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Review: Arturia MicroBrute Brings Analog Punch in a Portable Package

We could simply tell you Arturia's MicroBrute is a monophonic hardware synth with analog audio signal path, CV In/Out & impressive sonic ability. But that doesn't come close to describing its beauty.

Best of 2013: Top 10 DJ Gear

In our final roundup of the best music tech gear from 2013, we focus on the world of DJing. Specifically, on our top 10 fave DJ hardware gear that we reviewed.

Best of 2013: Top 10 MIDI Controllers

Once upon a time MIDI controllers consisted of flimsy keys & a mod wheel... maybe. How times have changed! So, with so many quality options available, which one will best suit your needs?

Best of 2013: Top 13 iOS Apps for Musicians

Musicians, DJs and producers have never had it so good thanks to mobile touch devices. And with so many quality iOS music apps we couldn't decide on just 10... so here's our top 13 from 2013.

Best of 2013: Top 10 Audio Interfaces

We've rounded up 10 of our favorite professional audio interfaces (sound cards) which have passed through the AskAudioMag.com review labs which suit all levels, budgets and needs.

Best Music Gear of 2013: Top 10 Plug-Ins

The number of music VST, Audio Unit and AAX Plug-Ins is on the rise. To help you sort through the vast array competing for your attention, here's our roundup of the top 10 plug-ins of 2013.

Review: Flow Pro DJ App from Mixed in Key

Looking for easy to use, reliable DJ software? Mixed in Key think they have the answer with "Flow". Sara Simms is on hand to give it a spin in this review.

Ear Training Apps Review: goodEar Pro and EarBeater for iPad

The holiday period is the perfect time to learn something new or improve your existing skill set. And it's never been easier for us musicians with an iOS device to train our ears.

Review: Volca Bass

Give yourself (and your studio) the gift of analog with the Korg Volca Bass! Having reviewed Volca Keys and Beats, G. W. now reaches the Volca Bass and finds it the most significant of the three.

Review: touchAble 2 Ableton Live iOS Controller

With the revamped TouchAble 2 on your iPad/iPhone device prove to be the perfect Ableton Live touch controller? Tadhg Leonard leaves no stone unturned in this extensive review.

5 Essential Synths for Deep Bass Sounds

What makes a sound fat? You could say loud bass, but is that really all there is to it? Why is it that some synthesizers are massive and some sound thin? Darren Burgos explores the deeper synths.

Review: Novation Launch Control

Novation's LaunchPad & Launchpad Mini are not mere stocking fillers, they're extremely capable MIDI controllers! Will the Launch Control prove as useful and popular? Hollin Jones finds out.

Review: PreSonus Eris E8 Active Studio Monitors

What makes a pair of active monitors stand out from the crowd? G. W. Childs IV uses his ears and experience to test drive the PreSonus Eris E8s in his studio. Read on to discover the low-down.

Review: Liquid Rhythm: The Future of Rhythm Programming

Every once in a while something comes along that changes the way we approach making music. Find out why WaveDNA's Liquid Rhythm takes the prize as the most innovative and cool rhythmic generator yet.

Review: Griffin StudioConnect Audio+MIDI+Charge Dock for iPad

Turning an iPad into your music studio is easier than ever. Apps like GarageBand and Auria can do the job. And devices like Griffin's StudioConnect are designed for the mobile recording musician.