Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & macProVideo. He's built a crack team of professional musicians and writers to create one of the most visited online resources for news, review, tutorials and interviews for modern musician and producer. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic Pro Rounik has taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training program, facilitating workshops on using music and digital media tools in the classroom. If you're looking for Rounik, you'll most likely find him (and his articles) on Ask.Audio & macProVideo.com.
In probably our most challenging music gear roundup of 2014, we shine a light on 12 of our favorite software-based instrument and synth plug-ins reviewed this year. (In alphabetical order).
If you haven't yet decided on a New Year's resolution for 2015, consider beefing up your music production chops the easy way thanks to AskVideo's New Year video tutorial sale.
2014 has seen the resurgence of music hardware. With plenty of capable hardware synths and drum machines hitting the headlines, we've collated our 7 favorites of the year (in alphabetical order).
Over the past year we've reviewed a lot of capable and unique MIDI Controllers here at AskAudio Mag. Here's our favorite 12 of the year (in alphabetical order).
Arturia's latest expansion pack for their creative drum machine, SPARK and SparkLE controllers and SPARK 2 is a hard-hitting collection spanning heavy techno to hardtek and Drum n Bass.
Turn away from your computer screen (not just yet) and make some music! Novation show how LaunchControl XL can be the hub of your music studio using hardware to get hands-on and happy.
Fancy a remake of the classic, affordable, and portable duophonic analog synthesizer, the ARP Odyssey? Well Korg have been working on this since February and January 2015 is maybe a release date...
DJ audio production system and looper app for iPad, Sproghtly Software's latest version of 2 Turntables and a Microphone aims to further emulate the handling and sound of traditional DJ turntables.
It's Christmas Day! How better to celebrate than adding to your stash of presents by getting even more presents?! From Logic presets, to loops, a NI Massive Sound design ebook to a free magazine...
As a special gift for all of you, here is the last magazine issue for 2014 of AskAudio Mag. With a beautiful layout and featuring top reviews, tutorials and interviews with the pros, grab yours free!
On November 14, 2014 we reported that Arturia were getting ready to unveil a new audio interface. Today Arturia have released more details. The biggest of which is that it'll be a high-end interface.
There's over 2.2 GB of instruments, samples, loops & videos to accompany the Fall 2014 print & tablet edition of AskAudio Magazine. Here's what's on the e-Disc...
Inspired by the original (and rather expensive) EMS Vocoder 5000 hardware, XILS have released a software version which will get you adding vocoded vocals and beats to your tracks for a lot less!
Forget your plug-ins, DAW or even iPad apps. If you want to make beats fast to while away a couple of minutes during your downtime this Christmas, Ableton have the solution.
Softube have something very relevant for digital musicians wishing to enjoy the festive season without opening their wallets: a free modeled saturation knob plug-in. Watch the video & download it now.
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