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Review: Yamaha reface CS

Is the new virtual analog engine powered Yamaha reface CS synth as small, fast, portable, and excellent sounding a synth as Yamaha hope it will be? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.

5 Sound Design Tips for Ableton Live's Sampler

Simpler is Live's workhorse sampler. For those with Live Suite, Sampler is the bundled fully-featured stallion. It's a powerful device with unique features and potential for inspiring sound design.

Panasonic Revive Technics Vinyl Turntables

It seems to be official now. Not a fortnight goes by without a vinyl record / turntable-related article being published at Ask.Audio. And that's why the new Technics turntables will be a success.

TASCAM Celesonic US-20x20: Multichannel Audio Interface, Mic Pre & Mixer

Tascam's new 20-channel single rack USB 3.0 audio interface, Celesonic 20x20 includes high-end features like ADAT and S/PDIF connection, 56 dB headroom, word clock and 192kHz sample rate support.

Korg Delivers All-In-One Performance Solution with new Pa4X Professional Arranger

Korg tell us their new Pa4X Professional Arranger will deliver unbeatable sound quality, intuitive control, massive memory, and innovative features. Watch the video and read the feature list for more.

Review: Blackstar FLY 3 Watt Mini Amp

Smaller than your average cat, the Blackstar FLY 3 mini amp is designed to be highly portable but also packs a punch in terms of sound. Sara Simms takes one out and about to give it a thorough test.

Creating a Mapped Multi-Out Patch with Propellerhead Reason's NN-XT

Why would you want multiple outputs from a sampler? What good are these in Reason's NN-XT? G.W. Childs shows creative and CPU-saving reasons for using multi-outs in Propellerhead's NN-XT sampler.

Steinberg Absolute 2 Holds Great Collection of Virtual Instruments and Sounds

Steinberg’s second iteration of Absolute presents a top range of highly acclaimed VST instruments, totalling over 60 GB in one comprehensive collection.

Elektron Overhub is 7 Unit USB Hub for Modern Music Studios

Swedish music instrument makers Elektron today introduced Overhub, a 7-port USB 3.0 hub whose feature set is especially beneficial for Overbridge users, but good for any modern music studio's needs.

10 Essential iPad Apps for Beat Makers

As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.

Sample Logic Morphs and Mutilates Best Balinese Gamelan Instruments

Recorded at the world-famous Skywalker Sound Studios, Sample Logic have released a new premium instrument for Kontakt, Gamelan. Expect cinematic-quality atmospheres, loops & melodic instruments.

Mastering the Mixer in FL Studio 12

The new mixer in FL Studio 12 is undoubtedly one of its marquee features, and with good reason. Hollin Jones is here to showcase 10 features in the mixer which every FL Studio user should know about.

Animated Cartoon Character Performs on Sequential Prophet 5 & Roland TR-808

So you’ve probably seen a number of videos of end users like you and me performing on their hardware synths. But this video created by Tuyoshi Morihara is a little different.

RELOOP Release RMP-4 Hybrid Performance Player

The latest addition to the RMP range from Reloop is the RMP-4 which combines a CD player, USB player and a performance DJ software controller all-in-one. Check out the video and further info below.

Review: Novation Launchpad Pro

The Launchpad became THE controller for Ableton Live. Now the Novation Launchpad Pro aims to become THE grid instrument for expressive performance in Live & other DAWs. Hollin Jones follows the lights