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Voltage controlled amplifiers, or VCA's as us modular synth nerds call them, are an incredibly important part of any Eurorack setup. There is even a common saying that 'you can never have too many VCA's', and I tend to agree with that since I run out of them all the time. So in this post we're going to do the math on some popular and available VCA modules to figure out the best budget / most cost effective Eurorack VCA module. If you're new to Eurorack, VCA's are basically the 'glue' that holds any patch together. When you want to apply an...
Spitfire Audio have announced the availability of their new percussion library 'Hammers', in collaboration with Grammy award nominated Charlie Clouser. Featuring 1,000 sounds across 58 drums, 118,000 samples and 100GB in size, Hammers looks to be a massively powerful percussion library. From Spitfire Audio's website... Make an impact with an explosive collection of drums and percussion. Created with acclaimed film composer Charlie Clouser (Saw, Resident Evil: Extinction, Nine Inch Nails), Hammers offers over 1,000 cinematic sounds spanning over 50 different drums, including detailed hits, ensembles, performance loops, and genre-bending warps.Supercharge your compositions with energetic performances recorded in a Brutalist space composed...
In this article i'm going to talk about my top 5 favorite hardware synthesizers as of 2021. This is only including synthesizers I actually own and have paid for myself, no discounts or freebies were given in exchange for a review. This list is 100% personal experience and preference. Many producers / artists at some point deal with the issue of software vs hardware synthesizers, and many ask 'why should I bother with hardware at all?'. While I use a ton of software as well, I use hardware for a few reasons. It gives a tactile feel that both lets...
A couple months ago I purchased an Elektron Octatrack MkII, I found it quite enjoyable to use and its a product that basically nothing else competes with 100%. Because of this I decided to pick up both the Elektron Digitakt and Digitone, since they have a similar workflow, but 3 weeks later i've processed a return at Sweetwater and am sending them back. I've bought dozens of pieces of hardware gear over the years, my studio is full of stuff, and i've NEVER returned anything outside of a factory defect (and the only instance of that was also by Elektron)...
In this article i’m going to share how i’ve used Facebook ads to get over 1.5 million streams on Spotify. Using this method i’ve built my Spotify profile up to over 7,000 followers and 40,000 monthly listeners. I want to preface this article by saying that Facebook ads is an incredibly deep topic, and results vary based on song quality, genre, video quality and even time of year. This is a surface level look at how these campaigns are setup. A lot of people new to the idea of using Facebook ads cringe because they think Facebook ads is a...
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