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AKAI PRO FORCE: A Standalone Music Production and Performance Work Station

AKAI PRO FORCE: A Standalone Music Production Workstation

After weeks of leaked photos and info doing the rounds on the internet, Akai puts the rumours to rest with their announcement of FORCE –  A standalone production workstation which features “Ableton Push” style workflow, whilst providing musicians of all disciplines DAW-centric capability. It’s something

Native Instruments Massive X: Good News & Bad News

Native Instruments Massive X: Good News & Bad News

Native Instruments’ follow-up to the legendary Massive software synth — Massive X, has unfortunately been delayed from its initial release date of February 2019 to June 2019, stating on their website: Back in September we announced that MASSIVE X would arrive in February. Unfortunately, when

Bitwig Studio to go Modular in V3

The team at Bitwig have teased the upcoming version 3.0 of the DAW software and look set to deliver on their initial promise of a fully modular DAW environment. Dubbed ‘The Grid’, the modular environment will be split into 3 fairly self-explanatory divisions to build

My Gear: Dan Frizza [Turtle Skull]

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

Sound School: Changing the Electronic Landscape

Very rarely on a website for a music education program would you find a range of classes as diverse, exciting and out-of-the-box as those that Sound School have on offer. At Sound School, a free electronic music school that aims to educate artists existing in

The Technics SL-1200 Returns Again, This Time With DJs in Mind

Panasonic have just confirmed the rumours at the CES 2019 trade show in Las Vegas, the SL-1200 is set to return once again, this time with DJs squarely in the target demographic, and without messing too much with the tried and true formula of the original MK2 legend.  The Technics SL 1200MK2 turntable is one of the most revered

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

My Gear: Carolyn Hawkins [School Damage, Parsnip]

Whether they are a self-described gear nerd or a complete 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