Category: Production & Technique

Novation Launchpad Arcade is Ready To Take OffNovation Launchpad Arcade is Ready To Take Off

I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen videos of somebody going absolutely savage on a grid based controller – finger drumming, launching clips, crazy light shows and all sorts of other audiovisual trickery. I also imagine

Focusrite Academy : Drum RecordingFocusrite Academy : Drum Recording

Starting out on the engineering road can be quite daunting, especially for instrumentalists, often more used to gigging than studio sessions. Well, fret no more as Focusrite have opened their Academy, a free online video

Ableton introduce their bitesize creative tips series “One Thing”.Ableton introduce their bitesize creative tips series “One Thing”.

Ableton One Thing

It seems to be the season for tutorial videos at the moment, although Ableton have chosen to move in a slightly different direction with theirs. Any artist can suffer from a lack of inspiration at

Native Instruments launches their new “Trutorials” series.Native Instruments launches their new “Trutorials” series.

Native Instruments TruTorials

Native Instruments have made public their first series of trick, tips and guides to their ever popular “Komplete” software. You can check out 12 different quick guides now with tips and tricks for Reaktor, Form,

Universal Audio – Live NAMM Webcasts with Special GuestsUniversal Audio – Live NAMM Webcasts with Special Guests

Universal Audio are once again webcasting their producer seminars from the Namm show this week over in Anaheim, with special guest sessions from Christian “Leggy” Langdon (The Pierces, Ed Sheeran), Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams), Derek Ali

Cover Page!Cover Page!

 Congratulations to our own Pete Gardner on reaching the cover page of the prestigious Sound on Sound magazine! Pete has been a contributor for a while now, but this month, he has put together the

Christmas: Old ideas: New Instruments……Christmas: Old ideas: New Instruments……

  Old Ideas : New Instruments With Christmas fast approaching, many parents look at options for presents for their little darlings, and many of them will consider a musical instrument as parents have done over

Alphasphere NexusAlphasphere Nexus

    Every so often, a product comes along that excites me. It can be for different reasons, sound, control, ’newness’ etc. This one excites me, frankly because it looks like something Doctor Who might

BITWIG!!!! Very new and Very cool…….BITWIG!!!! Very new and Very cool…….

So, this week has seen the launch of the first major new player in the world of Digital Audio Workstations in a long, long time. To be fair, Bitwig launched their Beta quite a while

Arturia Beatstep……Arturia Beatstep……

So, along comes another controller! Ahh but……… Arturia’s BeatStep offers a new degree of functionality and performance for a portable pad controller. BeatStep is highly versatile, capable of triggering clips in such applications as Ableton