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Native Instruments Introduces SYMPHONY SERIES: BRASS

Native Instruments have released two new Kontakt instruments in their new Symphony Series: Brass Solo and Brass Ensemble. Both can be purchased individually, or you can get them as a collection.

Review: Rob Papen Vecto Synth Rack Extension for Reason

A Rob Papen plug-in synthesizer for Propellerhead's Reason as a Rack Extension? It's a no-brainer to review. The question is, how good is this powerful synth and how will it fit into productions?

Making the Ultimate Guitar Rig: Fusing Analog and Digital Worlds

Interested in getting the perfect setup for your guitar? There's no need to stick to either a pure analog or pure digital rig when you can have the best of both worlds. Andy Bowen explains more.

Sugar Bytes Obscurium, Generative Synthesizer Creates “Organic , Lively Sounds”

Today, Sugar Bytes have released a new software synth, Obscurium. Capable of organic sounds, spherical pads, arpeggios and percussive elements, Obscurium is based on generative synth tech.

Review: Roland JD-XA Analog / Digital Crossover Synth

What do you get when you blend the best of the digital and analog synths together? In the case of the Roland JD-XA, a huge sound with powerful effects and so much more to enjoy.

Music Production Tutorial: Back to Basics - Bit Depth, Sample Rate, and Headroom

All modern music makers need to understand audio concepts like bit depth, sample rate and headroom so they can push your production setup to the max. Matt Vanacoro explores the basics and some.

DrumPants 2.0, Wearable MIDI Controller for Pants, Shoes & Twerking?

There's times when tapping your thighs or slapping your knees just feels right. When you’ve got a groove and you just need to let it out, but you want it sounding good, then put on your DrumPants 2.0.

Novation Launchpad Pro Now Available

Novation call it, “The professional grid instrument” and it hardly needs further introduction. This music controller takes the next step up from its ubiquitous predecessor.

ModWheel Releases The Bends Drum & Percussion Kontakt Library

Modwheel have a new release: THE BENDS, watery metallic percussion sample library for Kontakt. Check out the videos below to hear it in action.

Grab ModeAudio Sound Libraries for 30% Discount

ModeAudio recently informed us of their summer sale. And, of course, when theres quality sounds available for less then we're interested.

Review: LANDR Online Mastering

Mastering articles are amongst our favorite here at AskAudio. So, we were a little skeptical when we first came across LANDR, an algorithm-based online mastering service. Joe Albano checks it out.

Ableton Live: How to Turn Mistakes into Musical Gold Dust

Is it true that you can turn any sample or mistake into something beautiful or suitable in Ableton Live? G.W. Childs thinks so and wants to prove it to you in this tutorial.

Waves Audio Maserati VX1 Plug-In On Sale Today Only

Waves are offering Maserati VX1 Vocal Enhancer for just $29 today only (normally $125!) If you want to produce your vocals with little time and cost, this might be for you.

TEAC TN-200 Turntable “Designed for Serious Music Fans”

TEAC tells us their new belt-drive TN-200 Turntable provides a clean sound with built-in preamp, line outs and USB output making it convenient to connect to most any music system.

Antares ATG-1 Floor Processor is Auto-Tune for Guitarists

Auto-Tune for guitarists? It's here! Antares ATG-1 floor processor features Auto-Tune technology which allows you to tune your guitar all the way up the neck. Find out more below.