Recently, Native Instruments released a new synthesizer called MASSIVE X. Like it’s predecessor, the original Massive which came out 14 years ago, Massive X seems to have the capabilities to redefine what a software synthesizer is capable of. From the moment you load the synth and start browsing through the presets, it’s noticeable how much … Read moreMassive X – Free Synthesis Course!
Audio Interfaces… Audio interfaces are the link between the analogue and the digital world. They allow you to connect professional monitor speakers to your production setup so you can hear what you’re producing with great detail. They are also the interlink between microphones, outboard equipment and your computer. So if you are into recording instruments … Read moreAudio Interface Guide!
Studio Monitors… We did tons of research and tried out as many monitors as we could so we could find the best currently available at each price point. Regardless of your budget, you can’t go wrong with getting any of the monitors listed here, but of course the higher the price the better the quality. … Read moreStudio Monitors You Ask?
DJ Equipment Buyer’s Guide DJing doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. To get set up and started you only need a controller and a laptop. But the higher your budget, the higher the quality of the equipment you can buy. In this section of the guide I’ll point out the best options for DJ … Read moreDJ Equipment Buyer’s Guide!
Headphones… When you’re buying headphones for DJing or music production, you need to look for different things compared to normal headphones. Depending on what you’ll use them for, they may need to have a completely flat frequency response, they may need to be open back for a better soundstage, or isolate the sound very well … Read moreDJ & Production Headphones – All Questions Answered!
Gain Staging… Correct gain staging means setting up ideal audio levels throughout every stage of the production (recording, producing, mixing). There are a few reasons why you want to do this. Prevents accidental clipping. Ensures you’ll always have sufficient headroom at the end of your mix (which all mastering engineers require). Analog modelled plugins will work at … Read moreMixing 101 – Gain Staging!