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Time Flies Maschine 10 years

Time Flies When You’re Making Beats – 10 Years of Maschine

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

AKG Vocal Comparison – with Emily Williams

AKG Microphones: Vocal Sound Comparisons with Singer Emily Williams

It can be tricky finding comprehensive comparison videos of microphones. Luckily, we recently had the pleasure of having soul/urban diva Emily Williams pop into the Noisegate studio to do an exclusive microphone shoot out of a hand-picked selection of AKG microphones. For a little historical

Pro Podcasting with Soundcraft Notepad Mixers

Pro Podcasting with Soundcraft Notepad Mixers

True Crime? Geek Out? Fashion Forward? Anyone can make a top-quality podcast if you’ve got the passion and the inspiration. The gear to record and mix professionally has never been more accessible or affordable, with no obscure technical expertise needed. All you need to add

Maschine Tips ‘N ‘ Tricks. Side Chain Compression

Noisegate Video Tutorial #21 Maschine-Side Chain Compression

Side-chain compression is a technique that’s featured on hundreds of tracks throughout the last 2 decades. It’s an approach that is known for producing that ‘pumping’ sound in many forms of electronic music, most commonly heard on bass lines. It’s a very useful tool for

Native Instruments: Workflow Focus - Komplete 12 in Ableton Live

Workflow Focus with NI Komplete 12 Ultimate in Ableton Live

Regarded as the Holy Grail of music production software suites, Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate features a wide variety of sounds, samples, instruments and effects that can be used for anything from complex sound design and film score composition to making beats in your bedroom.