up with SoundCloud

Ableton celebrates their SoundCloud teamup with a music making contest and by giving away free 5 month SoundCloud Pro accounts to Live users.

Traktor Pro 2.5 Remix

Traktor Pro 2.5 with Remix Decks is set for a May 30, 2012 release, coinciding with the arrival of its partner DJ controller Traktor Kontrol F1.

Pipes for Kontakt

AudioThing's Pipes is a collection of pipe sounds for Kontakt which includes cardboard tubes, aluminum spray cans, dreamcatchers and PVC pipes.

Golden Ensembles 3 by Musicrow

Musicrow packed 44 ensembles in one package with the Golden Ensembles 3 for Native Instruments Reaktor 5.

Nuendo Live

Nuendo Live is a multitrack recording solution fine tuned to capture live performances - be it small clubs or big concert events.

Propellerhead Rack Extensions Technology and Store

Rack Extensions improve the compatibility of the Reason rack, by allowing third party developers create instruments and effects for Reason.

Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini now with Pro Tools Express

Avid has bundled their portable audio interfaces - Mbox and Mbox Mini with Pro Tools Express software at no additional charge.

The Best Music Production Software

Here at Hitsquad we've been bringing you the top software for music production since 1995, now we present the best programs available today.

Help a Music Project Win a $2500 Grant Just by Voting

The free grant service Good Maker currently has a challenge called 'Make Music' where they are giving away a $2500 grant to whichever project gets the most votes.

Pioneer RMX-1000 - DJ Remixing System

Pioneer RMX-1000 is a DJ remixing system that features remix effects and rhythmic sampling.

Analog Anomalies from Puremagnetik

Analog Anomalies is a free Live Pack for Ableton's Analog Instrument.