While we’re self-imposed Coronavirus lockdown, I thought it’d be a good opportunity to really get to know some of my gear better, starting with the Arturia MiniBrute 2S. Already a fantastic analogue synthesiser and sequencer (see my review here), I had a suspicion that the
In these unprecedented times, lots of us are being forced to lockdown or self-isolate in some form. While it might feel like we’re all living in a crazy sci-fi film, we can make the most of this challenging situation and take the opportunity to make
Elektron were surprisingly absent from NAMM Show this year, it felt like the right time for them to have something new to show, but they were nowhere to be found. But here we are, 6 weeks later and they’ve got a new toy for us.
It just wouldn’t be a NAMM show without some new samplers to sink our teeth into, lucky for us Akai have provided the goods. Akai Professional continue their DAWless beat making and music production product line with a new standalone MPC One which Akai claims as their most powerful
Being less bound by traditional song structure and very friendly to on-the-fly improvisation, Techno is a genre of music that lends itself extremely well to hardware music gadgets. Even the weirdest bleeps, bloops and textures can find a home in Techno, in fact, they’re encouraged.
In early September, the Noisegate team went to the BIGSOUND festival/conference in Brisbane to host music-making workshops with Ableton Live. In my ‘Push New Ideas’ presentation, I demo’d a performance setup using Ableton’s Push controller, that was controlling external hardware synths and drum machines (see
We recently got our hands on the Volca Nubass, the newest in Korg’s Volca series of synthesisers and drum machines. Videos first emerged earlier this year at Superbooth 2019 – and since then we’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival. The Volca Nubass will certainly pique
Drum machines are an integral part of a music producers arsenal as they have been ever since the 60’s when KEIKO the original company name of Korg released the Doncamatic DA-20 drum machine. So we take a look at 5 drum machines that are still