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KORG EK-50: The Entertainment Keyboard

KORG EK-50: The Entertainment Keyboard

KORG have just ventured into new territory with their first entry level accompaniment style keyboard, so we take a quick first look at the new EK-50 Entertainer Keyboard. Transcript from Video: This is an affordable and portable keyboard that’s going to appeal to a wide
My Gear: Nathan Mesiti [Orpheus Omega]

My Gear: Nathan Mesiti [Orpheus Omega]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on
Pedals 101: Chorus

Effects Pedals 101: Chorus

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
Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar ?

Wireless Guitar or Wired Guitar?

When you’re talking about guitars and instruments live onstage, which is better: wired or wireless cabling? The advantages and disadvantages are pretty much the same if you are in a gigging band, playing in a house of worship or just having fun with some friends.

The Art of Synthesis: Melbourne Synth Festival 2018

If you are into LFO's, High Pass Filters, VCO's, DCO's, Envelopes, DSP, Aftertouch, ADSR's, CV's, MIDI, Arpeggiators or simply just keys, then this event will certainly trigger your Multi-Timbral. As part of Melbourne Music Week, Australian Musician, MESS and PBS 106.7 the inaugural Melbourne Synth Festival
EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

EBow: The Electronic Bow for Guitar

If you don’t know what an ‘EBow’ is, chances are you’ve probably heard it but not realized what it was.  ‘The EBow is a battery-powered electronic device for playing the electric guitar. The EBow uses a pickup – inductive string driver – feedback circuit, including a sensor coil,
Universal Audio Introduces UAD Software v9.7

Universal Audio Introduces UAD Software v9.7

Lexicon 480L Digital Reverb and Effects Released in 1986, the Lexicon® 480L Digital Effects System is recognizable the world over, coveted for its space-shaping reverb and vivid effects textures that are still employed on chart-topping tracks to this day. Exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces, the