Strezov Sampling has recently released Macabre Solo Strings, an expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello software instrument for NI Kontakt. Lynda Arnold discovers how emotive it is.
A wireless, handheld microphone designed for live performance is essential even in the studio. DPA's d:facto II vocal supercardiod microphone is given a full workout by Matt Vanacoro in this review.
TKFX 2, from Imaginando, now runs on phones as well as tablets, making it easier than ever to control Traktor. With a nice GUI, memory banks and easy controller assignment, Hollin Jones tests it out.
Does UVI's new Relayer delay plug-in make delay effects interesting and creative again? Matt Vanacoro taps away to find out just how good this "shapeable" delay effect can be.
If you make audio or music for games, then you may be aware of Wwise by Audiokinetic. It's a middleware solution and Gary Hiebner explores how it can enhance your game audio productions.
Based on the M1 workstation keyboard, Korg's latest iM1 app brings the workstation to your iPad. How does this reproduction of a classic synth work out for mobile musicians? G.W. Childs find out.
The visual look of the new Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors has split opinion. We love the look, just as we love marmite. So how do these sturdy monitors sound? Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.
A Rob Papen plug-in synthesizer for Propellerhead's Reason as a Rack Extension? It's a no-brainer to review. The question is, how good is this powerful synth and how will it fit into productions?
What do you get when you blend the best of the digital and analog synths together? In the case of the Roland JD-XA, a huge sound with powerful effects and so much more to enjoy.
Mastering articles are amongst our favorite here at AskAudio. So, we were a little skeptical when we first came across LANDR, an algorithm-based online mastering service. Joe Albano checks it out.
TASCAM's DR-22WL & DR-44WL handheld recorders boast great features, but it's smartphone operation via Wi-Fi really caught the attention of The Sound Tutor. He shares his experience with the DR-44WL.
Choose the right audio plug-ins and you can take your singer/songwriter productions to new heights'¦ Here's eight that Hollin Jones recommends.
Imagine a drum machine that's simple to use for guitarists and in a format every guitarist will instinctively get: a pedal. Is Singular Sound's BeatBuddy a worthy alternative to a real drummer?
A studio microphone with a B1 capsule and a head that rotates180 degrees? You won't be surprised its from Blue Microphones, known for their innovative designs. How does it perform? Read the review...
A keyboard synth workstation that will evolve? Does the Korg Kronos 2 represent a large paradigm shift in the evolution of keyboard instrument development? Matt Vanacoro finds out in our review.