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Best of 2020: Virtual Instruments
2020 saw a heavy focus on classic synth recreations, scoring collections and ever more advanced instrument designs. Here’s 9 of the best…
Dec. 29, 2020
Best Of 2018: Software Synthesizers
2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.
Dec. 27, 2018
Making Big Room In Logic Pro X? You Need These Essential Synths
Big Room is a huge-sounding genre of EDM and in this video, Olav Basoski shares his top tips for exactly which synths to use to get that classic sound.
Oct. 18, 2018
Review: U-He Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet
This virtual recreation of the classic Prophet 5 is new from accomplished Berlin-based developer U-He. Noah Pred road tested the Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet.
Jan. 9, 2018
2015 Year In Review: The Best Music Gear According To Ask.Audio Authors
13 of our regular authors at Ask.Audio have put their heads together to figure out their own personal top 3 hardware or software music gear releases from 2015. Some big hitters and some surprises too.
Dec. 31, 2015
How to Make a Dutch House Style Lead in Sylenth
Do you use Sylenth? If you'd like to make a Dutch House style lead in the style of producers like Afrojack or Martin Garrix, then this tutorial-article by Sara Simms is for you.
Feb. 17, 2015
7 Top Virtual Synths for EDM Production
With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).
Oct. 22, 2014
Review: Rob Papen Blue II
Rob Papen continues to raise the bar with his software synths and effects, from Predator to SubBoomBass, RP-Verb to RP-Delay. But how does the highly anticipated Blue II measure up?
Apr. 8, 2014
Review: Rob Papen SubBoomBass
Looking for an instrument to give you that satisfying low-end your tracks are begging for? Hollin Jones checks out SubBoomBass and gets more than he bargained for.
Sep. 5, 2013
Drawing Pad Sounds With iZotope Iris
Drawing sounds? When it comes to creating evolving pads and sound beds you could be forgiven for thinking the only option is to program parameters or adjust controls. iZotope Iris begs to differ!
G.W. Childs IV
Jul. 21, 2013
Review: Loom, A Dream Weaver Of A Synth
Loom, an additive virtual synth from Air Music Technology, has turned a lot of heads - including Noah Pred's. Find out if this 64-bit synth sounds as good as it looks in this in depth review.
Jun. 17, 2013
Softsynth - Logic ES2
Spot the Preset - My Favourite Musical Game There's a game all music producers play from time to time, whether they know they are doing it or not. The game is called "Spot the Preset" ... Have you ev
Mar. 17, 2010
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