June 28, 2013
When two pieces of gear are very similar there is naturally going to be a need for some type of comparison. These comparisons usually come down to issue like quality versus performance – or when two products are designed to do exactly the same thing, they are compared against each other. Turntables are good thing to compare against each others, since their specs can be found right on the box. First a foremost comes a comparison about torque and how it is delivered. A belt driven turntable cannot be compared against a motor driven counterpart, and vice versa. As far as sound and performance goes, it really isn’t up to the turntable to make that difference; it comes down to the needle.
Right there you have a serious problem when trying to compare the two of them. How do you determine quality of sound? Does the design of the table …
June 12, 2013
Many hardware based companies have made the choice to create software alternatives of their produces, and likewise software companies have tried their hand in the hardware market. The Ableton Push comes to mind when thinking of a software company – and Microsoft comes to mind when thinking of a hardware company that has gone with software. Some might think that they are better off sticking to what they know, but in today’s world where instruments exist on both ends, it might be better to cater to both parties. The type of equipment that sells this argument the best is synthesizer gear. Synths aren’t cheap, and collecting the nerve to buy one is not a small move.
Software synthesizers are a dime a dozen in any app store – but these are never model specific and god knows where they are getting their samples from. But when a company like Moog …