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Oh No!! I Fell in Love with Mic Preamps Again: Apollo x4 First Look, from Universal Audio

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I was supposed to be over boutique analog hardware for fattening up my tones. Fortunately, I can now have them cheaper and more re-call-able than ever thanks to Universal Audio. In this First Look, Justin Colletti takes the new Apollo x4 for a Read more… The post Oh … Continue reading Oh No!! I Fell in Love with Mic Preamps Again: Apollo x4 First Look, from Universal Audio

Why I LOVE 3-Way Monitors: First Look at IN-8 by Kali Audio

Justin Colletti takes a first look at the new IN-8 monitors from Kali Audio. These are an incredibly novel “three way” and “coincident” design… But just what does that mean??? Find out here! The IN-8s pack three drivers into a two driver sized speaker with a couple of ingenious Read more… The post Why I … Continue reading Why I LOVE 3-Way Monitors: First Look at IN-8 by Kali Audio

Leo Fender’s 1959 patent is brought to life for the first time thanks to Sampleson

Sampleson, known for their recent string of easy-to-use plug-ins, has released 1959, a keyboard plug-in based on an original patent drawn up by Leo Fender. You may have heard of Fender – legendary instruments like the Rhodes, Stratocaster and Jazzmaster were all produced by the company. There is, unfortunately, no possibility of comparing this emulation … Continue reading Leo Fender’s 1959 patent is brought to life for the first time thanks to Sampleson

The Cheat Codes to Mastering: A First Look at Ozone 9 from iZotope

Mastering engineer Justin Colletti cracks open the new Ozone 9 to take it for the ultimate test for the first time: Can it stand up to a studio full of great gear in the hands of a real mastering engineer to deliver commercial masters that will thrill clients? In this Read more… The post The … Continue reading The Cheat Codes to Mastering: A First Look at Ozone 9 from iZotope

First Floor is what happens when music journalism arrives in your email inbox, unfiltered

Journalism is often a nomadic field, as outlets come and go — music journalism, doubly so. But Shawn Reynaldo reinvented his homeless radio show as a mailing list, and the results are refreshing. The odd thing is, reading through First Floor feels more intimate than the days of print writing. Don’t get me wrong – … Continue reading First Floor is what happens when music journalism arrives in your email inbox, unfiltered

Ableton Announces First Artists For Loop 2020 Lineup

This morning, Ableton revealed the first group of artists performing and presenting at Loop 2020. The roster includes producer Sylvia Massy and performers Sotomayor, Ex-Easter Island Head, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Deena Abdelwahed, and experimental instrument-builder Antenes, among others.… Read More Ableton Announces First Artists For Loop 2020 Lineup