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Mixing Tips: The Importance of Panning

Have you ever wanted to re-create the spacial effects from your favorite band's performance or studio album? Using panning maps, Matt Loel T. Hepworth shows you how in this excellent mixing tutorial!

Roland Releases AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer

Since the rise of the synthesiser, there's been a fascination with robotic sounding vocals. Seems we can't get enough and that (and its other features) are precisely why the Roland VT-3 is in demand.

Rob Papen Releases Free FX Plug-In: RP-AMOD (for existing RP owners)

If you don't already own anything from the excellent Rob Papen range of instruments and effects, you've got an even bigger incentive than ever: RP-AMOD is free for owners of any RP plug-in.

Roland Releases AIRA System 1, Plug-Out Synth

A day after the AIRA public announcement, we take a look at the 3rd device in the series, System 1, featuring Roland's new Analogue Circuit Behaviour technology. Let's see what this synth offers.

The Making of EASTWEST Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter

Watch a session video and see Doug Rogers work with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) on their new virtual instrument by EASTWEST, Ghostwriter!

Understanding the Audio Track module in Reason 7

The humble Audio Track Module in Reason is one that may have passed you by... yet, it is central to the way audio tracks can be processed and can lead to creative results. Hollin Jones shares all.

Roland Unveils AIRA TR-8 Rhythm Performer

The TR-8 is a rhythm groove machine that melds the sound & vibe of the TR-808 & 909. Watch the video below from our friends at SonicState & stay tuned for our own full review coming soon!

It's Here! Roland Announces New Aira TB-3 Touch Bassline

You've seen the teaser video trailers for Roland's Aira and, if you're like us at AskAudio Mag, wondered what the instruments are... There's 4 of them! To get us rolling, Roland unveil the Aira TB-3.

Review: Wave Alchemy Modern Guitar Tools

If you're looking for guitar loops that stand out from the crowd and are not your typical rock or metal loops, then Wave Alchemy's Modern Guitar Tools pack could be right for your studio.

Remix Contest: Bend Sinister [RESULTS]

The results are in for the Bend Sinister Remix Contest! Did your remix win a Toontrack Superior Bundle ($1,800 MRSP) in the latest MPV SongCraft Remix Contest? Click here to find out.

For Fun or Fortune: Why Are You Making Music?

Chances are if you're reading this you make music in some form or another. Have you ever asked yourself the underlying motivation behind this for you? Are you in it for the fame? Fortune? Or, the fun?

Audiobus Preview State Saving Feature from Audiobus 2

Want to store settings from an iOS music app within Audiobus, so you don't need to reconfigure the music making app? Audiobus 2 looks set to have this feature. Here's a video of how it works.

Using Multiple Guitar Amp Plug-Ins For Bigger Sounds

What’s better than a single guitar amp plug-in? Why two, of course! In this excellent tutorial, Rich Tozzoli breaks down how best to use multiple guitar amp plug-ins to achieve unlimited sounds.

New TouchAble Mini for iPhone: Ableton Controller by Zerodebug

Zerodebug have unveiled touchAble Mini for iPhone & iPod touch; the powerful Ableton Live controller which now fits in the palm of your hand. And it's available at a special introductory price too.

The Best Max for Live Devices, Part 2: SubtleSonic AnalogKick

Continuing our series on uncovering some of the best devices available for Ableton Live 9's Max for Live, certified trainer Noah Pred explores Peter McCullock's SubtleSonic AnalogKick.