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During the months of January and February, you can save big on Mackie’s most popular compact mixers – ProFX Series Mixers.

Perfect for live sound applications of all types, ProFX mixers deliver the features you need to get professional results each and every time.

To learn more about ProFX Series mixers visit www.Mackie.com/products/ProFXSeries

It’s an Instant Savings promotion, so no rebate coupons needed. Participating U.S. or Canada Authorized Mackie Dealers will take the amount off right at the register.

Here’s the models that are part of this promotion and the amount you will save instantly:

  • ProFX8 – $50
  • ProFX12 – $50
  • ProFX16 – $100
  • ProFX22 – $150





Free plug-in when you purchase a Universal Audio Apollo Audio Interface.

Until 31/3/15 you can get a free pair of high end AKG headphones with your Nord Lead synth at Dolphin. Click for full details on this excellent offer.

Until 31/3/15 you can get studio headphones to go with your high end tube, for free! AKG created some of the finest recording tools known to man, find out more about what makes them special.

by Dan Gonzalez Mixing is and always will be one of the core elements of each and every DAW. Here at Cakewalk, SONAR features hundreds of a ways to mix and process your tracks for personal and commercial use. Here are some of the most popular articles we have featured in 2014. How to use [...]

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… I wish to all of you!

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sE Electronics have joined forces with industry legend Rupert Neve, to create some of the best ribbon mics available today. And, THIS WEEKEND ONLY, we are offering these microphones at half-price!

pBone plastic trombones challenge you to learn how to play in just 30 days!

Act now to save up to 36% Off SRP on James Tyler Variax guitars! This is a fantastic deal for the ultimate guitar - and you can also save an additional 100 on mail-in rebate!

Is your Christmas cash burning a hole in your gift wallet? Treat yourself to these offers from top brands including Roland, Focusrite and Shure, but you'll have to hurry, they all end on the 31st December!

Here's a round-up of all the facts, rumours and expectations regarding NAMM 2015, which takes place in Anaheim, California, from January 22nd to 25th.

Binaries/installers for SlickEQ standard can be downloaded from here:


The binaries for the GE edition are now available in the customer area at tokyodawn.net.

This minor update fixes several little bugs, greatly reduces general CPU consumption and even adds a new “ECO” processing mode.


1.1.0 Minor update content

  • New “Eco” processing mode with almost zero latency
  • Reduced overall CPU usage
  • Stepped frequency/gain knobs activated by ctrl+drag or right mouse button drag
  • Increased user presets slots count
  • Minor UI adjustments
  • Various minor improvements

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Make big savings on digital subscriptions until New Year's Day-- As a festive treat, we're offering 12-month Tablet+Web subscriptions of Sound On SOund for the extraordinarily low...

Just a few weeks away, the NAMM Show 2015 rumours have already started to fly. Here's what we know so far...

We have many End-of-the-Year deals which end on 31st December. This is your final chance to some fantastic offers...

Christmas Break-- The Christmas holiday period is normally a quiet time of year on our site so we have decided to take this opportunity to carry out some important maintenance work.

1. Les Paul’s 96th Birthday For the man who created musical history, Google put together an interactive guitar app that allows you to strum, record, and enjoy the wonderful sounds of a classic Les Paul. A sound that has defined guitar for the past century. 2. Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday A tribute to Robert Moog, [...]

2014 has been the year when the sounds of vintage drum-machines and analog synths became all the rage again, but Akai still manages to give an edge to its new Rhythm Wolf, by fusing digital, analogue, step sequencing and pad control together in one unit.

There may be just one day to go before Christmas Eve, but there's still time to order that perfect musical gift.

Shop the NEW Cakewalk Store We are pleased and excited to announce Shop.cakewalk.com, our brand new store for Cakewalk software, upgrades, plugins, and extras! Cakewalk has partnered with Cleverbridge to offer a more seamless shopping experience and improve access for Cakewalk users around the globe. Cakewalk SSO (single sign on) accounts will let you access [...]

Stagg has many years of experience making very affordable drum kits that are perfect for beginners - of all ages! Check what we got in stock...

Here's a great selection of affordable monitors, microphones and accessories that every home studio needs...

Rob Papen has unveiled the all new RAW synthesizer with an amazing introductory offer. Read on for more info…

Our selection of the best acoustic guitars. From the beginners Yamaha folk guitars to a guitar so fine it could only bear the name of a folk hero and one of the most divisive musicians ever.

Get 20% discount on new EDM synth until Jan 5-- Raw is the brainchild of Rob Papen and Dutch dance producers DJ Promo and DJ Free-K after getting together at...

It's easier than ever to find the right gear to get Eddie's famous "Brown Sound"! Here's our guide.

Free Replika delay effect and e-voucher available until Dec 31-- Native Instruments have today announced a limited-time holiday giveaway as a thank you to all users. This year...

Free 'Introduction to Ableton Live' MOOC announced for Feb -- If you're interested in Ableton Live but have never quite got you head around it, then Berklee College of...

Sonos speakers are a rock-solid wireless speaker system, with no skips or delays. Full and clear sounding, the smart part is that Sonos unites your digital music collection in one app, controllable from any device.

Spinnup is a new music distribution website that makes it quicker and easier to release & sell your music in Spotify and iTunes. Korg and Dolphin have teamed up to give you some great offers when you sign-up!

Enter our Focusrite competition and you could win a Scarlett Studio Recording Pack worth 200, just in time for Christmas! Find out how...

by Dan Gonzalez Optimizing vocals with DSP Craig Anderton brings you on a DSP-inspired journey through all the different ways in which you can get your vocals processed and finalized. Various topics involving the VX-64, EQ, Compression, Expansion, and much more. Check out the article here. How to use a vocal double to enhance lead [...]

If you're still looking for some extra Christmas Gifts, here's a selection of affordable, QUALITY stocking fillers for guitarists, DJs and Producers, which you can still get in time for Christmas!

You can have a white Christmas, alright! Check these KRK Rokit deals...

The Line 6 AMPLIFi amps and Multi FX pedal got even better thanks to this new update. Now they are also powerful USB Recording interfaces! Find out the details...

MF301_update_Header_600x300The Mackie Master Fader app for the Mackie DL32R, DL1608 and DL806 just got updated. There are a ton of bug fixes and general enhancement of the Master Fader v3 platform.

**Master Fader v3.0 is compatible with Mackie My Fader v3.0 (available soon). It is not compatible with My Fader v2. Do not update to Master Fader 3.0 at this time, if you still need My Fader 2.0 control.**

Here’s a complete list of all the updates:

  • Added the updated Reference Guide to the Help tab under Tools (gear icon)
  • All radio buttons now highlight and act on release
  • Improved resolution for stereo delay time
  • Improved labels for output patching tabs when used with the DL32R
  • iPads will no longer lose sync when a different wireless iPad goes out of range
  • Master Fader will no longer crash when a incorrectly formatted HDD is connected to the DL32R
  • Long song name for HDD recordings will no longer cause Master Fader to crash with a DL32R
  • Master Fader will no longer crash when navigating from Access Limiting Input DSP or Input Routing to the Output Routing Channel View
  • Access Limits no longer cause some channels to be incorrectly hidden from Masters View
  • Subgroups and VCAs can now be muted on auxes even with “Use LR Mute” disabled
  • Subgroup 6 now visible in the VCA Assignment view
  • Mute Group selector now toggles appropriately per item when Multi-Select is enabled
  • Master Channel View now responds to Access Limits
  • Fixed alignment issue with the Gated Reverb Release slider
  • “Grow and Glow” now behaving appropriately on Output PEQ’s LPF function
  • Improved behavior of scrolling labels
  • Fixed crash logging. You may now be prompted to send information after a crash. Please do so.

For complete Master Fader details, please check out the Master Fader Reference Guide.

by Dan Gonzalez 14 Tips for Guitars Before Entering the Studio Entering the studio can be a stressful task if it is your first time. Here at Cakewalk we’ve outlined a few things that every guitarist should know before walking into a tracking session. This article has been brought to you by the our reader’s [...]

Roland are launching the new TR-707 and TR-727 drum expansion for the AIRA TR-8 rhythm performer.

Are you a musician? Guitarist? Keyboard player? Drummer? Dj? Producer? We got the right present for YOU, and guess what - there's still time to order your items and get them delivered in time for Christmas!

An extremely limited run of truly exceptional guitars. Certified by the great man himself these signature acoustic guitars have tone, history and identity. We take a closer look.

The v2.1 firmware update available for free, introducing direct USB recording to the whole AMPLIFi product family.

Nothing sounds quite like an 808? Too true, but the TR-707 and TR-727 drum machines had a character all of their own. Precise analogue modelling lets you add it to your TR-8 kits.

Here's a great deal you simply can't miss - great savings on selected sE Electronics microphones and accessories, for a limited period only!

Are you unsure what to buy the musician in your life? A Dolphin Music gift voucher is the easiest, most convenient gift you can give.

Pro Tools have launched a six-part video series, showing you how a track is made from creation to mix using Pro Tools 11.

The Fender Special Run (FSR) models are very special indeed: limited-edition, highly collectible instruments that are as hard to find as they are unique. And we got lots of them...

There’s a new audio interface in town! The very affordable UR12 audio interface is the perfect piece of gear for aspiring musicians, small mobile recording setups and the majority of singer-songwriters chronically on a slim budget. The UR12 features 192 kHz audio quality, great build quality and class compliant support for the iPad. On the front panel you find one Neutrik XLR connector for microphones. This channel also features the built-in discrete Class-A D-PRE microphone preamp by Yamaha. The second channel comes with a high-impedance jack input for guitars. There are dedicated gain control and peak indicator for each channel, a headphones output and a master output volume control — not to forget the switch labeled Direct Monitor that feeds the input signal to the outputs absolutely latency free. The rear panel holds analog RCA outputs, one USB 2.0 port and one mini USB port for an optional USB power adapter. The two switches are for +48 V phantom power on the first channel and a power source selector for the USB ports. Each UR12 purchase is linked with a copy of Cubase AI. Buy the interface and you may download the software that includes the tools for audio recording, mixing and editing. Shipping from January, the UR12 audio interface will globally be available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online within the next month. Read more

This is already set to be one of the coolest new instruments for 2015 - and will delight fans of the Ramones! Hey, Ho, Let's go!

by Dan Gonzalez Free Quick Kit Project Templates for SONAR X3 Users   Yes, we’re bringing back the freebie post from last December. Our Free Quick Kit Project Templates made a big splash with the community as one of our top posts over the last 12 months. These pre-mixed project templates load right from quick [...]

Steinberg announced today that it is discontinuing its technical support for several older products and operating systems as of January 5th, 2015. The reason for this decision is to use the available resources to make its customer support for current products quicker and more efficient.

The following products are affected:

Host applications

Cubase 5 product family
Sequel 2
WaveLab 6  product family

VST instruments
Groove Agent 3

Operating systems
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS X 10.4/10.5

We would like to thank all the users of the above-mentioned products for their help and valuable suggestions! Please note that updates or upgrades to current versions are available for all of the affected products.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at info(sb)steinberg.de.

Synth fans assemble, Novation are giving you the chance to win a Bass Station II signed by Paul Hartnoll.

We're pleased to now offer Sunday delivery!

Many guitarists who graduate from playing their bedrooms are not sure what to get next. Here's our picks of best cheap guitar amps for gigging...

The redesigned education pages on the Steinberg website now provides students, teachers and tutors as well as administrators and network technicians detailed information on the Steinberg education program. Find out about the education discounts offered by Steinberg, look up on certified training programs, read about installing Steinberg software applications in a network environment and much more.
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Electro-Harmonix have released The C9 Organ Machine, brother to the revolutionary B9 but with all new sounds and presets.

Roland are now including a free 10 year warranty with their HP and LX digital pianos.

Musicians who are comitted to their craft ask the most of their instruement. Roland understand and so offer 10 year warranty on a range of their finest electric pianos.

We're counting down to Christmas with our latest competition. Every week from now until the big day, we're giving away a great prize.

The lastest incarnation of the professional DAW has seen huge improvements to the audio engine. Workflow imrpovements and new tools for editiing, mixing and recording.

Buy one Novation synth and you get the chance to complete the trinity. That includes a Bass Station II signed by Orbital legend Paul Hartnoll. A tasty synth competition, get the details here.


Mackie would like to wish you a very happy Holiday season!

And to do so, we want to spread the holiday cheer by giving you multiple chances to win free Mackie gear!

For the next 4 weeks Mackie will be randomly selecting participants to win some sweet Mackie gear! One lucky winner will be announced each week.

Entry is easy.

1. Click the link: https://a.pgtb.me/6DD1d3

2. Fill out the entry form

3. Once entered, SHARE with your friends. You will earn extra entries!

4. 4 lucky winners will be selected each week of December

5. The giveaway ends December 30th!

Here’s the prizes available!





Winner Announcements:

  • Week 1 – Mix8 8-Channel Compact Mixer
    • Julie Tardi (Dade City, Florida)
  • Week 2 – Pair of CR4 4″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors
    • Gregory Medina (Whitmore Lake, Michigan)
  • Week 3 – Pair of MR6mk3 Studio Reference Monitors
    • David Patton (Moreno Valley, CA)


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Arturia have unveiled the latest edition of their best-selling V-Collection software bundle.

The new Shure 5575LE Unidyne is a 75th-Anniversary Limited-Edition of the legendary Shure 55 mic, which was used by everyone from Elvis to Frank Sinatra and President John F. Kennedy.

This new guitar pack has just landed at our warehouse. It is the best Starter Pack available today, and the only one that includes a great quality, Slash-signature Les Paul guitar!

Shure have announced the Limited Edition Shure 5575LE microphone.

Steinberg have unveiled the latest version of Cubase Pro and Artist. Read on for more info…

Analogue modelling done right, very right. With 2 magic new models and Arturia's Spark 2 software now included the V Collection just became even better value. Step this way to find out more.

One year after releasing the point update, Cubase is back with major updates boasting a vast range of studio-grade audio and MIDI tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing.

First and foremost: Cubase becomes Cubase Pro. The name change reflects the 25-year evolution of Steinberg’s advanced music production system and spearheads the Cubase range of DAWs.

Both Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 witness a massive engine rebuild, which lets you run more instruments and more tracks. ASIO-Guard 2 is the magic word, improving the audio processing performance for instrument tracks and channels. Automation enhancements are key to Cubase Pro 8, giving you VCA faders and virgin territories. Yes, and we’ve added render in-place to both versions for bouncing MIDI and audio parts in a really easy way. Chord pads, Chord Assistant modes and MIDI tempo detection are introduced to the creative feature set of both Pro and Artist, while the new Rack Zone provides a dedicated area for the MediaBay sound browser and VST Instrument Rack. The redesigned Track List and Inspector, the new plug-in manager, global workspaces plus improved windows handling on PCs make the lives of Cubase users that bit easier. Then there’s the rejuvenated Quadrafuzz multiband distortion plug-in, the new Virtual Bass Amp, Multiband Expander, Multiband Envelope Shaper and many other effects. Groove Agent SE 4 now includes an acoustic drum kit, the Acoustic Agent, with 20 drum style patterns. The MixConsole has also witnessed feature additions and there’s a new version of VST Connect for remote recording over the Web.

Apart from the new features in these latest iterations, Cubase has always provided a comprehensive feature set, guiding you through all stages of the creative process. To get an overall impression of Cubase, its capabilities and line-up, we recommend visiting the Cubase product pages.

The Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 full retail versions are available for pre-order from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 3, 2014. Shipping begins on December 8, 2014.

Various downloadable updates and upgrades are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 3, 2014.

Those of you who have activated Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5 since October 15, 2014, are now eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to version 8.

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The B9 Organ Machine was one of the success stories of 2014, and now Electro-Harmonix is bringing out the C9, an even better organ FX pedal with Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple organ sounds! Find out more...

Cubase Pro 8, the latest version of Steinberg's comprehensive DAW, has arrived!

Do you love Brian Setzer, the Straty Cats, and 1950s Rock'n'Roll? Are quiffs better than fringes? Cochran is bigger than Clapton on your book? Then this is the guide for you!

Claim a free pair of HD7 high-resolution studio headphones, worth 32.99, with every pair of PreSonus Eris 4.5 studio monitors.

Purchase your StudioLive AI loudspeaker rig before 31st December 2014 you can claim either an Apple iPad Mini or 16GB Silver iPad Air.

The popular Oxygen series MIDI keyboard controllers got a makeover and are now better than ever! And we got them in stock, now!

This new FX pedal has the same physical hardware as existing H9's, however, you'll get much, much more! Find out the details....

This is Steinberg giving you an update on where we stand with our product compatibility tests on Apple’s latest operation system, Yosemite. Our initial stance didn’t allow us to speak out a recommendation but we’ve been testing and are working on maintenance updates where needed.

Products that are meanwhile Yosemite compatible are HALion Symphonic Orchestra, WaveLab 8.5, WaveLab 8, WaveLab Elements 8 and The Grand 3. The maintenance update for Cubase Elements 7 will be available this month, further information on our hardware products will follow shortly, while Cubase 7.5 and Nuendo 6.5 maintenance updates are scheduled for February 2015.

We have published a topic-related Knowledge Base article for a regularly updated overview of Steinberg products approved to run under Yosemite. Please refer back to the included chart for further information.

This Monday, you can save on selected sE Electronics and Apogee microphones, reflexion filters and audio interfaces.

During December, you can get 20% off when you buy the Focusrite ISA One prefessional Single-Channel Microphone Pre-Amp. Simply phone us for discount. But hurry up - stock is LIMITED!

Christmas is a time when many people buy (or are given) their first guitar. Here's a look at two of the best - and most affordable - starter packs.

Receive 290 worth of best-selling instrument and effect Rack Extension plug-ins for free with Reason 8 software.

It's the Christmas Countdown Competition! Every week from now until the big day, we're giving away a great prize.

Fresh for Black Friday this offer will please would be Reason producers. Until 31/12/14 both the full version and student version of Reason 8 come with 7 Free Rack Extensions.

Don’t miss Waves’ Black Friday specials – OUR BIGGEST SALE EVER!


Save big on Waves plugins and bundles during our huge Black Friday sale. Enjoy record-low prices – get the Gold bundle for only $199!

Waves Black Friday Link

Loads of cool plugins available including Codex Softsynth $99, Vitamin Sonic Enhancer $79 and Reel ADT $79.



Eastcoast is a great brand, who makes good value-for-money instruments ideally suited for beginners or musicians on a budget. Find out more...

This winter, we're kickstarting your Christmas shopping with 4 full days of the best music deals around, it's Black Friday!

Get a world of different sounds in this compact tabletop amp. Connect it up to your stereo and control with your Android or iOS phone. Jam, experiment and play here.

Whether you create beats, epic DJ sets or record at home there's an offer from NI for you this Christmas. Money off Traktor Z2, Komplete Audio 6 and a staggering collection of expansions for Maschine.

by Dan Gonzalez In the past 3 articles we have looked at basic tools for drum editing as well as identifying, splitting, cropping, and aligning clips. All of these techniques can be followed pretty accurately by reading along and performing the functions as I’ve written them. This portion of the blog series will require that [...]

At a new lower price the Trigger Finger Pro is amazing value. Loaded up with Arsenal software and with glowing reviews across the board. Find out more with our guide.

AMPLIFi TT is all the fun of AMPLIFi in a neat, desktop footprint.

The heavy metal legends were confirmed today as the first headliners of the Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2015. It's their first time the events since 2008.

The H9 Max may be the last stompbox you'll ever need.

By Craig Anderton There are plenty of places in SONAR where you can process the audio signal, but you need to know how to choose the right one. What’s an “insert” effect? Don’t you always “insert” an effect? You indeed “insert” effects, but there’s a specific effect type usually called an Insert effect that inserts [...]

Could Behringer be planning their first ever polyphonic synth?

The popular virtual piano suite The Grand 3 is now exclusively available as download product through the Steinberg Online Shop. The price has also been reduced and can now be purchased for 149,00 Euros/149,99 Dollars.

The Grand 3 reproduces the characteristic sound of three beautiful grand pianos, an e-piano and upright piano, offering the perfect solution for musicians, keyboardists and composers looking to add authentic piano sounds to their productions.
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Casio are offering 100 to spend across the Casio Online website when you purchase and register a Celviano AP-460 or Privia PX-860 digital piano.

Exclusive to Gear4music, the Limited Edition Marshall Custom Offset has arrived!

A new version of Steinberg’s iPad app Cubasis is now available for download from the App Store. Version 1.8.3 fixes several bugs and is recommended for all users of Cubasis. Download from the Apple App Store

Audiofly 's range of in-ear monitors are designed for professional and personal use. Now available online at Gear4music.