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.
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.
In this enlightening short video tutorial on Sends & Returns, Joe Albano demystifies the confusion that surrounds the signal flow when mixing audio and music..
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
There's 3 major announcements Cakewalk have revealed for Sonar: It's coming to Mac OS X, lifetime upgrades and an expanded focus on performance and stability. Read more about all three below.
If you've been waiting before shelling out for the awesome Komplete 10 or Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle of instruments and effects then now is a good time to open your wallet and save in the process.
Arturia's latest incarnation of V Collection includes a significant number of classic hardware synth emulations. How does version 5 of Arturia V Collection measure up? Hollin Jones finds out.