26 Nov 2009
Feature: What Makes A Great Sample?
From James Brown to The Matrix to the Amen Break, we examine why some samples are just so pleasing to the ear.
26 Nov 2009
Adam Audio Release New Studio Monitors
Adam Audio stakes a claim for producing the best studio monitors in the world, by updating their critically acclaimed S range.
23 Nov 2009
Kmag Icicle Remix Competition
DJ Friction's Shogun Audio label and Kmag have joined forces for an exclusive remix competition. Download the free parts to an Icicle track, remix it and win £1000 of Fenchurch clothing!
19 Nov 2009
Review: NI Maschine
Knowledge shows you what's inside the Maschine box, reviews this essential piece of new studio kit and explains how you can win one in our exclusive competition...
17 Nov 2009
Sampling Season: Sample This!
Knowledge illustrates a bite-size history of the technique that changed the face of modern music production forever - sampling - from a 2009 viewpoint.
30 Oct 2009
Free Samples: Davide Carbone
Davide Carbone knows a thing or two about producing music & samples having been behind the Drum & Bass Masterclass sample CD. He's produced 5 new samples for us, download them here!
20 Oct 2009
Holophone 5.1 Surround Microphone
Sennheiser releases a new surround-sound microphone to help capture the experience of "really being there".
09 Oct 2009
Sample CD: Pure Drum And Bass
What constitutes 'pure' drum & bass? Find out, in our review of one of Loopmasters myriad sample CDs.
07 Oct 2009
Video: Ableton Launchpad
Novation and Ableton have released a hardware controller for music production and DJ performance. Never considered using Ableton Live for DnB? After this video, you're going to change your mind.
05 Oct 2009
Kontakt Instrument Balinese Gamelan
This is the latest, and a somewhat exotic, addition to the ongoing NI "Discovery Series" - basically a load of samples for your Kontakt 5 software sampler, that can also be used in standalone.
28 Jul 2009
In The Studio: Syncopix
Syncopix has put together Hospital Records' 'Drum & Bass Vol. 3' sample pack for Loopmasters, so we tracked him down to find out more about how he goes about making music in the studio...
23 Sep 2009
Rane SL3 Review
Kmag tries out the SL3, the latest DJ interface from Rane. It's the equipment that supports the Serato Scratch Live software and allows DJs to play MP3s as if they were records.
17 Sep 2009
Exile Creates New NI Plug-In
Tim Exile of Warp Records has released one of his powerful, personal experiments as an audio instrument under the Native Instruments brand.
17 Sep 2009
Video: Pioneer CDJ-2000
The industry standard CD deck has just received a major technical overhaul for 2009. Say hello to the Pioneer CDJ-2000. Full video preview inside.
02 Sep 2009
NI release Absynth 4, Guitar Rig 4, Kontakt 4
Yup - shitloads of next-generation Godly goodness for your DAWs.
05 Jul 2009
Video: NI Traktor Scratch interface
Smaller than a pack of cards, say hello to Native Instruments' new, compact audio interface for digital DJs.
09 Aug 2009
Apple releases Logic Pro 9
Just shy of two years after Apple released Logic Pro 8, Logic Pro 9 has arrived inside the Logic Studio bundle, bringing with it versatile time-stretching tools to bring it up to speed with Cubase and Ableton.
Emissions Festival 2013 Review
We check out 'West Coast Bass Culture' festival Emissions...
Love Saves The Day 2013 Preview Mix
In anticipation of what promises to be an awesome event, Hodge & Shandy have put together a preview mix for Love Saves The Day.
Clima Guest Mix And Free Track
Spanish production duo Clima have some big releases coming up, and to celebrate, they have a guest mix and a track to give away.
One World Many Cultures With David Boomah
He has gone and done it. The new album from David Boomah is out now, and of course, Kmag wanted to get the lowdown from the man himself.
Empress Guest Mix
Best known for her marathon genre-bending sessions behind the decks, Empress checks in with a heavy-duty guest mix and broad-ranging interview that spans the course of her career.
Swindle Lives For The Jazz
Swindle's new album is coming out on DEEPMEDi on June 16th. We caught up with the bass music jet-setter to discuss his work and the sense of achievement of the album's completion.
Bassclash Meets Dubstar
Leading dubstep label Dubstar is teaming up with Bassclash for a huge compilation album, out now. Find out more here.
With interest peaking in their upcoming London night, we find out more about the Innersoul crew, and what they are up to.
CM Sounds Competition
CM Sounds have some amazing music technology courses on offer. They are now teaming up with Kmag for a competition. We give you all you need to know right here.
Aural Imbalance Comes Out Of Plato's Cave
Aural Imbalance is one half of Out Of Plato's Cave, who have recently dropped an album on the Greta Cottage Workshop label. We speak to him about it here.
Snoop releases new photo app Snoopify
West coast rapper cum reggae star Snoop Lion, has launched his own photo editing app for iOS and Android.
London-based collective Innersoul are absolutely taking over London town. With a number of events taking place soon, their star is in the ascendancy. Grab the info right here.
Black Sun Empire Announce Blackout Music
Something very special is happening over in the Black Sun Empire camp right now. A new label, a new release, sample packs and more. Check it all out here.
Hospital Readies Hospitality Summer 2013
The all-conquering Hospital Records are ready to launch with the latest in their compilation series, Hospitality Summer 2013. Read on for more.
Good News Poppers Expand To Liquid Boppers
The Good News Poppers label is expanding into new territory, with the announcement of new sister label, Liquid Boppers. Kmag brings you all that you need to know right here.