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VIP 3.0 – Direct Control Of Your Entire VST Library

The newest update offers universal compatibility, arming producers and performers with innovative performance and production functionality for unprecedented creative capability. Akai Professional (www.akaipro.com) creator of the critically acclaimed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software — the only software that enables musicians to catalogue, control and map their entire VST instrument and
Product Reviews,

Studiospares RED Range: Jacks of All Trades?

Studiospares sells many “bits and bobs” that are of relative usefulness to the average studio or live stage – some are critical components, others are for more niche requirements. One of the essential ranges is the “RED” series, which is a set of problem-solving connectivity devices. They are cheap, good-looking,
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Studiospares Studio Monitor Speakers: Listening Tests

The powered nearfield studio monitor market is constantly expanding, with products currently available at virtually every price point. In an ideal world, everyone would be able to afford the top brands, such as PSI, PMC, ATC, or Barefoot speakers, but most people, (and budding producers/musicians in particular), have more modest
Audio Masterclass,

PA Speakers: Active or Passive?

When looking for a small or portable PA system, one of the choices you need to make is whether to get passive or active/powered speakers. Of course, both types need power to be somehow fed into them – the difference between them is whether the amplifiers are in a separate