Samsystems Integral Microphone

The good people at SamSystems were kind enough to send me their new Integral 12 microphone and I got rather excited by its concept in one of those 'why has nobody done this before?' moments. Basically it is a guitar amp cab microphone that you fix in place in front of one of the cones... Continue Reading →

New Audient Tutorial Hub

Audient has gathered together videos, professional tutorials and user tips onto one easy-access platform to create a free learning centre for all visitors to their website. To complement the recent unveiling of ARC Creative Hub, which gives new and existing customers access to a comprehensive range of free software, the Tutorial Hub contains general advice... Continue Reading →

Free MH Thump Plugin – Very useful!

When I started making music at home I was finding that it was lacking a certain something, it was lacking 'body'. Thankfully I stumbled upon Metric Halo Thump2, a free and easy to use plugin that adds a solid slice of low-end and makes your music sound fuller and instantly more professional. Here's what Metric... Continue Reading →

Mackie CR-3 Speakers

Last week I purchased a set of Mackie CR-3 monitors from Absolute Music, the reasons for buying these were simple... I wanted a pair of speakers at a low price that wouldn't sound like a wasp in a jam jar. Thankfully I did my research and came across these Mackies that had numerous glowing reviews,... Continue Reading →

Toontrack Alt-Rock EZX Expansion

Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios, the newest expansion pack for EZDrummer 2 harnesses the powerful sound of the Alt Rock genre. Steve Albini barely needs an introduction, he was the man behind many of the seminal Alt Rock recordings of the 90s including Pixies, PJ Harvey and, of course, Nirvana’s In Utero.... Continue Reading →

Remixes of Empire Affair

For a few years I was in a band called Empire Affair. We did a lot of cool stuff and we were very fortunate to play in London a lot and did two tours of Croatia. When I started putting my little studio together one of the ways of getting to know the software was... Continue Reading →

Zynaptiq Wormhole Plugin

This particular plugin really caught my eye and I will do my best to explain what it does. Needless to say, it's going to get weird, wobbly and otherworldly but very cool and useable at the same time. So without further ado, let's take a look at the Zynaptiq Wormhole. The Zynaptiq Wormhole has positioned itself as an alien/sci-fi/otherworldly... Continue Reading →

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