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Why You DON'T Need The Latest, Most Expensive Gear To Make Good Music

Shhh. Don't tell the companies in the music industry who make new hardware and software to feed the appetite amongst musicians and producers. Could it be that older, cheaper gear is just as effective?

The Best Digital Hardware Synthesizers For Every Budget

When we tried to pick our top 10 digital synthesizers across 3 price ranges (0-$150, $150-$500 & $500-$2500+) we just couldn't leave some of the below synths out. So here's 19 of our favorites.

Ants! Affordable, Desktop Modular Analog Synthesizer That Sounds Delicious

This new analog modular synthesizer, Ants, from Plankton Electronics is as affordable as it is portable, as accessible as it is beautiful. And did we mention it sounds great too?

Pittsburgh Modular Announces Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter

The Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms series is about to get even more popular we think, thanks to the release of the Dynamic Impulse Filter. Here's a video and details for this module.

5 Audio Analysis Plugins Every Producer Should Consider

Audio analysis isn’t just for scientists, it can really help you to better understand your mixes. Here are some of the best tools out there…

Korg Releases Minilogue Synth Euro Producer Sound Pack For Free

The generous people at Korg have released a new sound pack for the minilogue. Even better they've made it a free download.

Synth Design For Waldorf Wave II Revealed (& It Has Balls)

The original Waldorf Wave synthesizer was one of the best wavetable synths the world has ever seen. Axel Hartmann, its designer, now reveals the designs for the planned Waldorf Wave II.

Confusion Studios Unveils MIDI Designer 2.5 Controller for iOS

Confusion Studios tells us the latest Iteration of their award-winning professional MIDI controller platform provides new editing and performance features for DIY rig creation. Find out more here.

Bitwig Studio 1.3.15 Adds Comprehensive Support For Maschine JAM

In this exclusive video, Thavius Beck demonstrates the latest update for Bitwig Studio which adds unrivalled support for NI's Maschine JAM. The level of control is head spinning. Well worth watching.

Review: Impact Soundworks Ventus Shakuhachi

If you're looking for a sample library for the classic eastern Shakuhachi instrument with tonal articulation control that sounds authentic then Impact Soundworks have a treat for you.

Using Bluetooth MIDI on iOS and OS X

MIDI over Bluetooth is a technology that is still in its infancy. The concept of connecting MIDI devices wirelessly is appealing of course (look Ma, no wires). But how do you set it up for Mac & iOS?

Into MIDI Controllers? Join The Inventor of Akai MPC and LinnStrument, Roger Linn Today

The next FREE AskAudio Masterclass is streaming live today at 12pm PT / 8pm UK. And the good news is our host is Roger Linn who has some neat tricks with LinnStrument and MIDI to share.

This App Turns Your MacBook Pro 2016 Into A Polyphonic Piano

Here is the first music instrument app we've come across designed primarily for the Touch Bar on the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 edition. And it's a rather nifty free polyphonic piano.

Review: Glitchmachines Fracture XT

How To Create Authentic Techno Bass Patches In Any Synth

Bass tones are a key component of techno music. In this short video, Multiplier gets down to the fine detail of how the different stages of a software synth can be set up to get a great bass sound.

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