Core magazine and Mark EG present a first hand video review of NI MATE by Delicode at the BPM NEC DJ/Production Show 2012.
Core magazine and Mark EG present a first hand video review of the Electrix Tweaker Performance controller at the BPM NEC DJ/Production Show 2012.
So, we thought we had it all and then along comes Bitwig studio!
I asked them to let me in on the beta list, so let's see if they do. It looks cool, but I must admit I'm not too sure about learning another DAW. I have to say that this looks like the Serato / Traktor argument to me which
Traktor seems to have undeniably won.
As this is my first post for Core Magazine I will do a quick round of introduction. My name is Esh, I go by my alias 'The Technoist', and I will be hoping to provide you with some tips, tricks and some general in-sight into the world of production.
Since a few releases with the likes of Reldz Recordings and Naked Lunch, I decided to hide away and really delve into the art of music production. As someone from a non-music/sound engineering background it was important to find a way to translate the ideas I had into more professional sounding productions. The current ease of setting up labels and releasing tracks has seen many genres of electronic music flooded with hundreds of new tracks everyday, and it is important to find a way of setting a higher bar. I find myself writing these articles to share some of the more important things I have come across that have really helped my productions take shape, and in the near future I will share the results of some of these processes.
For many up-and-coming producers it is a real puzzle of how to make their tracks sound as full and rounded as those of their idols. Over the next few weeks I will be bringing you three articles that cover some of the very essentials of how bringing the best out of your productions.
Generally speaking, most good quality productions will utilize Volume, Panning, and a good use of the Frequency Spectrum to provide a robust and clear mixdown. I will be visiting each of these aspects of production, in reverse order, over the next three articles. Which brings us nicely to this installation.
If you know anything about live electronic music you'll probably have run across Akai's famous MPC samplers at some point. For the uninitiated, they are a cross between a drum machine and a sampler/sequencer with the typical rubber drum pads and flat desktop design with a small flip up screen. The simplicity and versatility of the MPC’s have made them popular with many artists for live performances.