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iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced Review

iZotope’s Ozone 7 makes mastering cheating, straight up. The plug-in features a set of high-quality components that have an outstanding design, which is of great importance to any producer, an aspect we’d like to lay a great deal of emphasis on. The visual traits of DAW are of great importance [...]

Is EDM Over? A Few Reasons Why Mainstream EDM is on the Way Out

Right before Ultra started its 2016 festival, the Miami Herald ran a piece about how EDM is losing its steam. The piece makes some great points – that clubs charge too much and cater to VIP customers, that big-name DJs are constantly on tour, and that a couple of major [...]

How Deep House Became Banal

A listen to a few of the Beatport Top 10 yields a trend parallel to the same EDM tracks that end up there week after week: Deep house has its own formulaic cuts. Of course, the purists are going to say “But that’s not real deep house!” Whether you want [...]

PreSonus Eris E44 Monitor: When Sound Exceeds the Size

If one trend defines technology, it’s that we want everything to be smaller without compromising quality and power. In fact, we expect it to provide even better performance. This notion defines PreSonus’ Eris E44 and E66 MTM monitors. Back when the company announced them in October 2015, the press release [...]

The Serato DJ Suite: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

You’ve probably been asked this at least once: “Traktor or Serato?” In establishing itself as one of the preeminent DJing software brands, Serato launched the Serato DJ Suite earlier in 2015. Essentially, every must-have product for your setup gets bundled together for a significantly lower cost. As the backbone, you [...]

Reloop Beatpad 2: Finally, a Decent iPad Controller

DJs showed the iPad could be a DJing and production device all the way back in 2010. So, five years down the line, why are the controllers such also-ran equipment? While Algoriddim is a top-notch program, the accompanying gear has seemed second rate. Features are limited, and you’re still left [...]

Pioneer DDJ-SP1: Giving You Full Access to Serato DJ

Serato DJ’s now pretty much the standard, and if you’re looking for a controller that aligns with this software while providing you with the features you need, the Reloop Neon has been your best bet. That is, until Pioneer debuted the DDJ-SP1, a four-channel sub-controller that’s compatible with Serato DJ [...]

Why the Pioneer DDJ-SZ and DDJ-SX2 are Game-Changing Controllers

When we attended the Winter Music Conference two years ago, we spoke with Pioneer, who promised something completely new and game changing. Not long after, the brand introduced its DDJ-SX model, but from that point, other gear has, frankly, been on par or eclipsed it. Over the past year, that’s [...]

PreSonus Does a Successful Overhaul with Studio One 3 – Review

After its debut, Studio One started to stand out for its strong effects, straightforward interface and usage, and easy audio and MIDI editing. Of course, as anyone will find with a DAW, Studio One had its weaknesses – mainly, a dearth of virtual instruments – and it seems that PreSonus [...]