How to find inspiration: Musician tips for writing songs

Being able to play your instrument is one thing, but finding the inspiration to write music is a whole new kettle of fish. Sometimes you need a little help to get your creative juices flowing….

Get this $99 compressor plugin free while you can

For one week only IK Multimedia are offering up their valuable T-RackS Quad Comp compressor for free – so nab it while you can. Add IK Multimedia’s great compressor plugin to your library and get…

Arcade is a synthesizer, looper, sample store and more all in one

Expand your workflow in style with the massive and brilliant virtual instrument and sampler that is Arcade. Arcade calls itself a ‘playable loop synthesizer’ but what it offers is much more than that. It’s a…

MOTU’s DAW get’s clip launching like Ableton in it’s next version to enhance production flow

MOTU’s DP 10 update brings a bunch of great new features for music production but their Clip Window might be the best. MOTU’s Digital Performer is one of the most high quality DAWs out there…

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…

The 5 best budget MIDI controller keyboards 2019

Laying your ideas out and creating tracks is simpler than ever with the help of DAW’s and thousands of plugins but without a digital instrument you can only get so far. We’ve got you covered…

The 5 best DAWs in 2019

Everyone has a favourite for different reasons. Whether you’re recording live instruments, producing tracks from scratch, mixing pieces together or editing the last bits of a track in a mixdown – these are the 5…

“The next generation of music creation” Bitwig Studio 2 is almost here

The anticipation for the follow up to the great Bitwig Studio DAW is finally coming to a close as Bitwig 2 gets a release date for next month. Released back in 2014, Bitwig Studio 1…

The 8 best sites for free Samples and Loops

With hundreds-of-thousands of samples available across the web it’s hard to find the best ones for your mix, so we’ve compiled a collection of the best places to get samples – Oh, and they’re all…

Get over 100+ free 808 samples from Sample Magic

Sample Magic have launched a free sample pack filled with loads of great classic 808 drum machine sounds. This free pack is stuffed full with 107 samples of great sounding hits from the world renowned…