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10 Top Hardware Synthesizers For Under $1000

If you've got $1,000 to burn on a hardware synth which one/ones should you choose? Matt Vanacoro showcases his favorite 10 choices here.

DJing with Ableton Live: Setting Up Your Controller

DJ Kiva shows how to get your MIDI Controller to communicate properly with Ableton Live so you can get hands-on in the studio or when performing live.

A Modular Synth Case Made From IKEA Toilet Roll Holders? Now We've Seen Everything

The bathroom section of IKEA might not make you think of furniture for your music studio. Here's a hack to turn toilet roll holders into a modular synthesizer case!

Fi Station, A Pro Music Recording & Mixing System & Home Media System Or An Android Tablet?

An all-in-one touch-screen system for music production, video editing, home media playback, karaoke system... wait... isn't that just a tablet plus apps and hardware connections you choose yourself?

Essential Guide to Backups for Modern Music Producers

It’s not fun, it’s not sexy, but maintaining a proper Backup routine is critical for every type of recording venture, from the biggest commercial rooms, to the smallest bedroom studios. 

Official Roland Boutique VP-03 Info, Plus Video Review

The VP-03 is a new version of the original Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus, swapping analog for ACB and adding 16 chord memory setups and a voice step sequencer. Plus, here's a review by Kosmic Sound.

Roland Boutique TB-03, Authentic 303 Bass Analog Sound Using ACB?

If you want the classic sound of the 303 Bass Line analog synthesiser, Roland feel they have you covered with their ACB version in the Boutique range called the TB-03. Here's all the official details.

Roland Boutique TR-09 Is The 909 Complete With ACB, USB Audio & USB MIDI

Here's what Roland have officially told us about their new, reimagined TR-909, in the form of the ultra portable Boutique TR-09 synth drum machine. Plus here's a video review by Kosmic Sound included.

Roland SYSTEM-8 Synthesizer, Full Details Revealed

With an eye on bringing the old into the new Roland have announced their expandable synth with next-gen ACB technology, Direct-Access Controls, and advanced features. Here's all the official info.

Review: Magix Sequoia 13

A DAW that costs just under $3,000? Matt Vanacoro puts Magix's high-end Sequoia 13 to the test and finds out who it's aimed at and what it brings to the table more consumer-based DAWs miss out on.

Working with Vocal Pitch Correction in Propellerhead Reason

Changing the pitch and timing of vocals used to be something you could only do in a top end studio. Now thanks to Reason it’s at your fingertips!

Roland & Serato Usher In New Era of DJing With DJ-808?

Fancy DJing with a built-in drum sequencer, a voice transformer, low latency platters and Serato DJ integration? Then you're going to find the new Serato & Roland DJ-808 a blast.

Focusrite Introduce New Clarett OctoPre With AIR Mic Pres

Offering eight ‘Air’–enabled mic pres plus 192 kHz A–D/D–A Focusrite tell us their OctoPre is the ideal I/O expansion kit for Clarett or any interface with ADAT I/O.

Watch Roland 909 Day 24 Hour Event Here

909Day is finally here. If you want to stream live from the different events being held worldwide by Roland to celebrate 30+ product and service launches, then you can do it here on AskAudio.

Review: M-Audio AV42 Monitors

There are more monitor speakers coming to market for the home studio/bedroom studio music producer than ever before. M-Audio's latest offering, the AV42, are compact, well balanced and economical.