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The Hot Music Tech You May Have Missed at AES PARIS 2016

After wading through a flooded Paris, I made it to the 140th International AES Convention in the Palais de Congres convention centre, June 4th to June 7th. Here's the best music tech from the show.

Hypersound Glass: Transparent, Directional Speakers Enable Personal Listening Without Headphones

Turtle Beach tell us their latest innovation in HyperSound directional audio not only provides personal listening experiences without headphones, but is done via transparent speakers! A world first!

Time To Say Goodbye To Elektron Machinedrum & Monomachine

Swedish music hardware company Elektron has announced the discontinuation of the digital drum machine/sampler Machinedrum and the digital synthesizer Monomachine.

Maschine 2.4.5 Now Available For Download, Here’s What’s New

Maschine users plugged in to the NI forums may be aware that version 2.4.5 has been in the works, and may even know some of the new features. Now it's been released you can get hands on!

Native Instruments Introduces SYMPHONY SERIES – WOODWIND Instruments

Aimed at the professional composer, NI's new Woodwind Solo and Woodwind Ensemble instruments are two more Kontakt instruments that bring earthy woodwind orchestral sounds to your tracks and scores.

Advanced MIO MIDI Interfaces Promise To Reimagine Our MIDI Workflows

iConnectivity were not content sitting on their laurels with the iConnectAUDIO range! The new MIO's (mio2, mio4, and mio10) are flexible, powerful and will raise the bar of what MIDI interfaces can do

Review: iRig Mic Lav

If you're looking for an affordable microphone lavalier solution which are lightweight, plugs directly into your iOS device and has decent sound pickup, the iRig Mic Lav's might be for you.

10 FREE House Bass Patches for Logic Pro X

Fancy some Logic Pro X freebies? Here's 10 bass synth patches for House and Deep House made by veteran producer Darren Burgos. Download them exclusively here at AskAudio.

Dato Duo Synthesizer For 2 Reaches Kickstarter Goal

We featured the Dato Duo kickstarter back on May 27th (yes, well observed… that’s days before any other sites picked it up). And I’m pleased to announce they’ve met their Kickstarter goal already!

Review: AKAI Pro MPC Touch

Akai Professional's MPC Touch looks to combine the best of tactile controls and touch-screen worlds in one music making machine. Hollin Jones finds out whether this MPC has the golden touch.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing Vocals

When it comes to mixing vocals, the devil is in the details—here are 5 mistakes to avoid when blending vocal tracks into an arrangement.

MelodicFlow Won't Let You Play Bad Notes Ever Again

If you'd like to quickly create basslines, hooks and melodic parts that will make any "wrong" notes sound right, you're in luck. MelodicFlow is designed to do just that, and it's easy to use.

LinnStrument Control Turns 3D Music Controller Into QWERTY Keyboard!

Geert Bevin, who created the firmware for Roger Linn’s LinnStrument - a music controller with 3D note expression, has figured out how to save desk space and make LinnStrument a QWERTY keyboard too.

Review: John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet for Kontakt

So, you need a beautifully recorded solo clarinet software instrument with a lovely tone that is expressive with lots of control? Jay Asher puts the John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet to the test.

How to Build Your First Amplifier

Curious about building your own amplifier but aren't sure where or how to begin? Here's a great place to start! Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project to make an amplifier on a budget.