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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.

Review: iKlip Xpand and iKlip Stage App

Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.

Review: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

The good folks at iZotope update their flagship audio repair program, but will the new features entice current users to upgrade? Matt Hepworth repairs to the review to find out.

Review: Roland System-1 Plug-Out Synth

The new Roland AIRA series initially received a mixed response from critics. But having played with the System 1 Plug-Out Synth for quite a while, Rennie Foster delivers his in-depth verdict.

Review: Samson Resolv RXA6 Monitors

Tone-shaping near field studio monitors for under $250 each? Find out if Samson’s Resolv RXA6 monitors hit the sweet spot at this price.

Review: sE Electronics X1R, Affordable Ribbon Studio Mic

It used to be impossible to consider purchasing a good ribbon mic for $300 or less!. Hollin Jones sees whether sE Electronics' budget ribbon mic, the sE X1R, adds quality as well as value.