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.
Now here's a great way to start 2015'¦ a rumor of a new JD-Xi polysynth (probably hybrid analog by the looks of it) from synth powerhouse, Roland.
2014 saw the release of some tasty new audio interfaces catering to very different producers and engineers. Here's our pick of the bunch listed in alphabetical order.
It's not a fair contest by any stretch of the imagination, so file this under "fun". One guy rocks out a beat on a ProdiKeys and Jeremy Ellis shows how it's done on Maschine.
So you're done mixing your tracks in the studio. Want to DJ them? Here's our favorite 7 hardware-based gear recommendations of 2014 for DJs (in alphabetical order).
Whether you are after analog emulation or cutting edge music mixing tools 2014 had something for everyone. Here's a run down of 7 of our favorites (in alphabetical order) which we reviewed this year.
Richard D. James attracts lots of attention with his music as Aphex Twin. So, how fascinating would his music software be? Good news is he's working with a programmer to bring his ideas to life.
In probably our most challenging music gear roundup of 2014, we shine a light on 10 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...
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