Category Archives: Opinion

Fake News on Facebook is The Real Thing

This article will seem out of topic and not necessarily in keeping with the non-partisan position we have taken here at Bunker 8. But we have to say that fake news on Facebook is the real thing and it needs to be dealt with, not ignored. I am the exception as it would seem when […]

The History Of Audio Sampling Through Bunker 8

We have had our moniker, Bunker 8 Digital Labs for as long as the audio sampler has been in existence, so we thought it fitting that we give the history of audio sampling through Bunker 8. Our sampling journey started with my very first setup in my Parent’s basement. Through careful money management, I managed […]

Inferno Movie Review: Everything Goes Down in Flames

I don’t usually write film reviews. Being in the business of writing music for film and television, I tend to stay out of it. Not really a conflict of interest situation by my perception, more of a personal choice. But after watching Inferno on the weekend, I quickly recognised how fast a major blockbuster film […]

SSD and you will have a brand new PC

SSD and you will have a brand new PC

In case this headline does not scream out at you, let us make this clear. Install an SSD and you will have a brand new PC. As many of you might know, I have been toting around an HP ENVY TS 15 laptop for the past several years. Initially, I was strictly desktop. But touchscreen laptops […]

Reason 9 You Will Upgrade Now

Do this for Reason 9 You Will Upgrade Now. To know why, just read on… To all those that know us, we are die hard, to the “floor” software heads. We use just about every software “axe” we can to get new ideas. Well, we have been hearing the hum in the wilderness about Reason […]

Apple iPad is Not Really a Complete Production Tool

I am probably going to lose that “dream” endorsement by stating this, but the Apple iPad is Not Really a Complete Production Tool. So much for that Apple endorsement deal… As many who read my articles know, I am a serious iOS convert. I adore my iPhone, I am in love with my iPad. There is no […]

Music is not just about listening, it is about discovery

Music is not just about listening, it is about discovery. There is something inescapably important about discovery in art. Beyond the intellectual commitment to understand it lies the journey to find it, to discover it, to give it true meaning which is the meaning you derive for yourself. Years ago I attended the Amsterdam Dance Event, […]

We Don’t Steal Music Says Skrillex and Justin Bieber

It is entirely possible that it is coincidence. But it would be a remarkable one at that. ‘We Don’t Steal Music Says Skrillex and Justin Bieber.’ Well, that was said. “Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in ‘Sorry.’ But he chose not to contact me,” Dienel, who […]

Maschine Studio: Using it in the Studio

Maschine Studio: Using it in the Studio. This is long overdue, but Bunker 8 is looking back at one of their most prized pieces of kit, Native Instruments Maschine Studio. We are in the process of working through an deeper vendor relationship with Native Instruments. For those who are unaware, we were one of the first […]

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review. Well, it has come to this, after YEARS of loyal Mackie service, our beloved 32-8 and 24 e side car are going out to pasture, making way for a fully digital front end to the mixing experience. Sigmund, for years you have been calling yourself Bunker 8 Digital Labs, what […]