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.
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
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
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
TRAKTOR Pro 3.2.0, dubbed the “harmonic mixing update” is now in public beta testing and is set to include redesigned harmonic mixing features plus a new version of the Elastique 3 time stretching algorithm. The harmonic mixing feature takes Traktor’s already solid key lock mixing functionality a step further with
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.
When Native Instruments added TRK-01 to their Komplete 12 suite of instruments a year ago, I was admittedly a little underwhelmed by the concept. What possible use could I have for a kick-drum and bass sequencer plugin inside a DAW that can already sequence and
As we reported last month, Native Instruments have released the Komplete Audio 6 MK2, 6 in/6 out audio interface. The updated model includes 4 analogue in/out, 2 digital in/out as well as 2 headphone jacks, providing musicians with more flexibility for collaborations in the studio