Computer Music Specials is the bi-monthly spin-off of Computer Music magazine. Dedicated to helping you make better music with your PC or Mac, each issue focuses in-depth on a particular topic or a popular music production software package, with step-by-step tutorials, advice and software. Topics previously covered in the magazine include: Mixing, Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Dance Music, Synthesis, and Recording.
AudioRefurb is a powerful but inexpensive new audio processing application that you can use in many different situations. Use the 31-band graphic equalizer to get the precise sound quality you want for an audio file, then export it to a new file; now the improved sound file can be copied onto your iPod, no more messing around with the controls on your iPod to get the right sound.
Mischjok has released Machinery II, a free sample pack containing 77 MB of WAV samples suitable for IDM, glitchcore, noisecore, breakbeat, ambient, techno, minimal etc. During the writing process of my first electronic music album I was often confronted with lack of samples. I finally came to conclusion it would be better for me to design my own sounds.