Reviews

/ 1646 Articles

Review: Toontrack Hip Hop EZX

You can now bring Hip Hop grooves into your EXDrummer 2 workflow with the latest expansion pack from Toontrack. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.

Review: Universal Audio & Softube Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959 Amp

I like when you open a guitar plug-in, play a few notes to sound check, and say ‘whoa’ to yourself—in a good way. That’s just what happened when I plugged into the new Marshall Plexi Super Lead amp.

Review: Soundizers StereoMonoizer, your mixes new best friend?

StereoMonoizer from Soundizers promises to become the best friend for anyone preparing their audio files for a mix. Jay Asher explores this useful app and finds out if it comes up trumps.

5 Excellent Plug-Ins for Audio Glitch & Stutter Effects

One way to add some interest and movement to your loops or electronic tracks is to use glitch, gate or stutter effects. Here are 5 awesome plug-ins Darren Burgos recommends for said purpose.

Review: Sugar Bytes Cyclop for iPad

Sugar Bytes are best known for their Mac and Windows-based synth and effects plug-ins. Well, now you can get their Cyclop synth on your iPad. Does G.W. Childs find it easy on the eye? Read our review.

Review: Jamstik Smart Guitar MIDI Controller

A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.

Review: LK (iPad and Android Ableton Live & MIDI Controller)

The app formerly known as LIVKONTROL has had a BIG update and a name change. LK is more than an Ableton Live controller and more than an iPad app (it's Android too!) Here's what makes it great.

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.