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Heavyocity Announces GRID II for Reaktor

Heavyocity has partnered with Icebreaker Audio to release GRID II, an eight-voice synth sequencer, for Native Instruments' Reaktor. Excited? Read on for sound examples of this lovely instrument.

Blue Microphones Announces Bottle Mic Locker

Blue Microphones tell us that the world's most versatile tube mic system, Blue's flagship Bottle microphone features in the Bottle Mic Locker , along with four of Blue's interchangeable capsules.

FREE Sound Samples Recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra Players

If you want professionally recrorded sound samples suitable for any musical genre or sound design then you've come to the right place.

Is This The Future For Music Makers From Music Tech Fest 2016?

From a sequencer triggered by M&Ms to controlling music with our minds to another sequencer controlled by and projecting light, Music Tech Fest was packed with forward thinking tools for music makers.

Is Sugar Bytes New Poly Synth '˜Factory' Your Ticket To Wilderness Of Sound?

Factory from Sugar Bytes is an exciting new poly synth plug-in with some interesting features, filter models, an awesome Mod Matrix, 4 sequencers, multi-effects, morph crossfader and so much more.

Here's How To Improve Your Mixes Using Sends & Returns

In this enlightening short video tutorial on Sends & Returns, Joe Albano demystifies the confusion that surrounds the signal flow when mixing audio and music..

The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Just Wrote Its First Song

Oh AI, how we love thee and are afraid of thee in equal measure. Google's Brain Team are using machine learning in the form of Magenta to create original music and art. Should musicians be concerned?

Review: Waves BSS DPR-402

Based on its hardware namesake from the 1980s, Waves have resurrected the DPR-402 dynamics processor as software. Does the plug-in keep the punchy compression character and versatility? Find out here.

5 Live Recording Mistakes To Avoid

Live recording'"especially multitrack live recording'"can present its own particular set of challenges, over and above the ones we normally face in the studio. Here's 5 live recording mistakes to avoid.

Exclusive 15% Discount on PlugIns & Instruments + NI Komplete 10 Offer

The good folks at Time+Space are offering AskAudio readers 15% off products from Spectrasonics, Rob Papen, iZotope, Big Fish Audio, Spitfire, and many, many more.

Isotonik PrEditor 1.3.3 Brings More Features to Ableton Hardware Controllers & Kontakt & Reaktor

Supporting a dizzying array of hardware controllers like Push 2, LaunchControl XL, Behringer BCR to Akai MIDIMix, Isotonik's PrEditor now supports multi mapped NI Kontakt & Reaktor instruments.

Follow The Bob Moog Journey In This Interactive Timeline

Bob Moog is arguably the most influential synth maker and musical instrument pioneers ever. And you can discover more about his life from 1934-2005 via this interactive timeline on the BMF website.

Review: ClipMic Digital Lavalier Microphone for iOS

If you're looking for clip-on lavalier microphone, with a quality external signal converter, Apogee & Sennheiser's ClipMic digital brings pro mobile recording for iOS devices. Here's our video review.

Erica Synths Unveil Black Wavetable VCO Eurorack Module

Erica Synths new Black Wavetable VCO module is one of the most compact wavetable VCOs around in eurorack format. It's also got a nice fat sound and over 16 banks of waves. This video demo shows more.

Forget Keyboard Covers, Pio One Wants To Be Most Versatile Keyboard / Controller Yet

When it comes to computer input devices, there's two that have given us sore fingers and carpal tunnel longer than the rest: the mouse and the keyboard. So what will Pio One bring that'll excite us?