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 …
April 16, 2013
Needless to say, there is a demand for products in the music industry that no longer exist and that will no longer be created. It seems like synth and other instrument lovers have felt a void where they once used to feel joy. Mediums like tablets and the iOS have made it possible for users to get a taste of what once existed, but like many who have tried scratching using a digital vinyl system – it just ain’t the same. Hip-hop and EDM producers today, well some of them, like to use a mix of hardware and emulated tools. While Ableton is great for putting songs together, a physical instrument just has something that your computer keyboard does not.
The famous Roland 303 bass machine is something that is pretty hard to find these days, and if you do find one in good condition, it won’t be cheap. Many …
December 20, 2012
Music gear manufacturers are forced to deal with a changing economic environment. I’m not referring to the downsizing of the economy or the loss of jobs for the middle class, because even with less money to be made, people are still buying discretionary items like gadgets and musical instruments – they’re purchasing them in a different format. Before a consumer even searched for a piece of hardware at the store, they’ve usually done their homework and have figured out the best alternative routes to achieve the same outcome. That Korg Synthesizer may be pretty, but it’s also expensive when compared against the price of an emulated piece of software. Even more, that emulated piece of software can be taken with me, even in the bathroom if I prefer – thanks to it being available on my iPhone.
Gear manufacturers must face the fact that many of their loyal fans would …