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Review: Sononym: Seamless Sample Search

Huge sample libraries can make finding individual files tedious. Sononym is a totally new way to organise and search your library and as Noah Pred discovered, it really works.

Review: Radial Key-Largo: A Mixer, USB Audio Interface & Pedal Trigger

A keyboard mixer, USB interface and performance pedal in one single unit, Radial's Key Largo could be the answer to many keyboard players' prayers.

Review: Blinksonic Fretz For Reaktor

Blinksonic's latest Reaktor ensemble uses unusual samples and some clever synthesis to deliver results that are captivating, cinematic and often unexpected. Hollin Jones took it for a spin.

Review: Meris Polymoon

If you're looking for a hardware delay and modulation pedal that's as good with synths, beats and vocals as guitars, the Meris Polymoon might be just the ticket. Rounik Sethi puts it to the test.

Review: Bastl SoftPop and Gecho Loopsynth

Loopop checks out these cool hardware synth units from Bastl and Gecho in his latest video. It turns out they are very different - but which one did he prefer?

Review: Propellerhead Reason Compact for iOS

Propellerheads' latest foray into the world of iOS brings the power of the Europa synth to your pocket. But what else can you expect from Reason Compact? Hollin Jones explains all.

Review: Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX

This microphone from Lewitt Audio has 8 switchable polar patterns for almost any recording task you can think of. But does it sound as good as it looks?

Review: Sample Logic Arpology Cinematic Dimensions

Arpology Cinematic Dimensions has 4 times the power of its predecessor, but that's just the start of the story. Hollin Jones gets creative with this 23GB sound design monster...

Review: DRONAR Master Edition

DRONAR Master Edition from Gothic Instruments combines 8 products into one mega soundtrack composer's dream bundle. Hollin Jones gets busy with this 50GB library.

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.