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).
A section for in depth reviews of items - more detailed than customer reviews on the products pages.
Posted on March 23, 2017 by Matt Park
Posted on March 21, 2017 by Dan The Man
The Shure SE Series Earphones. What's the difference between each set and what pair is best for you… the performing musician
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Posted on March 14, 2017 by Dan The Man
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:
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Posted on December 28, 2016 by Dan The Man
Closed back Headphones are one of our most popular recommendations for many musicians, so we've taken the time to list our best top five.
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Posted on September 26, 2016 by Dan The Man
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!
Posted on September 5, 2016 by Dan The Man
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?
Posted on July 18, 2016 by Dan The Man
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...
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Posted on June 19, 2016 by Dan The Man
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…
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Posted on May 23, 2016 by Dan The Man
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Posted on May 4, 2016 by Dan The Man
With so many great virtual instrument bundles available, it can be hard to know where to invest your hard earned cash. We take a look at the most popular plugin collections available today..
Virtual instruments (or ‘software synthesizers’ or ‘soft synths’ for short) have been around for about 20 years. Long gone are the days when you needed to spend thousands of pounds on hardware that produced you sounds. With the advent of more powerful computing and continual virtual instrument R&D, we are now in a position where many studios do not own any hardware synthesizers at all. Hardware synths are great, but virtual instruments offer great value for money if you have a computer-based studio setup.
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