October 6, 2017

Komplete Kontrol MK2 and Maschine MK3

A New Level Of Kontrol Over The Maschine Native Instruments are upping the benchmark for audio production hardware. The Maschine family is the go-to groove production facilities for EDM, Urban, and DJ/ producers. NI is giving the Maschine a new lease of life with some long-awaited upgrades, cementing its powerhouse position. If you wished for more from the Komplete Kontrol line of MIDI keyboards, then hold on to your hats. They’re…

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October 5, 2017

iZotope Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 – the top new features

With the release of iZotope’s Neutron 2 and Ozone 8 your mixes are about to get a lot better, a lot quicker. Revolutionising the way that engineers approached mixing, Neutron took the audio world by storm with it’s creative UI and processing. Ozone has been a heavy hitter in the industry for years. With the introduction of some new features you can be sure it’s going to carry on being a…

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Dronar cinematic atmosphers arpeggiator
October 3, 2017

DRONAR: Cinematic Atmospheres – our verdict

Gothic Instruments have just released their most terrifying instrument yet! If you thought that DARK SYNTHESIS was spooky, with its Stranger Things 80s synth vibe, then get ready to experience the nail biting dread of CINEMATIC ATMOSPHERES. Don’t worry though as it’s not just for the horror aficionados! I got inside the new DRONAR library to see what was going on under the hood – and it’s not all doom…

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September 21, 2017

Shooting Videos With Superior Drummer 3

With the upcoming release of Superior Drummer 3, Jack Hale, Jonah Rich (cinematographer), Harry Peak, Robin Johnson (Kyros drummer) and I took to Sound Gallery Studios to record some drums using the Roland TD50-KV and Superior Drummer 3. Equipment So how did we shoot it? Well our kit list consisted of: Roland TD50-KV Kit Superior Drummer 3 2x Macbook Pro Audio/MIDI interface 2x Lights & Softboxes 3x SLR Cameras The…

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AskAudio tests Superior Drummer 3
September 14, 2017

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 – the ultimate Tracker test

Toontrack is changing the game with Superior Drummer 3. There are so many amazing features within the software that it’s hard to pick and choose which to focus on. The Tracker is one of these features that is certainly turning heads. The Tracker software analyses drum tracks – either stereo bounces, or individual mic tracks, and converts the grooves into MIDI notes, using similar drum samples and velocities to retain some…

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Our Top picks electronic drum kits
September 12, 2017

An electronic drum kit for every player!

So you’ve bought your new shiny copy of Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 and you’re ready to play… but the grooves aren’t quite what you want for your tracks, and drawing in your 13/16 hits just isn’t cutting the mustard. So what is the best way to get your own sick beats into the DAW? Here, we take a look at a small selection of some of the best electronic drum…

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Our top Picks Drum Controllers
September 6, 2017

Our pick of the ultimate drum controllers

Not everyone can have permanent access to beautiful live rooms with high quality drum kits, heck – not everyone can have a drum kit! But what are you meant to do when you want that ‘live’ feeling of a drum kit actually being played, when each hit isn’t snapped to the grid with metronomic precision? With the release of Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3, we thought long and hard on how…

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Ozone 7
August 11, 2017

iZotope Ozone 7 mastering software – which option is for me?

iZotope have now release OZONE 8. Click here to see more information about their new release. With iZotope Ozone 7 Elements at 75% off this weekend, it would be madness not to pick up at a copy at this amazing price. If you’re questioning what level of iZotope Ozone 7 is most suitable for you, then read on for the breakdown of all three levels – Elements, Ozone, and Advanced….

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