With its own growing library, partnering with other big sample libraries, and a monthly subscription price, Splice Sounds aims to be the most convenient place to get samples from. Does it succeed?
With LEDS, Akai Pro's responsive pads and a host of features like "Note Repeat","Full Level" and standalone, computer or iOS device modes, the MPD242 looks attractive. But does it deliver?
Choosing a wireless handheld microphone isn't easy. There's lots to consider. Matt Vanacoro puts the DPA d:facto, Shure GLX-D, Sennheiser EW D1-835 & Sony UWP-D16/30 in the ring to slug it out.
Isotonik are fast becoming one of the most productive and innovative creators of Max for Live devices. Noah Pred, Ableton Trainer, puts their generative rhythms device, PolyPin, to the test.
How well does this portable, 4-operator FM additive synth with integrated looper and mini-keys perform? Find out in this video review by Matt Vanacoro.
With three brand new plug-ins and new presets for Precision Mix Rack Collection, the new update for UAD 8.3 is focused entirely on sound. Matt Vanacoro puts the three plug-ins to the test.
Akai Professional's latest Ableton-centered controllers, the MPD218 and MPD226 get a full-on review from our very own controller specialist, G. W. Childs IV.
One of the most stunning and immersive music, light and circus events of the past 5 years, Arcadia, came home to Bristol in September and Ask.Audio were there to see, hear and feel the spectacle.
FabFilter's popular Pro-C compressor plug-in received a major update end of August, 2015. FabFilter Pro-C 2 features five new compression styles and much more. Noah Pred pushed it to its limits.
XILS-Labs have brought Elka's Synthex '80s analog polysynth into the digital age. Noah Pred sets out to discover if Syn'x 2 faithfully reproduces this iconic analog sound while staying CPU efficient.
Native Instruments & Reaktor have been at the forefront of the software synthesis game for almost two decades. The long awaited update to v6 brings new depth and new heights. Brian Cass checks it out.
Elastic Drums for iOS has received plaudits since its release, so we were curious to find out if it really is as good as it sounds. Plus, 5 randomly selected comments will get a copy of Elastic Drums!
Small, compact, solid and as far from expensive as you can get. The new Akai Pro MIDImix promises to be a worthy mixer for Ableton Live producers and G. W. Childs investigates how it fares.
The Yamaha Reface CP features a vintage keyboard sound engine with six detailed vintage keyboard types. Matt Vanacoro puts all six to the test in this video review.
Hamburg drum'n'bass group, Rawtekk, have crated some great sounds and heavy beats in Groove Agent expansion pack format. Hollin Jones sets out to discover if it has mind-blowing results.