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Review: RØDE Reporter Microphone

Røde are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the Røde Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.

Taking 3 Universal Audio Stomp Box Plug-Ins on Vacation

With some choice hardware and plug-ins, even when you're out of the studio you can get some truly excellent sounding guitars. Rich Tozzoli uses his UA Apollo and 3 stomp boxes in UAD v8 to good effect

Watch Ulrich Schnauss Reveal His Awesome Synth Collection

German born, London based electronic musician & producer, Ulrich Schnauss, is known for this work with Tangerine Dream, My Bloody Valentine & Slowdive. Here he showcases his synth collection on video.

Blue Cat Audio Releases MB-7 Mixer 2.5

Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer owners: version 2.5 is out with a plethora of new features, like external side chain input and it's a free update. For new users, it's a good time to join the party.

Klevgränd produktion Releases ENKL Monophonic Synthesizer, iPad, AU, VST

Designed to “stop monophobia” the new ENKL monophonic synth from Klevgränd is great for creating fat basses, glitchy noises, leads and chip tune sounds. Check out the video below.

Akai Pro Advance Keyboards In-Depth Preview (Video)

At an exclusive Akai Advance event in New York City, Matt Vanacoro and Steve H, representing AskAudio Mag, were invited to get hands-on with the upcoming Akai Advance smart MIDI controller keyboards.

12 ways to Stereoize and Control your Mix in Ableton Live

Learn how to control the stereo dimension of your Ableton Live mix thanks to this in-depth tutorial from The Sound Tutor. You can also work through and download the included project on Splice.com.

Positive Grid Launches BIAS FX, Pro Guitar Effects & Amp Rig

BIAS FX for Mac, Windows and iOS provides any pedals, amps, stereo FX and routing options any guitar player could dream of. Plus, Positive Grid tell us it has the best sound quality possible.

Easiest Way to Tune Your Instruments? IK Multimedia UltraTuner, Now for Apple Watch

IK Multimedia tell us their ultra-precise standalone tuner for Apple Watch is now available and features 1/100th of a cent accuracy - the most precise, feature-packed instrument tuner available.

Review: Black Lion Audio B173 Compact Mic Preamp

Taking cues from the classic Neve 1073, Black Lion Audio's B173 half rack microphone preamp is put to the test by Sara Simms. Find out if it delivers on Neve like sound at a reasonable price.

How to Sample EXS24 Instruments Using Autosampler (MainStage and Logic Pro)

When Apple bought Redmatica we wondered when the EXS24 would include AutoSampler in Logic Pro. Instead, AutoSampler is included with MainStage 3.1. Creating sampler instruments just got a lot easier!

Forget Vinyl, Encode Your Music onto DNA Molecules

Music of the Spheres is an art-science collaboration to produce the first piece of music recorded onto DNA molecules (a medium that’ll never disappear?)

Get Overkill Drums from Real Drum Samples for $1!

How much would you shell out for a premium drum sample pack comprising 120 high-quality wav files? $25? Possibly. $1? Almost definitely! Check out this offer from Real Drum Samples below.

Blue Hummingbird, Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Rotating Head, Now Shipping

Blue tell us the new Hummingbird microphone features a precisely tuned capsule for ultra-fast transient response and high-SPL handling along with a 180 degree rotating head for perfect placement.

How to Make a Relaxing, Evolving Backdrop in Reason

It's the weekend and it's time to relax. G. W. Childs shows how to create an evolving, ambient background sonic landscape in Propellerhead Reason's Thor.