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  • Web Roundups
    12 Places You Can Download Quality EDM Samples for FreeFree edm roundup 400
    Samples. You can love them or you can hate them. But what you can't do is avoid them, or their use in Electronic Dance Music production. In addition to paid content, there are many great sample libraries that are completely free, made available by independent sound designers and top production houses. In this article, I want to share with you some free EDM sample resources, and also some of the free sample libraries I have stashed away in my personal sound library that I find myself using often.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    The Complete List of Audio Gear You'll Need for Your PodcastPodcastinggearpreview400
    Dreaming of starting a podcast? Then you've got a lot of work to do. Besides planning content, finding co-hosts and negotiating advertising deals, you've got to get some gear—audio gear. We surveyed 20 podcasts to find out what they use, and we'll explain the results in detail in this post.Read More…
  • Buyers Guides
    Everything You Need to Know to Get Into Hardware Modular SynthsIntro euro modules by g p macklin flickr retina
    When you first see a modular synth, you may be reminded of an old telephone center, where operators made connections manually with cables. If you haven't heard of these large instruments before, it's better late than never. They're coming back, and leading audio and music producer magazines have been covering the topic this year. In this tutorial we'll give you all you need to know to get your own.Read More…
  • Logic Pro
    The Logic Pro X FactorLogicproxpreview400
    As a user of Logic since version 7, I love the innovation that Apple keeps bringing to the app, but making a major leap with your primary DAW can be a dicey affair. In this article I'll do my best to help you decide whether to make the switch to Logic Pro X, and make the transition easier.Read More…
  • Buyers Guides
    5 Tips for Selecting DJ EquipmentPreview
    Want to become a DJ? Then it's time to get some gear. Here are five quick tips from Yousif Hazboun that will help you buy the right stuff.Read More…
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    Mobile Audio – GuitarJack Model 2 ReviewPreview
    Sonoma WireWorks have updated their very popular iPhone interface, GuitarJack. GuitarJack. Model 2 is now out and is compatible with all the latest versions of iPhones, iPods and iPads. Read More…
  • General
    What Is the Best DAW for Beginners?Preview
    If you're getting started with audio production, it won't be long before you have to start making decisions. These decisions will potentially cost you lots of time and money. And one of the first of these decisions is about software - which digital audio workstation (DAW) software should you choose?Read More…
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    Audiotuts+ Top 6 Software SynthsPreview
    I remember discovering pro synths way back in 1982. I was amazed - with one instrument you could create almost any sound you could imagine. I fell in love with them. Now we can do all that with software. About a month ago I asked you what you thought was the best software synth. You answered. Five synths stood out above the rest. In this article we explore them. [Update August 3rd: After I read NaitaOni's comment, I added a section for Synth1.]Read More…
  • Buyers Guides
    Tuts+ Solid Gold Bundle!!!Bundle preview
    The first Tuts+ bundle is finally here! An exclusive bundle of eleven fabulous items for an astonishingly low price!Read More…
  • Instruments
    How to Select the Best Acoustic Guitar for YouPreview
    I am an acoustic guitar lover. I have been playing guitar since I was a kid but it wasn't until I was 22 that I started loving my acoustic guitar much more than I ever did my electric. Recently I had to sell my acoustic in order to buy a new one. Sounds peculiar but due to travel constraints I couldn't travel with all my guitars, forcing me to sell my precious acoustic. Read More…
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    20 Windows DAWs Worth UsingPreview
    Most of the world use Windows computers, so the chances are you're one of them. So if you want to produce music on your computer, what are your options? Fortunately there are a heap of them - most of the big name digital audio workstation software works fine on Windows, and they're not your only choices. So sit down and take a menu. We list the "big gun" software you can choose from, some inexpensive (less than $100) alternatives, and a few free options.Read More…
  • General
    Audio Apps - The Mac App Store Day 1Appstore icon
    The Mac App Store has just opened, and the first day was an unqualified success, with the download of over a million apps. What will the app store mean for audio software, and the future of the Mac? We have a look at the audio apps available on Day 1.Read More…