Reason 7′s just around the corner and we’re gearing up for a review… in the meantime Propellerhead have posted up a look into some of the new audio editing capabilities of Reason 7…

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Korg have just announced the Korg Volca synth series: three battery powered analogue synths with their own speakers, and I’m hearing $150 each which is a pretty sweet price…

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One of my favourite analogue synths – perhaps not least because it’s one of the most affordable – is the Novation Bass Station. The Novation Bass Station 2 is now upon us, and it’s got my tastebuds tingling…

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The Novation Launchpad is a pretty time honoured piece of production gear in 2013, with some solid years of providing a low cost, high functionality access point for producers who like to mix up live sequencing and pad based composition. In a seemingly small but by no means insignificant update, here’s the Novation Launchpad S…

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XLN Studio Grand – Free Grand Piano

There are some great free acoustic piano sampler patches available, but this free grand piano from XLN Audio might be the best…

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Propellerhead have announced the release date of the recently Announced Reason 7: the 30th of April 2013. In this interesting piece of PR, they’ve decided to go with a Birmingham grime vet Preditah┬áinterview/beat walkthrough. Casting grime as dubstep’s ‘lesser known cousin’, as Propellerhead do, is probably right in many respects; it’s not just a smart move to pick an ‘authentic’ genre to align with, it’s cool to see too.

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Avid’s Accounting Dilemma: NASDAQ Looms…

Avid, developers of Pro Tools and its assorted consumer and professional hardware accompaniments, has received a letter from the NASDAQ stock exchange warning it about its non compliance with their rules following its withholding of its previous accounting period…

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As we’ve touched upon in OD Music Production 101 and at more length in OD Total Music Production, sound isn’t just a magic ‘thing’, it’s waves of energy that our brains make sense of when those waves vibrate the innards of our duffed up old ears.

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