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Review: iZotope Spire Studio

A portable recording interface that can be self-powered, with seamless software integration? Watch Matt Vanacoro's video review to find out if iZotope Spire Studio delivers all it promises.

How To Create Unique Patches In Propellerhead Reason's Grain Synthesizer

Use any sample from anywhere, or record your own sounds directly in to Grain to create a limitless selection of atmospheric pads and textures. Here's how.

This Circuit Bent Geiger Lab Is A One-Off Echo Drone Synth That Won't Break The Bank

If you like drone synthesizers that sounds great for ambient and textural projects and are completely unique - as in the only one ever made - then you'll appreciate the Geiger Lab.

Roland Announces R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder

Roland's new R-07 is a professional, handheld sound recorder. They tell us it includes premium audio quality and enhanced bluetooth functionality too.

Dr. Shiver Talks Hammond Organs, SSL Mixing Consoles & Running A Label

With his own record label, studios and having worked with artists as diverse as B.B King and Pharrell Williams, we caught up with Dr.Shiver, an accomplished musician as well as producer.

Review: Sonible smart:EQ Live

An EQ that automatically adapts itself to find the perfect settings for any source sounds too good to be true - but is it? Joshua Casper investigates.

TetraStep MK2 Is A 4-Step Square Wave Sequencer In Guitar Pedal Format

The TetraStep MK2 is a fun and accessible 4-step square wave sequencer with plenty of control and the ability to easily sync from or two other instruments like the Korg Volca Beats.

Most Popular Music Gear Reviews 2017

Here's the most read music gear reviews from 2017 on Ask.Audio. The gear in question was tested by our pro authors and the roundup lists were curated with careful consideration. Enjoy.

Top 5 Predictions / Wishes For NAMM 2018

We never know what's around the corner - at least not all of it! So Matt Vanacoro presents his wish list for NAMM 2018. What's on yours?

Do You Know A Sampler From A ROMpler? Here's The Difference.

Hardware and software instruments share some common traits. Here, Joe Albano explains how samplers and ROMplers differ, as well as what they have in common.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Keys IO MIDI Controller & Audio Interface

Why have a separate MIDI controller and audio interface when you can have both in some sexy package? Hollin Jones puts the iRig Keys IO through its paces.

Batch Process Audio Editing Like a Pro in iZotope RX6

Batch processing audio can save you a huge amount of time and effort. Here's Matt Vanacoro to show you how it's done in iZotope's powerful RX6 Audio Editor.

Isotonik Studios Brings Granular Looping Cycle of Death & Rebirth To Ableton Live

Imagine being able to record a sound into Ableton Live, loop it based on up to 36 grains and create interesting textures and soundscapes that nobody else ever would. That's Samsara.

Novation To Intro Giant Launchpad Arcade & New Synths At NAMM

Novation are going to have a big presence at the NAMM 2018 show. Here's a little of what they have planned.

UVI Releases $39 SubCulture For Falcon, Dark & Hard-Hitting Sounds

UVI announces SubCulture, a new Falcon expansion delivering dark subs, stabs, deep bass leads, atmospheres, FX and more for $39 | 39€.