Reverb celebrates the stompbox in The Pedal Movie

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Online musical instrument marketplace Reverb.com has released a trailer for an upcoming feature-length documentary in which makers and players chart the history of the guitar pedal. The Pedal Movie tells the story of the stompbox from its beginnings under the feet of Hendrix, built by Roger Mayer, to the huge industry that it’s become to […]

Ep 6: Kove doesn’t need speakers

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In this week’s episode, we ask James Rockhill, aka D‘n’B producer/DJ Kove, to imagine his perfect studio. Although he’s had UK Top 40 success and also remixed for John Newmann, Bastille and Rag’n’Bone Man, his studio setup is remarkably minimal. But when he’s presented with an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, […]

Warm Audio’s DI boxes are designed by CineMag

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It’s fair to say that few people get super excited about DI boxes, but they are incredibly useful in the studio and on stage. And Warm Audio’s new pair of DI boxes have an intriguing provenance. The new hardware is designed by the owner of Cinemag, the company that makes many of the transformers that […]

Ep 3: Drew Bang’s post-fact microphone

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 Joining Will and Chris on this episode is freelance studio engineer, Drew Bang. Drew has worked in major studios all over the world, lending his engineering skills for huge acts like U2, Royal Blood and Haim. But will this studio gluttony make whittling down his six-item Forever Studio an impossible task? Guests: Drew Bang […]

Make instruments from audio clips in this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial

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In this week’s Ableton Live Tutorial, Liam O’Mullane demonstrates how to turn audio clips into playable instruments in Ableton Live 10. If you want to snag a sample and replay a melodic part with it, this function is incredibly useful. Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include: Exploring the interface Arrangement […]

NAMM 2020: Moog’s Subsequent 25 has arrived

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NAMM 2020: When you look at the Subsequent 25, Moog’s latest synth, you could be forgiven for thinking it looks rather familiar. That’s because it’s essentially a Subsequent 37 – the company’s duophonic analogue synth – in the same footprint as a Sub Phatty. The 25-key synth was due a refresh, and the Subsequent nomenclature […]

NAMM 2020: Babyface Pro FS is RME’s beefed up new desktop interface

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NAMM 2020: RME has built its reputation on solid audio interfaces that virtually never break down. Its devices are remarkably well-engineered and robust, both on the hardware and software side. And the company will seemingly not rest when it knows that it can improve on an existing design. That’s why its latest desktop interface, the […]

NAMM 2020: Sequential Pro 3 is a three-oscillator paraphonic monster synth

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NAMM 2020: Sequential has revealed a brand-new hybrid mono/paraphonic synth in the shape of the Pro 3. Described as “a worthy successor” to both the classic Pro-One and the modern Pro 2 by Sequential founder Dave Smith. At the heart of the Pro 3 are three oscillators: two VCOs with waveshaping and a third digital […]

NAMM 2020: Novation’s Launchpad Pro Mk3 has a built-in sequencer

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NAMM 2020: When the Launchpad was released in 2009, the music production landscape was markedly different from today. It was a world dominated more by softsynths than hardware synths, and Novation’s Launchpad was category-defining. With the latest evolution of the Launchpad, the Launchpad Pro Mk3, Novation realises the controller’s potential beyond Ableton Live. The new […]