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Genelec Updates GLM to v2.2

Genelec has released version 2.2 of their GLM (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager) software. GLM 2.2 offers improved management and connectivity options for all models of Genelec Smart Active Monitoring studio monitors and... Read more »

Cakewalk Releases SONAR 2017.04 Update

Continuing their tradition of monthly updates, Cakewalk has released a new SONAR update. SONAR 2017.04 Platinum features a new Transform Tool in the Controller pane, which provides a new way to edit in the... Read more »

Sound Devices MixPre Series Overview

Paul Isaacs from Sound Devices presents the MixPre series of audio recorders/mixers/USB audio interfaces. And even though these portable recorders fit in the palm of your hand, they offer a lot of power under the... Read more »

Making of Sweetwater’s Vocal Mic Shootout

Sweetwater's Lynn Fuston explains what went into Sweetwater's unprecedented vocal mic shootout. The best way to compare mics is by hearing them! That's why we collected 50 mics in Sweetwater's Studio A and recorded... Read more »

Behind the Scenes: Creating the Vocal Mic Shootout

When Sweetwater first considered doing the microphone comparison that we're calling the Sweetwater Vocal Mic Shootout, we knew we'd have to pull out all the stops to do it right. The most important part of any gear... Read more »

Parallel Compression Explained

It sounds kind of geeky and high tech, like one of those techniques that you've read about but haven't really felt the need to try — possibly because you aren't completely sure what it is or when you might need to... Read more »

iZotope RX 6 Demo

Mitch Gallagher joins Geoff Manchester from iZotope for a thorough demonstration of RX 6 audio editing/restoration software. This indispensable tool has been dubbed the "photo editor of the audio world," renowned... Read more »

Korg Adds MIDI Over Bluetooth LE Support to Windows Drivers

Korg has updated their Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) MIDI drivers. The new version 1.12 lets Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users connect wirelessly with any of the MicroKEY Air 25, 37, 49, and 61, as well as nanoKEY Studio... Read more »

AmpliTube for iOS Adds New Free Emulations In All Versions

With the latest update of IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iOS, version 4.4 includes more free gear with every version. AmpliTube CS has been increased to three amps and seven stompboxes, AmpliTube LE now offers three... Read more »

Antelope Audio Firmware Update includes 5 New Compressors

Antelope Audio continues to expand their library of Realtime FPGA Vintage FX for their audio interfaces. This update focuses on recreations of vintage analog compressors. In addition, the number of simultaneous... Read more »

Slate Announces Major DAW Compatibility Updates for RAVEN

Slate Media Technology has released new firmware for their Raven series of multi-touch mixing workstations. The big news is Cubase and Nuendo support for Windows 10, but this update is filled with great new... Read more »

Mix Tip: Spread High Frequencies in the Stereo Field

Higher frequencies generally contribute the openness, clarity, and "air" in a mix. However, you don't want your mix to sound too trebly by mixing your high frequencies too loud. This is where judicious use of stereo... Read more »

Mix Tip: For Dynamic Mixes, Mix The Loudest Part First

Some songs are really easy to mix. The instruments don't overlap each other's frequency spectrums, or maybe the arrangement is so consistent when you get one part of the song down, the rest of the song falls into... Read more »

Waves Updates Plug-ins to v9.91

Waves has updated their plug-ins to version 9.91. In addition to fixing bugs, the new update includes the following enhancements: All plugins now have control mapping for Avid S3 and S6 control surfaces.H-EQ: New... Read more »

Spirit of the ’76

How today's compressor manufacturers are covering a classic. The quintessential FET compressor. It gave us the dramamine-inducing meter dance of the "all-button mode." It's the mysterious signal processing device... Read more »

Peace of Mind: Uninterruptable Power Supply

Many people use an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) battery back-up power unit for their computer — basically a UPS is a battery that provides power when the AC from the wall is cut. With a UPS there's... Read more »

Apogee Updates Symphony Control Software for Symphony I/O Mk II

Apogee has updated their Symphony Control software for their flagship Symphony I/O Mk II series of audio interfaces. The release offers significant new features for users, including standalone AD/DA functionality... Read more »

Mix Tip: Subtle Movement Using Tremolo

Tremolo is usually used as an intense effect. Whether a classic surf pulsing or a choppy, almost techno effect, when most people reach for tremolo it's to create something in your face. But tremolo can also be used... Read more »

Rob Papen Predator 2 Now Supports Native Instruments NKS Format

Rob Papen Soundware has updated its Predator 2 softsynth with support for Native Instruments' Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) extended plug-in format for KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboards and MASCHINE 2 hardware... Read more »

Audient iD4 Audio Interface Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Audient iD4 audio interface. Packing large-format console performance into a petite desktop chassis, the Audient iD4 audio interface fortifies your studio with one of Audient's renowned... Read more »

Best Mics for Recording Rap Vocals

Neumann U 87 The Neumann U 87 is an industry-standard condenser mic and has been for years because of its signature sound. The familiar look and sound of the U 87 have made it an engineer's and producer's top pick... Read more »

Do I Need to Put my Guitar Amp on a Stand?

Many players prefer to raise their combo amp up off of the floor, and a dedicated amp stand is often more convenient and stable way to do this versus using a chair. There are several reasons to raise a guitar amp... Read more »

Live Monitoring 102: How to Use In-ear Monitors (Continued)

This is a continuation of the first video, Live Monitoring 101: How to Use In-ear Monitors, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKU9LbMOV20 Being able to hear yourself is critical for a great... Read more »

Get Your Free Copy of Band:Smart

Want to know everything about everything related to bands and making it in the music business? Then you must check out Martin Atkins' acclaimed Band:Smart book — and we've got it for you completely FREE of... Read more »