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Best of 2016: Audio Interfaces

Audio interfaces are hub of most audio recording and production studios. Here's seven of our favorites for every budget released in 2016 which we reviewed or were mightily impressed by.

This Audio Interface Survived 2 Days At Bottom of River Thames

An audio interface at the bottom of the River Thames for two days will surely be ruined, right? It depends on the interface! We don't recommend you try this at home (or at work).

Waves Electric Grand 80 Piano Is Perfectly Sampled Legendary 80s Instrument

In a move that caught us off guard Waves Audio released a new plugin on Boxing Day 2016, Electric Grand 80 Piano. It's one of the most influential instruments found on 80s pop records.

Review: Mutable Instruments Rings

If you're looking for a physical modeling resonator eurorack module, then you've probably heard of Mutable Instruments Rings. In this in-depth review, we find the sweet spots in this synth module.

Best of 2016: MIDI Controllers

It’s been a great year for MIDI controllers with classics being updated, new models on the scene and even some stuff that came completely out of left field. Here are ten of our favourites!

Gecho, Polyphonic, Pocket Loop Synth That Makes Music From Noise

Gecho. Imagine an open-source, battery operated music machine that converts environmental noise into musical loops and phrases. Better still you interact with the box and can program it in four ways.

Best of 2016: iOS Apps For Musicians

Your iPad or iPhone can be the basis for your productions. We feel these iOS apps excel in their respective fields for musicians and producers looking to push their music making to the next level.

4 Keyboard Drumming Techniques for Producers

Playing drum patterns on your MIDI keyboard need not be a drag. Here's four quick tips to help you get the rhythms in your head to your tracks.

FREE: Vermona Mono Lancet Ableton Live Drum Pack & Project

The analog monophonic synth from Vermona, Mono Lancet 15, has been carefully sampled in creating this special Ableton Live Drum Pack and project. And best of all it's FREE for you from AskAudio.

This New Novation Launchpad Pro MIDI Sequencer Is Like Nothing You've Seen Before

We just love this new MIDI sequencer, Hachi, for the Novation Launchpad Pro. It's really multiple sequencers in one. It requires a bit of setup. But doesn't it look worth it!

This Free Audio Plug-In Inspired By Korg Monotron Delay, Goes Beyond The Original

Spaceship Delay is a delay audio effect VST featuring classic modern and vintage sounding delays and inspired by the original Korg Monotron Delay.

Roland DJ-808 Review

The new Roland DJ-808 DJ controller seeks to be the hub for every DJ setup. featuring a 4-channel mixer, jog wheels, 16-step sequencer with Roland's iconic 909, 808, 707 and 606 drum sounds and more.

Rigid Audio & The Beat Community Offer Free Cinematic Kontakt Instrument

Want a Kontakt instrument with 40 kits, 150 audio loops, designed for cinematic styles and much more... made by Rigid Audio... and made FREE by The Beat Community? Read on!

Gorgeous, Affordable Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer, Ants, Set To Add New Features

Plankton Electronics Ants! - yes, that gorgeous sounding semi-modular analog synth has reached its kickstarter goal! To celebrate here's 8 videos covering all aspects of Ants and new stretch goals.

Review: Wave Alchemy Revolution, Drum Machine Supreme

14 iconic drum machines. One plugin. Wave Alchemy have created an instrument for Kontakt and the free Kontakt Player which offers and promises so much. But does it beat the rest?