It's not all about instruments - the FX and accessories you choose for your studio can transform it and help make your tracks sound even better. Here are the best released in 2018.
Enhance and expand your sounds with this multi-talented effect plugin that beats with the heart of a synth. Hollin Jones explored the many capabilities of Devious Machines' Texture. Enhance and expand
Whether you're podcasting, wave editing or cleaning up dialogue for a movie, Audition's effects are here to help. Hollin Jones explains when to use track and clip effects.
Sometimes minor changes can lead to major workflow improvements. This seems to be the case with Elektron's Analog Heat MKII which feels more like a instrument / performance tool than the original.
For the 5.4 release, Roland Cloud is bringing you a massive update with a brand new software instrument, Resin, and lots of new effects.
Norns is a music box from the maker of Monome that refuses to be put in a box. It can be a sampler, synth, effect processor, MIDI controller, drone machine, robot drummer and so much more.
Adding a few choice MIDI effects to tracks in Live can quickly liven things up, creating complex beats and patterns from simple user input. Noah Pred shows you how in this short video.
Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.
Effects most commonly associated with the 60s and 70s, flanging and phasing are still very much in use in modern production. Joe Albano explains exactly how they work .
Tim Exile's software creations are reliably offbeat, interesting and unique. What would Noah Pred make of his latest multi effect, SLOR?
It's easier than you might think to create your own multiband effects from scratch in FL Studio. Gary Hiebner is on hand to show you exactly how it works.
Avid is offering a bundle of bonus plug-in effects for users to purchase or renew their subscription. Joe Albano breaks down what each of the plugs brings to the table.
PO-32 Tonic from Teenage Engineering puts a wealth of cool FX at your fingertips. Here's a hands-on example of how to program, tweak and record them in real time.
Racks are one of Ableton Live's most powerful features. In this workshop, Noah Pred shares his pro tips for building them bigger and better than ever.
If you want instant Boards of Canada style sounds then the Cimmerian Caves effects unit we featured on AskAudio, back in July 2016, is one to consider. Good news is it will begin shipping next week.