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Three Great Pieces of Software for Making Music on Windows
Easily accessible computer software for making music has given us the power to be more creative than ever before. Nowadays these types of programs go so much further than just offering standard sound editing options. We can manipulate and get the most out of our tunes in ways that... Read more
Downloads Rule, But Is Physical Media Really Dead?
The ability to download software and other media has undoubtedly changed the way those products are consumed. But are the days of physical media really over for good? Almost every type of media we humans enjoy consuming has now been digitised and are available – either for free or... Read more
Audials One 2018: Evolution Not Revolution, But Still Great
Audials One 2018 is still the complete solution for capturing radio channel content, songs, and videos from the internet at large. Read our review to find out why. It pretty much works in exactly the same way as last year’s version, but better. Audials One 2018 is a real... Read more
MediaMonkey: A Media Manager For Hardcore Lovers Of Music 
We review the powerful media manager that’s great for organising serious music collections.  MediaMonkey is without doubt one of the most powerful free media players around, but the interface and overwhelming number of options and features may not be accessible enough for some.  That said, MediaMonkey is a) free and b) has more things going... Read more
Norway Switches Off FM Radio And Goes Digital
Move from analog to digital radio, making the Scandinavian country the first to shut down all national FM radio broadcasts. Norway’s government have been planning the FM switch off for several years, but the actual physical switch only began in January of this year. The move to Digital Audio... Read more
Google Pixel Buds To Surpass AirPods In Connectivity
The race between the two tech giants for seamless headphone pairing continues. Apple and Google have both taken on the wireless headphone space with a Bluetooth-connected feature on their latest phones, but both products have similarities and striking differences. In the race to get rid of the wire–although Google’s... Read more
Unleash your inner club superstar with VirtualDJ
We review the most used DJ software on the planet. One of the best things about new software and technology innovation is that it allows anyone to conduct basic level enhancements. While nothing will ever replace a highly-skilled, talented graphic artist, for example, the abundance of Photoshop-like alternatives means... Read more
TunesGo – A Real Alternative To iTunes
Managing your media files, across all your devices, just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more manageable, with TunesGo. Traditionally anyone looking to manage all their music, video and media files across all their devices, from their laptop or their PC to their iPhone or Android device... Read more
Top 5 Music Players And Managers
Manage your audio files and optimize your music.  You buy a track here and there, and when you’re feeling fancy, maybe even a whole album. Then of course there’s so many great podcasts stream and download… And so you carry on, minding your own business, steadily amassing an enviable... Read more
Stream Ripping is ‘Fastest Growing’ and ‘Most Aggressive’ Form Of Music Piracy
New research highlights issues and igonorance of the law. According to new research carried out by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and PRS For Music, Stream-ripping is now the “most aggressive” and “fastest-growing” form of music piracy. For those not in the know, “Stream-Ripping” is the term that commonly refers... Read more
Apple Launches VA Music Speaker HomePod
HomePod combines Apple Music and natural voice interaction with Siri. As consumers, we can argue that a lot of the “new” technology launched in competitive retail isn’t really all that new. Certainly some eye-opening innovations come along every few years – many of us still remember the first time we held... Read more
Discover and stream music across all your devices with Spotify
There was an advertising campaign not too many years ago for one of the early iterations of the iPhone: a man is casually strolling down the street, listening to what must be an MP3 player, only there’s the sudden sound of a phone ringing! He taps the small device... Read more
Is It Bach, Or Sony’s AI?
If you want your kid to do well in math, experts have long said that studying music may be the way to go. A new artificial intelligence (AI) project from Sony’s Computer Science Laboratories has produced results that pretty much prove the connection between some styles of classical music and... Read more
iOS 8.4 Update Includes Major Bug Fixes, New Music App
Apple has released an over-the-air software update for iOS users. iOS 8.4 includes some major bug fixes, several improvement to iBooks, and the highly anticipated Apple Music app update. You can download and install iOS 8.4 on your Apple device by tapping Settings > Software Update. Crucial bug fixes... Read more
New Improvements to Electronic Piano’s MIDI Interface
There’s no question that great work is being done with computers and technology across every possible field and industry. But some of the most impressive hybridizations in tech and craft are happening in music. Thanks to software like Electronic Piano, more and more artists are able to explore their... Read more
Spotify Updates Help Improve The Music Streaming Exerience
Music streaming services like Spotify have come a long from the days when industry critics pronounced them the death of music. In fact, the opposite has proven to be true: with the abundance of music options and the ability to sample new artists and even new genres without the... Read more
Jay Z Relaunches Tidal Streaming Service
Jay Z’s recently acquired music streaming service Tidal is kickstarting its first major campaign, #TidalForAll. The campaign is focused on artists changing their profile and background image to a turquoise color. “The Tides They Are-A Changing” #TIDALforALL — Mr. Carter (@S_C_) March 30, 2015 Several prominent artists including Beyonce,... Read more
Spotify Pressuring Music Labels To Cut Freemium Model
Several major music labels have publicly attacked Spotify’s freemium model, stating the streaming service should remove or severely limit free streaming to gain more customers. It follows a downturn in iTunes and physical sales, with more music listeners moving over to Spotify, Rdio or Pandora. Figures claim over 20... Read more