JAde Wii is a self-taught keyboardist, guitarist, cellist, and Dawless Jammer. JAde has been creating music for over 10 years, but only recently has she become a synth enthusiast, and what a journey it has been for her. She enjoys to explore the realm of composition without a Digital Audio Workstation, which is becoming more and more popular everyday. She also embraces the spontaneity of recording in one take, and sequencing her instruments in real time. As a full-time college student she uses her spare time to compose and record electronic music, drawing inspiration from the instruments around her.
As well as having an amazing name, this eurorack module offers up a whole world of percussive textures and even melodic sounds. Jade Wii meets the Intellijel Plonk...
With better hardware controls, direct sampling and a whole host of other upgrades and improvements, could the Elektron Analog RYTM MKII be the best drum machine on the market?
Adding randomization to the modulation of your CV signal is a great way to introduce all kinds of unexpected and pleasing new effects. Chance from Qu-Bit is a module that lets you do just that.
This self-powered mixer has multiple channels and is perfect for recording all your sources. Jade Wii finds out if Roland's Go: Mixer could be the ultimate in portability.
The latest in Roland's Boutique series is a recreation of its classic D-50 heard on countless hit records. Jade Wii gets intimate with the hugely portable D-05.
These two multi-talented hardware instruments each have many fans in the music world, but how do they stack up against each other? Jade Wii pits them head to head.
Software is great but there are many reasons why some people still prefer - and will pay a hefty premium for - real hardware drum machines, particularly vintage ones. Here's why.
Not all drum machines are aimed at electronic musicians. The Boss DR-01S Rhythm Partner brings something new to the table for acoustic and other live performers.
The Teenage Engineering OP-1 is one of the most respected and loved synthesizers around. We're thrilled to offer you a free sound pack of 34 sounds by JAde Wii for use exclusively with the OP-1.
Studio furniture is often overlooked but it can make a world of difference to your workflow and general wellbeing when producing. JAde Wii checks out the Output Platform.
One generation can sometimes have preconceived ideas about another. Here, JAde Wii debunks some notions you may have held, or been on the receiving end of.
The latest hardware release from Dreadbox is a 4-voice analog synth monster that is much more than a regular polyphonic instrument. Jade Wii finds out what's lurking inside.
Hang on, guitar pedals for synths? Yes! Incorporating guitar processing into your signal chain can add new dimensions to your synth tones that you wouldn't have believed possible.
Ever wondered how to get the absolute maximum out of your Roland Tr-09 drum machine? Jade Wii is here with some expert tips, tricks and shortcuts to make your day!
With so many synths out there it can be daunting knowing where to begin looking. But it needn't be! Here are some excellent tips on choosing your first synth from someone with quite the collection...
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