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Review: Sundog Scale Studio

Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.

5 Tips for Mixing in Reason

From working with sub mixes to making the EQ less fiddly to work with, these top mixing tips for Reason users by Hollin Jones will help save you time and make the process more satisfying.

Imaginando Announces TKFX, Traktor DJ Controller for iPad and Android

Imaginando, the people behind LIVKontrol, have released a new take on controlling Traktor DJ from your iPad or Android device. They tell us it'll revolutionise the way you use effects.

Elektron Releases SID Redux for Analog Rytm

Watch and listen to the results of Elektron sampling the SIDstation and creating the SID Redux Sound pack for Analog Rytm.

Review: Sugar Bytes Egoist

A sample slicer, TB-303 emulation, drum module, and effects sequencer... all in one plug-in! Egoist packs a lot of functionality and does it in true Sugar Bytes style as Darren Burgos discovers.

Mixing Guitars: Layering Acoustics

So you've decided to record some beautiful acoustic guitar parts to go along with your electric sections? Here's some tips from session guitar veteran, Rich Tozzoli, on how to layer them in the mix.

PreSonus Ships Progression 3

There's lots of interesting new features in PreSonus Progression 3. This composing software for guitar, bass and drums includes a new chord library, notation features and effects from Studio One.

Review: sE5 Stereo Microphone Pair

Getting a good matched pair of microphones when recording audio in stereo is crucial. sE Electronics' sE5 provides a solid base from which to start and at a price that won't hurt your wallet.

10 Top Tips to Speed up your Workflow in Cubase

From managing windows more effectively to using the Steinberg Hub, Track Versions and the MixConsole, Steinberg Cubase is packed full of features to streamline your workflow. Here's 10 of our faves.

Blue’s New Mo-Fi Headphones Let the Power Go to Your Head

With a reimagined design and the industry’s first built-in audiophile amplifier, Blue Mics Mo-Fi delivers unrivaled fidelity and accuracy on every device—from studio gear to laptops and phones.

Blue Cat Audio and Sound Radix Release "PatchWork + 32 Lives" Bundle

What could be better than getting Blue Cat Audio's PatchWork or Sound Radix's 32 Lives plug-ins? How about getting them both together as a nice bundle! Here's how it works.

Review: Tone2Audio RayBlaster: Formanting the Future


We've heard it all before, right? Innovative synth... Truly unique... something different... but RayBlaster from Tone2 Audio Software looks set to actually live up to the marketing hype!!

Making Mashups in Logic Pro X, Part 2

In the final part of this mini-series on making mashups in Logic Pro X, LA-based trainer and producer, Darren Burgos, takes you through the arranging, mixing and mastering processes.

Weekly Round-up: Logic Pro, WaveLab, Ableton Push, EQ Tips, Livid, PianoTeq, Focusrite

At AskAudio Mag we publish lots of tips, reviews, interviews & news stories every week for musicians and producers. To make sure you don't miss out, here's 7 of our favorite reads from this week.

6 Top Tips for Booking Live Shows

Trying to get you or your band booked for a live gig? Rather than approaching it with only your needs in mind, trying an alternative mindset could be the way forward as Keith Crusher explains.