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Interview: Rishabh Rajan Talks Mashups, MIDI Controllers & Synths

We caught up with synth expert and prolific Ask.Audio trainer Rishabh Rajan to find out his musical story and to get his thoughts on plugins, controllers, synthesis and much more.

Legendary Producer Scott Storch Making Beats On AKAI MPC X & MPK88

AKAI's latest MPC powerhouse is designed to work in a fully standalone capacity. In this video we see Scott Storch using AKAI gear to produce a beat in realtime.

Arturia KeyLab Essentials MIDI Controllers Now Available

Arturia are proud to announce that KeyLab Essential - the latest generation of their popular KeyLab line of controller keyboards - is now shipping, and is now available at your local retailer.

Review: Allen and Heath XONE:PX5

Designed to bridge the worlds of digital and analog DJing, Allen and Heath's latest club mixer is loaded with features. Sara Simms was eager to put it through its paces.

Korg Announces New Arrangers, Pianos & Synths

Today Korg have made three new announcements for the Kross2, the Pa700/Pa1000 and the C1 Air digital piano.

In This Video Spaceprodigi Reveals How She Samples Analog Synths In Ableton Live

Watch this free MasterClass now to find out how Spaceprodigi approaches sampling analog synths into Ableton Live to create tracks. Then check out the full length lecture for even more.

Klevgränd Releases SyndtSphere, Synth With 3D Interface

Syndsphere is a synth from Klevgränd that dispenses with the usual knob, slider and button interface for something more revolutionary and unusual.

Roland To Celebrate D-50 Synth 30 Year Anniversary With 6 Days Of Product Launches

Roland have new releases for percussion, piano, wind, organ, and guitar categories to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary D-50 Synthesizer, with music trivia and more.

Review: UVI Vintage Vault 2

A $2600 bundle for just $399 sounds too good to be true, right? But sometimes miracles do happen as Matt Vanacoro found when he checked out the gargantuan UVI Vintage Vault 2 collection.

Bastl 60Knobs Is A €129 DIY MIDI Controller For Just About Everything

This new MIDI controller from Bastl Instruments is available only as a DIY kit and, as its name suggests, has 60 independent and customisable controller pots and a whole lot more.

Creative Cubase MIDI Programming Tips

Cubase is one of the most powerful MIDI environments around yet is still approachable enough for even less experienced users to get to grips with . Here are some top MIDI programming tips.

Did DJ Jazzy Jeff Just Leak Ableton Live 10?

We can't be 100% sure, but it looks like an early build of Live 10 made its way out of Ableton HQ in Berlin and found its way to the studio of DJ Jazzy Jeff if this video is to be trusted.

UVI Releases Vintage Vault 2 & OB Legacy

UVI releases Vintage Vault 2, a massive update to their premier vintage synth collection and OB Legacy, a 6-instrument suite inspired by an American luminary. A full review is coming VERY soon...

Review: Akai MPC X

AKAI's MPC X promises to let you make music entirely without a computer - but can it really replace your DAW? Rishabh Rajan put it to the test to find out.

5 Tips to Make Your Keyboard Sound Like a Guitar

Keyboard players don't always have a guitarist on speed dial to lay down some tracks for them. Here's how you can fake it with keyboards, and get away with it!