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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.

Review: sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Ribbon Microphone

Finally, a ribbon microphone with a frequency response that extends to an unprecedented 20 kHz. But is that extra range all you get for your money? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: imitone - Mind to Melody Software

If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.

Review: Novation Launch Control XL

Can you imagine Novation's Launch Control... only bigger, with more rotary encoders, buttons, faders, etc.? Launch Control XL is here and Tadhg Leonard puts it to the test.

Review: IK Multimedia Precision Compressor/Limiter for T-RackS

If you're one of those producers who loves collecting compressors, then you're going to love this review/walk-through from Mike Watkinson on IK Multimedia's Precision Compressor/Limiter.

Review: Sundog Scale Studio

Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.

Review: Sugar Bytes Egoist

A sample slicer, TB-303 emulation, drum module, and effects sequencer... all in one plug-in! Egoist packs a lot of functionality and does it in true Sugar Bytes style as Darren Burgos discovers.

Review: sE5 Stereo Microphone Pair

Getting a good matched pair of microphones when recording audio in stereo is crucial. sE Electronics' sE5 provides a solid base from which to start and at a price that won't hurt your wallet.

Review: Tone2Audio RayBlaster: Formanting the Future


We've heard it all before, right? Innovative synth... Truly unique... something different... but RayBlaster from Tone2 Audio Software looks set to actually live up to the marketing hype!!

Review: sE X1 USB Microphone

If you haven't heard of sE Microphones before then 1) where have you been the past 15 years? And 2) you need to visit AskAudioMag.com more often! Hollin checks out their USB X1 and is impressed.

Review: Pianoteq 5

Could this be the most impressive and realistic sounding piano instrument ever... that doesn't require you to buy a new hard drive to fit it all on? Matt Vanacoro puts PianoTeq 5 under the microscope.

Review: Livid Guitar Wing

Back in January in a small residential house in Anaheim being rented by Livid Instruments we saw an early version of Guitar Wing in action. And today, we're still impressed by this cool controller.

Review: Wave Alchemy Deep House and Garage Sample Pack

Want some superbly crafted deep house and garage loops, MIDI patterns and hits? Sara Simms puts Wave Alchemy's impressive sample pack to the test.

Review: Steinberg WaveLab 8.5

This update to Steinberg’s workhorse mastering program offers significant new features, but do they represent enough value for current WaveLab users to pay for the upgrade?