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New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

Akai announces Ableton integration in latest Force & MPC updates. The new Akai Force firmware 3.0.4 and MPC firmware 2.7 include the highly-anticipated Ableton Live Control. Force and MPC come pre-mapped for deep tactile control of Ableton Live clip launching, mixer panel, and of course, Ableton devices. Ableton Live Control Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Akai x Ableton, Hartke LX Series Bass Amps, State Space Plugins from PreSonus & More

7 Recent Plugins I Absolutely Love

There are so many plugins that hit the market every week and most of them are really good at what they do. There are a few that have stood out to me over the last year that I use all the time though. I’ve covered these in past New Music Gear Monday posts, but now … Continue reading 7 Recent Plugins I Absolutely Love

15+ Freeware Alternatives to Premium Plugins

We truly live in the golden age of audio plug-ins. What used to only be achievable via expensive hardware or third-party software processing is now often available inexpensively, or even as freeware. You can now recreate the workflows of classic analog consoles, get the sound and color of priceless vintage Read more… The post 15+ … Continue reading 15+ Freeware Alternatives to Premium Plugins

Denise Audio is back with two new plug-ins, Slappy and Perfect Room

Denise Audio continues its series of Essential plug-ins with Perfect Room and Slappy, with an offer on these and other plug-ins from Black Friday through to New Year’s. We very recently reviewed Bad Tape, another recent Essential release from Denise Audio, and loved it – this gives us good reason to be excited about these … Continue reading Denise Audio is back with two new plug-ins, Slappy and Perfect Room

Op-ed: KORG has transformed synthesizers by letting them run plug-ins, says Sinevibes

No new ideas in synthesizers? Not so, says independent developer Artemiy Pavlov. He was excited enough about KORG’s direction that he’s written about why he thinks it changes music tech for the better. The Ukraine-based coder who releases under his Sinevibes brand is someone we’ve followed on CDM for some years, as a source of … Continue reading Op-ed: KORG has transformed synthesizers by letting them run plug-ins, says Sinevibes

FTC Gets Tough On Social Fakers, The Downside Of Free Plugins, And “The Ampeg Guy” Dino Monoxelus On My Latest Podcast

Dino Monoxelus is currently a senior product specialist and product planning manager for Ampeg Amplifiers. He’s affectionally known as “The Ampeg Guy” for his extensive knowledge about the company and its products, which he’s used as a working bass player for over 30 years. Dino spends a lot of time training salesman, conducting clinics and … Continue reading FTC Gets Tough On Social Fakers, The Downside Of Free Plugins, And “The Ampeg Guy” Dino Monoxelus On My Latest Podcast

Hard Truths: Free Plugins are Holding You Back

Welcome to Hard Truths, the series on the LANDR Blog where we cut through the noise and take on a harsh reality from the world of music production. This is the advice you might not want to hear—but will make you a better producer. Today’s topic: Free Plugins are Holding You Back Let’s face it. … Continue reading Hard Truths: Free Plugins are Holding You Back