Back to the Future Founded in 1994 by Los Angeles composer Eric Persing and his wife Lorey, Spectrasonics rapidly became a leading provider of
Today’s review is about the Millenia TCL -2 TWINCOM Twin topology Opto-Compressor/Limiter. Brainworx is a company from Germany that has
Historically Speaking In 2006, KristalLabs Software Ltd., a startup company founded in Hamburg, Germany by Wolfgang Kundrus (one of the
Armin van Buuren is an artist known for very high sound quality demands. It’s therefore not surprising that he has cooperated
In the Gearjunkie’s secret testlab, a office building at Strijp-S Eindhoven the Netherlands, we have the brand new Roland JD-XA.
The good folks at U-He are not lazy, to say the least. Submitted for review here is their compression workhorse, Presswerk
Hercules is known in the DJ world as an entry level brand. Interestingly, you’ll notice that the company is now
PioneerDJ, the new incarnation of the companies name nowadays, introduced the XDJ-RX at the beginning of this year. The all-in-One
Synth enthusiasts all over the world rejoiced when Roland announced it’s first synthesizer with true analog synthesis in decades. Not a
For review today, we have Sugar Bytes Looperator. Sugar Bytes is a German company, well known for their plugins Effectrix, Wow2,
Steinberg Cubase Pro 8 , a Gearjunkies review – German heavyweights Steinberg are back with a new version of their wellknown DAW Cubase called Cubase Pro 8. Steinberg really did some great things with this update, there are lots of improvements and new features so let’s dive in and see what is what.
DJ controllers are the most hot items of this moment. And with every new one they start more and more to look alike. When Native Instruments (NI) announced their new Kontrol S8 they said it was ‘The future of DJing’. Quite the statement, so you expect something very interesting. They did deliver something interesting. NI put displays in the unit and removed the jog wheels. The latter caused some uproar amongst DJs regarding it as a vital part of a controller. Many ‘Sync’ DJs are fine with it. We tried the S8 to see if in fact this is ‘The future of DJing’.
Today on the menu is Bazille by one of german’s finest The U-HE team, well known for Zebra2, Diva & many other gems. Bazille is a beast of a modular system that can be quite overwhelming when you look at the GUI for the first time. Because everything is modular you can connect parts of the system together in many ways. Unlike a regular synth where all the basics are in fact already connected for you, with Bazille you have to do that yourself. Opening creative possibilities but also with quite a steep learning curve.
Today we are gonna take a look at the new Pro-Q2 EQ, the successor of the populair Pro-Q by masterminds FabFilter. The original Pro-Q was already a big hit with producers and studios all over the world but with Pro-Q2 the Fabfilter team knocked it out of the park. New to this update are : Natural Phase mode,Full screen Mode, Spectrum Grab,EQ Matching,Notch filter, Bandpass Filter, Tilt Shelf,Q factor till 96db/oct, Improved linear phase mode,Autogain,Gain Scale, Gain q interaction, Piano display,Phase invert option,Improved spectrum analyzer and optional output metering.
Effect processors today are part of the standard tools DJs use. Many DJ mixers have them build in and DJ software features effects as well. Overall the available choice is overwhelming. Yet as DJ hardware effect processors Pioneer is the market leader. Build in to the DJM900 and DJM2000, which are also the default standards in most clubs. Also the standalone RMX-1000 effect processor is well known amongst DJs and even producers. So Pioneer came with the RMX-500 its little brother. Because we like the RMX-1000 very much we were keen to check out the RMX-500 and put the results in this review.