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Review: Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors

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.

Review: Rob Papen Vecto Synth Rack Extension for Reason

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?

Review: Roland JD-XA Analog / Digital Crossover Synth

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.

Review: LANDR Online Mastering

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.

Review: Tascam DR-44WL

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.

Eight Essential Plug-Ins for Singer Songwriters

Choose the right audio plug-ins and you can take your singer/songwriter productions to new heights'¦ Here's eight that Hollin Jones recommends.

Review: BeatBuddy, A Drum Machine in Guitar Pedal Format

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?

Review: Blue Hummingbird Microphone

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...

Review: Korg Kronos 2 Workstation Synth

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.

Rediscovering a Vintage Roland XP-50 Synth

Many of us talk about vintage synths. Sometimes without ever having lived, breathed and made music with them. In this article G.W. Childs shares his experience with his aged, but loved, Roland XP-50.

Review: Free DJ Delay Plug-In by Stagecraft

So you're an electronic producer or DJ and you want a new delay plug-in? But, you don't want to spend much? StageCraft's FREE DJ Delay plug-in might be what you need. Lynda Arnold investigates.

Review: Music IO

If you want to connect an iPad or iPhone into the hub of your music studio, you need to be be able to get audio and MIDI in and out easily. Hollin Jones investigates Music IO, a promising solution.

Review: Audient iD14 Audio Interface

Hollin Jones finds out if Audient's iD14 high-quality, compact audio interface with excellent sound and a surprisingly flexible software control panel actually combines good sound and price.

12 Of The Best Vintage Hardware Synths (That Don't Show Their Age)

G.W. Childs has been playing hardware synths for longer than he'll care to mention. But, on the plus side he's used some incredibly beautiful vintage synths. Here's 12 of his favorites.

Review: Softube Heartbeat

Heartbeat is Softube's first foray into creating software instruments, in this case a drum machine modeled on vintage drum machines. G.W. Childs checks out how this one performs, sounds and feels.