We just stumbled across this video showing electronic artist Hot Sugar playing around with Novation's MiniNova synth in some fairly unusual ways! Whilst there are much better videos out there that demonstrate the features and sounds of the MiniNova (click here to view ours), Hot Sugar's video did make us laugh! Enjoy!
John Rodd is a professional score recording, mixing and mastering engineer who has years of industry experience under his belt. He's worked on projects such as 'The Lincoln Lawyer', AMC's 'Breaking Bad' and on computer game titles such as 'Assassin's Creed' and 'World Of Warcraft'. Recently, he's been extremely busy working on 'Elysium', a new sci-fi film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
John recently let Avid into his studio to discuss why his Pro Tools HDX set-up is an essential component in ensuring that he delivers high-quality results on time. He also dishes out some tips for anyone wanting to make it as a professional engineer.
CLICK HERE to watch this four video series. Please note that you will need to submit some details to Avid before you gain access to them.
KRK have just announced that their hugely popular range of Rokit monitors have been given a third generation re-design. Introducing KRK Rokit Powered G3 studio monitors...
Keeping with the iconic design of other KRK products, these generation 3 monitors retain that striking yellow driver with black cabinet, but are now built to sound better and be more accurate than their predecessors. Whilst KRK G2 speakers were extremely popular, especially with dance music producers and DJS, who were drawn to their BIG bass, their slightly duller high-end response made them less useful for producers of delicate acoustic music and other such genres. The third generation of KRK's Rokit monitors rectify this, with a new soft-dome tweeter, which can extend right up to 35Hz! This makes RP G3 speakers a much more versatile and accurate monitoring option whatever type of music you are working with. Don't worry though, they've still got that deep bass that made them so popular in the first place!
In this short interview, Steve explains why he loves the sE Electronics Voodoo VR1 passive ribbon microphone for recording his guitar pieces. After being recommended to him by fellow guitarist Pete Thorn, Stevens hasn't looked back. He especially loves how the VR1 seems to sound excellent no matter where he places it, which makes the songwriting process a lot smoother.
The new Novation Launchpad S is a product that has been built for those that like to get creative with their compositions, performances and iPad apps. With its 8 x 8 pad matrix, it works in perfect harmony with Ableton Live (as well as a host of other software such as FL Studio), allowing you to trigger clips, set FX levels, play samples, act as hot-key shortcuts for specific functions and more! Plus, with its super bright design, it's also an impressive visual tool for live performance work.
In this new track, Australian Launchpad-whizz M4SONIC uses his favourite gadget to create a remix of Adrian Lux's 'Damaged'. In fact, he uses no less than 4 Launchpad S' in this video for both performing and creating visual effects! Check it out below!
Zoom make a selection of handheld recorders, effects pedals, interfaces, etc. and we're now pleased to announce that we are official dealers!
For example, check out the popular Zoom H4n; a portable stereo recorder with a specially designed X/Y microphone arrangement, high quality audio recording (up to 24 bit, 96 kHz) and two combo microphone/guitar inputs for connecting external mics and instruments.
We are extremely pleased to hear that acoustician Andy Munro has been recognised for his exceptional work in the industry and will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement award at the first ever Pro Sound News Awards on 19th September at Ministry of Sound in London.
Andy's past work involves co-founding Dynaudio Acoustics in 1990, who are still going strong with their range of professional monitors; designing the sE Munro Egg monitors, which employ a unique egg-shaped design (amongst other things) in order to achieve a clear, professional sound; and of course designing our purpose-built studio monitor auditioning room in our Bournemouth pro-music superstore (see image at the foot of this article)! Andy now runs Munro Acoustics, where he works with a small team of acoustic and architectural experts with an aim of delivering high-fidelity sound for various situations.
For those who are using a number of pedals, long cable runs, or even multiple amps, how exactly to rig all of these pieces of equipment together without suffering a loss in tonal quality can often be a cause of concern. To get a general overview on a good approach to take when piecing your rig together, please see my article entitled 'Signal Routing for Guitar & Bass - A Tone Chaser's Guide'; however, if you already know what you're looking for, but still need to find that ideal unit with which to achieve it, then please let me introduce you to Lehle Switchers!
For those that haven't already noticed, we are now official Audient dealers!
Why is this so exciting? Because Audient make great-sounding products for professional and high-end home studios, including microphone preamps, interfaces, consoles and more! CLICK HERE to view our range of Audient products online or give us a call if you desire something that isn't listed on our website for pricing and availability.
Amongst the Audient products that we stock is the superb ID22 USB 2.0 audio interface and monitor controller, which is also available in some great money-saving bundles. Read on to find out more about our bundles and why we rate the ID22 so highly...
One of the most hotly anticipated products of the year has arrived in our warehouse and is available to own NOW!
The Bass Station II is a brand new monophonic analogue synth, based on Novation's Bass Station, which enjoyed huge popularity in the early 90s. I happen to own an original Bass Station, which has a superb unique character, excelling at big squelchy basses and acid-type leads.