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Into MIDI Controllers? Join The Inventor of Akai MPC and LinnStrument, Roger Linn Today

The next FREE AskAudio Masterclass is streaming live today at 12pm PT / 8pm UK. And the good news is our host is Roger Linn who has some neat tricks with LinnStrument and MIDI to share.

This App Turns Your MacBook Pro 2016 Into A Polyphonic Piano

Here is the first music instrument app we've come across designed primarily for the Touch Bar on the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 edition. And it's a rather nifty free polyphonic piano.

What’s New in Steinberg Cubase Pro 9

Steinberg has unexpectedly revealed the key new features of Cubase Pro 9 in a video on a holding page of its website that would normally ony tease that “something new was coming”.

Ableton Releases Live 9.7.1, Improved Warp Modes & Controller Support

Ableton have unleashed a minor update with some useful bug fixes, two improvements for Live and changes for Push users. Here's what you need to know.

Glitchmachines Fracture XT Takes Glitch Processing To A Patchable Level

We're thrilled to see a patchable glitch processor plugin that takes Fracture and adds a granular processor amongst other features. And the great news is we've got a full review coming later today...

These Two MOTU Mobile Audio Interfaces Feature Thunderbolt, USB3 And AVB/TSN Connectivity

MOTU tells us their two new 624 and 8A mobile audio interfaces combine superb audio quality with Thunderbolt, USB3 and networking capabilities. Both are shipping now.

Bastl Instruments OMSynth MiniLab Is A DIY Kit For Inventing Circuits To Make Sound & Light

Do they never stop creating new DIY kits and instruments? Bastl Instruments are keeping the ideas flowing! Here's the low-down on their new DIY kit, OMSynth MiniLab for easy sound circuit creation.

FL Studio 12.4 Now Supports Maschine JAM

Maschine JAM is already a really cool controller and unique sequencer for Native Instruments' Maschine software. It's also a very capable Ableton Live controller and now gets full FL Studio support.

Sonic Logic Is Another Modular MIDI Controller, This Time For iPad

The concept of the modular MIDI controller may have been around for a long time, but recently two very different visions of controller were announced. And now we've come across a third in Sonic Logic.

10 Vintage Synthesizers: 5,900 Drum Samples: £1 No-Brainer Sale

Wave Alchemy have announced the launch of a 98% discount, no-brainer sale on their award-winning Synth Drums sample library. Pick it up for just £1 (about $1.30 USD).

TipTop Audio QuantiZer Is a Creative, Melody Making Eurorack Module

TipTop Audio's new eurorack module looks and sounds very cool. I's designed to be very playable, includes a 12-note keyboard and tunes analog VCOs accurately to musical scales.

This Beautiful DIY Arduino String Synth With Analog Filter Cost $60

This $60 DIY hardware synthesizer made by Gary Jorg White sounds a lot better than you might imagine. Yes, it cost $60 in parts! Watch the video of it in action and learn how to make your own here.

The Best Analog Hardware Synthesizers For Every Budget

When the AskAudio team sat down to choose our favorite 10 analog synthesizers across 3 price ranges (up to $500, $500-100 & $1000+) we couldn't all agree and ended up comprising 22 synths! Here it is.

Wave Alchemy Tease World's Most Authentic Virtual Drum Machine

Based on 14 of the world's most iconic hardware drum machines, Wave Alchemy tell us their upcoming instrument, Revolution, is the most authentic re-creation of these ever. Watch the video here.

Jomox Alpha Base Analog Drum Machine Full Details Revealed

We've known about the Jomox Alpha Base since the summer... but no spec or details had been revealed until yesterday. The new Jomox synth drum machine includes 11 instruments and a lot more to love.