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Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.

This Machine Turns Red Lasers Into Glitchy Sounds & Rhythms

vtol’s Divider is a Laser Powered Rhythm Machine inspired by Rhythmicon, the world's first rhythm-machine created by Léon Theremin in 1931, powered by Arduino and with interesting results.

Wave Alchemy FREE, Lite Version of Upcoming Spectrum Synth

Wave Alchemy are excited. I’m excited. And if you like vintage synths in a plugin instrument (for free) you can be excited too.

Pure909 is a TR-909 Style Sample-Based Plugin

Another 909 plugin? Monade Sound feel there’s room for theirs, and after listening to it, they might be right. It’s not going to empty your wallet either!

Review: IK Multimedia iKlip AV - Smartphone Broadcast Mount For Pro-Quality Audio & Video?

If you're shooting video using a smart phone or a DSLR and want better shots, less camera shake, mic phantom power and much more in an easy to use and clever device, then you need to check this out.

6 Reasons Line 6 Helix Could Become Your Guitar's Best Friend

Find out why and how the Line 6 Helix has become the must-have, go-to gear in Rich Tozzoli's studio for creating guitar sounds and tones.

Video: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module With Poly Chain Feature

At Summer NAMM Carson from Dave Smith Instruments shows their new DSI OB-6 desktop synth module with an extra feature over the OB-6 keyboard version.

Mini Oramics Synth Designed By Electronic Music Pioneer, Daphne Oram, Now Finally Built

It took 40 years before Daphne Oram’s visionary synth and sequencer was ever built. And it took Tom Richards, PhD student from Goldsmiths University London 3 years to make it happen.

Review: UVI Thorus Polyphase Modulation Effect

Today UVI announced their latest audio effect plug-in, Thorus, a polyphase modulation effect. In this world-first review Joshua Casper discovers whether this truly is next evolution of chorus effects.

Cubase: Start To Finish, Part 2: Building Track Foundations With MIDI

Using MIDI parts to lay down the basics of a track is a great way to get started. Let’s look at how it works and how you can generate ideas using Cubase 8.5. 

NEWS: Beat.School Is The Summer Destination for Live Online Audio Production Classes

The next big in online education for musicians and producers is here. BEAT.SCHOOL brings the best pro instructors & producers to online classes for a stunning summer of sound skill sessions for all.

Native Instruments Unveil Native Access BETA Program

It looks like NI are doing away with Service Center at some point in the near future. But, worry not, Native Access will be the new way to get your NI goodies downloaded, installed and activated.

Portishead Release Music Video For SOS With Quote From Jo Cox

We don’t normally get involved in politics here at AskAudio. And today being the UK’s EU Referendum we’d probably shy away moreso if Portishead hadn’t just released this.

Panagement Advanced Binaural Panner Wants To Control Your Music Space

We haven't heard much from Auburn Sounds for six monthsand now we know why. Auburn tell us Panagement, an advanced spatialisation mixing plugin, is their most exciting plugin to date.

Dave Smith Instruments About To Release OB-6 Desktop Module? This Photo Says So

Looks like DSI are about to release a desktop module version of the OB-6, the synth collaboration between Dave Smith and Tom Oberheim, two of the most influential polyphonic synth designers.