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Slate Digital Issues Virtual Mix Rack Fix

Slate Digital has issued the following statement: "A few of our users reported an issue with installing the Virtual Mix Rack update, where their Virtual Microphone System module was removed. If you experienced this... Read more »

Manley VOXBOX and Ampeg B-15N Come to UAD

Universal Audio has released UAD software version 8.7 for UAD DSP accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces. This release adds two new plug-ins to the UAD family, the Manley VOXBOX channel strip and the Ampeg... Read more »

How Do Tape and Console Plug-Ins Work?

Tape and console emulation plug-ins, such as Slate Digital VCC, Avid Reel Tape, and the Waves NLS, u-he Satin Tape Machine and Abbey Road Studios J37, and others, are all the rage. A common refrain is that they help... Read more »

Antelope Adds Vintage EQs to Orion 32+

Antelope Audio has announced the release of four new classic hardware-based, vintage-style EQs for the Orion 32+ Thunderbolt audio interface. These new equalizers — free of charge for new and existing Orion... Read more »

MOTU Updates Digital Performer to v9.1

MOTU has released version 9.1 of Digital Performer. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the new update features: Reduced latency for audio I/O and VIs under OS X — host buffer latency under CoreAudio has been... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Cakewalk Releases SONAR 2016.07 with New Theme Editor

Cakewalk has updated SONAR to version 2016.07. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the main new feature is the Theme Editor. Users can now change colors and customize images across the program using an external image... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Phasiness When Tracking in DAW

Q: I'm having a strange problem. I bought a new audio interface and now when I record enable a track in my DAW, the incoming signal sounds all phasey and hollow. What am I doing wrong? A: Our bet is that when you... Read more »

Aim for Unity Gain through Most Plug-ins

With today's high track counts and nearly limitless power to add plug-in processing, it can be easy to lose track of gain levels, and ignore the fact that one plug-in or another may be be raising the gain or... Read more »

Ableton Announces Upcoming Live 9.7

Ableton is previewing version 9.7 of the popular Live DAW software; the new version is in beta test stage and will be released later this year. They're telling us to look for big improvements to slicing, recording... Read more »

Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has unveiled their latest USB MIDI controller keyboards, the Impact LX+ series. The new keyboards are based on the original Impact LX49 and LX 61, but expand the offering with DAW integration comprising more... Read more »

Push/Pull MIDI Drums for Added Feel

It's never been easier to program drum parts. Nearly every DAW will let you draw a part directly on a musical grid or you can use tracks generated by an awesome instrument such as Toontrack EZdrummer 2. Just... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Antelope Releases Zen Tour iOS/Android Control App

Antelope Audio has released iOS and Android apps for controlling the company's new (and super hot) Zen Tour audio interface. The apps are available for free from each platform's respective store. The Zen Tour Remote... Read more »

Waves Announces Scheps Parallel Particles

Waves has announced a new plug-in created in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer/engineer, Andrew Scheps (Adele, Metallica, Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey). Scheps Parallel... Read more »

Propellerhead Reason 9 Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_pdfqNMo_M Gerry Bassermann from Propellerhead Software presents Reason 9. He demonstrates some ways to kick-start your creativity using Reason 9's Player devices - Scales and... Read more »

Line 6 Releases Free Helix Editor

Line 6's Helix guitar processor is tremendously powerful — and it's earning rave reviews as guitarists discover just how much they can do with it. One of the really great things is that even though the Helix... Read more »

Novation Circuit Groovebox with Sample Import Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlwMFMOEKsw Enrique Martinez from Novation demonstrates some updated features for the Circuit Groovebox, including sample importing. Once you start making music with the Novation... Read more »

How to Convert Arturia V4 Presets to V5

Arturia has released a Preset Updater for updating presets made for their V Collection 4 software instruments to be compatible with V Collection 5 instruments. Simply download the preset updater app, click to start... Read more »

Introducing UVI Thorus

Looking for the ultimate plug-in chorus effect? Check out Thorus from UVI! Thorus offers exceptionally deep modulation possibilities, clear and detailed sound, intuitive but power controls, and much more. From... Read more »

Two New from Waves

Waves has debuted two new plug-ins — an amazing processor called "Infected Mushroom Pusher" and a new instrument called "Electric 88." Designed to provide the power, intensity, and punch found in the tracks... Read more »

Toontrack Releases EZDrummer v2.1.2

Toontrack has updated EZDrummer to version 2.1.2. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the new update includes: Pasting onto an empty track sets the time signature to that of the pasted loop.Drumkit preset menu... Read more »

How to Record the Output of a Reason 9 Player Device to a Track

One of the new features in Propellerhead Reason 9 is Player devices (such as Note Echo, Scales and Chords, and Dual Arpeggio), which let you alter playback of a MIDI performance in realtime. This means if you record... Read more »