Top Music Production Deals & Freebies – September 2020

We’re halfway through September and the music production software market seems to be heating up once again. There are already dozens of excellent deals to choose from, as well as some limited-time freebies that you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re back in school or working from home, it’s always nice to add a new VST plugin…

Arturia Announce PolyBrute, A Morphing Analogue Polysynth

The French brand’s follow-up to 2016’s MatrixBrute boasts polyphony, preset morphing and new options for modulation with expression. Arturia’s first step into analogue synthesis came in 2012 with the release of the MiniBrute. Eight years later, the Brute series now includes an array of analogue monosynths, semi-modulars, drum machines, and the analogue matrix synthesizer, MatrixBrute….

AudioThing updates The Orb to v1.2

AudioThing has updated The Orb to version 1.2. Changes: Added: macOS 10.15 Catalina support. Added: Parameter Lock. Added: Edit Value option for Knobs. Added: Notification… Read More Read the full story

zplane updates deCoda to v1.1.1

zplane has updated deCoda to version 1.1.1. This update provides: (fix) fixed AmpliTube scanning startup sequence (added option to stop scanning in settings). (fix) added… Read More Read the full story

How Important Is It To Mix In Key?

When I first discovered keymixing (mixing tracks harmonically, so they were “key synced” as well as “beatmixed”), it was usually by trial and error – because we were mixing with vinyl, which didn’t have the technology built-in to do this. For instance, you’d find an acapella that worked well with an instrumental, realise there was…