Something that is little known and doesn’t seem to receive the attention it should (at least in my opinion anyway) is Maschine’s ability to control hardware synths right from the controller. Native Instruments has created stacks of presets from different synth manufactures all with pre-mapped
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
If you’ve been out and about to one of Melbourne’s many bars and clubs lately, then there’s a very good chance you’ve heard Lotus Moonchild spinning tunes somewhere. Lotus is a talented DJ with a focus on UK Bass, House and Disco — Lotus has all
With a considerable price and functionality difference between Native Instruments’ flagship S4 and entry-level S2 DJ controllers, the newly announced S3 looks to be the perfect solution for those looking for something in-between. Last September, Native Instruments revamped their Traktor product line releasing the S2
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 Push 2, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see video below).
Here’s what you missed at Bigsound 2019 last week in Brisbane. Noisegate’s senior contributor Leroy, jamming with Ableton’s Push 2 controlling hardware synths and drum machine.
Check out our “Just Sounds’ Video of the KORG Nubass and the Roland TB-303 together. The TB-303 was manufactured by the Roland Corporation in 1982 in limited numbers and became the sound of Acid in the late 1980s. Fast forward to today – and we
Since its inception, Native Instruments’ Maschine has been one of the foremost hybrid hardware/software music production systems, designed to harness the power of your laptop through a dedicated controller. Providing far more functionality than simply finger-drumming, Maschine’s 16 coloured pads have become iconic, and featured
Ever wanted to use your Push controller to do more than control Ableton? How about baking a cake, squeeze a lemon or do your washing? Well … unfortunately, that’s just not possible, however, Ableton Certified Trainer, DJ, Producer and all-round good dude Mr Ed Rollo
We recently got our hands on the Volca Nubass, the newest in Korg’s Volca series of synthesisers and drum machines. Videos first emerged earlier this year at Superbooth 2019 – and since then we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. The Volca Nubass will certainly pique