MusicRadar's greatest hits of 2013: September

The new iPhone launched but, as far as musicians were concerned, iOS 7 didn't get off to a great start...
The new iPhone launched but, as far as musicians were concerned, iOS 7 didn't get off to a great start... (Image credit: Image courtesy of Apple)

Do you want to produce a banger that sounds just like everyone else's? As September rolled around, our rundown of the top 10 dance music production clichés showed you how.

Apple's iPhone 5s arrived, promising a "64-bit desktop-class architecture", although audio problems with the new iOS 7 operating system dominated the minds of musicians who use Apple's touchscreen devices.

As Dream Theater launched a new album, John Petrucci talked us through it, and Mark Tremonti did the same as Alter Bridge released Fortress.

Finally, a beautiful sense of freedom prevailed as we rounded-up a selection of the best free and open-source music making programs.

Here's what you were clicking on MusicRadar in September 2013...

12 great free and open-source music making programs
We go beyond freeware with these great open applications

22 of the best budget signature guitars
Sigs that won't break the bank

John Petrucci talks Dream Theater's self-titled new album track-by-track
"We felt like a new band again. Everybody pushed themselves in pretty remarkable ways."

The 25 best acoustic songs of all time
What have MusicRadar users voted the best strumalong song?

Mark Tremonti talks Alter Bridge's Fortress track-by-track
"We were pushing for unpredictability. Everything we could throw at these songs, we did."

The MusicRadar team

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