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Modstep iPad MIDI Sequencer Update Includes Ableton Link, Draft Manual & MIDI Sync Improvements

ModSstep, the iPad MIDI Sequencer, promises so much and is why some users were unhappy about some teething issues and no manual. Good news is the first update has been submitted to Apple already.

EOY Sale: Learn Audio & Music Production From The Pros

There's over 1,700 hours of music production video courses in the Ask.Audio Academy & more being added every week. Now you can amp up your audio / music skills for just $99 for one year in our sale.

Best of 2015: Hardware Synths

Hardware synthesizers have continued their revival in 2015 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 5 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.

FL Studio: 5 Piano Roll Editor Tips

FL Studio’s Piano Roll is where you do most of your MIDI work. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of it!

Best of 2015: MIDI Controllers

Choosing the top MIDI controllers for 2015 was tough. There are so many on offer and designed for different uses. Here, however, are our favourite 10 released this past year. Enjoy.

Review: FuzzMeasure 4 By SuperMegaUltraGroovy Measures Acoustic Room Response

If you do any mixing or production it's important to understand the best way to acoustically treat the room you use. That's where FuzzMeasure 4 comes in, helping you to make decisions from real data.

Best of 2015: Ableton Live Packs

Kicking off our Best of 2015 series are our most favourite Ableton Live Packs from this year. Noah Pred reveals his top five with some notable mentions too.

Review: Polyphylla Max for Live Additive Synth

So, you're looking for an unusual, inventive, additive synthesizer? You use Ableton Live? Then Mellisonic's Polyphilla (Max for Live instrument) should be on your radar! Timo Preece checks it out.

New Video Shows Hackable Controller, nOb, Adjusting Audio Plug-Ins Without Screen Staring

A new video demo shows what this smart, exquisitely crafted, retro-styled knob controller, called nOb, can do when controlling an audio plug-in from Elysia Alpha compressor without screen staring.

Ask.Audio Caption Contest: Making Music At The Airport

Get into the Christmas / Festive season groove with our quick and easy caption contest. It's easy (and hopefully fun)!

Most Popular MIDI Controller Brands of 2015 (As Voted For By You)

Using a mouse or trackpad to control your music software is limiting. We asked YOU the brand of your primary MIDI Controller, and with almost 25,000 answers... Here's the results!

Play This Roland 909 Drum Machine Emulation In Your Browser

Why use your web browser to read about or buy a second-hand 909 Rhythm Composer when you can play one? Well, HTML-909 is a good 909 emulator. It's free and it's online.

Modstep for iPad Is A MIDI Sequencer That Can Be The Hub Of Your Studio & Performance Setup

Modstep 1.0 is designed to be the centerpiece of your studio or stage setup and features a MIDI sequencer, drum sampler, synthesizer, and templates to control external MIDI hardware and apps!

Ableton Releases Little Drummer Toy

Ableton plus Christmas [or insert your festival here] often results in something for us to enjoy. Unless Santa is bringing you a Push 2, then the next best thing is the free Little Drummer Toy.

Review: NI Symphony Series String Ensemble

Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?