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Monthly Archives: December 2018

DJing with the Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3

So, as you may have seen, Native Instruments have dropped a tonne of gear on us this year, of which include 2 new DJ controllers in the form of the Traktor Kontrol S2mk3 and S4mk3. These replace their mk2 counterparts and really bring into focus

Traktor Pro 3.0.2 Software Update

Traktor Pro 3.0.2 Software Update

Earlier this week, Native Instruments released the second update to their flagship DJ software Traktor Pro. The update brings forward some minor improvements and bug fixes for stability, however it also introduces some nice new features like, like custom MIDI mapping, Touchless CDJ mode, configurable

Alesis Strike with the New Multipad

Alesis Strike with the New Multipad

This is more than a percussion pad, the Alesis Strike MultiPad is also a sampler, looper and audio interface. Alesis has launched the New Strike Multipad, which is a percussion pad with an arsenal of effects for the modern producer and drummer. A glance reveals that

Beat Breakdown: ’90s Style Boom Bap Hip-Hop

A challenge that many producers face in the early stages of learning is getting the knack of programming drums. In this tutorial series, we’re dissecting some classic drum grooves, and show how to program them in a DAW. In this example, we’ll be using Ableton

Effects Pedals 101: Reverb, Delay and Echo

Effects Pedals 101: Reverb, Delay & Echo

Since the birth of the electric guitar in the 1930s, guitarists have been looking for ways to warp and enhance their signature sounds. The world of guitar effects is a mammoth one, and it can feel a bit overwhelming to know where to begin your

#ShopTalk – Oxygen Music & College

Oxygen Music is a locally owned and operated independent music store in Geelong that provides specialist departments including Guitars and Amps, Pianos and Keys, Drums, Pro Audio and Recording, Band and Orchestral, Print Music, School Education, Repairs and Servicing. But it doesn't stop there, Oxygen also
Spatial Audio – The Tech Behind the Hype

Spatial Audio – The Tech Behind the Hype

Stereo in live sound has always been a concept honoured in name only. On PA systems of any reasonable size, in just about every performance space, no engineer is really mixing in stereo. The reasons are pretty simple – if you fully utilised the stereo