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5 Points of Wisdom from the Akai MPC That You Can Bring to Your DAW
Tips & Tutorials

5 Points of Wisdom from the Akai MPC That You Can Bring to Your DAW

Akai recently announced the triumphant return of its standalone MPC line with the X and Live models. Even if you can’t justify the $1200-$2200 they command, you can still apply some of their best features to your DAW-based productions.

It’s safe to say the barriers to entry for producing music—especially Read more...

New Gear Review: Spectrasonics Omnisphere V2
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Spectrasonics Omnisphere V2

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.

When the first version of Omnisphere was released in 2008, the world of software synthesis was in a very different stage of development.

The critical mass of users who favored software instruments had yet to crest, and very few musicians would publicly bet their reputations on the Read more...

The Ever-Expanding World of Eurorack Modular Synths
Gear Reviews

The Ever-Expanding World of Eurorack Modular Synths

The Doepfer A-100, originator of the “Eurorack” modular synth format.

The world of electronic instruments once seemed stubbornly esoteric and entirely niche-focused, dominated by huge wooden boxes packed full of knobs and buttons that allowed the average musician no access to their hidden wonders and infinite sonic potential.

Never was Read more...