The Best Hard Drives for Music Production

April 16, 2019

Over the past few years, there have many consistent trends in the music and tech industries. Sample libraries are getting larger and larger. Fast flash storage is getting more affordable. New connectors like USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 offer incredible transfer speeds.

Below are our recommendations for the best hard drives for music production and performance.

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The 2018 Mac mini for Musicians

November 14, 2018

Two things came to mind as I watched Tim Cook unveil the 2018 Mac mini.

  • Wow.
  • Should I move back to New York?

Prior to moving to Tokyo, I worked as an electronic music designer in New York and Las Vegas, where my job involved building keyboard racks and designing sounds for keyboard players on Broadway shows. More often than not, the racks I built were powered by Mac minis running MainStage[1].

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A Better Way to Review Audio Interfaces

November 12, 2018

For the past few years, I’ve mostly steered away from reviewing audio interfaces. Recently, I finished migrating all the content on decrypto.net to this new domain, and it got me thinking about reviewing audio interfaces again, but in a different format. Previously, I thought reviewing audio interfaces was useless and a waste of time for three main reasons.

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