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Keith McMillen Instruments Updates K-MIX Editor

Keith McMillen Instruments has updated their K-MIX Editor software editor for OS X to version 1.2. The new combination software and K-MIX firmware update for the K-MIX mixer, in addition to numerous bug fixes... Read more »

The Grand Design Deluxe Edition

If you have discovered Grand Designs — the incredible documentary about the music and career of iconic guitarist Carl Verheyen — then you know that Carl's new album, The Grand Design, is loaded with killer songs... Read more »

Toontrack Releases Product Manager

Need help managing all your libraries and software from Toontrack — keeping track of downloads, updates, etc.? Now it's easy with Product Manager a new free utility from Toontrack that keeps track of all your... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases Guitar Rig 5.2.2

Native Instruments' GUITAR RIG has been updated to version 5.2.2. This update fixes a number of small bugs and crashes. The main feature of this new update is to introduces "usage data tracking." According to Native... Read more »

DAW Tip: Filter out MIDI “Ghost Notes”

When you record a live MIDI track into your DAW, a brush of your finger, a slight hesitation, or a software glitch might create one or more extra "ghost notes" that have either very low velocities or super-short... Read more »

Soundtoys Releases 5.0.3 update for Mac Users

Close on the heels of their discovering a problem in v5.0.2, Soundtoys has just released Soundtoys 5.0.3 installers for Mac users. They have issued the following urgent statement: "We strongly recommend that all Mac... Read more »

Free Home Studio Handbook from Disc Makers

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another free must-have how to guide: The Home Studio Handbook! This guide provides information on everything you need to know about recording in your home. From building an... Read more »

Line 6 Introduces Helix Edit Software

The Line 6 Helix is an amazingly powerful amp/effects modeler, yet it's also quite easy to use. Now, to make tone creation with the Helix even easier, Line 6 has released the Helix Edit Software for Mac and Windows... Read more »

SONAR for OS X Coming This Fall!

Cakewalk made a huge announcement today: an Alpha version of SONAR OS X will be released this fall! "Ever since SONAR appeared, Apple users have been asking for a Mac version," states Cakewalk CTO Noel Borthwick... Read more »

Focusrite Scarlett — The Second Generation!

Focusrite's Scarlett family of audio interfaces is said to be the best-selling series of audio interfaces in the world, and now the Scarlett family has been updated! Welcome, Generation 2 Scarlett USB audio... Read more »

Shure SM58 Celebrates 50!

Mic Month 2016 may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late for one final shout out: the Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old just a few weeks ago! Introduced in March of 1966 at the... Read more »

Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FpqAqOK-wU Mitch Gallagher sits down with two outstanding mastering engineers: Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen from Lurssen Mastering. Lurssen Mastering has mastered for Elton John... Read more »

FXpansion Releases Geist2

FXpansion has released Geist2, the latest incarnation of their award-winning Geist sound-sculpting and beat-production system. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), under 64-bit AAX... Read more »

Sweetwater Hosts Worship Connect

The recent Worship Connect event at Sweetwater was a workshop designed to help worship leaders, techs, and musicians become better leaders and artists within their community. This was a unique opportunity to get... Read more »

Is My MOTU AVB Interface Compatible with iOS?

All AVB-equipped MOTU interfaces are compatible with iPad/iOS (utilizing the Apple Camera Connection Kit) and other USB 2.0 audio class-compliant hosts. This includes the following MOTU interfaces: 1248 8M 16A 112D... Read more »

UVI Releases Falcon v1.1.3

UVI has updated their hybrid software instrument Falcon to version 1.1.3. In addition to numerous optimization and bug fixes, the new update includes: Plug-in version's UI is now resizableAdded input and output gain... Read more »

Vox Releases Tone Room App for Android

Vox has added Android support to their Tone Room amp for USB-equipped Vox amplifiers, such as the VX II, VT20X, VT40X, and VT100X, and more. Tone Room allows for easier editing of your favorite amp models and... Read more »

Victor Wooten Rocks Sweetwater

Our good friend and bass player supreme Victor Wooten recently stopped by Sweetwater to shoot some videos on behalf of Hartke bass amps. While he was here, he treated the company to an impromptu jam session on our... Read more »

Sweetwater Creation Station Pro Audio Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D06kvC8DOzU Mitch Gallagher presents the 2016 line of Creation Station Pro Audio Computers, designed by Sweetwater. After the video, learn more about the various Creation Station... Read more »

Next-generation Creation Station Music/Audio Computers Arrive!

Sweetwater has released the latest-generation of our Creation Station Windows PC computers — and the new machines are the state of the art for music creation and audio production! There are four models in the... Read more »

Soundtoys 5 Updated to v5.0.2

Soundtoys has updated their Soundtoys 5 plug-in suite to version 5.0.2. In addition to numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements, these are the main new features: Plug-ins with the Analog Mode option now have... Read more »

PreSonus Unveils Presence XT Editor and Studio One 3.2.2

PreSonus's Presence XT sample player, as found in the company's Studio One 3 DAW, is a powerful sample-based instrument offering tons of great sounds. Now Presence XT has been opened up for creative musicians... Read more »

Arturia Releases 6 New Instruments

The geniuses behind Arturia's line of virtual instruments have been hard at work! The company has announced not one, not two, not three...but six new instruments! Check these out! Synclavier V — an authentic... Read more »

Propellerhead Announces Upcoming Release of Reason 9

Propellerhead Software has announced the upcoming release of Reason 9, the latest version of the popular music creation software. A public beta for Reason 9 begins today, and the final software will be released on... Read more »