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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 […]

Review: K-Board USB MIDI Keyboard from Keith McMillen

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 […]

Review: Novation Launch Control XL Ableton Live Controller

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 […]

Review: MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay on Vintage Fender Rhodes EP

Hey what’s good fam? Back with another review, this time I’m checking out a guitar pedal on my Rhodes It’s the Carbon Copy from MXR Let’s check it out! So what is the Carbon Copy? It’s an analog delay pedal, “bucket brigade” style, delay with up to 600ms of delay time. Of course it’s made […]

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 […]


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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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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Review: UVI BeatHawk Mobile Music Production Studio for iPad

04 February 2015

Yo what’s good fam! Today I’m checking out BeatHawk, a mobile production app from UVI. I first learned about it a last year’s NAMM show, and I’ve been excited ever since. Well they released it this year so you know I downloaded it asap. Let’s dig in! So what is BeatHawk? It’s a “portable music […]

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Check it Out: Bitwig Studio Instrument Layering & Morphing using the X/Y Device

02 February 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Just wanted to share this cool feature in Bitwig Studio that lets you layer and morph between 4 different instruments or instrument chains. You can do it manually by MIDI learning the X and Y parameter knobs, or you can use different modulation devices to automate the parameters automatically. It’s a […]

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ARIA Sounds London Symphonic Strings

28 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Just got a quick update, a while back I did a video on Aria Sounds taking suggestions for their London Symphonic Strings library Well, they’ve released the first part in the collection, First Violins So I did a quick video showing the interface and running through the sounds. Quick Specs content: […]

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Big Fish Friday: Samplephonics Hip Hop Crate Diggers Vol 2 Review

16 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam! Back today with the first Big Fish Friday of 2015 So grab a plate and let’s dig in! So what is Hip Hop Crate Diggers Vol 2 The whole concept of this library is to provide a collection of soulful, organic, authentic sounding Hip Hop samples. You get loops, hits, riffs, […]

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