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Why You Should Calibrate Your Studio Monitor Speakers

It's become common for music production to happen in rooms with no acoustic treatment and monitors badly positioned. Shane Berry explains why and how to calibrate your speakers. Essential reading.

Watch New Video of Plankton ANTS Semi-Modular Synth In Action

This new semi-modular analog synthesizer, Ants! has taken Kickstarter by storm thanks to its affordability, portability, beautiful design, and great sounds too. Here's a new video of it in action.

2016 Xmas Gift Guide for Musicians and Producers

It’s been quite a year for music performers and producers, with all kinds of new gear hitting the shelves. Here’s our guide to some of the best – and most affordable – music kit around this Christmas.

Geoshred iPad Music Instrument 2.2 Update Adds MIDI and MPE

Jordan Rudess tells us his award-winning music instrument app, GeoShred version 2.2 has been enhanced with unprecedented MIDI/MPE I/O control, new effects, and additional model control parameters.

Dreadbox NYX, Analog Paraphonic Synth With Vintage Reverb To Die For

If the sound demo is anything to go by, the new Dreadbox NYX synth is something pretty special and unique. Sure, read the spec... but, DEFINITELY listen to the demo on SoundCloud.

12 Christmas Gift Ideas for DJs Under $500

The Christmas & Winter Holidays are here. If you’re thinking of a gift for a DJ or live musician friend/relative or for yourself, here are 12 inspiring music gifts suggested by Sara Simms.

Setting Up Multi-Output Tracks in Cubase

Meet The Concertodome, Circuit Bent Casio SK-1. Sounds Lovely. You Can Make Your Own

When Hannes Pasqualini, half of Papernoise, annoucnes something new AskAudio stops what it's doing and takes a closer look. And this circuit bent Casio SK-1, Concertodome, deserves your attention.

ROLI Blocks Review

ROLI has entered a new phase with its acquisition of FXPansion. First out of the blocks are, well, Blocks! But what exactly are they? Read on to find out…

Synchronizing Hardware In Ableton Live 9

If you've got drum hardware machines, synths and sequencers in your studio, Ableton Live can be a great hub. But it can be complicated to get all MIDI and audio in sync, right? Noah Pred shows how.

Native Instruments Releases Free Kinetic Treats for Kontakt

Native Instruments want to add to your pile of pressies under your tree. Available for FREE until December 31, KINETIC TREATS conjures sinister, evolving sounds from samples of vintage toys.

New Korg Kronos LS 88 Synth Workstation Officially Revealed

This one is for the players. Synth players. Korg Japan have published official details for the new Korg Kronos 88 LS workstation synth. We've translated all the details and features into English here.

Vermona ’14 Analogsynthesizer Is An Uncompromising Limited Edition Synth

With a subtractive synthesis foundation, the Vermona '14 Analogsynthesizer aims to be the dream synthesizer for tweaks and synthesists alike. Here's the info on this 222 limited run analog synth.

UVI Releases Massive Collection of Over 320 Instruments, 8000 Loops From Around The World

UVI has been working on this project in secret for a few years now. No surprise when you consider its size and scope. World Suite splits contains instruments with over 50,000 samples from 12 regions.

KOMA Elektronik Field Kit Lets You Generate & Process Sounds From Everyday Objects

Koma Elektronik Field kit is inspired by experimental electronic pioneers like John Cage. It uses contact microphones and electromagnetic pickups to generate and process sound from virtually anything.