Recent Blog Posts
If at the beginning of 2018 Ableton revealed us Live 10, the end of this year brings us Steinberg Cubase 10. One of the most solid and longest-running DAW lines just got a modern facelift and plenty of improvements under the hood.
First thing to notice is, of course, a GUI update:now it’s flatter, sleeker and supports Retina and HiDPI displays. But there are plenty more: VariAudio 3, a powerful pitch correction tool; Audio Alignment feature that allows to align recordings extremely fast; MixConsole snapshots; updated Groove Agent drum machine; new effects, sounds and many small changes to improve and enhance users workflow.
Everybody’s heard of Dave Smith. One of the pioneers of MIDI technology and digital synthesis wizard has his name on many iconic pieces of music gear - Prophet, Tempest, Mopho just to name few. This year Dave Smith Instruments rebranded as Sequential (Smith ‘s first company founded in 1974) continue to work on their flagship product – Prophet synth.
Prophet XL – is a new hybrid synthesizer which offers a fusion of synthesis and samples in one single device. 2 independent sound engines offer unseen capabilities for this type of gear. One engine is meant for digital synthesis and has everything previous Prophet models were praised for: 2 high-resolution digital oscillators, 4 syncable LFOs, 4 loopable five-stage envelope generators and dozens of other sound shaping possibilities. Another sound engine is dedicated for sampled instruments and allows to play two independent, stereo, digitally sampled instruments per voice while shaping samples through loop manipulation, sample stretch
DJ culture and music technology go hand in hand from the very start – from first crossfader and direct-drive turntable to Recordbox and Stems. Electronic Beats gathers bunch of iconic DJs and some leading music tech companies’ representatives to talk about the influence of technology and innovation in DJ world, advantages and challenges it brings and what to expect in the near future. A must-watch for anyone who spends some time behind decks.