• Gear & Tools

  • DIY Jog Wheels

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    The jog wheels on many popular DJ controllers are some of the more complex input devices found on modern controllers. Engineering them to be as durable as a good turntable, and expressive enough such that the tiniest movements all the way up to a full-force...
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  • Meet the iRig 2

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    Exciting news on the instrumental front today – iRig 2 has been released. It’s the sequel/update to IK Multimedia’s original, and insanely popular iRig  guitar interface. Features 1/4” instrument input for use with guitar, bass and other line instruments 1/4” amplifier output for use with...
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  • Presets for Massive from Prime Loops

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    I am neck-deep in the music production for my forthcoming album Four Track, and just starting the process of redesigning the bass parts for all 13 songs. In preparation for the task I just read most of the manual for Native Instrument’s incredibly popular Massive...
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  • Bespoke Synth

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    A few months ago at the A3E conference, I was fortunate to spend an evening with Ryan Challinor. Ryan was my collaborator on the free SetListFire Max for Live patch, and he is currently developing an ambitious new piece of music-creation software called Bespoke. Calling...
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