Native Instruments’ new ASHLIGHT release joins STRAYLIGHT and PHARLIGHT as a cinematic trio of sample based granular KONTAKT instruments dubbed ‘The Light Trilogy’. It shares the atmospheric soundscape focus the series is known for but takes things in a much darker, and more rhythmic direction. The interface will be familiar to anyone acquainted with the
How good is free stuff, especially when it comes from the lords over at Berlin’s Manifest Audio, who have released a set of modulation devices for Ableton Live 10 Suite and above. The pack includes six mod tools that are designed to ‘inject life into
Grooves have been part of Ableton Live for a long time and serve as an easy way to apply a new rhythmic feel to any audio or MIDI of content. For those not so familiar with Grooves, we decided to take a closer look at
One of the things that I love about Ableton’s Push controller, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been around people continue to find creative ways of using it to make music. Now keep in mind that Push 2 was released back in 2017 for Ableton
The sounds of the ’90s are back, and the cutting-edge (at the time) sampling technology from brands like Akai and E-Mu was a key influence in the early sounds of drum’n’bass and jungle music — in much the same way that Roland’s TR drum machines
Battle DJ and turntablists will be raising their brows today as Rane launch a new signature edition of their flagship Seventy DJ mixer. The collaboration with legendary turntablist A-Trak has brought forward some exciting new features, improved sound and a fresh design that looks wicka-wicka-wicked!
Arturia have updated their V Collection virtual instrument bundle to version 8.1, bringing a host of new features and functionality, for free! There’s plenty here to please all manner of V Collection owners from new sounds and tuning capabilities, to improved controller integration and accessibility features.
Native Instruments have again collaborated with Galaxy Instruments to release PIANO COLORS, an experimental and highly expressive piano-based Kontakt Instrument. Following in the footsteps of their recent Noire instrument, PIANO COLORS utilizes innovative performance and sampling techniques and creative modulation and an inspiring interface to create an instrument
Everyone needs a drum machine and I mean everyone! I’m quite serious because sequencing intricate electronic rhythms, no matter how simple or complex can really elevate your tune, no matter what kind of music you’re creating. Obviously, I am asserting my opinion here, but please
Arturia’s Step range of controllers are tremendously popular amongst a variety of users, particularly those who like to keep their workflow as ‘DAW-free’ as possible. With built-in sequencers as well as CV and MIDI connectivity, they’re a great choice for hardware-oriented musicians and producers. But there’s no reason your computer can’t join in on the fun as they’re all