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The Return of the Analog Recording Studio

Software plug-ins & DAWs have taken over most music studios. However, analog is making a comeback. Now more than ever, musicians & producers are turning to hardware. But why? GW Childs investigates.

Review: Geosonics by Soniccouture

Soniccouture have been making novel instruments for quite some time. As well as being of high-quality they are also unique! Lynda Arnold was keen to see what Geosonics brings to our sonic palettes.

Using Native Instruments' Mouth Synth

We all have the most diverse musical instrument already: your voice. And NI's Mouth takes advantage of your voice by transforming it into melodic sounds you can only dream of. Here's how to use it!

Review: AKG K712 Pro Studio Headphones

If you've ever used headphones while monitoring or mixing, you'll appreciate how much further a comfortable pair will take you. But what about for studio reference? Do AKG K712 Pro's hit the spot?

Heavyocity Celebrate 5 Years With HUGE Sale

Don't you just love birthdays! And we're particularly please Heavyocity are celebrating their 5th one with a massive sale for the next 5 days ONLY! Click below to find out more!

Cross DJ 2.6: World’s First Rekordbox Sync

The good people from Mixvibes have updated Cross DJ (Mac & PC) to be the world's first to sync with rekordbox. What does this mean? It means Cross DJ is perfect to use with the CDJ2000NXS.

Mastering Projects with Studio One’s Project Page

So you've taken your songs from concept to completion in PreSonus Studio One and want to make them release ready? Rather than export your track you can do the mastering right inside the Project Page.

Review: Sony Spectralayers Pro 2

What to do when a regular audio wave editing app just isn't cutting it? Wouldn't it be great to have Photoshop-style functionality for editing audio? Sony's SpectraLayers Pro 2 looks to fill the gap.

Interview: James Wiltshire (The FreeMasons)

James Wiltshire from popular remixers, The FreeMasons, talked to AskAudioMag about studio hardware, Reason, Ableton Live, working on remixes with Beyonce & Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the music business.

Akai Price Cut for MPC Studio, Renaissance and Software Update!

Now up to $300 less, MPC Renaissance and MPC Studio now feature updated MPC Software with standalone functionality and new MIDI Control Mode for 
mapping to other DAWs. Check out the good news below.

Native Instruments Maschine Studio and MASCHINE 2.0 Software Announced

The next generation of Maschine is here! Maschine Studio is a bigger more tactile groove production studio w/ color display! Maschine 2.0 software promises many new features too. Read on for more

Review: QuNexus Controller

Well-built and attractive, the QuNexus compact controller by Keith McMillen Instruments includes some innovative features that may surprise. Mo Volans gives it a thorough work out in this review.

Logic Pro 9 to Logic Pro X: Oh No, is it Gone?

Transitioning from one version of your favorite music software to the next is never easy. What's been removed is a common fear for many. Jay Asher turns that trepidation into joy for LP9 users.

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.