Rob Papen SubBoomBass 2
November 24, 2017

SubBoomBass II from Rob Papen – A Preview

Rob Papen SubBoomBass has been providing low end ammunition and earthshaking basses to musicians everywhere for almost a decade. It was about time one of the hardest working synth developers in the industry gave it some TLC right? Whilst SubBoomBass is still amazing, V2.0 is definitely going to be turning heads (and rattling floors) with it’s new GUI, presets and toys. If it ain’t broke… Don’t fix it. SubBoomBass II…

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Free and budget plug-ins
October 24, 2017

Eight plug-ins for producers on a budget

Tightening the belt… Everyone loves plugins, and everyone loves saving money. Thanks to a great choice of free plugins and cheap plugins on the market today, it’s not always necessary to spend big bucks to get some super charged software, so we’ve compiled this list to give you guys an idea of where you can get the most for your money. All of these plugins are less than £40 or…

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New NI controllers
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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iZotope Ozone 8 and Neutron 2
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 Atmospheres our verdict
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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