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Staying Creative: 8 Things I Learned From Ableton’s Loop Conference 2015

Timo Preece, Ableton certified trainer and writer for Ask.Audio, experienced the recent Loop event at Ableton HQ in Berlin. Aimed at the creative musician, this event left quite an in impression!

Get 31 FREE Kontakt Instruments from SampleScience

Weighing in at over 350MB, SampleScience are offering up a collection of 31 Kontakt instruments for free download. More info below!

Review: ModeAudio Raw Material

Featuring 300+ percussions samples, the new ModeAudio Raw Material is a collection of diverse and interesting found sound samples. G.W. Childs finds out how well-recorded and mapped they really are.

Isotonik Studios Asteroids for Launchpad Pro: Mesmerising, Generative Arcade Sequencer

The good folks at Isotonik are back with more unique and cool Max4Live goodness. This time we’re talking a generative arcade sequencer for Launchpad Pro. Beautiful and hypnotic in equal measure.

Watch Poli Synth in Ableton Live 9.5: Understanding the Oscillator & Filter

This 5 minute video takes you on a surprisingly in-depth tour of Live 9.5's new Poli synth. Looking at the oscillator and filter section, Rishabh Rajan, does an excellent job in this tutorial video.

11 Hardware MIDI Sequencers Every Producer Should Consider

MIDI Sequencers. The more 'veteran' music producer or musician among us probably has at least one. But with hardware sequencers becoming more popular and accessible, which one is best for your needs?

Korg microKEY Air Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard - One Less Cable In Your Studio

The new Korg microKey MIDI controller looks to provide wireless control over your favourite MIDI enabled software and apps for computer and iOS. Here's the skinny about this very portable controller.

Native Instruments Introduces Symphony Series – String Ensemble

"Yes, you can have too many string libraries... but you can't have too many good string libraries." And so we welcome Native Instruments' Symphony Series - String Ensemble.

The Top 7 Things We Saw at AES 2015

At AES 2015 in New York Matt Vanacoro of Ask.Audio caught up with some of the most interesting exhibitors showing their latest and greatest audio production hardware and software.

Giorgio Moroder Soundpack Comes to Novation MiniNova

Novation have been busy this last week or so. And today’s announcement is all about bringing the patches of a synthesis genius to the MiniNova. Thank you Novation!

Big November Sale - $99 1-Year Subscriptions - Become a Music Production Boss

Big November Sale in the World’s Largest Online Audio Courseware Library here in The Ask.Audio Academy - 3 New Courses released each week with over 1,700 hours of videos to watch NOW!

10 Tried & Tested Tips To Starting a Successful Music Label

Whether you're just thinking of starting a record label or have been struggling to a while, these 10 tips from Ukranian-based label manager, producer & artist, Histibe can help inspire.

SynthMaster Player for Only $9 + Contest

SynthMaster 2.7 used by Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Zedd and many others is a very capable modern synth plugin. You can get the 'Player' version for just $9 ... and there's a neat contest too.

SampleScience RC808 - A New TR 808 Emulation For The Masses

SampleScience tell us the new RC808 will have you playing with the legendary TR808 within minutes! This is the latest 808 sample-based emulation plug-in released. Here's more info on what it can do.

Boxed Ear Hearken Is Fresh Take On Audio Recording For Mac

Boxed Ear have announced a new arrival on the music software scene! Introducing... Hearken: a fresh take on audio recording software for Mac. It's streamlined, efficient, and always ready to record.