Music copyrights and sampling: What you need to know

In the digital music age copyrights and sampling laws have become a much more prescient issue in music. Producer Abid Hussain summarises what you need to know in his great talk at Ableton’s Loop summit….

Maschine’s integration with Sounds.com brings millions of samples into your workflow

Native Instruments’ Maschine software just became an even better package for producers with loads of samples and sounds available through their new partnership. Sounds.com is one of the largest royalty-free, curated site of sounds 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…

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 first music from Mars is out of this world… literally!

Andrew Huang is back at it with another awesome video that breaks new ground for music. This time he has left the atmosphere to create a new track using real sounds from Mars. If you…

Get a free Ableton pack this Christmas

Here’s another gift to go in your stocking this Christmas and pad your digital instrument collection out with a collection of vintage synths for Ableton free to Live 10 users. Bring in the new year…