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Review: MEDUSA by PolyEnd and Dreadbox

Loopop, friend of AskAudio, has done it again. This time he's snagged an advance unit of the keenly awaied Polyend and Dreadbox synth and sequencer, Medusa. Here's the video review.

Review: Xaoc Devices Drezno & Lipsk

This binary conversion computer and additional bit inversion module can bring unexpected new inspiration to your Eurorack system. Here's the lowdown on Xaoc Devices Drezno & Lipsk.

Review: Drastic DFX Quad

DFX Quad from Drastic Music is a multi-FX module for Ableton Live that lets you mangle and process your sound in some cool ways - and all for just $20. Sara Simms fired it up...

6 Of The Most Unusual MIDI Controllers Available In 2018

Put down that keyboard - there are some weird and wonderful MIDI controllers around that can make you see recording and triggering in a completely new light. Here are six of the best.

Review: iBassist for iPad

iBassist is much more than a virtual bass for your iPad - it's a fully featured sequencer with advanced MIDI I/O that can make yur basslines follow your songs. Hollin Jones explains...

Review: Roland TR-8S

Roland has released an updated version of its much-loved AIRA drum machine, the TR-8S. Combining Analog Circuit Behaviour-modelled sounds with samples, Rishabh Rajan put it to the test.

Review: Audio Damage Quanta

This new granular soft synth from Audio Damage fuses the company's slick, minimalist design with a vast scope for sound design possibilities. Noah Pred has his mind blown...

Review: Joué, An Expressive, Modular MIDI Controller

Joué is a unique MIDI controller with an emphasis on creativity and expression. Steve H found that it pressed all the right buttons when he put it through its paces...

Review: Whole Sounds 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand

If you're in need of a great sounding software piano instrument that's meticulously sampled and cuts through a mix but won't break the bank, check out Whole Sounds' 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand.

6 Of The Best DAWs For 2018

Here's a list of six of the best new, updated and generally most useful DAWs you can find in 2018. Mac or PC, big budget or watching the pennies - we've got you covered.

Review: IK Multimedia UNO - A Serious Analog Mono Synth For $199

Super affordable and feature-laden, the new IK Multimedia UNO is one of a handful of machines heralding a new age of analog hardware synthesisers. We dive in to find out just how good it really is.

Review: Roland System 500 Modules 531 and 555

For adding extensive modulation and mixing capabilities to any modular setup, Roland's System 500 - 531 and 555 Modules are hard to beat. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Review: Roland System 500 - 510 and 505 Eurorack Synth Modules

Derived from the legendary Roland SH-5, these new Eurorack modules pack all of its punch into a much smaller package, and won't break the bank. Matt Vanacoro finds much to like about the 510 and 505

Review: Samson MediaOne M50 Monitors

Sometimes you need affordable and great-sounding monitors without the price tag and heft of high end models. Enter the Samson MediaOne M50s - Matt Vanacoro takes it from here.

5 Of The Best Hardware Drum Machines 2018

Here's a list of our five favorite drum machines of 2018 so far, from super portable to heavy hitters. Behringer, Arturia, Roland, Modal... which one will you choose?