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Tape & Vinyl: 2-in-1 Cassette Deck and Turntable

You thought your smart phone / MP3 player was the coolest, most portable music player? Think again (well, on the “coolest” bit). Ion Audio’s Duo Deck does portable turntable and cassette deck in one.

Wave Alchemy Announce Mutate for Kontakt

Wave Alchemy are close to releasing a brand new Kontakt instrument, Mutate. They tell us there's a deep sequencer inside this "next-generation synth" designed using a Eurorack modular system.

5 Steps to Getting Started With Native Instruments Kontakt

Kontakt has become one of the most popular and respected software samplers for modern musicians. If you're relatively new to Kontakt then these 5 steps will get you up and running in no time.

UVI Sparkverb Updated to Version 1.1.2

The hype around reverb plug-ins has focused on convolution. But, that doesn't mean it's best for all needs as UVI's SparkVerb proves. In 1.1.2, SparkVerb adds multi-channel plugin support and more.

Tascam Introduces VL-S3 Compact Monitors, Brings Studio Monitoring to Every Desktop

Tascam's new VL-S3's are 3” 2-way desktop powered monitors which are cost equivalent to a pair of decent headphones. Excellent news for the price conscious producer.

Review: Sample Logic Gamelan

Sample Logic's Gamelan is more than well-recorded samples from Skywalker Sound Studios... fusing the best of synthetic and acoustic and combined with the step animator, Gamelan is something special.

Analog vs Digital: The Psychology & Science Behind the Most Contentious Debate in Audio, Part 2

In part 2, Shane Berry continues his exploration into the science and psychology of the current conundrum for music producers: Which is better: analog or digital?

Exclusive: Pan-Pot Premiere New Track, Operator, & Reveal Tech Behind It

Listen to Berlin based techno duo Pan-Pot’s premiere of “Operator” from their upcoming EP and album exclusive to Ask.Audio. Plus they explain the story and tech behind the track.

Image-Line FL Studio 12 Now Compatible with Waves Plugins

There's an old-fashioned point of view by old-fashioned producers who mistakenly think FL Studio is not a serious DAW. FL Studio 12 is deep, flexible, powerful, and now compatible with Waves plugins!

What's New in Bitwig Studio 1.2 BETA

If you're already a Bitwig user then you'll want to check out the new features the Berlin-based DAW company have introduced in the BETA for 1.2. There's lots here to get your teeth into.

Review: Yamaha reface CS

Is the new virtual analog engine powered Yamaha reface CS synth as small, fast, portable, and excellent sounding a synth as Yamaha hope it will be? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.

5 Sound Design Tips for Ableton Live's Sampler

Simpler is Live's workhorse sampler. For those with Live Suite, Sampler is the bundled fully-featured stallion. It's a powerful device with unique features and potential for inspiring sound design.

Panasonic Revive Technics Vinyl Turntables

It seems to be official now. Not a fortnight goes by without a vinyl record / turntable-related article being published at Ask.Audio. And that's why the new Technics turntables will be a success.

TASCAM Celesonic US-20x20: Multichannel Audio Interface, Mic Pre & Mixer

Tascam's new 20-channel single rack USB 3.0 audio interface, Celesonic 20x20 includes high-end features like ADAT and S/PDIF connection, 56 dB headroom, word clock and 192kHz sample rate support.

Korg Delivers All-In-One Performance Solution with new Pa4X Professional Arranger

Korg tell us their new Pa4X Professional Arranger will deliver unbeatable sound quality, intuitive control, massive memory, and innovative features. Watch the video and read the feature list for more.