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Review: Synthmagic Zed 80 Volume 2 for Kontakt 5

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 […]

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 […]


IK Multimedia iRig MIDI adapter for iPad review

03 April 2012

So yes, I finally got an iPad after wanting one for a long time. Despite what some may say, an iPad, or any iOS device can be a useful tool in your musical setup. It’s all about what you look to do with it. Any tool, in the right hands, can be useful in the […]

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Posted in Hardware, iOS & Mobile41 Comments

Soniccouture Synthi AKS analog synth library

27 March 2012

Yo what’s good fam, back today with another library from Soniccouture, definitely one of my new favorite companies, they have some cool stuff. Today I’m checking out a synth library of theirs, called Synthi It’s based on the EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer…no I am not familiar with the actual synth, but reading the description I […]

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Posted in Instrument Libraries26 Comments

Big Fish Audio – Purple Drizzle XXL review

23 March 2012

Yo what’s good fam, it’s Friday, so you know what time it is Time for some Big Fish I got a new library for you to checkout and it’s pretty cool, more contemporary urban style. It’s called Purple Drizzle XXL, and it’s in KLI format Let’s check it out! So what is Purple Drizzle XXL? […]

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Posted in Big Fish Friday, Loops & Samples79 Comments

Avid talks to mix engineer Brad Worrell at SXSW 2012

22 March 2012

Yo what’s good fam! This is just one of those posts from my “around the web” series, where I share some of the stuff I come across online. There’s a lot going on lately with SXSW and Musikmesse, so when I see something cool I’ll share it for ya just in case you didn’t see […]

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Big Fish Audio – Darkness: Cinematic Sound Design

16 March 2012

Hey fam, what’s good! Back with another Big Fish Friday for ya…and I got some more sound design goodies. If you remember I did a review a while ago on a library called Cinematic Sound Design Now I’m back with the follow up to that library, it’s called Darkness. Let’s check it out So what […]

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Posted in Big Fish Friday, Loops & Samples20 Comments

FXpansion Tremor analog modeled drum synth

15 March 2012

Yo what’s good fam, back with another review for you…something I’ve been playing with for a while. It’s the new Tremor drum synth from FXpansion based on their DCAM Synth technology I’m usually not a fan of software drum machine…so let me show you why I dig this one What is Tremor? It’s a drum […]

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Best Service Nitron synth library for Kontakt

29 February 2012

Yo what’s good fam? Got another Kontakt library I’m checking out today. This one is from Best Service and it’s called Nitron It’s a sample based synth library for Kontakt 5 Let’s get in and see what’s good! So what is Nitron? It is a sample based library of over 1000 patches made up of […]

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Big Fish Beast of the Keys library review

24 February 2012

What’s good fam! You know what time it is. It’s Friday…so you know that means it’s time for some Big Fish! Today I’m checking out a loop/construction library called “Beast of the Keys” It isn’t really a construction kit, since it only has keys and synths, but they are broken up into separate “songs” with […]

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Posted in Big Fish Friday, Loops & Samples14 Comments

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