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The Newly Standardised Future of 3.5mm MIDI Connections

You may have noticed the recent trend of manufacturers using 3.5mm connectors on devices in place of the classic 5-pin DIN MIDI socket. This is of course because these devices are physically too small to feature the sizable 13.2 mm diameter ring of a standard

Meet the Maker Chris Hansen

Meet the Maker – Chris Hansen from JBL Professional [Harman]

Chris Hansen is the Director of Recording and Content Creation, for HARMAN Professional Solutions in Los Angeles, USA. Better known in the audio technology world as the company that includes JBL Professional amongst other reputable audio technology brands such as AKG, Crown, Soundcraft and many

My Gear: Martin Emo [Press Roll]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. With My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on their musical setup. Press Roll are a duo

3 Reasons Native Instruments’ Massive X was Worth the Wait

Unless you’ve been involuntarily incapacitated for the past few days, you will no doubt have heard that Native Instruments’ Massive X, the long anticipated follow up to their classic ‘Massive’ software synth has finally been released. Dual engine Wavetable synths have seen a surge in

The the Studio with Simon Moro

In the Studio with Simon Moro

Noisegate ventures into the world of Melbourne based music producer, mixing and mastering engineer; Simon Moro, who is credited with engineering 4 ARIA #1 albums and numerous other ARIA nominated works. He talks us through his production process and experiences, along with some tips and

My Top 3 Expansion Packs from Native Instruments

When making a tune, the last thing you want to be doing is staring at your laptop, hoping inspiration will strike, which is why I love Native Instruments Expansion Packs – as I explained in details the other week. They provide a versatile selection of