Russ takes a look at the Wave Alchemy Pro II synth. He is surprised by what he finds.
Russ takes a look at UVI String Machines with a full show and tell and gives his opinion on it. Don't forget to check out all our news at http://www.pro-tools-expert.com
A show and tell review of Arturia Spark Vintage Drum Machines.
Russ gives a first look and show and tell, plus his opinion on the new Arturia Wurlitzer V Piano. Check it out for yourself.
In this video see an extended explanation and review of the amazing Iris synthesizer plug-in from iZotope. Get 'Iris Explained' from http://www.groove3.com
Russ gets his hands on the latest creation from the team at UVI, aimed at electronic and dance producers and finds he gets 5 instruments for the price of 1. Check out his extended review.
Get ready for some real old school sample nostalgia as Russ takes a look at the UVI Emulator and Drumulator sound libraries. This is an extended review which should hopefully help those considering making the investment.
Take a look at the cool new Tremor synth based drum machine from Fxpansion. Get under the hood, listen to some of the sounds and then see what Russ from the Pro Tools Expert thinks of it? Is it a winner or a loser?
Russ gives a basic show and tell review of the new impOSCar 2 synth from G Force for those thinking about getting it. It's not a full blown review or tutorial, simply an overview with his first impressions. Hang on for the punch line at the end - you might like it.
An initial first look taster review of the M-Audio Venom synth. Russ shows you some of the reasons why he has written such a glowing review on the Pro Tools Expert site. Read the whole review on the site.
I have always been huge fan of my M-Audio Axiom Pro. so asking me to review a Focusrite Impulse 49 controller is hardly fair - however setting aside my Axiom fan-boy gush, I decided to take on the challenge with an open mind and to see what was wrong with it. By the way that last line was a joke if you missed it.
Joking apart, Novation have been working hard in the last few years to try and get a look into the huge market share that M-Audio have been commanding with their controller keyboards. Controller keyboards have to tick so many boxes these days, firstly as a MIDI keyboard controller with a great action and then offer all the other bells and whistles such as performance and DAW control.
Comparisons are bound to be made, so right off the bat I will explain the key difference in the way that an Axiom handles the more powerful side of control versus the Novation. M-Audio Axiom Pro employs a system called Hypercontrol which maps controllers for the DAW and associated plug-ins at a system level. Novation use a system called Automap, which is in effect another piece of software that sits on your system and does some clever translation between the keyboard and the DAW and plug-ins. Automap has not always had a good press, so I was keen to see how the latest incarnation, Automap 4, would stand up to scrutiny, especially from this Axiom fan-boy.