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Tascam Releases DR-60D MKII Portable Recorder

Tascam tell us their update to their popular DSLR recorder, the DR-60D MKII, now comes with new and improved microphone preamps. If you're a budding DSLR film maker this could be worth checking out.

History of Steinberg: Pioneering Company Celebrates 30th Anniversary

30 years ago two men founded Steinberg the music software and hardware company behind Cubase, ASIO and VST! Three decades on from its foundation, John Roche takes a retrospective look.

Review: TKFX, iPad Controller App for Traktor Pro

Native Instruments' Traktor is possibly the most popular DJ platform around. So it's no surprise that there's now an iOS based controller for Traktor Pro available. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

u-he Bazille, Modular Synth Bridges Analog and Digital Worlds

There's a certain kind of beauty and fascination in patching cables in a synth to make sounds. And u-he bring that to the virtual world of synthesis with Bazille, a digital modular synth instrument.

Make Bad Ass Basslines From Boring Pads in Ableton Live

Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series

It looks like a regular, well-designed, MIDI keyboard, but Hollin Jones finds out there’s much more going on with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series than meets the eye.

Arturia Releases iProphet for iPad, Authentic Emulation of Classic Synth

The big news from Arturia in France (as they tell us) is they have authentically scaled the sequential swan song (Prophet synth) into an innovative iOS soft synth. Lots of details below.

Mackie Introduces New Ultra-Affordable Compact Mixers

Mackie have released 3 new models in their Mix Series, which they tell us offers high-quality sound and rugged reliability in a small package.

Five Audio Editing Tips for Cubase

You’ll spend a lot of time editing audio parts in Cubase. Here are some useful timesavers and power tips from Hollin Jones to help you along the way!

Editors Keys Launch SL600 MK2 USB Condenser Microphone

Editors Keys launch the SL600 MK2 USB condenser microphone, the latest release in the companies successful StudioSeries SL microphone range and features new colours and high-end specs.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 8

How do you make a great virtual studio with a loyal and professional user base like Reason better? Propellerhead have focused on workflow enhancements. Find out if Reason 8 hits the spot.

Review: Voyage Air Guitar VAOM-2C

Traveling on trains or planes can be hard for guitarists. The idea of bending a guitar to fit a luggage space may seem absurd. But Pic 6 does just that. But does it play well too?

Mixing Tips: Selective Plug-In Use in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X's Patches feature allows you to quickly bring up a collection of audio effects with settings with one-click. But do we need that many, and should we be more selective when mixing down?

G Lab Introduce BLOCK, the Tube Amp for Design Loving Audiophiles

G Lab Design Fidelity presents BLOCK which brings some seriously lovely visual design elements to the world of extremely high-quality audio. It's not cheap, or for everyone, but we love looking at it!

Review: UAD Tonelux Tilt EQ and Valley People Dyna-mite Dynamics Processor

Tonelux Tilt EQ & Valley People Dyna-mite from Softube and Universal Audio have been in the testing labs here at AskAudio... and here's Matt Vanacoro's verdict of these plug-ins for the UAD platform.