Essential Guides

Budget Microphones – The Five Best

If you want to make recordings you’ll need a microphone – and there are many out there to choose from. In the first of...

Freeware Synths – Ten of the Best

You might be on a tight budget, but you needn’t miss out on some great synths: the freeware community has been happily programming some...

Hardware Synths – Ten of the Best

Despite the huge number of software synths available, there is still a massive market for more expensive hardware synths. This is in part due...

The Science Of Sound

Back in the pioneering days of recording, a sound engineer’s uniform wasn’t the jeans and T-shirt we’d expect to see nowadays, but instead, a...
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Both devices also receive new patterns, kits and backlit RGB buttons.

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Learn the science behind Ableton Live’s Frequency Shifter

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