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Review: Antelope Audio Discrete 8 and Edge Mic

Antelope's new interface promises next-level mic modelling alongside premium audio recording. Matt Vanacoro falls in love all over again...

5 Excellent Hardware Synths for Live Performance

Sometimes only a real hardware synth will do when it comes to live performance. Here are 5 classics that have served G.W Childs well over the years.

Review: Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4, Swiss Army Knife Of Eurorack Synth Modules?

Packing a colossal number of algorithms into a tiny package, Expert Sleepers' Disting could well be your go-to module for all kinds of sounds. Scott Riesterer explains why...

Review: IK Multimedia ARC 2.5

No studio monitor is inherently flat, but ARC 2.5 can give any speakers a neutral response, plus it has some other tricks up its sleeve. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth gives it a smooth review.

Review: LESound Groove Extractor

A third party audio-to-MIDI extractor tool can be just the ticket for getting more control over your tracks. So how would LESounds' Groove Extractor measure up?

Review: Roland Go: Mixer

This self-powered mixer has multiple channels and is perfect for recording all your sources. Jade Wii finds out if Roland's Go: Mixer could be the ultimate in portability.

Review: Soda, A DJ App Unlike Anything Else

Could it really be true that an iPad DJ app has more features and flexibility than desktop alternatives? Hollin Jones seeks out the truth...

Review: Wicked Audio Raider Wireless Earbuds

Wireless earbuds are becoming more common as phones ditch more and more ports. Hollin Jones road tested Wicked Audio's Raiders, in walnut finish...

Review: U-He Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Review: ROLI Lightpad Block M

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...

Review: Universal Audio Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor

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.