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Review: Soundiron Mercury Elements

Hey what’s good fam? Back with another review from Soundiron’s “Elements” series, this one is another choir. Let’s just dig in and check it out What is Mercury Elements? This is a version of their Mercury Symphonic Boys Choir library that contains essential elements and a single mic position. So if you don’t need all the […]

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Review: Patchbanks Rhythm & Breaks Vol. 1

Hey what’s good fam? Back with some more classic samples from patchbanks Let’s just dig into it! So what’s Rhythm & Breaks Vol. 1? It’s a collection of original classic, soulful, and underground style music samples as well as drum breaks. This isn’t a construction kit, you don’t get the stems, but you get the […]

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Review: Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface and USB Hub

Hey what’s good fam? Back with a new review, this one is a new interface from Novation. I wanted to check it out for my iPad, so let’s dig in! What is the Audiohub 2×4? It’s an audio interface that’s also a USB hub. It works with Mac and PC, as well as iOS…which is […]

Review: M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro

Yo what’s good fam! Today I’m back with another review, this time I’m finally getting a chance to check out the Trigger Finger Pro from M-Audio. Let’s just jump right in What is the Trigger Finger Pro? It’s an updated version of the original Trigger Finger pad controller, with a lot of new features. The […]

Checkout My New Maschine Training Course with Lynda.com

Hey what’s good fam! Just wanted to let you know about a new Maschine tutorial course I did with Lynda.com The course is called “Up and Running with Maschine 2″ and covers all the basics of getting started with Maschine. I did the course using both the Maschine Studio and the Maschine MK2 controllers, and […]

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Comparison: Ableton Push vs Akai APC40 MKII – Which one is best for you?

I’ve been an Ableton Live user for many years, and I always felt a dedicated controller would really benefit the program as well as my workflow. After using both the Ableton Push and Akai APC40 MKII for a while, I’ve been able to see the benefits of both and how they fit different workflows. I […]

Presonus Sceptre S6 CoActual Studio Monitors

Hey what’s good fam! Here with a review of some pretty cool monitors from Presonus. It’s the Sceptre series and I’ve been testing the S6. Let’s get into it! So what is the Sceptre S6? This is the 6″ woofer version of the Sceptre series monitor from Presonus. The Sceptre series is their line of […]

Boomstar 5089 24dB Moog style ladder filter analog synth review

Yo what’s good fam! Back today with a beast of a synth from Studio Electronics This is the 5089 synth from their Boomstar line, which is a collection of synths each with their own classic filter. Let’s check it out! So what is the Boomstar 5089? This is a desktop analog synthesizer with tons of […]


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Big Fish Friday: Illusion – Cinematic Guitar Soundscapes

06 March 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Back with more Big Fish This time I’m checking out some cinematic guitar samples. Let’s dig in! So what is Illusion? It’s a collection of cinematic style guitar soundscapes, sound design elements, and textures. Think ambiances, drones, evolving sounds, and fx. No drums, no percussion, all tonal elements created from guitar […]

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Review: Synthmagic Zed 80 Volume 2 for Kontakt 5

04 March 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Got another review for you today, this is a new library from Synthmagic called Zed 80 vol 2 Let’s jump right into it! So what is Zed 80 Vol. 2? It’s a Kontakt instrument made from samples that were taken from various 80s synthesizers and samplers. Not just a digital reproduction […]

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Review: K-Board USB MIDI Keyboard from Keith McMillen

19 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Back with another review, this time it’s a mini/mobile keyboard from Keith McMillen. Let’s check it out! So what is the K-Board? It’s a mini usb keyboard that works with iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. It’s class-compliant, so no drivers are needed. The cool thing about it is how expressive it […]

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Review: AudioWarp BOCS Volume 2 (Boards Of Canada Synthesis)

18 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Back with another review from AudioWarp, this is a volume 2 follow-up to their BOCS 1 library for Kontakt Let’s dig in! So what is BOCS Volume 2? It’s the second volume in their “Boards Of Canada Synthesis” series. Just think ambient pads and textures with an analog/organic feel to them. […]

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Review: Novation Launch Control XL Ableton Live Controller

16 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Back with another reivew, this one is for the Ableton Live users or anyone looking for a compact controller with faders, knobs, and buttons. It’s the Launch Control XL Let’s dig in! So what is the Launch Control XL? It’s a dedicated “mix” controller for Ableton Live. If you look at […]

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Big Fish Friday: Ambient White Kontakt library review

13 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam! It’s Friday again, and I’m back with some Big Fish! Today I’m checking out Ambient White…let’s dig in! So what is Ambient White? It’s a Kontakt instrument dedicated to ambient, organic, peaceful melodic textures and instruments. It’s focus is on the lighter side of sound design, soft, airy, almost a “floating” feeling. […]

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Review: New Sonic Arts VICE Loop Slicer and Sampler Plugin

11 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Today I’m reviewing a product from New Sonic Arts, a smaller developer making some pretty cool products. The one I’m checking out today is VICE Let’s dig in! So what is VICE? It’s a sampler/slicer plugin with a super clean interface and the ability to add up to 4 insert fx per […]

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Review: Impact Soundworks ReForged Metallic Cinematic Sound Design library

05 February 2015

Yo what’s good fam? Got a new review today from Impact Soundworks, this one is their new ReForged library. If you’re into various sound design elements and fx, let’s dig in! So what is ReForged? It’s a cinematic sound design library created completely from “found sound” metallic percussion sources. That means tools, utensils, containers, doors, fences and […]

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