Propellerhead Software Reason and Record Duo List Price: $449.00 (bundle) www.propellerheads.se The end of this summer dropped a left-right combo on music makers with Reason 5 and Record 1.5. For those unfamiliar with Reason, it can be explained as audio and MIDI software that looks and works like real hardware. Virtual racks of synthesizers, samplers, [...]
ROLAND SP-404SX Linear Wave Sampler LIST PRICE: $465.00 The Roland SP-404SX is a linear wave sampler boasting a renewed sound quality over the original SP-404. For commanding the attention of today’s youth culture, it’s the best weapon technology has to offer. The SP-404SX forges new sounds, and the linear sampling marks an improved sound quality [...]
ALESIS MICRON SE Analog Modeling Synthesizer LIST PRICE: $699.00 This Alesis analog modeling synth showcases an amazingly wide array of sounds. It’s even somewhat ironic that such a small (yet robust) package has the ability to produce so much. The Micron SE—the “SE” stands for Special Edition blue paint job, instead of standard red—packs in [...]
LIST PRICE: $1395.00 WWW.MOOGMUSIC.COM Moog is staying true to its analog roots in a world gone digital. The Little Phatty Stage II is a modern Minimoog Model D that has the digital chops to manage MIDI and store presets, all while maintaining a pure analog signal path. The editing controls are all analog potentiometers. That’s [...]
LIST PRICE: $249.00 WWW.SUBMERSIBLEMUSIC.COM Get less talk and more rock with this virtual drummer plug-in (RTAS/VSTi/AU) that puts the remarkable sound and talent of some of the best drummers alive right onto your tracks. Kitcore takes the work off your CPU and delivers the goods with a horde of varying drum sounds and styles set [...]
LIST PRICE: $154.00 WWW.SHURE.COM/X2U Less is more. Simplicity and function are two words that best describe this interface/adaptor. Its slim design allows its use anywhere, with any mic. It even has a phantom power option for condensers. It features a headphone jack with volume control, which allows for zero latency monitoring. This scores big. It [...]
This session brought together the most people I’ve recorded in this office yet. Tally up four band members with instruments in-hand, myself, a photographer, a manager, a band tech, one Davis Inman making sure every detail was addressed, and five mics with stands and cables.