Novation Circuit Mono Station next-generation sequenced monosynth now available

Novation has announced that its Circuit Mono Station sequenced monosynth is now available. This new paraphonic analog synthesizer offers three sequencer tracks that benefit from the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit, a range of connectivity and more. Circuit Mono Station also comes with MIDI CC Send and Receive so you can choose what…

Plugin Boutique launches limited time Vocal Bundle deal

Plugin Boutique has launched the Vocal Bundle, an exclusive Bundles+ deal. This value package comprises the Nectar 2 Production Suite by iZotope, an online video course on vocals from Producertech, and the Loopmasters Soul Vocals sample pack. A great vocal has the power to transform a decent track into an unforgettable global hit. The Vocal…

Mr G – ‘Daily Prayer’

Unique arrangements often come from unusual approaches. Mr G’s MPC-driven mixes teach us a lot about raw, hands-on music making. In the Deconstructed series, we analyse the arrangements of tracks to see what we can learn from their structure. Tech-house legend Colin McBean’s approach to arranging his tracks is decidedly old-school, mixing them down in…

Subby House Bass

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and new synth sounds using plugins such as Massive, Sylenth and Diva. In this instalment of Synth Secrets we’ll be creating a house bass sound using U-He’s analogue modelling synth Repro-1: STEP 1 Let’s start by opening…

News Round-Up: 11/8/17

Should we cut down on pressing vinyl to help save the environment? Will artificial intelligence write all music in the future? Will Behringer ever come up with an original synth? Vinyl countdown? Chicago musician Benn Jordan has announced he will no longer release physical records as a result of their environmental impact. Read his thoughts here….

Trade shows — what would it take to get you to go?

It’s the weekend, so imagine that there’s a DJ trade show that’s open to the public on. What would be the essential ingredients that would get you to go? For the very best in DJ gear news, check out DJWORX. Read the full story

DJ Perly’s 3 Steps To Scratch Success

The 2017 DMC US Finals were held this past weekend, and DJ Perly from New York City bested everyone else to become the US DMC Champion. Apart from getting a chance to compete in the DMC World Finals in London, she’s also the first to lay hands on Rane’s upcoming Seventy-Two premium battle mixer for Serato…

Deskew Technologies updates Gig Performer to v1.7

Deskew Technologies has released version 1.7 of their cross-platform audio host plugin for live performance and session musicians. Gig Performer 1.7, available for both OS X and Windows adds [Read More] Read the full story