In the studio with The Deepshakerz

With the release of their latest pack for Samplestate and the 10 year anniversary of their incredible production partnership with caught up with The Deepshakerz. WMB:  So congratulations on 10 years of your production partnership and releasing music together as The Deepshakerz. What do you think has been the key thing in keeping you…

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Arturia release version 3 of their Pigments Polychrome Synth.

New version 3 has now been released of a modern classic plugin synth. We have a long background in sound design here at WeMakeBeatz and have been using Pigments for some time as one of our go-to synths, its a pure modern powerhouse unlike their well respected vintage emulations with Pigments being contemporary in…

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In The Studio with Lucio Agustin

We talked to Lucio Agustin about his new sample pack with Samplestate and he talks about his inspirations, being an emerging artist in Buenos Aires. So we loved your recent release on Little Helpers, 374, but we didn’t realise this is your 6th release for the label now. You must feel very much at…

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Free plugin of the month / U-He Zebralette

Big news from U-He this week with the update of Hive to version 2-1 and we have also selected them for Free plugin of the month with their superb Zabralette. Features include:-A single Zebra2 oscillator with a 16-slot wavesetOscillator waveform editing with geomorph, spectromorph, geoblend and spectroblend modes.24 spectral effects including filter, sync, scatter,…

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In The Studio with Reelow

To coincide with the release of his new sample pack for Samplestate, Reelow took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his studio in Barcelona,  his workflow and upcoming album.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR-DvKzBnvg Hey Reelow, thanks for taking the time to talk to us.  Can you talk us through your current studio…

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New control surface from SSL “UF8” released.

Solid State Logic announce UF8 and its looks very impressive. SSL has long been regarded as one of the world's best designers for analogue consoles and made its name with very large format designs.  As times have changed, and with prevalence of exceptionally well equipped home and project studios SSL has been very aware…

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Newfangled Audio – Generate

We love things that are just that little bit different here at Wemakebeatz and this plugin from Newfangled is right up our street.Its described as a “Marquee Chaotic Polysynth” but essentially it’s quite a unique digital plugin which borrows some interesting designs from classic modular synths, especially the Buchla 259.The synth has at its…

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Demuir “House Crates”

Demuir is an artist who has been on the WeMakeBeatz radar for sometime now. We first bumped into him back in 2019 at the Amsterdam Dance Event whilst attending a talk with DJ Sneak who was quick to give praise to the Toronto based producer. Musically Demuir’s releases always have elements that shout authentic 90’s…

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Free Plugin of the Month! Audiomodern “Filterstep”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNux2v3RJhU We love this free plugin!  Not just because its free but because its super useful, excellent for adding movement and interest to just about anything but superb for pads and drums loops. The Random step generation feature is great and you often get something interesting within a couple of clicks.  Check it out…

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Abstract Sounds – Micro House Tools.

Abstract Sounds brings us a condensed but well formed set of tools with their latest pack. Its both loop and one shot based but for us its the glitch laden drums and textures that really stand out. It's very much on the deeper more underground end of minimal house spectrum so more Villalobos vibes than…

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Lo-Fi Processing / The Best New Lo-Fi Plugins for 2021

We love things that are a little bit different here at WeMakeBeatz, and over the last few weeks we’ve been taking a look at some really different ways to regenerate your samples and add some Lo-FI magic or vintage mojo to your productions. Whatever style of music you produce, its fairly common to get…

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Vector by Vector Synth – All new digital synth with 7″ touch screen.

Vector - The all new digital experimental synth from VectorSynth. We almost accidentally stumbled across this synth on YouTube recently with us not seeing very much written in the press and have gone over a lot of the information provided but Vector synth to find out a little more on this one. Essentially its a digital…

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