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Softube Announces Heartbeat Drum Synth

The 8 channel drum machine from Softube announced at Musikmesse is coming in Summer! The drum synth comes with some innovative effects, mixing features, and Auto Layer Mode for layering unto 4 channel

Review: Jim Dunlop Il Torino Overdrive

Are you looking for a guitar pedal to help you recreate the sound of classic tube preamps? Sara Simms puts the Jim Dunlop il Torino Overdrive to the test.

How FL Studio’s BeepMap Synth Converts Images into Sounds

Even if you haven't yet updated to FL Studio 12 yet (why not??) Gary Hiebner shows you how to translate visual pixels into sonic synthesis using BeepMap. We wish every DAW had this!

TONE2 Audiosoftware Release Saurus2 Analog Synth

TONE2 tell us the latest version their analog emulation soft synth, Saurus2, has true analog sound with state of the art features without being a CPU hog! Find out more below in their press release.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol and Komplete Software Sales Offer

Good news for NI Komplete 2 through 9 users. If you purchase a Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboard you be inline for a free update to Komplete 10, including Rounds, Polyplex, Definitive Piano & more.

Review: RØDE Reporter Microphone

Røde are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the Røde Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.

Taking 3 Universal Audio Stomp Box Plug-Ins on Vacation

With some choice hardware and plug-ins, even when you're out of the studio you can get some truly excellent sounding guitars. Rich Tozzoli uses his UA Apollo and 3 stomp boxes in UAD v8 to good effect

Watch Ulrich Schnauss Reveal His Awesome Synth Collection

German born, London based electronic musician & producer, Ulrich Schnauss, is known for this work with Tangerine Dream, My Bloody Valentine & Slowdive. Here he showcases his synth collection on video.

Blue Cat Audio Releases MB-7 Mixer 2.5

Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer owners: version 2.5 is out with a plethora of new features, like external side chain input and it's a free update. For new users, it's a good time to join the party.

Klevgränd produktion Releases ENKL Monophonic Synthesizer, iPad, AU, VST

Designed to “stop monophobia” the new ENKL monophonic synth from Klevgränd is great for creating fat basses, glitchy noises, leads and chip tune sounds. Check out the video below.

Akai Pro Advance Keyboards In-Depth Preview (Video)

At an exclusive Akai Advance event in New York City, Matt Vanacoro and Steve H, representing AskAudio Mag, were invited to get hands-on with the upcoming Akai Advance smart MIDI controller keyboards.

12 ways to Stereoize and Control your Mix in Ableton Live

Learn how to control the stereo dimension of your Ableton Live mix thanks to this in-depth tutorial from The Sound Tutor. You can also work through and download the included project on Splice.com.

Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX, Pro Guitar Effects & Amp Rig

BIAS FX for Mac, Windows and iOS provides any pedals, amps, stereo FX and routing options any guitar player could dream of. Plus, Positive Grid tell us it has the best sound quality possible.

Easiest Way to Tune Your Instruments? IK Multimedia UltraTuner, Now for Apple Watch

IK Multimedia tell us their ultra-precise standalone tuner for Apple Watch is now available and features 1/100th of a cent accuracy - the most precise, feature-packed instrument tuner available.

Review: Black Lion Audio B173 Compact Mic Preamp

Taking cues from the classic Neve 1073, Black Lion Audio's B173 half rack microphone preamp is put to the test by Sara Simms. Find out if it delivers on Neve like sound at a reasonable price.