Hardware
Moog Music Slim Phatty
Apr 29 2011 1:00AM
Editing on the Phatty is so intuitive that you feel like there are more than just four main control knobs.  Saying that Moog’s Little Phatty has become a staple in countless live and studio rigs is a bit like saying that bacon
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New Gear 2011: The Best from NAMM
Apr 29 2011 1:00AM
If you’re into music gear enough to have this issue in your hands, you probably want to read yet another introduction about why it’s cool to go to NAMM about as much as we want to write one. We’re off to a good start. Since
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Amp Up Part 2, The Powered Stage Monitor as Keyboard Amp
Feb 25 2011 1:00AM
by Eric Lawson and Tony Orant  Most touring weekend warriors bring their own monitors to gigs so as to maintain a consistent and predictable onstage keyboard mix. There are loads of options these days—everything from combo
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Macworld 2011 - All About Music Gear
Feb 2 2011 12:00AM
Macworld Expo, the mecca for devotees of all things Mac, happens about this time each year at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Which happens to be right in our back yard. We dropped by expecting to see one or two
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Jungle City - Savior of the Studio Scene
Jun 23 2011 12:00AM
Jungle City Studios is the brainchild of Ann Mincieli, the extremely gifted audio engineer we encountered when we interviewed Alicia Keys back in June 2010. Painstaking attention to detail has been put into everything from the
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How It Works: TALKBOX 101
May 1 2011 1:55PM
The Rocktron Banshee 2 is the gold standard of talkboxes.    Love ’em or hate ’em, vocals that are processed or Auto-Tuned until it sounds like a machine is doing the singing are a staple of funk,
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Arturia Origin Keyboard
May 1 2011 1:00AM
The Arturia Origin is a grand technical achievement, a true virtual modular synth cast in hardware. Its sound quality and deep programmability bowled us over when we reviewed the desktop module in June 2009. With its flip-up
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Scion AV Presents Studio Tours
Jan 6 2011 12:00AM
Scion A/V is the arm of the Scion car company (itself a brand of Toyota) that reaches out to artists, musicians, filmmakers, DJs, and other creatives as part of Scion's "lifestyle" marketing to the creative community. They
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Mackie Onyx 820i
Jan 1 2011 1:00AM
For many musicians and engineers, the words “Mackie” and “mixer” are synonymous, and with good reason. For decades, the company has produced robust, no-nonsense mixing consoles of all shapes and sizes, serving countless garage
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Amp Up Part 1 Four Combo Amps Take the Stage
Jan 1 2011 1:00AM
Unless you play acoustic piano live, your amp is the only part of your rig your ears hear. Plus, where a guitar or bass amp only has to make guitar or bass sound good, keyboards amps need to flatter any sound you dial up. Of
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Korg Monotron
Nov 1 2010 1:00AM
Of the big three synth makers, Korg seems to be the most fond of taking chances and delivering exotic products that surprise and delight. Their Kaoss Pad and Kaossilator virtually created a new category of realtime effects for
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Muse Research Receptor 2
Sep 1 2010 1:00AM
by Kevin Lamb with Stephen Fortner  The biggest problem I have running plug-ins is hitting the ceiling of my CPU resources. I know I’m not alone. We’ve all known the frustration of freezing tracks, increasing buffer settings
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Moog Music Taurus 3
Sep 1 2010 12:00AM
by David C. Lovelace   One of my best musical memories is the first time I heard a Moog Taurus in the early ’80s. Geddy Lee of Rush masterfully employed this foot-powered tank on the screen of my friend’s black-and-white
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New Gear August 2010
Aug 1 2010 1:00AM
YAMAHA PIAGGERO NP-V60 AND NP-V80 Concept: Digital pianos to go with built-in speakers and arranger functions. Big deal: Each weighs under 16 pounds. Both have 76 semi-weighted, graded keys, a multilayer stereo piano
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JamHub
Aug 1 2010 1:00AM
Review by David C. Lovelace Steve Skillings could keep you and your whole band out of jail. No, he’s not an attorney with knowledge of noise ordinance loopholes, nor a bail bondsman, nor a person who phases through cement
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