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THE FAVORITE MUSIC PRODUCTION TOOLS OF PORKY PAUL

THE FAVORITE MUSIC PRODUCTION TOOLS OF PORKY PAUL

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Please tell our readers a little bit about your background. I started making music back around 1989 but was the Drummer of a gigging Indie Dance Band, where the Bass & Beat was the back bone of the tunes. What is your favorite piece of hardware gear to work with and why? I really like my Roland JD-Xi, It’s got some timeless old school House & Drum sounds. Is there a specific VST plugin that radically changed your workflow? Nugen Mastercheck Nugen Mastercheck [Mix and Master for the listener – directly to Apple, Spotify, DAB Radio and TV specifications, MasterCheck will immediately reveal how your audio is going to sound to the listener, allowing you to produce with confidence and certainty.] Do you have a specific workflow when it comes to creating tracks. For instance, do
THE FAVORITE MASTERING TOOLS OF MATT DAVIS

THE FAVORITE MASTERING TOOLS OF MATT DAVIS

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Matt Davis mastering engineer/acoustic engineer at Hacienda Mastering and Hacienda Acoustics Please tell our readers a little bit about your background. I’m a mastering engineer/acoustic engineer at Hacienda Mastering and Hacienda Acoustics, based out of Orlando, Florida.  I am a graduate of University of Miami’s Music Engineering undergraduate program with a focus on electrical engineering, and NYU’s Music Technology graduate program.  I’ve assisted Bob Katz at Digital Domain for the past four years, and am a lecturer at Full Sail University. What is your favorite piece of hardware gear to work with and why? My sound system and the listening environment I’ve designed for it to live in are the greatest assets to my studio and inform more of the outcome than an
Smooth Operator is an Intelligent Signal Balancer

Smooth Operator is an Intelligent Signal Balancer

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The team @ Baby Audio is excited to share their new plugin with you! Smooth Operator combines equalization, spectral compression and resonance suppression into a singular creative experience that’s instant and intuitive. Use it to perfect your tonal balance and add clarity. Smooth Operator Its spectral detection algorithm adapts to your audio 44,100 times per second and automatically eliminates fatigued frequencies. This gives you full control to shape your signal and bring out more definition. Intro Offer The regular price for Smooth Operator will be $69, but it’s currently on intro sale for $39.
G-Sonique releases Darker Techno Instruments plug-in & bank for Win & Mac

G-Sonique releases Darker Techno Instruments plug-in & bank for Win & Mac

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Darker Techno Instruments Darker minimal techno needs synths, melodies and pads too! G-Sonique darker techno instruments is a collection of high quality techno synthesizers, hits, bells, drones, donks, instruments, voices, melodic persuasive hits, effects, noises, leads, plucks and pads. From modern sounds to 80’s vintage darkness. Ideal for minimal techno, dark Detroit / Berlin techno, modern raw hypnotic techno but can be used in various styles like: film music, industrial, neurofunk drum and bass, electronic body music, dark ambient etc. Featured highlights: – 32 high quality multi-octave instruments with class A audio interpolation/resampling included in bank (client can choose and download selected instruments with his credits) – LFO Modulation with depth and rate k...
THE FAVORITE PRODUCTION TOOLS OF HENRY VENGEANCE

THE FAVORITE PRODUCTION TOOLS OF HENRY VENGEANCE

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Hi Henry, thanks for doing this Q&A. Please tell our readers a little bit about your background Hi Wilf, Thanks for having me! I guess I started as a raver back in 1991 going to legendary NYC clubs like Limelight and The Tunnel, then went to College at Ohio State and met Titonton Duvante and Kevin Kennedy. Then back to NYC and started working at Instinct Records (Moby, Prototype 909) doing marketing. From there I was invited to open up Intergroove US as the managing director and build out their distribution nationwide launching labels like Noom, Time Unlimited, Plastic City, Le Petit Prince, State of Mind, Eukatech, Molecular, Tortured, Fine Audio, Soap, Monoid, Potential, Contrast, and hundreds of others importing records from our parent companies in Germany and the UK. After that, I...
THE BLIPBLOX – A UNIQUE SYNTHESIZER FOR ALL AGES – FOR THE AGES

THE BLIPBLOX – A UNIQUE SYNTHESIZER FOR ALL AGES – FOR THE AGES

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During these last two decades, electronic music has been gaining steady ground in popularity. After a first surge during the last twenty years of the previous century, the USA slowly warmed up to all the different electronic sounds that were coming from Europe. Ultimately resulting in a thriving domestic movement of producers and DJs who are pushing their own unique sounds within the genre. Coming to the point where kids now prefer to be a DJ rather than to play guitar in a band. This increase in popularity also created a broader market for synth manufacturers. Brands like Korg, Roland and Behringer all increased their production lines to cater to this crowd, and even modular synthesis has become more mainstream. With all these developments, one would think it would be easy to find a toy ...
DJ JOUNCE EXPLAINS SIMPLE TECHNIQUES EVERY ELECTRONIC PRODUCER COULD USE

DJ JOUNCE EXPLAINS SIMPLE TECHNIQUES EVERY ELECTRONIC PRODUCER COULD USE

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DJ JOUNCE recently took the time for a Facebook Live video where he highlighted important techniques he used in producing his latest release 'MURDER THE TRACK' in Ableton Live. recently took the time for a Facebook Live video where he highlighted important techniques he used in producing his latest release 'MURDER THE TRACK' in Ableton Live. For any melodies or leads, Jounce explained the importance of having different layers and components to create a full sound and variety in what might otherwise be a repetitive house track.  He likened it to a conversation, where you want to give different parts a chance to talk so it's not a boring one dimensional discussion.  When one or two elements are in the spotlight, other elements step back until it's their turn.  The timing should match and
DANCE PRODUCER SHARES EDM PRODUCTION TRICKS

DANCE PRODUCER SHARES EDM PRODUCTION TRICKS

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Danceproducer.net is the International Network for dance producers. The goal of the website is to develop producers within dance from house to hardcore, we have no boundaries! Danceproducer.net had got great tutorials for every producer; FL Studio, Ableton Cubase and more are some of the tutorials we explain. Danceproducer.net will also have some great ‘studio interviews’ with the best producers of the world. They will tell you how they work and how they got successful. Also they will show you some interesting producing techniques and tricks. Danceproducer.net will also have interviews with A&R managers of all kinds of exciting labels. The A&R managers is the most important person for you because he or she needs to listen to your mus

BREAKING NEWS: KORG RELEASES VOLCA SERIES!

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Three true-analog synthesizers with built-in sequencers to generate the ultimate analog leads, basses, and rhythms Following in the footsteps of the monotron, monotribe, and MS-20 Mini analog synthesizers, Korg announces the volca series. volca is a new lineup of EDM production tools comprised of three distinct models: the volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the volca Beats rhythm machine. These powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW s...
Gear Review: Vintage Machinez Volume One and Volume Two

Gear Review: Vintage Machinez Volume One and Volume Two

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[wp_ad_camp_2] MODERNBEATS is the to-go-to sample and loop store for producers around the world. If you are a producer in need of fresh sounds, you should check them out. [wp_ad_camp_1] Hammarica.com got the chance to test the Vintage Machinez Volume One and Volume Two sample libraries. These sample libraries were specifically made for EDM, Trap and techno production. The Vintage Machinez  soundsets contains 36 different kits carrying a total of 1,056 samples. Each kit is separately arranged into presets for easy loading into all major software samplers. Native formats include HALion, EXS24,... The quality of the samples is great and it's a superb tool to enhance your production work without the need to buy all the expensive vintage drum machines. CONTAINS Over 1,050 Anal
BREAKING NEWS: KORG UNVEILS MS 20 MINI @ NAMM

BREAKING NEWS: KORG UNVEILS MS 20 MINI @ NAMM

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[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] After lots of rumors, Korg finally reveiled its new flagship synthesizer, the 2013 revamped Korg MS 20 under the name of the Korg MS 20 Mini. The Korg MS 20 Mini packs the same sound of the original in a smaller package with added bonus of midi and USB! Korg MS-20 mini Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Features: The legendary 1978 Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer reborn Built to 86% scale, making this MS-20 more portable than ever Provides powerful vintage sound, from deep, growling basses to crisp, rounded leads Two oscillators with ring modulation provide a wide range of sound Envelope generators with delay and hold add exciting motion to your tone VCA (Voltage Controlled Amp) maintains the original basic design, but modified to reduce ...
Hammarcia.com Daily DJ Interview: Roger Linn

Hammarcia.com Daily DJ Interview: Roger Linn

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[wp_ad_camp_2] Technically speaking, Roger Linn is not a DJ. Far from it essentially. Yet his creations are cheered by generations of DJs and other types of musicians. Roger Linn is a designer of high-tech products for musicians. Among his celebrated work we find the legendary Linndrum and Akai MPC 60 drum machines. More recently he released the Tempest drum machine in cooperation with Dave Smith. We're delighted to have him for an interview with us. [wp_ad_camp_1] Roger, the true digital sound and functionality of the LinnDrum (and other contemporaries like the DMX) is absent from newly manufactured hardware units today. Do you think there is a market or possibility of a new, high-end digital drum machine incorporating a similar technology being released in the future? RL: Regar...
D16 Ready For Attack With Release Of LuSH-101

D16 Ready For Attack With Release Of LuSH-101

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[wp_ad_camp_2] D16 Group, known for their software emulations of classic drum machines and synthesizers have announced the release date of LuSH-101. LuSH-101 is their take on the classic Roland SH 101 synthesizer. The bass synthesizer loved by everyone from Daft Punk to Josh Wink. [wp_ad_camp_1] It is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential. The multilayer architecture guarantees that both the sound design possibilities and number of...
Decibel Festival Conference Geeks Up With Controller Gear Showcase

Decibel Festival Conference Geeks Up With Controller Gear Showcase

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[wp_ad_camp_2] One of the most interesting panels the Decibel Festival  Conference had to offer so far was the New Interfaces Of Musical Performance with Tim Thompson, Roger Linn, Moldover and Randy Jones. [wp_ad_camp_1] Electronic music has gained a lot of popularity over the years. However, partly due to the limitation of controllers, it has been very hard for performers to get a natural sound out of a synthesizer. IE, a guitar sound might sound good on a synthesizer by itself, but if a musician were to actually play a guitar piece with the keyboard, it would be very hard to make it believable to sound like a true guitar. Today Roger Linn and Randy Jones showed new interfaces in which playing an electronic instrument sounds at least as good as playing an acoustic instrument. Bo