First artists revealed for Loop 2020 lineup

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Loop 2020, Ableton’s music event in Berlin, has announced its first wave of artists. Loop is a three-day summit, catered to music makers, bringing together creators from all around the globe, sharing their approaches to their creative processes. Among the artists announced are Cody Currie & Joel Holmes, Silvia Massy, Sotomayor, Colin Self, Ex-Easter Island […]

United Studio Tech reveals $800 UT FET47

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Based on the venerable U47 FET, which currently retails for $4000, United Studio Tech aims to recreate the magic, for a far lower price tag. The UT FET47 is United’s first product, which they hope is the first of many, and has been in development for two years. The creators have painstakingly tracked down some […]

SkyTracks plug-in allows DAW-agnostic cloud collaboration

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SkyTracks was initially launched in 2016 as a cloud-based DAW, allowing users to create and collaborate on their projects. Now, the company has updated the software to allow producers and artists to fire up projects in any DAW and load VST/AU synths right into their SkyTracks browser. The software is constantly synchronising with the user’s […]

Daking Audio promises fatigue-less mixing with MKII console

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“If you’re really making serious music, folks, the console is the only way to go”, Daking Audio’s spokesperson tells us. The company has built the Daking Audio MKII as a classic mixing console, packaged in a way that makes it accessible for modern audio recording techniques. Each strip of the 16-channel module console boasts a […]

Waves SuperRack brings touch compatibility to live plugin platform

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Waves wants you to ditch the mouse and get more involved with your plug-ins, with Waves SuperRack. Designed for FOH technicians and broadcast engineers, SuperRack is the next generation of MultiRack, a virtual platform that incorporates plug-ins into mixing consoles. Waves have designed this platform with a touch screen that is multi-touch friendly, allowing users […]

Native Instrument introduce Traktor Kontrol S3

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Native Instruments has unveiled the latest addition to its esteemed DJ controller family – Traktor Kontrol S3. Looking like a sibling to the S2 and S4, Kontrol S3 sports classic Traktor jog wheels and RGB pads. Kontrol S3 features four-channel mixing, removing some of the more advanced components that the S4 offers, such as the […]

Black Lion Audio pay homage to Melcor sound with Eighteen

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Boutique audio company, Black Lion Audio return with Eighteen, another audio module inspired by classic hardware. Following from the success of its Seventeen compressor released earlier this year, Eighteen is a mic preamp and EQ that pays homage to the Melcor op-amp sound. Black Lion Audio note that the channel strip’s preamplifier circuit is not […]

DXOMARK provides an audio testing protocol for smartphones

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DXOMARK has noticed the increase in screen sizes on smartphones, and how users are consuming more and more content on their mobile devices as technology progresses. However, DXOMARK says that as the size of screen and resolution to continue to improve, “but the audio experience hasn’t always kept up, particularly when it comes to speaker […]