The history of electronic drums is fraught with good ideas but poor execution.
Along the way there were offerings from most of the ‘big’ manufacturers, and in some cases, certain companies came to be synonymous with an era (those of us with long memories will recall many [...]Continue Reading →
Analogue summing has become a de-rigour process of high end audio production, with the likes of the SPL Neos console leading the charge. SSL have taken this concept with Sigma and are the first to have designed a thoroughly modern take on it
The concept for the uninitiated goes like this….
For optimum digital to analogue conversion [...]Continue Reading →
Universal Audio Apollo 16 is the new flagship interface and DSP host from the original UAD DSP card Daddies. Doubling the number of analogue i/o from the previous model, it maintains an itegrated UAD Quad processor for utilising the extensive range of UAD exclusive plugins, such as the excellent Studer A800 and Ampex ATR102 tape [...]Continue Reading →
Softube Console 1 is a major surprise for us. Every Musikmesse, something brand new and innovative comes around that we were not expecting and this year, i think it’s this.
Rather than producing a DAW hardware controller (such as the Stienberg CMC’s or Presonus Faderport), Plugin developer Softube (Tube-Tech CL1B / Pultec EQ, Trident A-Range [...]Continue Reading →
Audio Technica updates their USB mic, the AT2020USB by sticking a plus on the end of it. Now, i’m not the biggest fan of USB mics for vocals, due to needing to monitor with headphones plugged into into the mic itself, as you cant select different ASIO drivers for input and output devices in your [...]Continue Reading →
Rme have even more in store for us, with the new Octamic XTC preamp.
The bottom line is that is has eight remote controlled preamps to complement the existing four in the UFX, or two in the UCX.
Plugging this device in at the same time on USB as either the UFX or UCX [...]Continue Reading →
The original Novation Bass Station, was launched in ’93, and its digitally synchronized analogue oscillators became the staple of many ‘90’s dance and electronic hits.
Based on very intuitive layouts like the Wasp or the ARP Odyssey, it became the goto generator of synth lines that could reproduce analog bass sounds similar to a TB303 [...]Continue Reading →
Novation Launchpad S: It’s Bigger, It’s Brighter, and it’s getting us excited!!!!!
Hear Ye! All you Fleet-fingered Ableton Live users, a new King cometh etc.
Yep, it’s here…….
Novation Launchpad S
The no.1 Live controller: now brighter, faster and universal
Launchpad S is an update to the best-selling grid controller for Ableton Live: [...]Continue Reading →
Scan Webcast 16th March: What did you miss?
So, did you tune in?
If not, what did you miss, and will we be doing it again?
Advertising agencies have been predicting that this is the way forward in the [...]Continue Reading →
A couple of brief thoughts about the Korg MicroKey System.
At first glance, these little keyboards would seem to be a last resort to most Keyboard players. Of course they’re invaluable for use on the move, in a portable situation. They have a remarkable ‘playability’, a legacy of their bigger and older [...]Continue Reading →
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