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New HDJ-500 series DJ Headphones from Pioneer

DEVO win Moog Innovation Award

DEVO win Moog Innovation Award

Music Software Weekly - September 3, 2010

Music Software Weekly - September 3, 2010 Vol. 14, No. 35

VOCALIZER - A Creative New Tool For Vocalists

VOCALIZER - A Creative New Tool For Vocalists

Eventide Anthology II Extended Upgrade Offer

Eventide Anthology II Extended Upgrade Offer

VST MIDI Sequencers

VSTi MIDI Sequencers

The Top 10 Free VST Virtual Instruments

Maybe you're just starting out with VST Plugins, or maybe your an old hand, whatever the case this list of the most popular free VSTi plugins on SMM will give you some ideas for adding to your collection of virtual instruments.

Free Love: Download 1 GB of Free Loops & Samples

ModernBeats Releases 3 Volume Ethnic Sample Library

Random Wave Music Releases New Avant-Garde Sound Bank and GUI Set for Cakewalk Z3TA+ 1.5.3

Random Wave Music Releases New Avant-Garde Sound Bank and GUI Set for Cakewalk Z3TA+ 1.5.3

Last Chance to Win ACID Pro 7

There is only one day left to get your entries in to the ACID Pro 7 competition presented by Hitsquad.com and Sony Creative Software.

Beat Making Tutorials

Beat Making Tutorials While surfing around YouTube I came across some interesting Beat Making Tutorials and decided to share them with you.  

ACID Pro 7 Competition

Your chance to win a free copy of ACID Pro 7 worth $299.95!

Free Alternatives to Auto Tune

If you're looking for free auto tune software then you've come to the right place. Andy Hildebrand who developed methods for interpreting seismic data, later realized that his creation could be used to detect, analyze, and modify pitch - little did he know how much his invention would shake up music production (read the full story of Auto-Tune on Wikipedia).

FL VST Plugins

FL VST Plugins - where to get them and how to install them in FL Studio.

Digidesign updates the ICON D-Command ES worksurface

Digidesign has announced the newly-updated ICON D-Command ES worksurface, which features the same stunning aesthetics as its larger sibling, but in a compact design.

Weekly Editor's Choice Award - LiveSlice v1.47

LiveSlice is a beat slicer and arranger intended to be played live - like an instrument. Everything can be controlled by MIDI, fine tuned in the GUI and seamlessly integrated in your midi sequencer - all in one creative workflow.

Yamaha announces the new MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator

Yamaha has announced the new MOTIF-RACK XS Tone Generator, combining music-making versatility, comprehensive control, and sheer sonic power in a convenient rack-mountable package.

Yamaha introduces KX Series USB Keyboard Studios

Yamaha introduces the KX Series USB MIDI Studio, built for discerning keyboard players on stage or in the studio featuring a high-quality Yamaha keyboard, numerous creative control features, and advan

Music Software Popularity Index - 2007 Q3

Digital Music Doctor announces the results of the Music Software Internet Popularity Index for Third Quarter 2007.

Weekly Editor's Choice Award - Edrum Monitor v1.0

Edrum monitor was originally created to add more options to Admir's Edrum 8ch, 16ch, and 22ch drum modules and is also compatible with any drum module with midi output ability.

Weekly Editor's Choice Award - Zebra v2.1

Zebra is a wireless modular synthesizer that combines subtractive and additive synthesis with a powerful modulation engine and built-in effects section. Check it out.

Weekly Editor's Choice Award - Mashup v2.2

Mashup is a delay effect with an internal variable length step sequencer.

Carvin endorse Derek Sherinian and the Carvin KB1015 keyboard amp

Derek is the preeminent keyboardist having toured or recorded with Alice Cooper, KISS, Dream Theater; Billy Idol, Platypus and Planet X

Experiments with removing vocals

Like most people who digitize music, I've often wondered what instrumental versions of my favorite songs sound like. I like listening to drums and getting rid of the vocals is occasionally an aid to my enjoyment.

Tutorial: Cassette to MP3/WAV

A lot of people seem stumped when it comes to converting tape recordings to the MP3 format. 'What software should I use?' and 'how do I connect my cassette player to the PC?' are two of the most common questions we receive.

Sites where you can get your music reviewed

Excerpted from 'The Indie Contact Newsletter'. Before you get a deal, maybe you should consider getting a few reviews under your belt. Find out how you appear to others.

DFreqTIP - Extracting the Lead Vocal

Copyright 2001 by Scott R. Garrigus. Reprinted with permission. In DigiFreq issue 10, I talked about how you can remove the main vocal part from a prerecorded song to be left with only the backing tracks for karaoke and other purposes.

WAV to MIDI - the tutorial you've been waiting for

Here, we answer an age-old question.