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A-Trak Collabs with Rane on New Seventy Signature Mixer

Battle DJ and turntablists will be raising their brows today as Rane launch a new signature edition of their flagship Seventy DJ mixer. The collaboration with legendary turntablist A-Trak has brought forward some exciting new features, improved sound and a fresh design that looks wicka-wicka-wicked!

Arturia V Collection 8.1 Update Brings Micro-Tuning, NKS Support and More

Arturia have updated their V Collection virtual instrument bundle to version 8.1, bringing a host of new features and functionality, for free! There’s plenty here to please all manner of V Collection owners from new sounds and tuning capabilities, to improved controller integration and accessibility features. 


Native Instruments Release PIANO COLORS, Avant-Garde Software Instrument

Native Instruments have again collaborated with Galaxy Instruments to release PIANO COLORS, an experimental and highly expressive piano-based Kontakt Instrument.  Following in the footsteps of their recent Noire instrument, PIANO COLORS utilizes innovative performance and sampling techniques and creative modulation and an inspiring interface to create an instrument

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Arturia Announce Limited Edition Black Range of Step Controllers

Arturia’s Step range of controllers are tremendously popular amongst a variety of users, particularly those who like to keep their workflow as ‘DAW-free’ as possible. With built-in sequencers as well as CV and MIDI connectivity, they’re a great choice for hardware-oriented musicians and producers. But there’s no reason your computer can’t join in on the fun as they’re all


Maschine+ 1.3 Firmware Update Adds new 16-Voice Poly Synth and More

Native Instruments have a great reputation for the ongoing development of their products long after they’ve been released. Their developers continue to refine and add new functions via firmware updates. Maschine+ is the latest addition of NI’s music-making arsenal to get an update. NI bring

Arturia Announce FX Collection Version 2

Arturia Announce FX Collection Version 2

Arturia’s product catalog stretches far and wide these days. From their ‘V-Collection‘ virtual instrument suite, to their  ‘Brute‘ range of analog synths, to their  ‘Step’ range of sequencer/controllers, Arturia manage to maintain an impressively high standard of quality and innovation in every category. For the

Roland MV-1 Verselab Demo: Sample Anything with the Built-in Mic

Roland’s MV-1 Verselab is the latest in their line of grooveboxes and one with a real point of difference in the market place, especially at this price point. The Verselab is quite squarely marketed to vocalists and, although I’m definitely not a singer, I spotted

Universal Audio Launch new API Console Emulation for LUNA and UAD 

Universal Audio Launch New API Console Emulation for LUNA and UAD 

Universal Audio’s UAD v9.14 and LUNA 1.1.8 updates build substantially upon their existing relationship with API, but there’s a lot more going on here than just new plugins to test drive. Let’s break it all down:  First, on the UAD side, there’s the new API preamp plugin which emulates

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