Native Instruments reputation for high-quality production software, be it through their comprehensive groove box Maschine, amp and pedal simulator Guitar Rig, modular sound design environment Reaktor or various soft synths and samplers, has made them a regular on the hard drives of some of the biggest names in production, engineering and songwriting. While they are now a truly global company, they haven’t strayed too far from their sound design roots, with more experimental sample libraries and Reaktor ensembles regularly rolling out of their Berlin base.
In this video we take a closer look at the Nanonext Chrystal Ball controller. Designed to create and control sound, light and video, Crystall Ball gives all your computer-aided creative work a new dimension. More than a controller, it is an intuitive, interactive and infinitely customisable tool. In a studio or live, let your senses speak and give free rein to your stage performance!
Ableton Live users know the power of Novation‘s eponymous grid controller Launchpad S, but here Novation demonstrates its power with FL Studio 11 in a new live performance. Accompanied by a tutorial on how to use FL Studio 11 and Launchpad together to play live.
Last month at the NAMM, EHX introduced the Holy Grail Max, giving fans of reverberation more options in their quest for the perfect space for their instrument or voice. This new pedal shares the Holy Grail’s classic Spring and spatial Hall reverbs. A new Plate reverb, with a wonderfully complex, lush tone, and Reverse reverb for the sonically adventurous, were also added.
Are you new to MIDI drum loops? Are you wondering how to create arrangements using different loop grooves and fills? Then this is the video you’ve been waiting for. The Loop Loft show you how easy it is to drag and drop MIDI drum loops into any DAW (Logic X in this case) and create your own song arrangements. THey also go into detail about selecting drum sounds and layering multiple drum kits on multiple tracks.
At the NAMM Universal Audio introduced this sleek 2×6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac which combines the same high-quality 24/192 kHz audio conversion of Universal Audio’s acclaimed Apollo series with onboard Realtime UAD SOLO or DUO Processing. With its ergonomic desktop design, rugged aluminum construction, and front panel headphone and instrument connections, Apollo Twin allows Mac users to record in real time (at near-zero latency) through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins.
Image Line have introduced the beta version of their Minihost Modular, which is a modular environment for hosting/interconnecting VST/AU plugins based on a custom modular engine especially developed for this purpose. As a standalone, Minihost Modular can be used as an advanced VST/AU host with modular routing with some sequencing recording/playback capabilities.
Smithson-Martin announced that Emulator Artist, Shane Felton from UK has created an incredible Emulator template for ProTools. They call this ProTools Touch and it can be used on any Windows computer with touchscreen capabilities. An OSX version of this will be available for download shortly.
The video below is a short preview preview of Nektar Panorama products integration with the exciting Bitwig Studio music creation software. Last week we could report already that there was (finally) a date for launch announced for the Bitwig software, March 26th 2014.
Drumatom is NOT a plugin! It is a stand-alone MAC & PC program and is the world´s first microphone leakage suppression tool for multichannel drum recordings! It is based on the patent pending Advanced Audio Analysis – A3 technology by ACCUSONUS from Greece.
Morgan Page and Waves Audio have collaborated on an EMP Toolbox. Hand-picked by Morgan himself, this ‘Electronic Music Producer‘ Toolbox contains eight powerful Waves audio processors he uses most in his mixing and mastering sessions, ideal for electronic music producers of every shade of the spectrum.
Perfect for front-of-house, monitor, broadcast, and theater applications alike, SoundGrid gives you instant access to the industry’s leading audio processors, directly from the industry’s leading consoles. And to make things even simpler, Waves SoundGrid-compatible plugins come pre-loaded into your DiGiCo console, so there’s no need to install.
For musicians and home studio owners it is a well-known issue. After spending many hours on recording and mixing a song, the final mixdown cannot keep up with the loudness, punch and brilliance of a commercial production. While you may be well pleased with your mix when listened through your monitors, it just sounds unbalanced and dull over your home or car stereo.