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Review: Universal Audio UAD 8.3 Update

With three brand new plug-ins and new presets for Precision Mix Rack Collection, the new update for UAD 8.3 is focused entirely on sound. Matt Vanacoro puts the three plug-ins to the test.

How to Sync Beatport Pro with Traktor

The recent new app for DJs, Beatport Pro brings a host of new, convenient features for DJs, including syncing with Beatport and syncing with Native Instruments' Traktor! Sara Simms shows you how.

Propellerhead Expands A-List Series with Pop Chords Electric Guitarist

Propellerhead tell us Pop Chords Electric Guitarist is a powerful new instrument that provides fast, easy access to inspiring pop rhythm guitar performances.

Ear-Free Headphones! BatBand Sends Sound Straight to “Inner Ear”

Headphones that don't touch your visible ear? The future of headphones has seemingly arrived. BatBand uses bone conduction tech to send sound to your inner-ear and you'll look Sci-Fi in the process.

Review: Akai Pro MPD218 & MPD226

Akai Professional's latest Ableton-centered controllers, the MPD218 and MPD226 get a full-on review from our very own controller specialist, G. W. Childs IV.

Arcadia: Immersive Music, Lightning, Robotics, Tech Spectacle Comes Home to Bristol

One of the most stunning and immersive music, light and circus events of the past 5 years, Arcadia, came home to Bristol in September and Ask.Audio were there to see, hear and feel the spectacle.

Understanding Audio-to-MIDI in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X has two primary ways to convert audio into MIDI. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores how to use the Audio-to-MIDI conversion, how flex pitch is involved and shares tricks along the way.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Producing Music

So you're ready to record, mix and master that song/album/soundtrack? Joe Albano is here to ensure you don't succumb to any common pitfalls during the process. These tips should help...

Roland Reveal New Boutique Synth Range

If you're waiting for new synthesizers continuing on the Jupiter, JX and Juno lines, then this teaser video for Roland's new Boutique synths will leave you feeling happy for the future.

Roland Announces Juno-DS88 Synthesizer (Successor to Juno-Di and Juno-DS)

Following on from the new modular synths in their AIRA range and the new JD-XA, Roland have updated the iconic Juno series with the Juno-DS88. Get the full spec and watch the video below.

How to Make a DIY Touchscreen Sample Player

What would you do if you needed a sample player for live performance? Buy one? The more adventurous among us would make their own touch screen sample player. Igor b did, and here's his in action.

Isotonik MIDI Mix XL Script Makes Akai Pro MIDImix into Better Ableton Live Control Surface

We reviewed the Akai Pro MIDIMix and found it is a capable controller for Ableton Live. Sigabort's new script makes it into a better control surface with ring focus, LaunchSync compatibility & more.

Positive Grid Extends BT4 Bluetooth Pedal Pre-Order

After reaching initial goal for early birds pre-order, the upcoming BT4 Bluetooth MIDI controller pre-order from Positive Grid has been extended to 1000 more units!

Review: FabFilter Pro-C 2: Exponential Compression

FabFilter's popular Pro-C compressor plug-in received a major update end of August, 2015. FabFilter Pro-C 2 features five new compression styles and much more. Noah Pred pushed it to its limits.

Remixing Tips in Ableton Live: Part 1

It doesn't matter what genre you're creating for, remixing tunes in Ableton Live can be helped by being well-prepared and knowing a range of tricks to keep your creativity flowing.