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Show Off Your Studio: Luigi Madonna’s humble techno playground

Instagram | Facebook | Spotify | SoundCloud Key kit Erica Synths Techno System Sequential Pro 2 Pioneer DJ Toraiz Squid Roland TR-8 Elektron Octatrack Allen & Heath Qu-24 mixer  Tell us a bit about the studio, Luigi! I have been living in Amsterdam for six years now. I’ve had various studios over the years until I built this last...

IK Multimedia’s MixBox is a virtual channel strip with 70 different effects

Italian pro audio manufacturer IK Multimedia has released a powerful and multi-faceted virtual channel strip plug-in, MixBox. The 500 series-style virtual rack features 70 award-winning effects and is available for Mac and PC and is designed with the goal of offering producers of all styles a one-stop solution for mixing and mastering. The brand says...

Strymon NightSky shines with a deep reverb that you can sequence

After a few teasers and leaks this week, Strymon’s hotly-anticipated new reverb pedal has landed – NightSky. Strymon is adamant that this effect is unique and powerful, claiming “you haven’t heard a pedal like this before”. With a variable rate core, three reverb textures, a Shimmer effect and sequencer, among many more features, they might be right....

Eventide’s Blackhole launches your sounds into vast space

Previously released as a plug-in, Eventide has announced its Blackhole reverb pedal, which could be an ideal astral co-pilot for your hardware synths and instruments. The Blackhole reverb algorithm is originally found in Eventide’s classic DSP4000 Ultra-Harmonizer and H9 pedal, bringing a supermassive effect into a compact, accessible form factor. Blackhole...

How to customise Logic Pro X’s Smart Controls and take command of your sounds

The wealth of parameters and modulation options within software effects and instruments is a blessing in modern music production. However, menu-diving and mouse-clicking can become a bit of a chore if you’re performing or trying to achieve a quick workflow. Logic Pro X‘s Smart Controls come in handy here, providing quick access to the most important...

Review: Deadmau5 OSC/Pilot

Price £45Contact OSC/PilotThere’s a surfeit of artists working in audio and visual media. As such, there are a number of tools that have been developed to help you control those media programs. Unfortunately, macOS and Android have been the only platforms that support this type of software – until now.OSC/Pilot has been in development for several years...

Weekend Workshop: Create video game sounds with Helm for free

The iconic soundtracks to early video games were generated in real time using hardware sound chips with seriously limited features. Some ingenious techniques were employed to circumvent those limitations. In this Weekend Workshop, we’re going to explore some of these techniques. Helm is an open-source polyphonic subtractive synth with a stunning interface...

Behringer unveils its PRO-800, based on Sequential’s Prophet-600

Behringer is back at it again. The brand has taken to social media to preview its take on the Sequential Prophet 600. Dubbed the Behringer PRO-800, the eight-voice analogue synth was designed with GliGli, who released a mod for the original Prophet 600 of 1982, which improved its functionality with a dedicated vibrato, faster envelope generators, unison...

CloudBounce’s desktop app lets you master your music in mere minutes

“It’s like having a real-life mastering engineer always on call”, CloudBounce says of its new dekstop mastering platform. Developed over five years and based on its successful online mastering service, the app uses AI to master your music, be it short demos or full-length albums and DJ mixes. CloudBounce requires no uploading or downloading of music...

Wendy & Lisa, Lachi and Laura Escudé discuss the music industry in ADAM Audio’s final webinar

ADAM Audio’s six-part webinar series comes to a close this week, with a superstar panel of female producers and artists sharing their wisdom and experiences. The Women In Music: From Start To Finish series has offered advice and insight on everything involved in creating a track, from the spark of an idea through to its marketing. The webinar is shown...

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