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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 […]


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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Review: Realitone Realivox Blue Solo Female Vocal Library

15 January 2015

Yo what’s good fam? Back with another review, this one is a cool vocal instrument/library from Realitone. It’s called Realivox Blue Let’s just dive right in shall we? So what is Realivox Blue? It’s a vocal library focused on it’s own word builder which allows you to create and play convincing words and phrases. It’s […]

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

14 January 2015

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 […]

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Review: Devilbytes Epic Dreampads Vol 1 for SynthMaster 2.6

13 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Today I’m checking out a collection of presets for SynthMaster I’ve had this one in the collection for a while and I’m finally getting a chance to reveiw it. If you dig pads and atmospheres then check this out. Let’s dig in! What is Epic Dreampads Vol 1? It’s a collection […]

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Check It Out: Ableton Live 9 Layering Instruments, Plugins, Samples, and FX

12 January 2015

Hey what’s good fam? Just a quick video to show how you can create custom sounds in Ableton Live by layering instruments, samples, fx, and even plugins. I got this question after I did a similar video for Bitwig, and wanted to show that Ableton has had this capability for a while. Sometimes it’s easy […]

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