Trigger Happy – A Review of the M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro

When I saw the M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro at this year's NAMM Show, its stunning good looks made quite an impression, but I had no real idea about its underlying functionality. It has RGB LED pads, a slick silvered look with blue lighted accents, and a large LCD screen - [...]

By |2023-11-23T21:56:59-05:00June 30, 2014|

Success Without a Vocalist: Is It Possible for EDM Producers?

In certain electronic dance music subgenres, such as synthpop, vocals are a must. After all, the robotically-sung lyrics of New Order’s “Blue Monday” are as memorable as the drum machine and keyboard lines to the point that if you played either, a listener could identify the track. It’s not as [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:33:49-05:00April 25, 2014|

KRK ROKIT 8 G3 Review: New Level of Clarity in Generation 3

KRK continues to take its ROKIT line of active studio monitors up a notch with Generation 3, or simply G3. Crossfadr reviewed the G2 in June 2012, finding this then-boundary-pushing line a high-quality product for the price. Ideal for DJing and studio work, the ROKIT 8 G3 retains the same [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:22:04-05:00February 24, 2014|

European vs. North American EDM: What’s the Diff?

The proliferation of technology has made it possible for everyone around the world to create and distribute their own electronic music. There’s so much out there, it’s almost impossible to keep track of the various styles – and they morph constantly. But there are a couple of key differences, one [...]

By |2023-11-24T07:42:23-05:00May 21, 2012|
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