About the Author

Justin Kahn

@justinkahnmusic

Editor

9to5Mac / 9to5Toys

Justin is a senior editor covering all things music for 9to5Mac, including our weekly Logic Pros series exploring music production on Mac and iOS devices. He is also a senior deal Jedi over at 9to5Toys where he heads up our game/app coverage. Justin is an audio engineer/producer with over 10 years experience in the music industry and makes electronic music as one half of Toronto-based Makamachine.

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October 11

9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7″ iPad 128GB $349, 15″ MacBook Pro $400 off, WD 6TB Desktop Hard Drive $110, more

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October 9

9to5Toys Last Call: Felt MacBook Sleeves $7, Apple Watch Band $4, iTunes Movies from $1, more

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October 4

9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Pro up to $900 off, Kenwood CarPlay Receiver $650, Ralph Lauren 30% off, more

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October 2

9to5Toys Last Call: AirPods $126.50, 21-inch iMac $820, iOttie iPhone Easy Mount $18, more

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September 30

FXpansion recently released the new Cypher2 software instrument for all major DAWs. It comes packed with hundreds of new 5D touch sounds and sound design capabilities, so we couldn’t wait to give it a run for Logic Pros. The fully-featured instrument features an impressive array of effects along with a powerful oscillator section and more. But at the same price as Logic Pro X itself, is it worth it? expand full story

September 27

9to5Toys Last Call: 9.7″ iPad $289, Philips Hue Smart Home 15% off, Amazon Mac Accessory Sale from $30, more

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September 25

9to5Toys Last Call: HomePod $305, iPhone XS OtterBox Case $22, Elevation Lab iPhone CordDock $28, more

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September 20

9to5Toys Last Call: 21.5″ iMac $949, Philips Hue Color Bulbs $36, iPhone XS Case $2, more

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September 18

9to5Toys Last Call: LG 5K UltraFine Display $650, iTunes Movies from $5, Elevation Lab iPhone Dock $36, more

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September 13

9to5Toys Last Call: Amazon Smart Home Sale from $10, MacBook Air $700, Anchor Headphone Mount $9.50, more

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September 12

As expected, Apple has now dropped its latest handsets with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. We have now started to list some of the best case options already available and will continue to update this post as more hit store shelves. Be sure to keep an eye on 9to5Toys for all the most notable deals on cases and accessories over the next couple weeks and beyond.

Head below for all the best iPhone Xs/Max/Xr cases available now…

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September 11

9to5Toys Last Call: latest 9.7″ iPad $290, Anker Accessories from $10, Sonos PLAYBAR $549, more

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September 10

Logic Pros Review: IK’s new extremely affordable analog UNO synth for Mac/iOS

Today it’s all about IK Multimedia’s latest analog synth hardware. IK’s lineup of music production and live sound gear is largely considered to be for those with a budget in mind or as amazing beginner rigs for aspiring producers. The new UNO synth is designed to be just that with an extremely competitive price tag and wide platform compatibility with your existing recording environment. After having the chance to put the portable analog synthesizer to the test over the last couple weeks in some electronic-based music productions and more, it’s time to see what the new IK Multimedia UNO Synth is packing.

September 6

9to5Toys Last Call: Latest 13″ MacBook Pro $250 off, $50 iTunes Gift Card $43, Ring Smart Home from $169, more

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Native Instruments unveils new flagship Mac production apps, hardware, more

Native Instruments is one of the biggest names in the music production game these days. It produces some of the best software instruments and sound libraries for producers and sound designers along with a fleet of great hardware including everything from Traktor DJ controllers to the KOMPLETE keyboards and its drum pad oriented Maschine gear. All three of those product lineups are getting refreshed hardware today, but NI is also introducing completely overhauled versions of some of its most popular and groundbreaking instrument software as well as its behemoth KOMPLETE bundle.

September 4

9to5Toys Last Call: HomePod $279, Apple Watch Series 3 $280, Anker Accessory Sale from $10, more

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August 30

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August 28

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple AirPods $127.50, Sonos Beam w/ AirPlay 2 $339, Amazon Mac Accessory Sale, more

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August 23

9to5Toys Last Call: Elago Apple Watch Stand $9, Beats Studio3 $205, Kenwood CarPlay Receiver $500, more

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August 21

9to5Toys Last Call: Apple 21″ iMac $850, Apple iPad Pro Covers from $32, Belkin HomeKit Wemo Bridge $28, more

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