We offer our verdict on Mode Machines’ latest piece of classic hardware emulation, the F-106 Juno filter.
We cast our eyes over Native Instruments’ latest piece of Traktor compatible hardware, the Kontrol Z2 mixer.
Native Instruments have just announced an iPad version of their popular Traktor DJ software, complete with Traktor Pro 2 integration, available from the App Store today.
When it comes to high end studio monitors, ADAM have been a clear favourite for a while now. But somehow the high flying sound has eluded those of us on tighter budgets. Isn’t it time that ADAM got down and dirty with the rest of us?
Denon’s rugged media player, designed for the rigours of nightly use, gets an update. Rob Lee offers his verdict on the D4500 MK2.
They gave us the SuperNova back in the late 90s and it became a big hit with producers, then they offered us the UltraNova, with its updated sound engine and hands on tactile control. Now, Novation have given us the MiniNova which carries all the weight of its predecessor in a smaller package, with some added surprises.
Korg have revealed the full details behind the previously rumoured miniature version of its classic MS-20 analogue synth.
The legendary Dave Smith Instruments have unveiled their most advanced polyphonic analogue synthesiser to date, the 12-voice Prophet 12.
Livid Instruments have revealed the latest addition to their growing family of versatile controllers in the form of the Base.
Moog have announced full details of their latest analogue keyboard synthesiser, the Sub Phatty.
Novation have announced details of their new range of iPad compatible MIDI keyboards, the Launchkey.
Audiophiles Focusrite have revealed details of the Scarlett 18i20, the flagship addition to their range of user friendly USB 2.0 audio interfaces, and the Scarlett Studio, an entry-level studio bundle.
Small companies that make boutique analogue synthesizers have been the domain of mainly German companies but the French are making tremors with Eowave’s Magma synth.
Making music isn’t all about the controlled environment of the studio. Editing, mixing and mastering your music is all well and good, but at some point you are going to need to venture out into the live arena to meet your public face to face. You may need any number of controllers, CD decks, synths and mixers to help you get your sound across. If you are a musician, a DJ, or both, here we recommend ten of the best pieces of this year’s live gear that will help you connect with your audience.
If you are a DJ, producer or a musician, then it is safe to say that at some point you have made use of a studio, be it a small bedroom set-up or a huge multi tracking hub.
Born out of a collaboration between Italian keyboard manufacturer Studiologic and German synthesizer designers Waldorf, the Sledge polyphonic synthesizer has arrived and it’s nailing its colours to the wall. We get under the skin of this cross breed to find out if its insides are as striking as its exterior.