November 15, 2013
It was only a couple years ago that we saw an explosion of DJ related equipment, especially within the DJ controller market. This trend coincided with the rise of EDM culture and performance across the globe with nearly anyone with some cash and motivation learning to DJ and getting gigs right away. This hasn’t gone away necessarily but the initial high of this DJ over saturation has worn off in a big way. Electronic music is as popular as it has ever been, but a lot of DJs are seeing that their longevity is dependent upon producing their own music. More and more people are becoming or are already aware of the tools used to make popular and even more esoteric electronic music and they want to gain access to those tools in an affordable way. Couple that with the rise of the portability ideology and you have a new …
July 4, 2013
Buying a synthesizer is not an easy purchase to justify with either yourself or your wallet. The initial cost will typically be higher than anything you are used to, and if coming from a production setting, the thought of using actual analog gear and instruments might not sit well with you. After all, a decent MIDI keyboard or drum machine can do you just as well and offer you much more flexibility. The synthesizer does have a few tricks up its sleeve that no DAW can really match. For one, it is something that can be carried around and transported to any location, without having to plug it into a separate computer or laptop. Number two is that the same type of sound cannot really be emulated with a simple program without a little bit of research and a lot of tweaking in the process.
Korg has simplified the decision …