macOS Catalina, the next release of Apple Mac operating software, dramatically tightens security and removes 32-bit compatibility, unfortunately resulting in music software incompatibilities that will require updates. Apple’s never been one to shy away from extensive changes that have a dramatic impact on software compatibility.
Wondering how you can take your synth sounds to the next level? Most synth heads will be familiar with the age-old trick of running their rig through an array of effects pedals for further sonic exploration. Another way to achieve similar results is to run
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
Ever wanted to use your Push controller to do more than control Ableton? How about baking a cake, squeeze a lemon or do your washing? Well … unfortunately, that’s just not possible, however, Ableton Certified Trainer, DJ, Producer and all-round good dude Mr Ed Rollo
When creativity strikes and you’re in need of a beat, sound effect or any other musical sonics, you can quite literally turn any surrounding into a musical playground, the only limitation being your imagination. To prove this theory, we took to the office with a
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
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
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
With the Volca Drum having just hit stores, it’s the perfect time to fire up all the Volcas in the drum/percussion category, sync them up with the Volca Mix and make a beat. In this video the Volca Kick utilizes the powerful sound of its
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.