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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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 441k.com 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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Boss FS-5L vs. FS-5U Foot Switches

April 25, 2018

The Boss FS-5L and FS-5U are two popular foot switches for guitarists, keyboardists, and more. The FS-5L is a latching foot switch, while the FS-5U is an unlatching one. In this comparison post, you’ll learn about the differences between these two foot switches and which one to get for your setup.

Boss FS-5L

The Boss FS-5L is a latching foot switch. This means the foot switch will turn on when it’s pressed, and will stay on until it’s pressed again. The FS-5L has a red indicator light that illuminates when the foot switch is in the on position.

When to Use the FS-5L

  • Switching channels on an audio switcher like the Radial SW8.
  • Switching channels on a guitar amp.
  • Activating long term effects.

Boss FS-5U

The Boss FS-5U is an unlatching or momentary foot switch. This means the foot switch will stay on only when it’s pressed. Since the FS-5U is always off when it’s not pressed, it does not have an indicator light like the FS-5L.

When to Use the FS-5U

  • Advancing patches on a keyboard or keyboard rig.
  • Triggering a sound effect on a sampler.
  • Using a foot switch for tap tempo.
  • Sustain pedal for a keyboard.
  • Activating momentary effects.

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