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Review: Xfer Records Serum Synth

With the handful of wavetable synthesizer plug-ins available today, is Xfer Records’ Serum anything special, or just a massive carbon copy?

Review: Sugar Bytes Egoist, the Ultimate Loop Slicing Tool?

We've already reviewed Sugarbytes' Egoist at AskAudioMag.com. However, it was so popular with us that Lynda Arnold also put finger to keyboard to explain just how cool this loop slicing tool is.

Eight of the Best Mobile Apps for DJs

If you're a DJ, or an aspiring DJ, then which apps (mainly for iPad) are worth your time and effort to use? Sara Simms pulls eight from her iPad which she highly recommends.

Review: TKFX, iPad Controller App for Traktor Pro

Native Instruments' Traktor is possibly the most popular DJ platform around. So it's no surprise that there's now an iOS based controller for Traktor Pro available. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series

It looks like a regular, well-designed, MIDI keyboard, but Hollin Jones finds out there’s much more going on with Native Instruments’ Komplete Kontrol S-Series than meets the eye.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 8

How do you make a great virtual studio with a loyal and professional user base like Reason better? Propellerhead have focused on workflow enhancements. Find out if Reason 8 hits the spot.

Review: Voyage Air Guitar VAOM-2C

Traveling on trains or planes can be hard for guitarists. The idea of bending a guitar to fit a luggage space may seem absurd. But Pic 6 does just that. But does it play well too?

Review: UAD Tonelux Tilt EQ and Valley People Dyna-mite Dynamics Processor

Tonelux Tilt EQ & Valley People Dyna-mite from Softube and Universal Audio have been in the testing labs here at AskAudio... and here's Matt Vanacoro's verdict of these plug-ins for the UAD platform.

Six Top Compressors for EDM Production

Whether you're applying compression to beef up, even out, or pump up your EDM tracks, these top six software-based compressors, recommended by Sara Simms, can help you get the job done.

Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums

Does Ensemble Drums from the Heavyocity Master Sessions series continue their trend of making larger than life sounds for Kontakt users? Matt Vanacoro finds out that "big" doesn't describe them at all

Review: Reloop RP-8000 Hybrid DJ Turntables

Combining modern DJ tech and the classic design of turntables, the Reloop RP-8000 has plenty of features that are likely to turn the head of many DJs. Sara Simms investigates in this in-depth review.

Review: Livid Instruments BASE II

What are the chances of Livid Instruments releasing a new version of the pad controller, BASE, every bit as affordable, playable and life-changing as the original? G. W. Childs finds out.

Review: IK Multimedia iRig Mic HD

The original iRig Mic from IK Multimedia, was one of the first decent microphones available for the iPad and iPhone musician. And we were very curious to find out what was improved in the HD release.

Review: Blue Mo-Fi Headphones

The Blue Microphones Mo-Fi headphones look and feel different to most headphones available. The big question is how they sound and how comfortable they are. G. W. Childs investigates.

Review: Audio Grocery Logic Pro X Toolkit v2

Comprising of MIDI FX plug-ins, Environment tools, EXS24 articulation switching presets, Transform presets and Logic X templates, Jay Asher was straight in to test this toolkit out from Audio Grocery.