ICON D-Command ES Updated by Digidesign

Folks with deeper pockets (and dreamers soon to join them) will be happy to know that Digidesign has updated their ICON D-Command ES control surface to included a number of style enhancements such as a darker colour scheme and updated, higher contrast text and graphics for improved legibility in low light.  See Digidesign for full … Read more

Desktop Konnekt 6 FireWire Audio Interface Now Available

  The selection of entry level audio interface keeps increasing.  T.C. Electronic has introduced the Desktop Konnekt 6 FireWire audio interace.  At an MSRP of $295, the interface offers a lot of bang for the budge and includes feature such as: High resolution meter Tracking reverb level control Direct monitor control with input/DAW control DIM … Read more

Brief History of Auto-Tune And T-Pain’s Technological Predecessors

Seems like everyone is fascinated with Antares Auto-Tune lately, including The New Yorker.  Author Sasha Frere-Jones quickly breaks down the history of Auto-Tune from the inventor Andy Hildebrand’s ventures in the oil indusry, to Cher’s vocal tweaking on "Believe", and finally T-Pain’s complete adoption of the technique.  There’s also a little bit of sound theory … Read more

AUDIOGRAM 6 & AUDIOGRAM 3 USB Interfaces Announced by Yamaha

Now there are even more ways for the beginner producer/beatmaker to get involved in production.  Yamaha has announced AUDIOGRAM 6 and AUDIOGRAM 3 audio interfaces, which will ship bundled with Cubase AI.  According to Yamaha, the two USB interfaces were designed with simplicity in mind to make computer music production much more accessible.   Both interfaces … Read more

Allen & Heath Announces ZED-R16 Mixer

Looking for a way to make your home studio the envy of your beat making friends?  Today gear manufacturer Allen & Heath announced the launch of their first dedicated recording mixer in over 10 years!  In addition to multi-track recording, the ZED-R16 allows mixing down in analogue, then recording back into the computer in digital. … Read more