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…

Red Room Audio Buyer's Guide
March 9, 2018

Red Room Audio Orchestral Instruments – Buyer’s Guide

Red Room Audio is a developer of passionately crafted virtual instruments for songwriters, composers and sound designers.  Based in Los Angeles with staff and contributors around the globe, their mission to create inspiring tools that make it easy for you to turn your musical ideas into art. They were founded just last year (2017) by Dickie Chapin, a musician and designer whose dream it was to create the most realistic and…

Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder
February 7, 2018

Zynaptiq Orange Vocoder – The Return of a Legend

Heard on countless songs in multiple genres worldwide, Orange Vocoder is THE classic software vocoder plug-in. Initially developed by Prosoniq in 1998, Orange Vocoder has since evolved through numerous iterations, always staying at the cutting edge of the music production world. It has a reputation for being the single most transparent sounding and flexible vocoder plug-in available. So when Zynaptiq announced that they would be awakening this sleeping giant and…

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…

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…

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…

Audiomodern's Max Million
September 1, 2017

Getting to know – Audiomodern

Audiomodern was founded in 2014 by composer, sound designer, and developer Max Million. Together with a team of highly skilled worldwide artists and sound designers, the company aims to create, develop and deliver custom tools for audio production and music composition while building a strong network with people who share the same passion as theirs. Audiomodern remains dedicated to the creative-process in order to explore further frontiers of sound design….

Big Fish Audio KLI 3.0
February 23, 2016

Sample specialists Big Fish Audio present new update to KLI series

At last month’s NAMM show, Big Fish Audio announced a new version of their KLI 3 format, with the first title to adopt the new version already released – Hit Life Modern Hip Hop. KLI stands for Kontakt Loop Interface, and each KLI title includes a custom interface for tweaking loops and sounds beyond what was previously possible. Each loop is given its own patch and can be extensively edited by…