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Yamaha CS-80 Clone, Deckard's Dream, Now Available, Pricing Info

The highly anticipated Deckard's Dream, the Yamaha CS-80 analog poly 1970/80s synthesizer is now available as a DIY kit, and as an assembled unit built to order. And the price isn't bad at all.

Working with Video in FL Studio

FL Studio comes bundled with a great video player. If you’re wanting to sync your music and audio to video, then you going to want to know how to import videos into FL Studio.

These Adidas Roland TR-808 Shoes Look Great & Make Beats

These fab Mi Adidas concept trainers not only bring the Roland TR-808 design to life for your feet, but they also play actual beats too. Sonic shoes? We wonder if these will become "a thing"...

Pittsburgh Modular Double Helix Oscillator: Not Your Average Oscillator!

This complex matrix oscillator from Pittsburgh Modular does things that'll make other oscillator modules jealous. Here's more about it and demos of it in action at Superbooth 2017.

ESI Announces High-Speed USB Audio Interfaces, U168 XT and U86 XT

Two new audio interfaces are coming from German based ESI. They tell us both the U168 XT and the U86 XT improve performance over USB and come bundled with Bitwig Studio 8-Track and Deckadance LE.

Akai Releases MPC 2.0 BETA For MPC Touch & MPC Live

Good news for Akai Pro MPC users. MPC 2.0 is now in public BETA for MPC Touch and MPC Live owners. There's plenty of new features, including a new GUI. Here's what's new.

Review: VPS Vengeance Sound Avenger Synth

What do you get if you mix the essence of a Combinator, a JP8000 and an Access Virus? You get the VPS Vengeance Sound Avenger Synth - but also much more...

7 Mixing Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid

Mixing is equal parts art and science, but years of experience can teach you a lot. Luckily we’ve saved you time with these great tips!

Here's What Track Machines In Elektron Octatrack Can Do For You

Take your Elektron Octatrack skills to the next level with a greater understanding of Track Machine types, and how to set them up for your specific needs.

Native Instruments Announces Maximum Maschine Sales Special

We got the heads up on this special offer from Native Instruments that gives seven free Maschine Expansion packs to anyone buying Maschine Jam, Maschine Studio, Maschine or Maschine Mikro.

Win Ableton Live Suite, iZotope Neutron, Crypto Cipher Sample Libraries & More

Fancy your chance to win Ableton Live Suite, iZotope Neutron, AskAudio Academy subscription and Crypto Cipher sample libraries? Check this contest out.

New Demo of Behringer Minimoog Model D Clone With Updated Firmware

Principal Systems Engineer (DSP) at Midas Consoles, Rob Belcham, nabbed one of the Behringer Minimoog Model D clones for the weekend for testing. Here's some of the sounds he was able to conjure up.

Review: UVI Digital Synsations 2

Those who remember the 90s will recognise some of these classic synths. Matt Vanacoro finds there's almost no limit to how many he wants to stack together...

Build A Music Studio Setup On A Budget

Some people spend a fortune on music gear and while that’s a nice option to have, not everyone can flash quite so much cash. Here are some tips for building a system without breaking the bank.

Waves Releases Smack Attack Transient Shaper Plugin

Go surgical or savage with Waves' new transient shaper mixing plugin, Smack Attack. The name alone suggests it'll provide more bite and immediacy for your percussive and other sounds.