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The Pros And Cons Of Using Vintage Amps

Virtual guitar amp emulations are becoming better and better. Does that mean the hardware amp days are numbered? Rich Tozzoli weighs in on the pros and cons of recording with vintage guitar amps.

Review: Imaginando DRC

DRC from Imaginando is a powerful, beautiful sounding synth for iOS, Android and for computer plugin platforms. GW Childs puts it to the test.

Isotonik Unveil Novation Circuit Editor 1.2 And New Circuit Patch Store

Isotonik Studios love the Novation Circuit and want you to continue loving it even more than ever. With the Circuit Editor update and Circuit Patch Store that looks like a dead cert.

Tim Exile Releases FLOW, Free Algorithmic Loop Sequencer

If you liked Tim Exile's Flow Machine... or just enjoy mutating and manipulating loops, you'll love the free FLOWs for Reaktor 6... and it's feee!

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.