A free version of Serato Studio DAW is available now

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Primarily known for its popular DJ and music production software, Serato has updated its DAW, Serato Studio, to now offer a free version, among other general improvements in 1.4.4. Serato Studio isn’t all that comprehensive when compared with Pro Tools, Logic Pro or Ableton Live. Instead, it places a focus on creating quick edits, mashups […]

Ableton offers 30% discount, free e-book during coronavirus

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To help keep you busy and creative during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Ableton is offering 30% discounts on software, free Max for Live devices, a free version of their inspiration-laden e-book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers as well as three days of live streams. “Dear music maker, for now, we’re apart. But […]

Dr Packer shares his top remix tips: “A lazy edit doesn’t lend the track any identity”

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Disco was a common theme in Greg Packer’s childhood home. He grew up in the 1970s, listening to his mum’s records, which provided his first real introduction to music. Record-buying would become a constant in his life. He made his name in the 1990s drum ’n’ bass circuit but began playing soul, funk and disco […]

Review: Warm Audio Bus-Comp

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Price £650 Contact Warm Audio/Nova Distribution The Warm Audio Bus-Comp is an all-analogue, two-channel, stereo VCA bus compressor based on classic circuitry that has provided a silky smooth tone for decades now. That description comes from the company’s own product manual. What they don’t mention is that the classic circuitry in question is based upon […]

Apple quietly extends $50M to aid indie labels affected by coronavirus pandemic

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Apple is reported to have quietly launched a $50M fund to bolster indie labels that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This news comes via a letter addressed to indie record labels from the Cupertino tech giant – that was acquired by Rolling Stone. “These are difficult times for the music industry globally. Livelihoods […]