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Learning the Ableton Grid for Better Drum Patterns

Changing Grid Resolutions during the creation of a drum pattern is pivotal in creating better drum beats. In this tutorial, G.W. Childs shows how important the Grid is for beat making in Ableton Live.

Tascam Unveil DR-44WL Four-Track Recorder with Stereo Mics, WiFi & More

Looking for a portable 4-track audio recorder with stereo microphones, XLR mic inputs and WiFi connectivity? Then Tascam's new DR-44WL will probably turn your head.

New Awesome-Looking Stereo VideoMic from Rode

RØDE tell us their new VideoMic X is the new standard in immersive audio recording for videographers. It looks the part and with acoustically matched condenser mics, it sounds the part too.

Exploring Modulation in Logic Pro X ES2 & EXS24

It's time to take control of your synths and sampler instruments in Logic Pro X! Darren Burgos shows how to use the routing options in ES2 and EXS24 for interesting sonic manipulation.

Apogee Duet and Quartet Now Work with Pro Tools on Windows PC

Perhaps the most surprising news this month is that Apogee Electronics have been chosen as Avid I/O Connectivity Partner offering Pro Tools | Duet and Pro Tools | Quartet Audio Solutions for Mac & PC.

ModeAudio Releases Dive: a collection of techno samples and loops

If you enjoy feeling your techno tracks in the pit of your stomach, ModeAudio's latest collection of loops, samples and MIDI files are gonna please you with their deep grooves and explosive energy.

BPM 2014 in Pictures & Star Wars Loves AskAudio Mag

If you didn't have the chance to attend the BPM show in the UK this weekend (one of the main shows for DJs in Europe) here's some highlights we've curated for you.

Review: Audio Grocery Logic Pro X Toolkit v2

Comprising of MIDI FX plug-ins, Environment tools, EXS24 articulation switching presets, Transform presets and Logic X templates, Jay Asher was straight in to test this toolkit out from Audio Grocery.

New Gear from Numark Unveiled at BPM DJ Gear Show, UK

Aside from the updated iDJ Pro (with lightning adapter we've already reported on, Numark have been busy releasing lots of new gear for DJs at today's BPM show in the UK.

iDJ Pro Now Lightning Adapter Compatible

Unveiled today at the BPM 2014 show, UK, Numark tell us their new iDJ Pro is an innovative, best-in-class DJ controller which has now been updated for the latest round of iPad connectors.

40 Years of Synthesizers Celebrated on YamahaSynth.com

New YamahaSynth.com Website Celebrates 40 Years of the World’s Greatest Synthesizers with deep info and resources for Yamaha's hardware synthesis offerings.

Review: iKlip Xpand and iKlip Stage App

Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.

Music Production Tips: Using Different Meters

It's common practice to play with the BPM to achieve a different pace in our songs. But how often would you alter the time signature, and should we be exploring new meters when composing?

Free SSL 500 Series Bus Compressor with SSL Sigma

If you're in the UK, or visiting soon, make sure to check this offer out from Solid State Logic which could see you walking off with a free SSL 500 Bus Compressor when you purchase an SSL Sigma.

Yamaha Unveil DBR and CBR Loudspeaker Series

Yamaha tell us that their new DBR and CBR series of loudspeakers add powerful features with an aim to bring more power and portability to their loudspeaker lineup.