Category Archives: Product Reviews

Presonus Studio 1 Version 4 Update

Joe Gilder, a great reviewer on YouTube, does a great hands-on review of Presonus Studio 1 Version 4 Update. Well worth a watch here. Three creative paths, one goal. Studio One is your creative companion from start to finish. The Start page provides what you need to kickstart your creative process—open projects, set parameters, and […]

Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer

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We used to use Reason quite a bit at Bunker 8. But we have significantly shifted away towards Native Instruments and Steinberg almost exclusively. Now, along comes Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer from Propellerhead, something extraordinarily interesting, that may force us to reconsider opening Reason once again. What is it? (According to Propellerhead) With companions like the […]

Top 5 New Features on the Maschine MK3

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This video is all about the Top 5 New Features on the Maschine MK3. Like everyone else on the planet,  we at Bunker 8 cannot wait to get our hands on this latest release of Maschine MK3. We will have to wait until ours arrive. In the meantime, check out the video and the specs on […]

Microsoft Surface Dial

By Mark Wherryhttps://youtu.be/JR7HAKmAdhs When Microsoft announced the all-in-one Surface Studio last October, the company also unveiled a new input device called the Surface Dial. The Dial is designed to work with the Studio, either sitting on the desk or being placed directly on the screen. In this latter case, with compatible software, controls will appear […]

Steinberg Releases Cubase 9

Steinberg releases Cubase 9 today. Steinberg has always been the world leading DAW on all platforms, and this releases cements their dominance in the DAW space. Steinberg has today announced Cubase 9, a substantial update to their DAW. The three new versions of Cubase — Cubase Pro, Cubase Artist and Cubase Elements — all feature […]

Free DIY Shock Mounts for the Blue Yeti Microphone

We recently have started to complete a very significant do it yourself series here at the studio. We recently purchased during Black Friday, a Blue Yeti Microphone. It sounds absolutely amazing and it fits perfectly with our setup. However, like all sensitive, pro quality mic’s, it needs a shock mount. We did this video on […]

A 909 Drum Machine in Your Browser the HTML 909

The march of browser based instruments continues unabated. Now we have another Roland Music classic, the 909. Finally, a 909 drum machine in your browser, the HTML 909. Browser based plugins herald another level of change in the music technology arena. No Longer are you bound to the costs of a digital audio workstation or […]

Neutron is a fantastic piece of voodoo mixing technology

Automated mixing and track assistant technology, sounds like witchcraft. But it is what Izotope’s Neutron promises. Izotope’s Neutron is a fantastic piece of voodoo mixing technology. The availability of plugins in the current context of music production is absolutely mind-blowing. The plugin standard for virtual studio technology was created as an open standard with Steinberg Music Technology. We at Bunker 8 have been using plugins since our inception as a company, hence the moniker “Digital Labs”. We love mixing in the box. Izotope’s Ozone is already a mainstay in our mastering suite. So it was with great anticipation that we approached the […]

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