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Review: Waves Butch Vig Vocals

One of the most influential producers ever, Butch Vig, has teamed up with Waves Audio to create one of the most interesting plug-ins designed to bring his signature vocal sounds to your mixes.

Review: SONiVOX Tony Coleman Drums

If you're looking for an easy to use, high-quality sampled drum instrument, then SONiVOX's new Tony Coleman Drums begs for you attention. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test to see if it's a hit.

The Top 4 DAWs for iPad Today

It's not hot news anymore when we realize that Apple's iPad is now powerful enough to run a dedicated DAW. So, which DAW iOS app is the best around? Here are our top four choices...

Review: IK Multimedia iRig 2

When iRig was released it became the standard for recording guitar into your iOS device. And now there's iRig 2. Matt Vanacoro finds out what improvements have been made to this second edition.

Review: Jim Dunlop Il Torino Overdrive

Are you looking for a guitar pedal to help you recreate the sound of classic tube preamps? Sara Simms puts the Jim Dunlop il Torino Overdrive to the test.

Review: RØDE Reporter Microphone

Røde are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the Røde Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.

Akai Pro Advance Keyboards In-Depth Preview (Video)

At an exclusive Akai Advance event in New York City, Matt Vanacoro and Steve H, representing AskAudio Mag, were invited to get hands-on with the upcoming Akai Advance smart MIDI controller keyboards.

Review: Black Lion Audio B173 Compact Mic Preamp

Taking cues from the classic Neve 1073, Black Lion Audio's B173 half rack microphone preamp is put to the test by Sara Simms. Find out if it delivers on Neve like sound at a reasonable price.

Apple Watch: 5 Useful Apps for Musicians

It's only been on Matt Vanacoro's wrist a matter of two days, but he's already discovered a potentially promising Apple Watch app ecosystem for musicians. Here's his top 5 Apple Watch Apps out now.

Review: Siren Audio Feedback 2

Do you want to use audio delays more like an instrument than an effect? The Siren Audio's Feedback 2 is a piece of music software you'll want to spend some time with. G. W. Childs investigates.

Review: OSCiLLOT, Build Modular Synths in Ableton Live 9

Dreaming of using modular synthesis in Ableton live 9? Christian Kleine (Max for Cats) can make your wish come true. Noah Pred puts the new OSCiLLOT to the test.

Review: Novation Launchpad 1.11 for iPad

Has the latest update for Novation's Launchpad for iOS improved the overall experience of this mobile music station? G.W. Childs puts it to the test in our in-depth review.

Review: Audioprobe Spartan Cue 110

You may not have come across Audioprobe before, but the South Korean audio interface maker may have found their breakthrough product with the Spartan Cue 110. Hollin Jones investigates.

Review: Tracktion Master Mix

The new Master Mix (3 multi-band compressor mastering plug-in with a host of useful features) has been available a few short weeks and G.W. Childs could barely hold himself back from reviewing it.

Review: Snakebite Synth Reason Rack Extension — Does it live up to the nasty promise?

If you like nasty synth sounds, DLD Technology promises a lot with Snakebite. Here’s my experience.