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Cheap Synthesizer Roundup

Get impressive features, sounds and tone shaping while staying within your budget with one of these inexpensive synths.

RapidComposer 2.0 Update

MusicDevelopments updated their RapidComposer software to v2, now with improved interface and reliability.

Waldorf Rocket Synthesizer

The Rocket Synthesizer from Waldorf is a compact synth that can run up to 8 oscillators in unison.

Traktor DJ for iPad

Native Instruments introduces the Traktor DJ iPad app, featuring the same technology behind Traktor Pro, optimized for touch screen use.

How To Sell Your Own App Or Music On iTunes

iTunes provides a great deal of convenience to musicians and music lovers. Because iTunes is a popular place for users to download music and apps, it’s a good idea to get your music or your app on this platform if you want to make a name for your band or even generate some revenue. But how do you get your own music or app on iTunes?

Here's Your Chance to Be The Next Big Music Producer

Carvin and Ivan Productions, in partnership with B&J Entertainment, is looking for "The Next Hit Music Producer", and it might just be you.

Prime Loops Vintage Machine Drums

Prime Loops introduces the Vintage Machine Drums collection, featuring one-shot samples of popular analog and digital drum machines.

Impact The Synthesizer Has On Music

There have been many technological advances during the last hundred years alone.

8 Ways to Use Your Tablet to Become a Better Musician

Working musicians are always looking for ways to improve their technique and keep their instruments in tune.

Hit Like A Girl 2013 Drums Contest

Female drummers worldwide are invited to join the second annual drumming contest - Hit Like A Girl 2013.

The Best In-Ear Monitors

To help you hear your music better and as a result play even better, we present the best in-ear monitors that are currently available.

Cheap Electronic Drum Set

If you are looking to expand your percussion sounds or you need a good practice kit, without breaking the bank, then check out these cheap electronic drum sets.

Fujifilm Flexible Film Speaker

Fujifilm unveiled their latest innovation, an electroacoustic film speaker that can bend or fold while producing sound.

Virsyn Winter Promo and 64 bit OSX Update

Virsyn announces the availability of native 64 bit Mac OS X versions of six of their popular plugins, and also announces their Winter Promo.

NAMM 2013 - WiMN "She Rocks Awards"

The NAMM Show hosted the first annual Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) breakfast and She Rocks Awards.

History Of The Earliest Rock Recordings: Getting A New Sound Out Of R&B

The term rock and roll probably has its origins in the jargon used by sailors to describe the motions of ships...

Best of NAMM 2013

There were heaps of new products announced at Winter NAMM this year - here's some of what caught our eye...

Behringer CMD DJ Controllers with Deckadance Software

Behringer teams up with Fruity Loops developer Image Line to release a full range of CMD DJ Controllers bundled with Deckadance Software.

NAMM 2013 - Mackie DL/DLM PA System

Mackie's DL806 Mixer and DLM Series Powered Loudspeakers are now on display at the 2013 Winter NAMM.

Behringer NEKKST Studio Monitors

Behringer teams up with KRK Founder Keith R. Klawitter to create the NEKKST K5 and K8 Studio Monitors.

NAMM 2013 - Turbosound Milan Powered Speakers

Turbosound is all set to introduce its brand new Milan Series Powered Loudspeakers at the 2013 NAMM Show.

Four New Behringer Digital Mixers

Behringer expands their X32 Line of Digital Mixers with four new models - X32 Compact, X32 Producer, X32 Rack and X32 Core.

TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch 2

TC-Helicon announces the arrival of the successor to its popular vocal effects processor and looper - VoiceLive Touch 2.

Nektar Panorama P1 DAW Controller

Nektar introduces the Panorama P1, a keyboard-less USB DAW controller featuring deep integration with Reason and Cubase.

NAMM 2013 - Wheelharp

Antiquity Music introduces the Wheelharp, a keyboard based instrument that lets you orchestrate actual bowed strings.

NAMM 2013 - Novation Launchkey Series

Novation's introduces the new Launchkey Series of keyboard controllers, their centerpiece at the coming 2013 NAMM Show.

NAMM 2013 - New Effect Rack Models

The Effect Rack, a nifty and versatile rack holder, is set to debut with 3 new models at the coming 2013 NAMM Show.

Fostex TH-900 Headphone and HP-A8C Headphone Amplifier

Fostex introduces the TH-900 headphone and the HP-A8C headphone amplifier, sold separately but designed to work well as a bundle.

NAMM 2013 - Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre

Focusrite introduces the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre, bringing their popular transformer-based mic preamp into the smaller 500 series format.

Mastering A Song - Is It Really Necessary?

Before we get into discussing whether mastering a song is really necessary, let's take a moment to consider what mastering really is.