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….

Best Midi Keyboards for Under £80

When you are looking to buy a midi keyboard, there are lots of things to consider – size, number of keys, whether it makes it’s own sound or just a controller, etc. I’ve put together…

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…

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….

KRK’s get LCD screens in the next generation of studio monitors

KRK have unveiled they’re next line of studio speakers and they change the game with a visual equaliser. KRK are a popular name in studios and for good reason with over thirty years of experience…

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…

Get over 2GB of samples and loops for free

Loopmasters and MusicTech are offering over 2 gigabytes of great samples and loops to mix and play with and it’s completely free. MusicTech have teamed up with one of the most expansive sample sites, Loopmasters,…

NI’s new service lets you subscribe for samples, loops, and sound packs

Starting out with music production can be hard, especially when all the sounds you need are exorbitantly priced. Well not any more. Native Instruments have released a new service for producers, DJs and musicians offering…

Spotify just bought a DAW, online studio Soundtrap

Spotify have bought an online recording studio/DAW in an interesting move that could see Spotify’s biggest divergence from music streaming yet. Spotify have acquired fellow Swedes Soundtrap, the company behind an entirely web-based music creation,…