FOCUS ON: NI KOMPLETE KONTROL
Volume 2 - Issue 3 | Release Date: October
For all their convenience, software instruments and effects that emulate hardware are still sending us back to lusting after tactile gear... especially hardware controllers that sync with our software for greater musical expression and overall control. The new Komplete Kontrol S-series keyboards embody that very principle. And, as Maschine and Traktor hardware are to their software-based brains, the Komplete keyboards looks set to bring a level of integration not yet seen for NI Komplete users. We cover every area in our feature review.Read more...
- FOCUS ON: NI KOMPLETE KONTROL
- Review: 16 x Reviews
- Interview: Liam Howe & Deepchild
- Features: Monitoring, Mics & Recording
- 10 x Software Tutorials
- e-Disc: 2.2 GB of Plug-Ins, Loops and Videos
Focus On: MIXING
Volume 2 - Issue 2 | Release Date: June 2014
Mixing articles are among our most popular at AskAudioMag.com and with good reason! A bad mix can ruin a good song, while an inventive and well-imagined mix can add that extra special ingredient that keeps listeners engaged for longer. In this issue we focus in on mixing solutions, from hardware, like the highly anticipated Softube Console 1, to software tips and tricks you can find in our tutorial and feature sections. Of course, when you’ve finished your mix (is a mix ever finished?) turn to our tips article on how to prepare for the next stage: mastering!Read more...
- Focus On: MIXING
- Review: 16 x Reviews
- Interview: John 00 Fleming
- Feature: A Guide to Dynamic Microphones
- 12 x Software Tutorials
- Interview: TILT & Twisted Tools
- e-Disc: 2.1 GB of Plug-Ins, Loops and Videos
Focus On: New Music Hardware
Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Release Date: April 2014
Hardware is making a comeback. While software advancements have brought professional music making features from high-end studios to modest computer systems, pushing real faders and knobs is much more fun and inspiring than staring at a screen and using a mouse. That’s why hardware controllers and synths are becoming increasingly popular again.
NAMM and Musikmesse 2014 introduced lots of tactile gear to suit every pocket, and we’ve got the best of these reviewed and featured here. Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin, Roland’s AIRA TR-8 and TB-3 headline our hardware reviews and Arturia’s MicroBrute, SPL Crimson and Korg’s Volca Bass are featured too.Read more...
- Focus On: New Music Hardware
- Review: 15 x Gear Reviews
- Interview: Richard Devine
- Feature: Record, Mix & Master on iPad
- 12 x Software Tutorials
- Interview: Moldover
- e-Disc: 2.9 GB of Samples, Loops & Plug-Ins
Focus On: Logic Pro X
Volume 1 - Issue 3 | Release Date: December 2013
Logic Pro is one of the most popular DAWs on the planet. But how good exactly is version X? Does it hit the spot? The good news is that the latest incarnation of Logic packs innovative new features while being more user-friendly than ever.
We've dedicated 6 tutorials to Logic Pro X's essential new additions, from Track Stacks to Flex Pitch, Drummer to Retro synth... And, the new MIDI FX and Logic Remote app for iPad. But that's not all... Ableton Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reason, Studio One and Native Instruments software are all covered with their own dedicated tutorials.Read more...
- Focus On: Logic Pro X
- Review: Maschine Studio
- Interview: BT
- Contest: WIN Akai MPC Studio
- 15 x Gear Reviews
- Interview: Josh Aker
- Features: Synthesis & free plugins
MIDI: 30 Years · Reason 7 · Komplete 9
Volume 1 - Issue 2 | Release Date: July 2013
Used daily in 99.9% of studios worldwide, MIDI has become a staple of music production workflows and performance. And 30 years on since its creation we examine how it has evolved and what the future may hold.
Headlining an impressive collection of 6 pro interviews is Damian Taylor (Björk, The Killers, Arcade Fire and The Prodigy). Rob Papen explains the ins and outs of creating killer synth presets. Unravel tricky concepts in our Synthesis Survival Guide.Read more...
- 30 Years Of MIDI
- Interview: Damian Taylor
- Synthesis Survival Guide
- 16 Gear Reviews
- Interview: Rob Papen
- 14 Software Tutorials
- Q&A Sessions
Ableton Live 9 & Push · Game & Film Audio
Volume 1 - Issue 1 | Release Date: April 2013
The new Live 9 and Push, Ableton's incredible hardware controller/instrument, are the focus of this issue. You'll find 30 pages of tutorials, interviews and reviews to help you make the most out of this ultimate studio and live setup. And Ableton Push product owner, Jesse Terry, explains the philosophy behind Push, and how it was prototyped using Lego and a Livid Brain!Read more...
- Ableton Live 9 & Push
- Game & Film Audio
- Hollywood Orchestra Secrets
- Gear Reviews
- Latest News
- Buchla & Modular Synthesis
- 20 x Software Tutorials
Volume 1 - Issue 4: Audio
Release Date: December 2012
In this issue we focus in on the world of DJs, DJing gear and techniques. Paul van Dyk talks in depth about his approach to collaboration, composition, and his unique live performance set up. Olav Basoski, Jody Wisternoff, Benno de Goeij and Hiroshi Watanabe share their production tips & tricks, and Halo 4 soundtrack composer, Neil Davidge, reveals how to score big with video games.Read more...
- Top DJs & Producers Speak
- The Halo 4 Soundtrack
- DIY MIDI Controller
- DJ & Production Reviews & Tutorials
Volume 1 - Issue 3: Audio
Release Date: August 2012
In this issue we take a special look at how top artists, DJs and sound designers use iPads in both their professional studios and their live performances. Featuring an in-depth guide to the apps, iOS gear and workflows they use; everything you need to know on how to create the ultimate mobile music studio for iPhone/iPad. Learn how to create your own iOS album or music app with no programming required with AppDesigner.com. Included are reviews on iZotope Iris, Moog Cluster Flux, McDSP Futbox and more, and over 15 tutorials covering Logic Pro, Ableton, Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Cubase, Reason and iOS music apps.Read more......
- Pro Artist iPad Secrets
- Q&A: Propellerhead & MPV
- Gear & Software Reviews
- iOS & Software Tutorials
Volume 1 - Issue 2: Audio
Release Date: June 2012
Jump in and learn about the production techniques and artists behind cutting-edge music and sound design. You'll discover detailed explorations of some of Native Instruments' most popular software, 20 + software tutorials for Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton and more! There are also Interviews with D. Ramirez, Lamb & Dave Fraser of Heavyocity, and gear reviews of the Apogee Jam, FXpansion Tremor and more.Read more...
- NI & Heavyocity Focus
- Alternative MIDI Controllers
- Interviews: Lamb & D. Ramirez
- Gear Reviews
Volume 1 - Issue 1: Audio
Release Date: February 2012
Join Pro Tools experts Bill Burgess and Scott Freiman as they dive into Avid's Pro Tools 10 and its game-changing new features! We've got an exclusive interview with keyboard legend Jordan Rudess about his new iOS apps, his creative process with Dream Theater and the evolution of music making technology. Plus gear reviews and over 20 tutorials, featuring Ableton Live 8, Cubase 6, Logic 9, Pro Tools 10 and more!Read more...
- Pro Tools 10 Review
- Interview with Jordan Rudess
- Apogee Duet 2 Review
- MIDI Guitar: A History
Pre-Launch Issue: Audio
Release Date: November 2011
Explore Propellerhead's Reason 6 with Mo Volans as he reviews what's new, what's better and what's different with the DAW powerhouse! Also in this issue, an interview with legendary DJ and MPV trainer Noah Pred, gear reviews with Rounik Sethi and Cubase, Ableton and Logic Pro tutorials. Over 20 software tutorials on audio's best software, all written by MPV superstar trainers! All this and more in MPVHub Audio's pre-launch issue!Read more...
- Reason 6 Review
- Interview with Noah Pred
- Maschine Mikro Review
- iRig Mic & Recorder Review