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Denon Aims High With MC6000MK2

Denon introduced its DJ MC6000MK2 controller/digital mixer as a successor to the MK1. While it’s being advertised as being fully integrated with Serato, it enters with a slim yet solid steel design, plenty of features (you might even say too many, given its size), and multiple upgrades. To start, Denon [...]

By |2014-10-28T00:00:00-04:0010/28/2014|DJ Controllers, Reviews|0 Comments

UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator Review: Vintage Sounds Paired With Modern Functionality

If music throughout the 2000's and 2010's – and that’s pop, rock, and EDM specifically – had any specific characteristic, it’s this strange affinity for the old. It’s almost as if those late ‘90s disco compilations, somewhat tongue-in-cheek and somewhat attempting to disco-ize the Eurodance craze of the time, become [...]

By |2013-10-30T00:00:00-04:0010/30/2013|Reviews, Software, Studio Gear|0 Comments

Moog Sub Phatty Review: As Good As You’ve Heard

At least among older keyboardists, monophonic, analog synths have gotten greater visibility in recent years. The Cure’s Rodger O’Donnell’s first solo album The Truth in Me (2006) involved the Moog Voyager, while Depeche Mode’s Sounds of the Universe, even as mediocre as the result was, featured some vintage Moogs. The [...]

By |2013-10-14T00:00:00-04:0010/14/2013|Reviews, Studio Gear|0 Comments

KRK VXT6 Review: Quality in Every Component

If details go into a piece of gear’s design, will the sound be as equally high-quality and fine-tuned with such meticulousness? In the case of the KRK VXT6, a two-way active studio monitor with a six-inch Kevlar woofer, this notion proves to be true. Even when it comes down to [...]

By |2013-10-07T00:00:00-04:0010/07/2013|Monitors, Reviews|0 Comments