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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A truly mobile DJ controller for only $150? Too good to be true? Sara Simms spins some tunes on Numark's Mixtrack Edge and finds it easy to use, fun, functional and more in this review.
Just when you thought Cubase 7 satiated your desire for creative tools, Steinberg releases Cubase 7.5. Is it appealing enough to be an audio stocking stuffer? Find out in our world-first review.