I think I have said many times now, in articles and on the Podcast that it's the little things in our studios that make little differences and that lots of little differences add up to a big difference in our sound. The little gizmos and gadgets that fix a specific problem or issue. CRS from Norway have designed the Cymbal Resonance System that can be quickly fitter to all professional cymbal and percussion stands and just makes your instruments sound better.
In this video review Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers reviews Solid from UJAM, a virtual drum instrument which bucks the trend by embracing simplicity over comprehensive control and prove that this approach can set us free to get on the what's really important - creating music, without compromising the results.
In this brief overview/video review we show you around UK Pop EZX within EZ Drummer 2. Watch the video to hear how a small selection of the drums featured in this library sound and to hear a quick example of the beginnings of a Royal Blood style track using UK Pop EZX.
In this video review, Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers looks at Evolution, a Kontakt Instrument which gives access to a library of over 4.5 GB of drum samples, 25,000 sounds presented via a custom UI which offers flexible and comprehensive editing, processing and sequencing.
In this video review, we take a close look at XTRAX STEMS, a new automatic stem creator software created by the audio separation wizards at Audionamix. XTRAX STEMS is a standalone Mac application that produces individual Drum, Music and Vocal audio stems from mixed and mastered music.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new Slate Digital FG-Stress module for the Virtual Mix Rack (VMR) system. James tries this new emulation of the Empirical Labs Distressor on Drums, Bass, Guitar and full mix.
The BeatBox Anthology 2 GUI throws away the drum machine history books meaning users don't have to be vintage drum machine aficionados in order to get great sounding electronic drums in their mixes.
Stacker is a drum sample/hit layering tool that enables users to blend up to 3 drum samples together alongside a synth track. Stacker includes versatile delay & reverb units with deep envelope and filtering control.
In this video for Pro Tools Expert James shows the Active Snare Damping System by Remo. This small mechanical clip on dampener allows you to control those unwanted high frequencies on a tuned snare drum yet still allowing the drum to breath and sound natural. James tries it on a 14" maple snare by SJC. The Sure SM57 mic used to record the drum is not being processed with EQ or Dynamics. What you are hearing is where we hear in the room.
Dan Cooper takes a look at this acoustic electronic drum VI showing the main features and sounds it can produce in and out of a mix context.
A big thank you to London based musician Frank Clarke for letting us use his song "Platform" in the video. Check Frank's work out @ www.soundcloud.com/dead-comics
In this video James takes a look and a listen to the amazing new Blackbird Studio Drums for SSD4 and Slate Trigger. The is more of a listen than a show & tell but James talks you round the new kits and samples and shows off some of the attention to detail that has gone into this sample pack. Listen and enjoy some quality drum sounds.