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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.

Review: Notetracks for iOS

Notetracks enables musicians, producers and composers to sketch out musical ideas on their iPad or iPhone and make notes on any imported audio file. Lynda Arnold finds out how useful it really is.

Review: Antares Auto-Tune 8

Everyone knows the familiar sound of Auto-Tune used "creatively" on pop vocals. Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune can be used to correct music performances too. Hollin Jones checks out version 8.

10 Top DAW Controller Apps

Mobile devices, for most of us, haven't replaced our desktop/laptop DAWs, but they can still be useful tools to help us control them. Andy Bowen highlights 10 of his favorite DAW controller apps.

Review: Master & Dynamic Boom Mic

If you're looking for a microphone to attach to a pair of Master & Dynamic headphones, then your first port of call will probably be their Boom Mic. Hollin Jones finds out just how well it performs.

Review: Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000

The latest DJ player from Pioneer looks similar to the popular CDJ-2000s. However, the XDJ-1000 does away with the CD drive and focuses to future-looking, rekordbox users and more.

Review: Focusrite ISA Two Preamp

Hot on the heels of the hugely popular ISA One, Focusrite has now released the two-channel ISA Two. I used it for a week in my studio and was not surprised at all that I loved the results.