Hitsquad News for Musicians

Softube Mix Bundle in ProChannel Module Format

Cakewalk unveils the updated Softube Mix Bundle, a collection of audio mixing tools, now available in SONAR X1 Producer Expanded ProChannel Module Format.

Live And Unsigned 2012

UPDATE: Live and Unsigned 2012 will be filmed by SKY TV when the auditions begin in January.

Gibson acquires the Stanton Group which includes KRK Systems, Stanton DJ and Cerwin Vega

Gibson welcomes the Stanton group into its Gibson Pro Audio family, and soon they will combine their efforts to offer new pro audio and DJ equipment.

Composing and Producing Electronic Music Course at Berkleemusic.com

Berkleemusic.com now offers an online music course on Composing and Producing Electronic Music and is set to begin on January 9, 2012.

Pioneer CDJ-850 and CDJ-350 digital media players with new colors

To complement your style, Pioneer DJ unveils new color options for their popular DJ digital media players: CDJ-850 and the CDJ-350.

ISC Sing your Heart Out Valentine's Day Channel

Myxer together with ISC will host a special Valentine's Day Channel showcasing the best submitted love songs as free mobile ringtones.

DAW Software

We have compiled a list of the best Paid and Free DAW software along with descriptions to help you in selecting which DAW suits your set up, budget, and music production needs.

Best Free DJ Software

We have compiled our recommended list of the Best Free DJ Software which will have you mixing and scratching in no time.

The 2nd Annual Intel Superstars Competition

Intel, together with OurStage, Orange OPC, Cakewalk, Gibson Guitars and Blue Microphones bring us the 2nd Annual Intel Superstars Competition.

Indie ADpak for Addictive Drums

XLN Audio unveiled their newest ADpak for Addictive Drums, the Indie ADpak, featuring tape recorded acoustic drums, has just been released.

Moog Sound Lab Season Two

Moog Music has teamed up with Spin.com and started Moog Sound Lab Season 2, giving artists a chance to experiment with synthesis and soundscaping.

Korg Monomania Sound Contest: Win Monotribe and Monotron Prizes

[Gold-plated Monotribe - click to enlarge] Korg are promoting their Monotron analogue ribbon synthesizer and Monotribe analogue ribbon station with a cool contest which includes the first prize of a 24-karat Gold plated Monotribe.

Secrets of House Music Production for iPad

Sample Magic has released a fully interactive iPad app version of their book - Secrets of house Music Production.

4th Annual Do The Jingle Contest from SafeAuto

SafeAuto is looking for talented singers and groups to perform their version of the famous SafeAuto jingle in 60 seconds or less.

Independent Musicians have earned over $200 Million In Royalties through CD Baby

CD Baby has paid over $200 million directly to musicians and is still expected to grow and cross the quarter billion dollar threshold in 2012.

Pioneer DDJ-Ergo-V Controller now supports Serato DJ Intro Software

Pioneer's DDJ-Ergo-V Controller with firmware version 1.10 is is now compatible with the Serato DJ Intro Software.

The LM6 Radar Loudness Meter will support the new AAX Plug-in Format

TC Electronic announced that the LM6 Radar Loudness Meter will support the AAX format right from the start, at its release in December.

Gobbler Sign-up and Referral Promos

Gobbler is progressing well and as a token of appreciation, Gobbler has a number of giveaways and discounts for both new members and referrers.

MC3 Studio Monitor Controller from Radial Engineering

Radial Engineering has unveiled the MC3 Studio Monitor Controller, a passive monitor switcher and headphone amp designed for smaller production studios.

Sonar X1 Production Suite

Cakewalk is now shipping their latest music making software bundle, the Sonar X1 Production Suite

Gigstarz - Earn Money with your Music Videos

Gigstarz is a free online streaming video business platform, where you can earn from your video performances.

Special Deal on Komplete Audio 6 interface from Native Instruments

PC4K S-Type Channel Compressor for Sonar X1 Producer Expanded

Cakewalk unveils the new PC4K S-Type Channel Compressor which adds vintage compression to every channel strip of Sonar X1 Producer Expanded.

SurCode 2.0 for Dolby E

Minnetonka Audio has unveiled the new SurCode 2.0, which now supports full Dolby E encoding and decoding.

FL Studio for Android is in development!

GarageBand now compatibile with iPhone and iPod Touch

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS to version 1.1 and is now a universal app featuring compatibility with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Korg Offers $500 Rebate on their SV-1 Stage Piano

Korg USA have just announced that they are giving a $500.00 mail-in rebate on both the 73-key and 88-key models of their SV-1 (Stage Vintage) Piano.

Native Instruments introduces DAMAGE by Heavyocity

Native Instruments has released DAMAGE, a virtual instrument that provides cinematic percussion and impact sound effects that implies "damage". It is available in stores worldwide.

Rock producer Romesh Dodangoda upgrades to SSL Alpha-Link Converters

“Everything I record goes through Alpha-Link… the sound of those converters is just brilliant.”

Studio Devil Windows based Plug-ins now have 64-bit Support

After updating their Mac plug-ins, Studio Devil has added the same 64 bit support to their Windows based guitar amplifier / effects plug-ins.