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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Toontrack superrior Drummer 3 User reviews
October 19, 2017

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 – our customers give their verdicts

“We’re absolutely blown away by Superior Drummer 3” – Computer Music “It’s technically brilliant” – Sound on Sound “Extraordinary: a game changer of on all fronts.” – AskAudio “An extremely powerful tool” – Rhythm magazine “It’s thoroughly Superior and I thoroughly recommend it.” – TheSamplecast So, the press have had their say about Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 drum production software and there’s no doubt they love it. AskAudio even put it…

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Sound on Sound and Music Tech awards
October 10, 2017

Sound on Sound & Music Tech awards nominations announced!

The nominations for both the Sound on Sound Awards, and the Music Tech Awards for Gear of the Year have now been announced, and we’re delighted to reveal that fourteen of our brands’ products have been nominated for awards! Every year Sound on Sound gives it’s readers the chance to decide who will get the coveted top slot in each of the dozens of major product-group categories. Voting takes place through…

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macOS High Sierra compatibility guide
October 3, 2017

MacOS 10.13 – Should you upgrade?

Apple have recently launched their latest macOS ‘10.13 High Sierra’. Although many of you who are Apple users may be keen to update your macs to the latest software, we strongly recommend that you hold off in doing so. That is at least until you have checked that all of your software and hardware will still work! Due to the changes that come with each update, some software/hardware will not…

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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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Our top Picks Drum Controllers
September 6, 2017

Our pick of the ultimate drum controllers

Not everyone can have permanent access to beautiful live rooms with high quality drum kits, heck – not everyone can have a drum kit! But what are you meant to do when you want that ‘live’ feeling of a drum kit actually being played, when each hit isn’t snapped to the grid with metronomic precision? With the release of Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3, we thought long and hard on how…

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