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Top Audio & Music Production Reads of 2015 on Ask.Audio

Discover the most popular articles you read the most at Ask.Audio during 2015. Including the top 8 news stories, music gear reviews, music production tutorials and music producer & artist interviews.

2015 Year In Review: The Best Music Gear According To Ask.Audio Authors

13 of our regular authors at Ask.Audio have put their heads together to figure out their own personal top 3 hardware or software music gear releases from 2015. Some big hitters and some surprises too.

Strezov Sampling Releases Wotan NextGen Male Choir for Kontakt 5

We recently reviewed Rhodope and loved it... and now Strezov Sampling are back with their next generation make choir instrument, Wotan. This is an epic male choir instrument for Kontakt.

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.

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.

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.

Misa Digital NSC-32 is a Giant Sequencer & MIDI Controller That Supports 6 Simultaneous Patterns

If you're looking for a large MIDI note sequencer controller that can play back 6 patterns simultaneously and store over 700 patterns and looks really, really cool, then check out the NSC-32.

Sinevibes Inertia 2.0 Is An Envelope Sequencer for Mac

Sinevibes have announced Inertia 2.0, a Mac Audio Unit effect plugin for advanced audio level shaping. If it's half as good as Inertia 1 we're in for a treat, and version 1 owners can upgrade free.

Waves Audio Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth Now Available

Version 2.0 of Waves Audio's virtual analog synth, Element, has been released. Perfect for creating fat, warm sounds that emulate classic hardware synths, it is powered by Waves' virtual voltage tech.