Softube Weiss plug-ins
March 16, 2018

A look at the masters behind the DS1-MK3 – Weiss

Some brands become synonymous with their fields. They so revolutionise and define their product or process that true experts can’t see beyond them. When it comes to audio mastering, the one-and-only name for many is Weiss. So when Swedish developers Softube decided they wanted to use their expertise to sculpt a new range of mastering plugins, there was only going to be one brand they’d go too. Introducing new Softube – Weiss DS1-MK3 & Softube…

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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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PEteTownshend on Sfotube COnsole 1
August 10, 2017

Pete Townshend reveals why he loves Softube’s Console One

Softube ‘Console 1’ is an integrated hardware/software centrepiece which works in tandem with your DAW. It takes the quick and intuitive workflow of a digital mixer and pairs that with the great sound of an analogue Solid State Logic SL 4000 E mixer. On the hardware, you select the track you want to work with and then you adjust the equaliser, compressor, gate and saturation settings using physical knobs and buttons….

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Nick Harvey interview
October 14, 2015

We talk to Channel 4’s Hunted composer Nick Harvey

Nick Harvey is a UK composer who has worked on many major TV series including Channel 4’s groundbreaking new series Hunted, and all four seasons of Sky 1’s Ross Kemp: Extreme World. Nick has also composed for library albums, such as Keep It Simple Vol 1 and Vol 2; a double album for Imagem (the world’s largest independent music publisher), West One’s Human Drama and Emotion and Divided Worlds, and European Cinema for Extreme Music. As if…

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October 15, 2012

ESI UniK monitoring speakers get the thumbs up from artists and press

A few months ago, just as ESI unleashed their UniK monitoring speakers line onto the world, we reported how some artists had already been testing them in their own studios including Spectrasonics Sound Designer Diego Stocco who said of the UniK 08s… “When I first heard the sound coming from the UniK monitors I realized right away that I wanted to have them on my desk, they sound sharp and…

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May 16, 2012

Sound designer Roger Grønberg talks about Modular Beats and his love of all things analog

This week sample pioneers Zero-G released their latest sample collection – Modular Beats. Crammed with stand-out beats and kits, no samples or drum machines were used in the making of this library as the sounds and loops were all created using only modular synthesizers and analog monosynths. Roger Grønberg, a sound designer from Norway who specialises in physical modelling and sound invention, reportedly put over 4000 hours of work into…

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