In the music production world, there's a continued increasing need for external modular controllers that go beyond the limitations of a DAW. Producers are looking for physical hardware to create music and Tangible Instruments is looking to offer producers an arpeggiator for electronic music producers. Arpeggio is a physical arpeggiator, sequencer, and monophonic synthesizer aiming for mass production via a Kickstarter launched in September.
A producer's DAW is rarely a simple machine - usually it's a combination of libraries, sounds, plug-ins, and instruments. When starting a new track it isn't always as simple as grabbing a guitar or drumming out a beat on a drum set and becomes more technical, it's almost too much. Since just playing around with the music isn't as simple in the electronic world as traditional instruments, Novation has tackled this by announcing the Circuit, a brand new type of groove box.
One of the most important aspects of producing is finding the right sample whether that be layering a kick or looking for a vocal shot to use as an instrument. Sample packs can be cheap or insanely expensive and a lot of the time a producer will only use handful of samples out of an entire pack that contains hundreds. Splice is looking to fix these problems with their new subscription service Splice Sounds.
Microsoft has been announcing new covers for their Surface touchscreen computer, and the latest one out of the gate is aimed squarely at the music production set. Dubbed “The Music Cover“, it’s a backlit attachment that clicks into a Surface and automatically installs a very basic DAW into the Surface. The cover itself has 16 […]
One of the most common questions asked by new producers and DJs is “what software and VST plug-ins do you use?” The world of audio software can be mysterious when you’re first getting started. With so many DAWs and plug-ins it can really start to add up and drain the bank account. A lot of […]
Last year at NAMM Arturia debuted a completely analog low-cost synth – but yesterday they presented two scaled-down versions of some of their other products. The MiniLab keyboard MIDI controller and cutely-named SparkLE both are brand new introductions here at NAMM 2013, so we decided to take a closer look at both of them!