February 6, 2018

Ableton 10 has just been released – so what’s new?

After months of anticipation, Ableton 10 has finally been released! Once you pop the hood, you’ll see that the improved interior means it has never been easier to navigate and use Ableton and it’s not just a simple update to the GUI in this latest incarnation of one of the world’s best DAWs… There’s a whole new host of plugins, features and improvements and, with the manual running into 737…

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Christmas gift ideas
December 22, 2017

Our pick of Christmas gift ideas – treat yourself!

2017 has been an amazing year for new music software products with some significant advancements made in the world of plug-ins and virtual instruments. iZotope‘s Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 have revolutionised the way we go about mixing and mastering. Synthogy have cemented their place as one of the finest virtual piano creators with Ivory II Studio Grands. And Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 has given us a truly superior virtual…

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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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Black Friday 2017
October 31, 2017

Music Production Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – what’s in store?

It’s almost that time of year again, where deals and offers on music software, sample packs, software instruments, and hardware are aplenty. That’s right, we’re talking about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Every year there’s always a wide range of deals and cheap virtual instruments available from some of our most popular brands. So, we thought we’d take a look at last year’s deals, and try and predict some of…

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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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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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Toontrack Dream Pop EZX
September 22, 2016

Toontrack release Dream Pop EZX – we see what’s inside…

This week Toontrack released the latest addition to their EZdrummer 2 line: Dream Pop EZX, an exciting new expansion pack that combines acoustic, electronic and natural sounding percussion to create a truly unique and real sound. Since the release of EZdrummer, there have been 30 additional libraries added to the line and this expansion is one of the most unique and impressive yet, raising the bar of modern pop production….

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Dronar Guitarscapes Main
September 6, 2016

We speak to Gothic Instruments’ Dan Graham about new DRONAR Guitarscapes

Since DRONAR Hybrid Module was released back in February, many users have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the second module and today it’s here! Gothic Instruments DRONAR: Guitarscapes is based on live and processed recordings of mandolins, electric, acoustic and steel guitars which, when combined with DRONAR´s powerful controls, produce shimmering organic pads, otherworldly ambient soundscapes, natural strumming accompaniments and more. In true DRONAR style, it takes very little…

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