MAGIX Music Maker MX software: Sweet beats on the cheap

As a brand, MAGIX is famous for putting out music creation software that can be messed about with by beginners (for a laugh, this writer tried to make a electro-rap-rock crossover track to help the review, and it sucked) as well as those more advanced musicians. If you’ve always dreamed of making your own sounds, … Continue reading MAGIX Music Maker MX software: Sweet beats on the cheap

Gear4 pocketloops: Portable music creation studio review

At the risk of repeating myself, I’m thrilled to live in the future. As someone who has been fiddling with electronic music since I was a teenage with a Atari 1040ST and Cubase, I’ve seen the world of “computer music” undergo sea change after sea change. It used to be pretty incredible that you could … Continue reading Gear4 pocketloops: Portable music creation studio review

Native Instruments KONTROL S2: DJing on a diet

DJing is a lot lot more than “playing someone else’s records and looking cool in front of a crowd” although admittedly that is a large part of it. Continued innovation in the field has turned DJing into an artform in its own right and it’s very hard to argue with the stance that the turntable … Continue reading Native Instruments KONTROL S2: DJing on a diet

Wacom’s wireless interactive Bamboo pen tablets

With people posting the view from their office window, their cat asleep on their pillow, or the plate of food they consumed for breakfast, sharing digital images with others has almost become a national obsession. Given this rapid rise in posting to the world our day’s proceedings, no matter how mundane or exciting, technology manufacturers … Continue reading Wacom’s wireless interactive Bamboo pen tablets

Native Instruments lower barriers to beat making with MASCHINE MIKRO

Like laying down beats? I know I do. One of the classic pieces of kit for beat freaks is an Akai MPC, a wonderful machine that “got out of the way” and let you focus on machine music. Whilst it’s perfectly possible to make lots of wild and interesting music on a range of devices, … Continue reading Native Instruments lower barriers to beat making with MASCHINE MIKRO

Colour Splash Studio Mac review

If you’ve ever wanted to recreate “the little girl in the red jacket” effect from Schindler’s List then a new app has just hit the Mac App Store just for you, and rocketing in at number one you’re apparently not alone in your desire. Whilst not the only app that lets you create colour splash … Continue reading Colour Splash Studio Mac review