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ModeAudio Releases Power Tools, 330 Drum Samples and Patches

Hands up who isn't on the look out for lots of supremely well created drum samples and patches. No hands, I see... well, you'll probably be interested in ModeAudio's latest Power Tools sample pack.

6 Tips for Making Digital Sound Analog (Analog Warmth From Software Plug-Ins)

The deeper we delve into the digital direction for music production, the more we seem to crave that analog, unpredictable, warm treatment for our sounds. Joe Albano shares 6 ways to achieve this.

In Session Audio Release Producer Pop Acoustic Guitar Library

Get your acoustic guitar based pop hits going with this beautifully crafted library from In Session Audio. Check out the video for more info.

Review: Garritan CFX Concert Grand

One of the most legendary concert grand pianos ever, the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, has been sampled by one of the most reputable software instrument makers, Garritan. Hollin Jones checks it out.

Sugar Bytes Releases Egoist Groove Instrument

Oh yes! Something new from Sugar Bytes to help you get your groove on… Along with Egoist is a video trailer well worth watching. Find out more now!!

Discovering Distortion in Logic Pro X

Originally viewed as a problem, distortion is now one of the most used creative effects in music productions. Joe Albano adds some warmth and crunch to the proceedings in this enlightening tutorial.

Special Offer: 50% Discount Print Mag for Music Makers

The Summer 2014 issue of AskAudio Magazine (print) is simply gorgeous to hold and packed full of the best music tuts, reviews and interviews. Plus, get a one year subscription for at 50% discount!!

TONE2 Audiosoftware Announces Upcoming Release of Electra2

featuring over 700 new patches, a new patch browser, sample editor, 5 new filter styles and 16 new effects, Tone2's physical modelling synth, Electra2, might be on your shopping list come July.

5 Reasons to use Native Instruments Giant on Your Next Production

A good piano instrument doesn't depend only on the sound quality of its samples… Lynda Arnold argues that usability is important which is why NI's Giant wins for her every time.

Working with Music to Picture in Cubase 7.5

Cubase is excellent for scoring to film and games. In this tutorial Hollin Jones explores how to get the best out of your system when working with video in Steinberg's popular DAW.

Focal Now Shipping New “Alpha” Powered Studio Monitors in 3 Models

There's 3 new models of active near field monitors which offer the Focal quality-sound with home studio affordability now shipping in the US and Canada.

IK Multimedia Launches iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini

IK Multimedia are back with a universal tablet and smartphone mic stand supports for stage, studio and much more. The iKlip Xpand and Xpand Mini can hold any 7-12.1" iPad or Android tablet!

Review: Creative Junk: Inspiring Noise

Looking to spice up your digital sessions with unusual organic content? Paper Stone is here to help with a 1 GB Kontakt library including 20 instruments. Noah Pred puts it through its paces.

Mixing Tips: Dynamic EQ, Your New Best Friend

Finding it hard to tame the sounds in your mix? Hitting your head against a sonic brick wall? Here's some timely advice from Paul Wickliffe on using de-essers, side chain limiters and more to help.

AudioModern Releases Glitchee II for Kontakt

If yo fancy creating some beautiful, elegant, dreamy glitch music in NI's Kontakt, AudioModern's Glitchee II is something you NEED to check out now.