Tag - Music

Best Studio Monitors Under $500

If you produce music then you know the importance of good equipment. One of the most vital pieces of hardware in your setup will be studio monitors. Traditional speakers and headphones add to the low, middle, or high end frequencies. When mixing you want the rawest sound possible so you have a more accurate idea of how your track sounds. These are the best studio monitors under $500 you’ll find. KRK RP5G3-NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Studio Monitor. Buy [...]

M-Audio HDH50 Headphones Review

When you are on the go as a music producer or engineer, you need suitable headphones that will deliver great quality sound. This assures you get the best mixes and polishing on the track you’re working on.  The HDH50 headphones from M-Audio are in a reasonable price range for those looking to make music while being mobile. Building upon M-Audio’s world-class reference monitor technology, the HDH50 high-definition headphones bridge the gap between studio monitor engineering and private audio. Incorporating premium [...]

Ableton Live 9 Suite Review

There are many digital audio workstations on the market from FL Studio, Logic, to Ableton and more. Ableton specifically is known for being one of the most powerful and rewarding production software. After you have become familiar with the program you will  be able to make incredible tracks and compositions. Ableton Live 9 Suite edition is the ultimate package for creative music production and performance. It includes the full range of Ableton software instruments and effects, many additional sound libraries [...]

Native Instruments Komplete 11 Select Software Suite Review

Native Instruments never fails to impress us with incredible music production software. As a producer and engineer myself, I understand the importance of valuable VST’s, plugins, and alike. You can have all the skill in the world, but you need great software to back you up. This is our review of Native Instruments Komplete 11 Select Software Suite. KOMPLETE 11 SELECT is a wide-ranging music production suite that will improve any music producers tracks. There are amazing, hand selected samples from drums to [...]

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Omnisphere 2 Review

I’ve been  producing and engineering music for almost two years now and no plugin improved my production more than Omnisphere 2. I am a huge fan of reFX Nexus but Omnisphere completely blew it out of the water when it comes to effects, UI, and the incredible library it has. Omnisphere 2 is among the elite virtual synthesizer plugins for any modern producers. This software has a staggering 10,000+ sounds that you can manipulate any way you like. Omnisphere 2 also [...]

Southside

Southside Producer Setup & Bio

If you are a fan of modern hip hop and trap, you probably have heard the 808 Mafia sound tag in a few songs. 808 Mafia is composed of many different producers with Southside and TM88 taking the limelight. They are the pioneers of the dark Atlanta trap sound that has become very popular with many artists. Southside aka ‘Sizzle’ is not just a producer but also a rapper himself, below is one of his latest songs. He was born [...]

Kanye West

Kanye West Studio Equipment, Bio & More

Some hate him and some love him. No matter your stance on Kanye West, you can’t deny the man has some serious musical ability. He’s transcended into the fashion industry, dominating it with this Yeezy Season clothing line. Kanye is also married to Kim Kardashian, whether that is a good or bad thing is up to you. Coming from a rough life in Chicago, he deserves some props for creating such a successful life. Mr. West started out producing [...]

Drake

Noah 40 Shebib Setup, Bio, & More

Some of Drake’s best music was produced and engineered from his life long friend Noah Shebib but you probably know him as ’40’. Noah pioneered the “underwater” sound that can be heard in tracks such as ’30 for 30 freestyle’. Here is a beautiful video on 40 explaining his strategy for producing Drake’s music. He is truly an inspiration for all producers, engineers, and artists. With that being, Wisetech has compiled our official Noah 40 Shebib equipment list. If you’re looking for [...]

Zaytoven Setup, Bio, & More

Xavier Dotson is better known by his music alias Zaytoven. He’s undoubtedly one of the best producers in the game right now and his work reflects that. He has produced for artists like Gucci Mane, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and Future to name a few. Zaytoven was born in Germany on January 12th, 1980 and has always been passionate about making music. His piano skills may come from his years playing the organ at the church he attends. Watch [...]

Metro Boomin Setup, Bio, & More

Born Leland Tyler Wayne, Metro Boomin is a 23 year old super producer from St. Louis, Missouri. While attending college he began working with famous artists such as Gucci Mane. He realized that producing beats was a much more lucrative path so he left school to pursue it full time. This was an extremely wise decision as Metro Boomin is practically a house hold name now. Even if you don’t know him, you’ve probably heard his songs on the radio [...]