Korg’s Volca line of little musical boxes have been tremendously popular for a variety of reasons. On one level they appeal to beginners and hobbyists by offering great sounding products at an entry level price point, but they’re also capable and downright interesting enough to
Software developer Waves have shown admirable restraint (thus far) with the announcement of version 11 of their popular line of professional audio plugins to not throw in any off-hand Spinal Tap references, a task I often struggle with. Waves V11 brings with it a tantalizing
In early September, the Noisegate team went to the BIGSOUND festival/conference in Brisbane to host music-making workshops with Ableton Live. In my ‘Push New Ideas’ presentation, I demo’d a performance setup using Ableton’s Push controller, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see
Just as many thought the world of large format consoles were finito, SSL strike back with the announcement of a new, all analogue 32 channel in-line console, reminiscent of older designs that put the company on the map. It’s called ORIGIN, and for good reason.
Ever thought how great it would be to jump into the crowd at your gig, microphone or guitar in hand, crowd surf to the back of the venue, then back to stage, all without a hitch and free of cables? Course you have, that’s wireless!
Are you an Ableton Live user with a smart phone? Have you experimented with using your phone as a controller or instrument? If not, then here’s a fun looking workshop that Melbourne Music Week are hosting this year to give you a crash course in
Karanyi’s new Continuo instrument is a complex texture instrument for the Native Instruments Kontakt software sampler, all sampled from experimental ambient guitar and pedal chains — ideal for creating endless pads, unusual soundscapes, characteristic atmospheres and experimental sublayers. This is the first release of Karanyi
Here at Noisegate, we’ve managed to get our hands on the new Silverline Series of amplifiers from Blackstar. This range of amplifiers offers true boutique character, tone and response as demonstrated by our guest guitarist ‘GILLY G’. For More Info: https://www.blackstaramps.com/uk/ranges/silverline
Strymon continues to release high-end guitar effects pedals and with their latest Iridium Guitar Amp Modeler & IR Cabinet Pedal, they have not disappointed. The Iridium offers three iconic amplifiers created by their Matrix Modeling system. These are based on the Fender Deluxe Reverb, Vox
I’ve been tinkering with synths, sequencers and other gadgets for a long time now — writing about them for a few years too. ‘Going modular’ was always a thing that was going to happen eventually. Well, just over 2 months ago I finally got my