The Akai MPC One is their cheapest beatmaker yet

Akai are taking the beats outside of the box with their most compact, most affordable MPC controller yet. The MPC One is the exciting new, all-in-one music production controller revealed by Akai at NAMM 2020….

Upload your music straight from FL Studio to SoundCloud

Share your latest creations as soon as they’re recorded, produced and mixed direct to SoundCloud with FL Studio uploads. SoundCloud have just added FL Studio to the list of programmes you can directly upload music…

5 scary sample packs free for Halloween

The spooky season is here! It’s time to drape your keyboards with cobwebs and mix some horror into your beats. We’ve brought together 5 unbeatable sample packs full of ghastly sounds sure to send shivers…

We need to start treating producers in hip-hop fairly

It’s become all too common to hear of producers getting screwed over or unappreciated for their work. This has to end. Producers are a major artery in the blood flow of the music industry and…

How to get over producer’s writing block

We’ve all been there. You sit down at your PC, you light up your keyboard, you load up your plugins and stretch out your fingers… but nothing comes. When you’re finding inspiration hard to come…

Akai announce an all-in-one music production studio that doesn’t need a computer

The Force is a new powerhouse piece of kit from Akai that puts all you need to create and produce music inside one performance system – no computer, no MIDI needed. Digital music production has…

Free VST Synth – ZombieKillah 2 from Sonic Entropy

Keeping on the theme of brilliantly named VST plugins, Hungarian drum and bass producer Sonic Entropy has developed a VSTsynth with the moniker ZombieKillah 2. Top features are: 2 detuned oscillators 1 sub bass oscillator…

Mobile Phone Broadcasting

If you’re in a band that’s just starting out, you know all about sending last minute text reminders to your friends, relling them to turn up to your gig. If you’ve had some success then…