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Cutting to The Root: How to Write Better Lyrics By Being Genuine with Yourself

If you're interested in exploring ways to become a better, fresher, more original song or lyric writer then listen up. G. W. Childs recommends taking a genuine, no BS path. Read on if you dare.

UVI Releases ENERGY, Sampled Library of Vintage Digital Synth

UVI ENERGY, which until recently was exclusive to the UVI Vintage Legends bundle, is now available with expanded preset library for $49.

Zivix PUC Connects MIDI Hardware to iPad Wirelessly

Are you fed up with the tangles of wires, cables and adaptors between your MIDI keyboards, drum pads, pedal controllers & your iPad? PUC aims to banish those wires from sight.

Review: Akai Pro Advance 49 Controller Keyboard

What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can maps seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance?

Compression Trick That Boosts Loudness Without Destroying Your Music

The loudness wars are upon us! Rory Furr shares 4 steps to using serial compression to boost your mixes without causing clipping or major distortion. In short get louder and keep your dynamics intact.

Logic Pro X Articulation Switcher Script, Art Conductor, Now Available

With the new scripting abilities in Logic Pro X there's the potential for some truly innovative tools to be created. Art Conductor is one such script which allows for articulation switching.

Audio Quality Test: Can You Identify the Uncompressed Song?

Are you confident in your ability to hear the difference between uncompressed wav, high-quality MP3 and low-quality MP3 of the same song? NPR have a quiz so you can prove it.

Review: FabFilter Twin 2

Just how good exactly are FabFilter Twin 2’s oscillators, "award-winning" filters and innovative GUI? How easy is it to program? How powerful is this synth? Hollin Jones puts it through its paces.

10 Ways to Unlock the Power of Chord Pads in Cubase

Not yet an accomplished keyboard player? Cubase’s Chord Pads can come to your rescue… Hollin Jones is on hand to show you this powerful feature in Steinberg's flagship DAW.

Black Lion Audio Releases Micro Clock MkIII

Black Lion Audio tell us the Micro Clock MK3 provides unparalleled accuracy that not only can be measured, but heard. Anyone serious about their digital audio home or studio setup should check it out.

RELOOP BEATMIX 2 MK 2 Gets You Mixing beats Out of the Box

The popular Beatmix series from Reloop is now also available in a complete black edition. BeatMix 2 MK2 is a performance pad controller designed for Serato.

Brighton Music Conference (BMC) Reveals Full Programme Schedule

If you're interested in making it as a producer or DJ, with advice from successful music industry pros and tips on the studio and live gear you need then the Brighton Music Conference is for you.

Is this Video How You Feel When You Need to Upgrade Your Audio Interface?

How do you feel when you know you know your audio interface just isn't doing it right? And when you discover the answer? This video explores the emotional rollercoaster ride every producer feels...?

Review: u-he Hive is Buzzing With Potential

Are you looking for an excellent sounding, intuitively designed, and CPU efficient software synth at a reasonable price? Noah Pred finds out if u-he's Hive fits the description.

FREE Ableton Live Racks: ModeAudio’s House Generator (Lite)

House Generator - Ableton Live Racks (Lite) is a free version of the biggest & most extensively-customized sound pack from ModeAudio to date—and, it’s available exclusively to readers of AskAudio!