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Bring the Boom With The JBL IRX115S Subwoofer

10 September 2021

JBL IRX115S Subwoofer  David Ireland So let’s start with a true story, one with an unfortunate ending leading to the demise of some artwork on my wall. To begin, I’m a massive fan of the IRX series of PA speakers from JBL; they are reasonably priced, rugged, and deliver exceptional sound for the money. You […]

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Producer Spotlight – Soundtoys’ PrimalTap Plugin Brings Vibey 70s and 80s Delay To Your Productions

9 September 2021

Are you looking for a tempo-locked, modulated digital delay that’s full of 80s character, or a performance tool that responds to knob tweaking with mind-bending, pitch-shifting “Freeze” style looping, or maybe both? Then PrimalTap has you covered and more. It sounds like a complicated tool, but PrimalTap pulls old-school hardware inspiration into the modern world […]

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My Toolbox: Icarus – Magnetic Magazine

9 September 2021

Recently, UK-duo Icarus remixed Paraleven’s Rose Avenue debut, Lucid. Icarus are longtime veterans of the Rose Avenue family and friends of RÜFÜS DU SOL and have supported the band on earlier tours and contributing various remixes to the imprint. This relationship thus makes them sensible additions to the Paraleven remixing fold. Icarus’ legacy beyond their work […]

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Spotlight: What to Expect from Point Blank London Open Day – RSVP Now

9 September 2021

Last week, Point Blank hosted their first in-house London open day since 2020, returning to their regular programming of in-person events. As is tradition with Point Blank’s on-campus London open days, attendees were able to take part in a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, a deconstruction from their Head of Education and Development (and master […]

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Roland Adds TR-707 & TR-727 Software Rhythm Composers To Roland Cloud

3 September 2021

TR-707 and TR-727 with Cloud  Roland Roland has added TR-707 and TR-727 Software Rhythm Composers to its repertoire of software in the Roland Cloud. The legendary drum machines were brought to life with Roland’s advanced Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology that the company claims brings the authentic sound and tech to a digital space with […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – Jason Dasent On Producing Caribbean Music As a Visually Impaired Artist

2 September 2021

Point Blank are back with another masterclass, this time with the artist Jason Dasent to explore accessible music-making for musicians with disabilities and show how he, as a visually impaired musician, can still make great music. Jason Dasent is the owner/operator of Studio Jay Recording LTD. He has over 25 years of experience in all […]

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Reason 12 Released With Redesigned Combinator, HD Graphics

1 September 2021

Courtesy of Reason / YouTube Reason 12 has been released and is available to purchase / download. The new version was first announced back in May and has been in beta since. 12 had a big goal of upgrading the Rack experience. It comes with a redesigned Combinator that is more customizable that allows the […]

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Mixcloud Allowing Pro Subscribers To Go Live From Web Browser

26 August 2021

Mixcloud via Mixcloud Mixcloud has added a small, but very useful feature to its live streaming apparatus. Now users will be able to stream directly from their browser without using outside programs like OBS, which can be buggy, hard to figure out and crash. Available to Mixcloud Pro subscribers, Mixcloud Studio works similar to going […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Techtorial – How to Sidechain Reverb Sends in Ableton Live

26 August 2021

For this tutorial, Point Blank show how you can sidechain your reverb sends in Ableton Live using a few simple techniques. Sidechain compression is a ducking effect that can be used to separate different elements in your track. It usually works by one element being sidechained by another and cancelling out a certain sound or […]

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How It Was Made: Nikki Nair – More Is Different [Dirtybird]

21 August 2021

Dirtybird’s white label series started with a mission: to defy expectations of the current sound and reclaim its ethos as a formidable tastemaker. Young upstart Nikki Nair joins the cause with ‘More Is Different.’ The EP delivers four eclectic slices of music, bound together by their complexity. To celebrate, we asked the fresh talent to show […]

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If You Still Love To DJ With Vinyl, Then Check Out Tucker & Bloom’s Muto Record Bag

19 August 2021

The Muto DJ Bag by Tucker & Bloom – loaded up with rare grooves, soundtracks and lounge tunes. As someone that came up using vinyl, it’s still nice to see some DJs slinging the black licorice out at clubs, lounges, and even house parties. There is just something elegant and simple about playing a record, […]

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Review: Output x Barefoot Frontier Studio Monitors

17 August 2021

Over the past five years, LA-based software company Output has become one of the most innovative brands in the game. Since their initial launch, they’ve gone on to release groundbreaking software, high-quality studio furniture, and now their latest venture, studio monitors. Previewed at NAMM what seemed like a lifetime ago, the company finally released their […]

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