July 6, 2011

Carl Cox’s producer Davide Carbone reviews Rob Papen Punch

Rob Papen’s new virtual drum machine Punch may have been receiving some fantastic first class reviews in the music production press over the past couple of weeks but we wanted to know what the seasoned producers and DJs make of it. Cue Davide Carbone, Drum and Bass master and Co-Director of S:amplify which is an extensive network of renowned artists, composers, sound designers and DJs. We were delighted when Davide…

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May 25, 2011

Free tutorial from Ask Video on adding plug-ins to Pro Tools 9

Tutorial experts Ask Video have just released a brand new set of tutorials for Avid’s Pro Tools 9 software. This update of what is very much an industry standard makes the bold move of moving away from needing proprietary hardware to run. In fact, you now use Pro Tools with pretty much any hardware you like which has instantly widened it’s appeal – good move Avid!

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May 3, 2011

Niklas Flyckt on producing the Number 1 Hits EZX

This week sees Toontrack kick off their Songwriter’s month with the release of a brand new and unique EZX expansion pack – Number 1 Hits. We caught up with the product’s producer Niklas Flyckt to find out more about his background and how he produced the EZX…

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April 21, 2011

Rob Papen gives us a sneak preview of the ‘Punch’ Virtual Drum Machine

Announced back at the NAMM show in January this year, Rob Papen Punch has already caused quite a stir with music producers all over the world and it’s not even out yet! With the release date getting closer and closer (May 2011), we thought it was time to get an up to date run through of some of the key features. Check out the video below to find out why…

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March 31, 2011

Michelle Moog-Koussa reveals how the Spectrasonics Tribute Library will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation

Last week saw the announcement of the OMG-1/Bob Moog Foundation contest from Spectrasonics. Entrants are invited to purchase and download a special Tribute library designed to work with Omnisphere and create a track to submit to the contest. The prize is the OMG-1 – a custom built one-of-a kind instrument featuring  a Moog Little Phatty, Omnisphere, Mac Mini, dual iPads, dual iPods and Omni TR all built into a beautiful,…

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March 29, 2011

Bristol dance music producer D Product shares his drum processing secrets

Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone at Time And Space for inviting me to get involved at the Analog To Digital Exhibition in Exeter last weekend, and thank you to all of you that came along to see my Dance Music Master class, for those of you that couldn’t make it here are a few tips and tricks from the day.

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March 18, 2011

52 Reason / Record Tips from Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard

Every now and again we come across something that we just have to blog about. If you are on the Propellerhead mailing list then you’ll already know about this so forgive us, but Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard is posting 52 free individual tutorial videos on the Propellerhead website. He’s currently on number 49 and each one is a well produced and provides a very useful insight into a specific…

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January 18, 2011

Free Tutorial on setting up Side Chain Compression in Logic 9

Over the years we have been frequently asked about this topic so we decided to make a tutorial video. Side Chain Compression is an important production technique in many forms of electronic music but it is probably most used in house music and most notably by Daft Punk and other french disco house producers.

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