Bringing music making tools to the masses is something IK Multimedia have done successfully in recent times. So how does their iRing gesture based music controller stand up? Lynda Arnold finds out.
You can now bring Hip Hop grooves into your EXDrummer 2 workflow with the latest expansion pack from Toontrack. Toby Pitman puts it to the test.
I like when you open a guitar plug-in, play a few notes to sound check, and say '˜whoa' to yourself'"in a good way. That's just what happened when I plugged into the new Marshall Plexi Super Lead amp.
StereoMonoizer from Soundizers promises to become the best friend for anyone preparing their audio files for a mix. Jay Asher explores this useful app and finds out if it comes up trumps.
One way to add some interest and movement to your loops or electronic tracks is to use glitch, gate or stutter effects. Here are 5 awesome plug-ins Darren Burgos recommends for said purpose.
Sugar Bytes are best known for their Mac and Windows-based synth and effects plug-ins. Well, now you can get their Cyclop synth on your iPad. Does G.W. Childs find it easy on the eye? Read our review.
A Guitar, MIDI Controller and innovative learning tool all in one package? That's what Jamstik+ has set out to become. Andy Bowen puts every (virtual) string to the stress test in our review.
The app formerly known as LIVKONTROL has had a BIG update and a name change. LK is more than an Ableton Live controller and more than an iPad app (it's Android too!) Here's what makes it great.
One of the most influential producers ever, Butch Vig, has teamed up with Waves Audio to create one of the most interesting plug-ins designed to bring his signature vocal sounds to your mixes.
If you're looking for an easy to use, high-quality sampled drum instrument, then SONiVOX's new Tony Coleman Drums begs for you attention. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test to see if it's a hit.
It's not hot news anymore when we realize that Apple's iPad is now powerful enough to run a dedicated DAW. So, which DAW iOS app is the best around? Here are our top four choices...
When iRig was released it became the standard for recording guitar into your iOS device. And now there's iRig 2. Matt Vanacoro finds out what improvements have been made to this second edition.
Are you looking for a guitar pedal to help you recreate the sound of classic tube preamps? Sara Simms puts the Jim Dunlop il Torino Overdrive to the test.
RÃ¸de are well known for their high-quality microphones. So, we decided to put the RÃ¸de Reporter to the test at a big trade show, Musikmesse. Hollin Jones finds out how it performs for interviews.
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.