Could it really be true that an iPad DJ app has more features and flexibility than desktop alternatives? Hollin Jones seeks out the truth...
Wireless earbuds are becoming more common as phones ditch more and more ports. Hollin Jones road tested Wicked Audio's Raiders, in walnut finish...
This virtual recreation of the classic Prophet 5 is new from accomplished Berlin-based developer U-He. Noah Pred road tested the Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROLI's ecosystem keeps growing with an upgraded Lightpad Block - the M. Hollin Jones found out what sets it apart from its predecessor, and from pretty much every other MIDI controller...
UAD's recreation of a classic Distressor from Empirical Labs is officially endorsed by the makers of the original hardware. Rich Tozzoli finds there's much to like in the EL8.
2017 saw a plethora of Kontakt instruments that took what we thought was possible to the next level both in sound quality and feature sets. Here's some of our favorites from the past year.
Arpitecht is a voltage controlled quantizer and rhythmic arpeggio generator for eurorack systems. Sara Simms fired it up and found out what it could do.
The latest in Roland's Boutique series is a recreation of its classic D-50 heard on countless hit records. Jade Wii gets intimate with the hugely portable D-05.
It's been a quiet year for MIDI controllers from the big players but there have still been some impressive new controllers released for software and hardware musicians.
Hardware synths continued to grow in popularity through 2017 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 10 of our favorite hardware synths released this year. Â
Max programmers continued to innovate this year with a variety of colorful instruments, utilities, generative tools, and effects. Here's a look back at five that stuck out.