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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.

Sound Design: Heavenly Morphing Pads in Reason with the Alligator

Designing thick, rich pad sounds that can morph into rhythmic ones in Propellerhead Reason just got a whole lot easier thanks to this excellent tutorial on Alligator by G. W. Childs.

Review: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

The good folks at iZotope update their flagship audio repair program, but will the new features entice current users to upgrade? Matt Hepworth repairs to the review to find out.

Elektron Releases FREE Depth & Vision Sound Pack for Analog Four and Keys

The good folks at Elektron have released 128 new patches, in conjunction with Floppydisk Pirates, for Analog Four & Keys for FREE.

Novation Announce Audiohub 2x4

Keen to get everything in your home studio connected? Novation aim to provide a neat solution in the Audiohub 2x4, an audio interface and USB hub in one neat device.

Review: Roland System-1 Plug-Out Synth

The new Roland AIRA series initially received a mixed response from critics. But having played with the System 1 Plug-Out Synth for quite a while, Rennie Foster delivers his in-depth verdict.

12 Innovative Ways Apple Watch Could be Used by Musicians & DJs

Though not designed primarily as a standalone device, the Apple Watch could be a useful controller, recording tool and metering analyser for musicians and DJs. Can you think of any more uses?

Akai Professional Releases Largest MPC Software Update Ever

Introduces AAX compatibility, workflow enhancements, free expansions, a built­-in synthesizer from AIR Music Technology, and over 100 other enhancements, Akai's MPC software update is big!

Review: Samson Resolv RXA6 Monitors

Tone-shaping near field studio monitors for under $250 each? Find out if Samson’s Resolv RXA6 monitors hit the sweet spot at this price.

4 Essential Tempo Tips for Pro Tools Users

Whether you think about it or not, working with tempo is something you're doing every time you work in Pro Tools. Here are 4 excellent tempo tips to help you stay in time in your sessions.

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AskAudio Magazine is the ultimate quarterly print mag for musicians, producers, engineers and DJs. And now you can get it for FREE (plus shipping & handling). Grab this offer now before it expires!

IK Multimedia Announces iRig Mic Field

With Røde and Blue announcing their own high-quality stereo field recording microphones for mobile audio & video recently, IK Multimedia are here with their very own iRig Mic Field.

Review: sE Electronics X1R, Affordable Ribbon Studio Mic

It used to be impossible to consider purchasing a good ribbon mic for $300 or less!. Hollin Jones sees whether sE Electronics' budget ribbon mic, the sE X1R, adds quality as well as value.