Ask any musician what their least favourite part about gigging is and it is highly likely that they will say loading the car at the end of the night. We’ve all been there, thrown everything possible at an audience for two hours, knowing full well that the most physically demanding part of the night is still to come. The 4 PA systems compared in this shootout all claim to be light and compact enough for even the most divaish of singers to easily load into a car at the end of the night, sound good enough to keep the audience, and venue management, happy and not take many gigs to pay for themselves. Continue Reading
This installment of Industry Standards is one for the drummers. We are going to be taking a look at the snare that is often heralded as being the ‘most recorded drum of all time’. We present to you, the Ludwig LM400 (aka, the Supraphonic).
Just to make things clear off the bat, we've already assumed you have a decent computer and recording software. This video is just based purely on the hardware only. Taking that into account, there are loads of free options that you can go for regarding recording software like:
This year Shure celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the world's most popular microphone. In order to commemorate this landmark they are pleased to announce a special edition, in silver. Shure have a limited supply of this microphone now in stock, with an RRP of £99 - get your order in soon to avoid disappointment!
We took an Allen & Heath GLD system for a spin at the Guitars On The Beach festival in Lyme Regis. It may have rained for most of the day, but the sound was awesome. So what did we use for the job, and how did it fare?
Author: Paul Mathews (winner of Applied Acoustics Systems Modeling Collection) We ran a competition last month to win AAS Modeling Collection, which includes a suite of physical modelling virtual instrument plugins. The winner, Mr Paul Mathews, is a retiree, and although relatively new to music production, has given us his thoughts on this fantastic plugin collection... Continue Reading
Since the arrival of the instantly recognisable Launchpad, the Novation Launch range of products have proved some of the most popular USB MIDI controllers for music makers. Do YOU know what they are now capable of? Read on to find out more…