6 Pre-Production Tips to Avoid Problems

6 Pre-Production Tips to Avoid Problems

Pre-production is one of the most underestimated phases in recording an album. It is the phase where the artist (or band), the musicians, the music teacher, and the producer sit down to hear the whole song in its barest form. This is where parts are tweaked or changed altogether, and this is when people fix […]

AKAI MPK mini MK3 USB MIDI Keyboard Has Just Been Released!

AKAI MPKmini mk3 USB MIDI Keyboard

Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, has released MPK mini MK3, the 3rd generation of the world’s best-selling USB MIDI keyboard controller, MPK mini. For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool needed to create hit songs from the start. For the working professional, MPK […]

MPC Beats Free Beat Making Software Released by AKAI Professional

AKAI Free MPC Beats Software

Akai Professional is proud to announce the release of MPC Beats – a new free beat making software! This DAW brings the legendary MPC music creation workflow to anyone interested in making music, regardless of experience level. Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the latest addition to […]

Drumsynth500 by AIR – Best Drum Machine VST/AU Plugin

The DrumSynth500 drum machine plugin, created in collaboration with AKAI and Alesis, breaks new ground and offers eight drum sounds, six of which are generated with oscillators. Four different combinations of syntheses and samples with nine parameters each can be found on the clear interface. The structure is identical for all sounds: nine controls, an […]

Electra 2.8 Soft Synthesizer – New Update Available Now

Tone2 Electra 2.8 New Update

Tone2 Audio has updated the synthesizer-workstation Electra to v2.8. It is a major update, which is available for free. It includes a big GUI with 6 different sizes, enhanced sound, higher performance, new features, and lots of improvements. Electra 2.8 is downward compatible with all previous versions. All existing song projects and patches can be […]

FabFilter Saturn 2 Multiband Saturator VST Released

FabFilter Saturn 2 Released

The popular software company FabFilter releases Saturn 2, the long-awaited update of the multiband Saturator and Distortion plugin effect. A new design and new features are waiting for us. Linear phase processing, new distortion models, and improved visual support in the modulation area deserve special mention here. Overall, certainly more than a worthwhile update. At […]

Audiomodern Playbeat 2.0 VST New Update Available

Audiomodern Playbeat 2.0 New Update

Playbeat is a Creative Groove Randomizer plugin that generates beats and patterns for you. Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch, Volume, and more. Load, or drag-n-drop your own sounds and Generate up to four patterns simultaneously to get Polyrhythms. Its unique […]

Best Websites For Music Production Collaboration

Top Best Websites For Music Production Collaboration

Sharing your work with others is a beautiful thing, but creating one with somebody with similar tastes is even better. We have all been stuck in a production of a certain track. The itchy feeling when you simply can’t get pass one point, and no matter what you do next – it just does not […]

Benefits Of Mixing With Headphones (+Mixing Tricks)

Benefits Of Audio Mixing With Headphones

Studio speaker monitors and well-acoustically-treated rooms in all honor, but the fact remains – it’s great to do professional mixing with just a pair of studio headphones. All that is needed is some patience and some experience. In fact, there are a lot of benefits to mixing in headphones. So let’s start with the positive […]

10 Vintage Ingenious Synthesizers Of All Time

10 Ingenious Analog Synthesizers Of All Time (Cover)

Vintage synthesizers have not only shaped the musical landscape of the past decades – but they are also in great demand in modern productions. We won’t go into very technical details, so this is an easy read, a kind of short history of the most ingenious vintage synthesizers everyone should know. Minimoog (Model D) Synthesizer […]