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Archetype of a Synthesizer

Trent Reznor recounts his relationship with an iconic analog synthesizer and describes how it has fit into his creative process over his storied career.
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Introducing: Novation Circuit

Got a mailout from Novation promoting their new Circuit gadget. Combining two polysynths and a four-part drum machine, this hands-on groovebox can be used entirely stand-alone or with your DAW and other hardware. 55 more words


Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11?

DJ software and gear manufacturers have warned against Apple’s latest OSX 10.11 update. Here’s a status list of what’s supported and what’s not.

Source: Does Your Gear Support OSX 10.11? Our Compatibility List


MIDI Logical Editor | Pt. I

I am relatively new to using the Logical Editors native to Cubase but from what I’ve experienced thus far I think the scope and capabilities alone are definitely worth sharing. 829 more words


world's largest Nature sound archive now online!

Thank you to the Macaulay Library archive at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Any producers out there who are tired of the same old owl and crickets on those sample CD’s… dive in and explore! 35 more words


ORBAN Loudness Meter

Found this awesome free tool – really useful for checking your finished masters for comparative loudness. Check it out:

ORBAN Loudness Meter.


VST plug-ins: spring reverb, mastering compressor


Here’s a link to full demo versions that work for 14 days, OS X with choice of VST, AU, etc.

I was looking for a good spring reverb to play with and ended up trying out their mastering compressor.   34 more words

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