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FXpansion Release BFD 3

Ever since we got the scoop on BFD 3 back in the April issue of AskAudio Mag, we've been excited! Finally FXpansion's acoustic drum workstation has arrived. Here's what's inside and we'll review soon.

Review: Deckadance 2

Digital DJs often reach for Traktor or Serato, but there's another program out there with an amazing feature-set, Deckadance 2. We give this package by Image Line (FL Studio) a full-on spin.

Waldorf Announces Availability of Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer

High-quality synthesizer developer Waldorf has announced availability of its eagerly-awaited Pulse 2 Analog Synthesizer, a cutting-edge reincarnation of the company’s peerless Pulse series.

Sound Design: Vocode Like Daft Punk's Random Access Memories Using Ableton Live and kHS ONE

Daft Punk's Random Access Memories was arguably one of the albums of the summer. In this tutorial, G. W. Childs explores how to emulate their vocoding style using Ableton Live and kHS ONE.

Melodyne Now Integrated into Sonar X3

One of the big features in the new Sonar X3 is the full (seamless) integration of Melodyne technology. Want to know more? Read on to see what Celemony have to say...

How Sound Affects You: Fibonacci Tuning Forks

Continuing our series of sound as a healing tool, Lynda Arnold explores the use of the fabulous Fibonacci tuning forks for a profound healing experience.

Review: Glitch 2

Glitch by Illformed used to be PC only... until version 2 was released! It was a popular plug-in for those looking to create esoteric rhythmic effects. So how does Glitch 2 perform? G.W tests it out.

Wave Alchemy Release Afro-Latin Percussion Loops

So you want to add Afro-Latin percussive groove to your productions? Need some shakers, cabasa, claves and more? All in 24-bit loops and single hit fx? Welcome to the Wave Alchemy take. Read on...

Alesis Introduces Two New Drum Kits

Alesis tell us the new feature-packed DM7X Session Kit and illuminated DM Lite Kit represent their latest push to bring innovative features to drummers at incredible values. Here's some more info.

Interview: Rob Papen, Synthesis Pioneer Talks Tech

From a young age, Rob Papen set himself up as a musical pioneer. First with his involvement with band Peru and then as a sound designer for hardware synths and his own popular plug-ins.

M-Audio Releases M3-8, 3-Way Studio Reference Monitor

M-Audio new M3-8 studio monitors sport a rich wooden veneer which is gorgeous to behold. They tell us these monitors leverage innovative coaxial engineering to deliver superior imaging. More below...

Using Max For Live’s LFO

Want to modulate your sounds or a particular control on a synth or plugin in Ableton Live 9? Max for Live's LFO is here for exactly that purpose and Gary Hiebner is here to show you how to it works!

Review: Novation Bass Station II

Built on the shoulders of its classic 20 year old predecessor, the 25-key Novation Bass Station 2 looks the part. Find out how this cute, analog, monophonic synth fares in our feature review.

Native Instruments Introduces KINETIC METAL

There's been a flurry of activity from the good folk at Native Instruments of late. Their most recent release is Kinetic Metal, a Kontakt instrument designed for ethereal and unconventional textures.

Power Mixing Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Pro Tools 11

Pro Tools 11 has added a bunch of new features and workflow improvements over version 10. Mike Watkinson shows you how to get your mixing chops up to scratch in Pro Tools 11 with this guide.