Waves give you the old-school VU meter your DAW is missing, for free

Funny thing about those old analog mixing desks: the VU meters gave really good visual feedback. Now you can add that to your modern DAW, for free.

What you can learn from Belief Defect’s modular-PC live rig

Belief Defect’s dark, grungy, distorted sounds come from hardware modulars in tandem with Reaktor and Maschine. Here’s how the Raster artists make it work.

Gibson just killed Cakewalk, because Philips?!

Gibson, the company known for legendary guitars and killing your favorite DAW in the 90s … now gets the chance to remind the pro audio crowd of the latter.

Virtual reality set to totally transform DJing, and Japan explains

What would make DJing with vinyl better? Why, DJing with vinyl as a disembodied invisible person in virtual reality with virtual vinyl on virtual decks!

Novation now let you Launchpad with just a browser

Novation’s new Web interface means you can play with their Launchpad grid with just a browser, or just browser plus hardware.

R is a reactive, emotional robot speaker from Teenage Engineering

What if a portable speaker, the lamp from Pixar, an assembly line robot, and Wall-E had a love child that was also a toy and a synth accessory?

Accusonus explain how they’re using AI to make tools for musicians

First, there was DSP (digital signal processing). Now, there’s AI. But what does that mean? Let’s find out from the people developing it.

Regroover is the AI-powered loop unmixer, now with drag-and-drop clips

You’ve sampled. You’ve sliced. You’ve warped. So what’s left to do with loops? Accusonus have turned to machine learning for a new answer.

Tour the goodies in Universal Audio 9.4 – including an Empirical Distressor

Universal Audio are here with their winter lineup – the latest processing tools for their hardware platform – now including a sought-after compressor.

Two new ways to integrate MeeBlip triode synths with Ableton Live, free

Software control means preset recall and easy automation, on top of all that tactile control. Here’s the latest combination of our MeeBlip and Max for Live.