Jurek Ugarow

Jurek Ugarow

Jurek Ugarow is a Technical Writer at B&H, creating professional audio content for the Web. He brings to the task close to 50 years of experience as a performing musician in the UK, in addition to his years as a production sound engineer for TV and film, and is a founding member of a British Arts Council-funded residential arts community. These days, he divides his time between writing music and creating personal video projects.

Latest Articles

6 months ago
Arturia has long been known for its excellent software instruments, whether for use in a DAW, or at the heart of the company’s hardware packages. On top of this, the company’s V Collections provided users with a cost-effective software bundle featuring some of the company’s greatest hits. The...
6 months ago
The iZotope company, renowned for making software products that cover a multitude of audio activities, has once again expanded the frontiers when it comes to the treatment of vocals....
10 months ago
The original Seaboard RISE 25, along with the Seaboard GRAND, pointed the way to an entirely new method of triggering software sounds with the introduction of keywaves. The instruments remodeled the traditional MIDI keyboard controller as a pressure-sensitive, continuous surface that...
1 year ago
It was less than a year ago that Avid redefined the future delivery of its industry-standard software, Pro Tools, with the introduction of Pro Tools 12. Aside from the various licensing levels that provided a choice of a low-cost subscription service, outright ownership, or...
1 year ago
The use of a “keyboard” to trigger musical sounds dates from around the Third Century BC, whereas the modern variation as we know it today is a relatively young six hundred years old. Throughout its history, the mechanical nature of the keyboard has remained basically unchanged, relying instead on...
1 year ago
The success of the Apollo interfaces for Universal Audio is indisputable, combining first-class audio conversion with internal DSP that hosts an across-the-board excellent set of hardware emulated plug-ins. Today at the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, the company has upped the ante with...
1 year ago
At this year’s NAMM show, Yamaha has announced updates to four of its popular keyboards, from the entry-level PSR-E253, all the way up to the P-115 digital piano. Although there are no major technological advancements, the modest updates further realign the individual products for their intended audiences with the added features. The...
1 year ago
Although no new recording and editing features have been announced with the arrival of Pro Tools 12, the news at this year’s NAMM show from Avid is nonetheless still exciting. Three initiatives being launched by the company offer more flexibility in accessing the industry standard software, and promise expanded collaborative and promotional functions for all Pro Tools users. On the access side,...
1 year ago
At this year’s NAMM show, Nord is introducing a new line of its Electro-series stage pianos. Expanded memory, the ability to split and layer, and a live focused program section enable these emulations of classical electro-mechanical and acoustic instruments to be even more player friendly. The Nord Electro 5D 61- and 73-key versions sport a semi-weighted keybed utilizing organ-type keys with...
1 year ago
An accelerating trend in the software world is the availability of software on a subscription model, useful for people who don’t want to own a specific version of software that requires additional payments for future upgrades. To that end at this year’s NAMM, Cakewalk has announced two purchase options, their take on a one-year subscription model or the regular up front purchase, along with the...
 volca sample
1 year ago
As part of the company’s DJ and Production Tools, the volca range of modules provides artists and performers with easily accessible and fun-to-use sound generators that can function as stand-alone units, or be interconnected with each other to create a complete performance system. A newly...
iZotope Ozone 6
2 years ago
The software maker iZotope has updated its Ozone mastering suite to version 6, delivering EQ, dynamics, an exciter and imager, along with dithering tools to aid in producing full, clean, and polished masters. While the plug-in and stand-alone application provide modern digital tools that offer precise adjustment, the software also includes EQ filter shapes modeled after classic analog hardware...

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