When Russ visited us, he was championing Mapex's Saturn IV drum kit, which he has used in a range of his professional projects. Check out the video below to see some clips of Russ from the day, as well as hear him talk about the Saturn IV.
Focusrite's Scarlett and Saffire interfaces have been adopted by many professional and home recording artists and producers across the world. Given their price, the quality of the preamps and converters on these units have made them into two of the most popular interface ranges ever! However, whilst the Scarlett line has seen a number of new models introduced recently, the Saffire range has remained largely the same for a good few years now. So, with the newer Scarlett models providing USB 2.0 alternatives to many of the interfaces in the Saffire range, does this mean that the Saffires are edging closer towards discontinuation? Read on and we'll bust the myths and explain the differences between these popular lines...
Moog have recently released a video showing how you can use the Moog Sub Phatty to create your own basic analogue kick, snare and hi-hat sounds. They've also provided a free pdf guide to creating your own percussion sounds. CLICK HERE to download it.
Check out the video below, which demonstrates that the Sub Phatty isn't just a bass and lead machine, but it's also more than capable of creating classic electronic percussion sounds, which you can then save as presets or sample for manipulation in your sampler of choice.
If you're a Cubase user and you want an intuitive way to get more hands on with your software, then you may already have considered Steinberg's range of CMC modular controllers. These handy units provide controls for various aspects of the Cubase DAW, from transport buttons, level faders, plug-in controls and more!
For a limited time (while stocks last), you can grab all 6 of Steinberg's CMC USB controllers in a special bundle, which offers a saving of well over £200 compared to buying each controller individually! CLICK HERE for more information.
Greg Price is the go-to front of house engineer for many top bands and artists. He's currently working with Black Sabbath on their massive world tour and in this short interview, Greg explains why he loves sE Electronics mics and why he has chosen the T2 to capture Tony Iommi's guitar rig.
If you're new to the world of wireless microphones then the prospect of choosing the right system can be a very daunting one. If you're unsure about which wireless system would suit your needs then of course, the best thing to do would be to give us a call on 01202 597180 and speak to one of our experienced experts. However, for those that want some preliminary help, Shure have created a handy little video. Check it out below!
Ryan Pickett is the front of house and live recording engineer for the band 'My Morning Jacket'. In this interview, Ryan explains why he chose to use a selection of sE Electronics Voodoo VR1 passive ribbon mics on the band's recent summer tour. Pickett mainly used the microphones to mic up the band's amps on-stage. He was extremely impressed by how robust they were and loved their open-sounding top end and as such also makes use of them in his studio.
Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys can now also be launched as standalone instruments and so do not necessarily require a host application to use them. This is a feature that the XLN community has requested and thankfully, XLN have listened!
iZotope have recently released a third generation version of their powerful RX audio restoration tool, available in both standard and Advanced versions.
RX 3 provides a wealth of powerful tools, giving you everything you need to polish your audio files. Using RX 3's visual editor, you can use both your eyes and ears to pick out problems and with the amazing Dereverb module (included in the Advanced version), you can perform the seemingly impossible by removing reverb from a pre-recorded file!
Whether you're wanting to remove crackles and pops from a vinyl recording, re-master an old track, clean up a badly recorded take, or even get creative for sound-design purposes, RX 3 gives you a wealth of professional tools to achieve this.
iZotope RX 3 will usually retail at £219 for the standard version and £839 for the Advanced version. However, until 26th September 2013, you can grab these packages for just £179 and £559 respectively!
Between 10th September and 31st December 2013, anyone who purchases a Korg Pitchblack guitar tuner (including the standard Pitchblack, Pitchblack Portable, Pitchblack Poly, Pitchblack Pro and Pitchblack+) will be eligible to claim two sets of Dean Markley guitar strings completely FREE of charge!