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  • NOVATION NOCTURN

    Posted on November 19, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    I’ve got to say that I’m quite a fan of Novation’s products, having previously reviewed the superb Ultranova, and being the owner of an SL61 controller keyboard. So I had no complaints at all when I was asked to take a look at the Nocturn! Let’s see if it lives up to the standards of some of it’s siblings shall we?

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, Keyboards & Synths and was tagged with controller, keyboard, midi, nocturn, Novation

  • Alesis IO2 interface Video

    Posted on November 19, 2010 by Dan The Man

    Looking for a low cost and portable interface? Then look no further. Check out the Alesis IO2 interface. It's your ultimate companion for your laptop. This small unit is ideal for any budding recording enthusiasts that want to record/create songs on the go. Check out this vid below.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, Dan's Video Vault, Recording and was tagged with alesis, audio interface, io2

  • NEW AXIOM CONTROLLER KEYBOARDS

    Posted on November 17, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    The old Axiom Series of controller keyboards are products that I have used a lot, having been the kit of choice for every studio and workstation on my previous Music Technology University course (ah, how I miss my lazy student days!)

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, In-Depth Reviews, Keyboards & Synths and was tagged with keyboard, m-audio, midi controller

  • TASCAM US-122MKII

    Posted on November 17, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    Tascam US-122Mk2 InterfaceIn this review I will be taking a closer look at the US-122MkII, a budget audio/MIDI interface from Tascam. After recently reviewing the Alesis IO2, I had something in a similar price range to make comparisons to, and if you have read my Alesis IO2 review, you will know how much I rate it! The Tascam US-122MKII has got a lot to live up to if it's going to impress me...

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, In-Depth Reviews, Recording and was tagged with alesis io2, audio interface, hardware, midi

  • ALESIS IO2

    Posted on November 17, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    Now, before I start, I have to admit that I’ve recently sold my Alesis IO2 in place of a MOTU Traveler! But that’s only because I felt it was time to upgrade to something that offers a little more flexible functionality, and after five years of quality service, I can honestly say that it is hard to pick any faults with the Alesis IO2; at such a bargain price, it’s well worth the money for any small home studio. So if you want to learn why I rate the Alesis IO2 so highly, read on…

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, In-Depth Reviews, Recording and was tagged with hardware, usb

  • GADGET SHOW GADGETS: BREAK THE MUSIC MAKING MOULD!

    Posted on November 9, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    Is anyone else getting bored with the same old sounds cropping up in numerous songs all over the country? To me it seems that the current trend for the vast majority of aspiring music producers is to play it safe; attach themselves to a specific genre of music, and attempt to copy the sound and the structure of what already exists. They will judge the completion of a track upon whether it sounds like what already exists, and whether they can envisage it ‘fitting in’ within their chosen scene. They will let their personal artistic judgement be clouded by what they see as the ‘norm’, and go along with the crowd in an attempt to gather an easy following. Their equipment of choice will be decided by what they see their musical idols using, and they will strive to achieve those exact same sounds!

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, DJ Gear, Drums, Keyboards & Synths, Live Sound and Light, Recording

  • TRAKTOR KONTROL S4

    Posted on November 9, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    There has been a storm of excitement stirring up the digital DJ world of late, with news of the highly anticipated Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller on the horizon. And now I am pleased to announce that it is finally here, and available today! So grab yourself a slice of the DJing future! It’s time to unleash the beast…

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, DJ Gear, In-Depth Reviews and was tagged with digital dj, hardware, review, software

  • AVID PRO TOOLS 9

    Posted on November 5, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    The next generation in pro audio production has arrived with a massive BANG! The world’s most popular and most advanced music and audio production platform has been completely re-architected, to produce the sensational Avid Pro Tools 9! And the most exciting news of all, is that it now comes as a 100% software package, meaning that it is no longer essential to hook it up to a dedicated piece of Avid or Digidesign software. This opens up the platform to a whole range of new users, and means that it can be run at home on a desktop, OR on the move on a laptop! It’s portable Pro Tools, and it’s still as powerful as ever!

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Computer Music, Product Previews and was tagged with avid, daw, pro tools 9, review, software

  • TENORI-ON REVIEW

    Posted on November 4, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak

    This review kindly written by Tony Long. You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music

    INTRODUCTION

    The Yamaha Tenori-On, it has a strange name and is something I have wanted to find out about for a while now. When you are being sent a musical instrument which has 256 orange LED's and is made by Yamaha, you know straight away that it is going to be something very special, unique and visually stunning. As I turned it on and started to play it, I realised that is exactly what it is. It certainly passed my user-friendly test because I was composing a very syncopated melody with dynamics and interest in seconds and it felt a bit like painting with sound. Yamaha are renowned for packing many features into their products, so I need to look a little into what they are. I suppose the quick start guide is a good place to start.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, In-Depth Reviews, Keyboards & Synths, Live Sound and Light and was tagged with review, synth, yamaha

  • sE Electronics News: Grammy winning drummer Ricky Lawson discovers sE Mics

    Posted on November 3, 2010 by Steve_sE

    ‘Drummer to the Stars’ on his sE 4 matched pair: “As soon as we put those mics up… bam! Compared to previous mics I’ve been using its like night and day.”

    In the world of drummers, none come bigger than Ricky Lawson. The legendary sticks-man has played with some of the biggest names in the business, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Bette Midler… such is the calibre of Ricky’s CV that he’s even become known throughout the music industry as “Drummer to the Stars.”

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Interviews, Recording and was tagged with microphones, se electronics

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