iZotope Neutron 2 Advanced Review

Only released a year and a half ago, iZotope’s all-in-one mixing plug-in has already been making waves within the industry. Neutron 2 helps you achieve a clear and well-balanced mix thanks to innovative mixing and analysis tools. From a visual soundstage to the overall tonal balance, you can view all [...]

By |2023-11-23T21:55:16-05:00April 19, 2018|

Welcome DAW Newcomer: Bitwig Studio 1.0

The long-awaited Bitwig Studio has finally come out of its beta stages and into its first official release, but does this cross-platform digital audio workstation offer enough features to jump ship? For Linux users it most certainly does. Gone are the days of getting a DAW to run in an [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:22:04-05:00March 28, 2014|

Deckadance – The Jekyll & Hyde of DJ Software

I remember using Deckadance once, a couple of years ago, not thinking much of it, and then forgetting it altogether. Apparently Image-Line, the makers, have done no such thing and the Deckadance 1.93 Club Edition I opened up to review is completely unfamiliar. It’s beautiful. It has a sleek elegance [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:33-04:00August 15, 2011|

Native Instruments Maschine – Reader Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a full blown production console at your fingertips, while also accessing the speed and storage capacity of your PC or laptop? Enter: Native Instruments Maschine. Native Instruments unveiled their revolutionary Maschine console hoping to take the industry by storm. [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:27:48-05:00August 10, 2011|

Griid vs touchAble, side-by-side Guide

Love the hype or loathe it, the iPad is happily changing the way a generation of musicians interacts with sound. From new implementations of classics, like Korg’s iMS-20, to mainstays like GarageBand, to a growing number of interfaces for existing performance software, the touchscreen input is redefining our [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:27:48-05:00July 28, 2011|

Mixvibes U-Mix Remote Review

Mixvibes aren’t alone in their attempts to tackle the titans of a vibrant DJ software industry, but by expanding into hardware and mobile apps so early in the venture, they do have something of a unique approach. Hot on the heals of the 1.6 release of their flagship Cross DJ [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:12:30-05:00July 18, 2011|

TrakProDJ Review

In the last month, we’ve taken a look at several iPad-based control surfaces for Ableton Live, which is proving a popular platform for developers thanks to its relatively open API and OSC-friendly architecture. It was only a matter of time before other software got the iDevice treatment, and UK-based iXiMix [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:11:36-04:00July 12, 2011|

play.fm Review

Before we get into this, let’s take a quick look back at where the scene has been. It’s going on 40 years since Herc first shocked The Bronx by reimagining the turntable as a musical instrument, 20 since Paul Van Dyke’s first live show and more than 10 years since [...]

By |2023-11-23T22:12:31-05:00July 8, 2011|

Pioneer DDJ-T1 Edition 2 Update

Last month we reviewed Pioneer’s achingly beautiful DDJ-T1 Traktor controller, and bemoaned the unfortunate timing that saw the hardware coincide with the most substantial update to the software in a decade. Pioneer had promised a 2.0 upgrade to the manufacturer’s edition of Traktor in July, and they’ve delivered. Bundled with [...]

By |2023-06-05T09:13:26-04:00July 6, 2011|
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