Native Instruments' latest new Kontakt instrument release has a distinct function, but it's suitable for multiple genres. If you want quick and easy crescendos, then Rise & Hit will appeal.
Most times you'll record instruments in mono to a single channel, but sometimes you may want to beef these up in the mix and create stereo versions. Here's how, in Logic Pro X.
It looks cool and is lighter than the previous version: the Røde Blimp could be the perfect windshield and shock mounting system for video-based sound recordists.
The tools for authentic sounding orchestras are here. But, that automatically make your string sections sound good! Jay Asher shares six tips to help make your orchestral compositions unique.
Looking for electric guitar loops with a sections of picks, pinches, sweeps and strums from 77 to 145 Bpm and across a range of styles? ModeAudio's 800MB Mystic Rhtyhm aims to please.
Late last week, just outside London, UK, a crack team from AskAudio Mag attended a big event at the HQ of pro mic company, sE Electronics. Find out what new studio gear is coming your way this year.
A "hot dub time machine"?? What on earth does that even mean when describing an audio plug-in by FabFilter? Find out in this cool review from Noah Pred.
Take your improv skills to the next level as Toby Pitman shows you 10 scales you can play over a dominant 7 chord for greater melodic variation. This article includes audio examples too!
Digital is great, but if you encounter "harshness" when mastering over-compressed mixes, Brainworx bx_refinement is designed for you. bx_saturator V2 continues on from version 1 and adds new features.
Seeing as it's springtime, the good folks at Twisted Tools are offering a tidy 35% discount across all their tasty products! It's time to get twisted, but hurry - offer ends on May 27th.
In the market for a new audio interface with ADAT, lots of ins and outs, excellent preamps and at a keen price? Focusrite’s Saffire Pro 26 might be the answer. Read and watch our exclusive review.
Pioneer, imagineer and eclectic designer of sounds, Richard Devine, talks music tech, the resurgence of analog hardware, software that blows his mind, and what he’s been working on behind the scenes.
Native Instruments’ popular iOS beat sketchpad has now been optimized for iPad, and includes new sounds and features. Check out the video of iMaschine for iPad in action with QKidz.
Every guitar deserves a bit of space. You may reach for software reverb plug-ins or record in a different physical space. Here's 5 tips from Rich Tozzoli to help your guitars sit nicely in the mix.
We caught up with Modartt at Musikmesse 2014 where they kindly showed us a preview of PianoTeq 5 and we were impressed. And today, PianoTeq 5 is officially released!