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Slate Media Technology Releases RAVEN v3.2 for Pro Tools Windows

Slate Media Technology has released their RAVEN 3.2 software for their multi-touch controller for Pro Tools for Windows. This is their first Windows support for RAVEN, and allows Pro Tools users to access the full... Read more »

Big Changes for Pro Tools!

At the IBC trade show, Avid announced major changes that will make Pro Tools more affordable, and allow users more flexibility in configuring their systems and integrating third-party interfaces. You can now... Read more »

Backward Guitar Recording the Easy Way

The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix both experimented with recording guitars (or other instruments) to a reel of analog tape that had been reversed on the tape recorder. Once the part or parts are recorded, the reel was... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases KONTAKT 5.6

Native Instruments has released a free update to their flagship sampling application, KONTAKT. KONTAKT version 5.6 offers users an updated interface, improved stability, and bug fixes. In addition, it offers... Read more »

Zoom F4 Multitrack Field Recorder

Zoom has announced the F4, a 6-in/4-out field recorder/mixer that can operate at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution. The F4 is equipped with four XLR/TRS combi inputs, four super low-noise microphone preamps, timecode... Read more »

Shure Releases the 50th Anniversary Edition SM58

The most popular handheld dynamic mic in the world is celebrating an anniversary! The Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old earlier this year, and now Shure has released the limited-edition 50th... Read more »

30+ New Roland/BOSS Products Announced at 909 Day

On September 9, 2016, at Six01 Studios in Burbank, California, Roland and BOSS hosted an all-day (and night) online gala event celebrating the release of more than 30 products, complete with product debuts and... Read more »

First Look: Avid Pro Tools 12.6

Avid has unveiled the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.6, which will be released later this month. I had an opportunity to sit down for a hands-on "sneak peek" at some of the new features in the new version. There... Read more »

How to Hunt for Problem Frequencies Using Parametric EQ

Many times, you'll be pleased with your recordings, but there's just something — a buzz, some fizz, a whistle, a harmonic — that doesn't sit quite right. In these cases, parametric EQ, which offers you... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces Maschine Jam

Native Instruments has unveiled the Maschine Jam production and performance system, the latest member of the Maschine family. Designed for music creation in the studio and onstage, Maschine Jam combines an 8x8... Read more »

How to Create a “Mic Room” for Kick Drum Mics

Getting a clean kick drum sound is the Holy Grail of drum recording. Therefore, it's important to minimize bleed from other drums as much as possible. One trick is to isolate the kick drum mic with a "fort" made of... Read more »

10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

Creative Recording: Mic Your Headphones!

Sometimes, getting that narrow-band, old-transistor-radio type tone is just what a song needs. Many EQ and filter plug-ins offer some kind of "telephone" setting, but if you want to have some fun getting that effect... Read more »

Sonoma Wire Works Updates DrumCore to v4.0.11

Sonoma Wire Works has released a bugfix update to their drum instrument, DrumCore 4. The new version, 4.0.11, fixes an incorrect sample rate issue in Sonar X3, a WAV file naming and default folder issue when... Read more »

Aston Microphones Halo Reflection Filter Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyb8RVd0B_E James Young from Aston Microphones presents the Halo Reflection Filter. The unique, patented shell-shape design wraps around the top, bottom, and sides of your mic for... Read more »

Aston Microphones Origin Condenser Microphone Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38kVtYtuG6c James Young from Aston Microphones presents the Origin condenser mic. The Origin features Aston's signature wave-form mesh head which not only looks cool, but provides... Read more »

Aston Microphones Spirit Condenser Microphone Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aohk-oi1M-c James Young from Aston Microphones presents the Spirit condenser mic. Cardioid, omni, and figure-8 patterns, plus a 10/20dB pad and 80Hz highpass filter make this mic an... Read more »

PreSonus Universal Control 1.8 for AudioBox Interfaces

PreSonus has released Universal Control 1.8 and recommends it for all AudioBox interfaces. The new update adds: AudioBox Series interface support, including new Windows driver and firmware updates for AudioBox VSL... Read more »

Blue Announces USB Studio Series

Blue Microphones has announced a new family of all-in-one recording systems, featuring the company's popular USB microphones bundled with recording software and custom, quick-start templates — some of which... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6

The latest version of PreSonus' Notion notation and composition software for Mac and PC is now available. Among the new features in Notion 6 are tighter integration with PreSonus' Studio One DAW, ReWire MIDI... Read more »

Shure MOTIV Series Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNb1v8m0tnc Soren Pedersen from Shure presents the MOTIV series of microphones and audio interfaces. These compact mics deliver studio-quality sound for convenient recording on your... Read more »

Cakewalk Releases SONAR 2016.08 Update

Calkwalk has released the 2016.08 update for SONAR Artist, SONAR Professional, and SONAR Platinum. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the update includes the following new features: In the Plug-in Browser, users can... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

Mojave Audio MA-50 Microphone Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUm0IAR3KkU Dusty Wakeman from Mojave Audio presents the MA-50 condenser microphone. The MA-50 delivers expensive-sounding performance, using the same capsule as Mojave's popular... Read more »