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Best of 2015: iOS Apps for Musicians

Could your humble iPad or iPhone be the foundation for the future of music making? These 10 apps from 2015 suggest there is hope for the brave new world for musicians and live performers.

Mixing Piano Just Got Easier With Waves Audio's Greg Wells PianoCentric Plugin

Waves are giving us all access to the piano and keyboard mixing techniques perfected by producer, songwriter and mixing engineer Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry, OneRepublic) via PianoCentric plugin.

Best of 2015: Audio Interfaces

Audio interfaces are one of the most important element in any recording or production studio. Here's five of the best for every budget that made waves in 2015 which we reviewed.

Orchestration Tips: Flute and Piccolo Realising Overtones

Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.

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!