All posts by James Tarbell

Cody Currie lets us into his Jazz Dungeon studio and tells us how Berlin life has shaped his career for the better

Cody Currie’s nuanced concoctions of jazz keys, disco licks and heavy-hitting drums has cemented his place in the house music scene, with a distinctive sound that oozes maturity. The Berlin-based 24-year-old has been experimenting with samples for most of his career but has recently dived head-first into live instrumentation within his productions. After recently teaming … Continue reading Cody Currie lets us into his Jazz Dungeon studio and tells us how Berlin life has shaped his career for the better

MeeBlip Black Friday: thru5 kit for $9.99 and geode synth $129

Overwhelmed with music toys? We can get you a bass synth that sounds like no other – plus a way to connect all your gear for $10. Happy Black Friday to you. geode: $129 synth hardware, ships free First, there’s our very own MeeBlip geode hardware synth. It’s just US$129, and this week only, we’ll … Continue reading MeeBlip Black Friday: thru5 kit for $9.99 and geode synth $129

Best Guitars With P90 Pickups For 2019

Best Choice: Epiphone WILDKAT Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar Beautiful design Quality solid wood build with hollow body P90T & P90R single coil pickups True Bypass feature ‘Hum’- canceling coil Buy on Amazon Disclaimer. Price incl. tax, excl. shipping Back in the 1940s, Gibson, one of the world’s most renowned guitar manufacturers, started making what is known … Continue reading Best Guitars With P90 Pickups For 2019

Effectively Obtaining a Small Business Loan

Effectively Obtaining a Small Business Loan Dealing with a financial institution to get a bank loan can be a tough or very easy procedure, relying on just how ready you are to meet the lending institution as well as review your company’ circumstance as well as requirements.Among the leading root causes of service failing wants … Continue reading Effectively Obtaining a Small Business Loan

Video premiere: Caustic alien dreams and handmade electronics from Balfa

Balfa sucks us into dystopian reveries, as we premiere a new video – and see some of the home-built instruments making such wonderfully acerbic sounds. First, let’s set the mood with the video, which pairs music artist Balfa with artist/animator Maria Mendes of Portugal. Whatever is rendering in that skin, that’s more or less how … Continue reading Video premiere: Caustic alien dreams and handmade electronics from Balfa

New Software Review: SampleTank 4 by IK Multimedia

Well known for early and innovative music production tools like T-RackS, AmpliTube, and the virtual instrument collection SampleTank, IK Multimedia has been a pioneering force in creative software and music technology for over 20 years now. Originally introduced in 2001, SampleTank quickly became a favorite among producers and engineers Read more… The post New Software Review: … Continue reading New Software Review: SampleTank 4 by IK Multimedia

Mastering Mic Placement: How to Get the Most Out of a Single Microphone

Wessel Oltheten, producer, engineer and author of the book Mixing with Impact offers a roadmap to getting better sounds out of your mics, every time. For even more on this subject, stay tuned for upcoming articles in this new series on recording techniques. It’s impossible to know how a Read more… The post Mastering Mic Placement: … Continue reading Mastering Mic Placement: How to Get the Most Out of a Single Microphone

Image-Line releases FL Studio 20.5, adds FLEX synth plug-in

Just over a year ago, Image-Line celebrated the 20th anniversary of its flagship DAW with FL Studio 20. There have been a few updates since but the latest, v20.5, seems to be the biggest yet. Along with interface tweaks and plug-in updates, v20.5 brings with it the FLEX synth plug-in that was previously available only … Continue reading Image-Line releases FL Studio 20.5, adds FLEX synth plug-in

Identify and connect with like-minded news sharers

It’s often said that your network determines your net worth. We’re fortunate to be living in an era where technology has accelerated networking in both the real world and online. Platforms such as meetup.com have allowed people with shared interests to find each other online and meet in the real world.  Online, ad-hoc “communities” are… … Continue reading Identify and connect with like-minded news sharers