Sunday, December 31, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
converts old Nord Modular ( Clavia NordModular, NordModularRack) to G2 Clavia NordModularG2, g2x, G2engine.. not bad.
Clavia Modular Forum
Clavia Modular Converter from Sequencer.de
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
The second installment of the James Bernard Free ReFill series is here. This ReFill is called Modular Madness, and rightly so. The ReFill consists of a collection of heavily processed synth and drum loops that have escaped the Propellerhead labs. The loops were created using Reason in a modular approach, which you can hear from the results.you must have a valid copy of Reason to download from the member's section
link: JB Vol.2 - Modular Madness
Thursday, December 21, 2006
here is an ebay auction of it:
eBay.co.uk: Limewax - Scars On The Horizon 5LP VERY LIMITED PROMO!! (item 130059490987 end time 24-Dec-06 16:30:20 GMT)
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Link: Akoustik Piano Intel Binary
MORE Intel Binary goodness from Soundhack
Spectral Shapers Plugin bundle fro mac.
Also check out the Sound Hack freeware!!!
Jaleel White, recently age 30 and former star of ABC's Family Matters is reported asking Moog Synthesizer for his own limited edtion branded synth. It is not known whether Moog will comment on the matter, but sources indicate that they are considering a small release of a couple hundred units if there is enough interest. Urkel was most remembered for his unique snorts and catch phrases "Got any cheese?" and "Did I do that?"
Who knew he was into synths?
Something to think about is how your music will sound amplified multiple times over in a club or live. Some good comments and tips for music makers brought up by this post!
Link: Gearslutz mixing electronic music big soundsystems.
A powerful integrated Orchestral Workstation combining the legendary Miroslav Orchestra and Choir sample collection masterpieces with a dedicated plug-in instrument.
VST, AU, and RTAS.
Click here to listen to demo songs made entirely from using Miroslav Philharmonik.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Directory: Trippler Moog Little Phatty mp3 Directory
Song: Trippler - Lil Blue mp3
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Sonic State is allowing you to pick three of your all time faves. Please vote for the TX816!! The sole instrument used for the the movie:
Starring Tom Selleck.
Well you know the TB-303 is going to win, lets give it some competition. JX-8p for third.
I think that Techno music may be the music of the future...
Someone go over there and give them a clue.
While the first sentence made my day, this girl's entry brings up some really old feelings I'm sure you've all had. My question is how did rap music become mainstream, while electronic music has been around for much longer?
Link to Krist14326's blog on Progressive U
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
"...I think there's some kind of filter where words more than one syllable get deleted," he says. "Which doesn't leave very much for a cease-and-desist letter."-Thomas Dolby, referring to his stolen sample placed into K-Fed's rap music.
The article talks about synthesizers, his fans, and his mad scientist look as well. I'm not quite a Dolby fan, but this is an excellent read!
Photo of Mr. Dolby from Synthopia.
Read the Full Interview at Miaminewtimes.com
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 9, 2006
Why: To make a redicoulously more expensive version of the Dx7.
Super nice wood finish, and really nice keys.
Estimated Price: $4000ish U.S.
Sound Demos: I can't find any claiming to be directly out of a DX1.
DX1 Plugin Board! Accepts Dx1 and Dx7 sounds.
Most are really weird. I just stopped developement on them for now...Test em' out.
Chip Collection Exclusive. Reason Refill. 48 Malstrom Patches.
Free Chip Collection Malstrom Patches
Friday, December 8, 2006
The MC505 very impressive when you first get your hands on it. It looks very good and intimidating, as well as fun. I was in heaven until I noticed something a little wrong...THE KNOBS WERE BROKEN. I had made the mistake of buying from a pawn shop ebay "powerseller". More like power asshole. I was lied to.
Anyway, I promptly opened it up to see if I could super glue the busted Filter/Amplifier knobs back in place. After all the unscrewing I finally saw that the potentiometers were ripped right out of the circuit board. NICE. Well at least it only needed a resolder. I decided I would resell it on ebay to someone who wanted to fix it.
SOUNDS: Okay these are A+ sounds, I don't care what anyone says. Awesome for making techno music. Just muddy enough to fit in any mix and with the right tweaking from the awesome envelope controls you can make some F-'edup sounds. It also has all the cheesy groovebox sounds you'd expect. Very silly voices and some analog style presets that are mind blowing. This thing is awesome for digital grimey sounding techno or dance. Just play with it for an hour and you'll realize the sound shaping makes it not a toy. I am so into the envelopes that I wish that they had put this on the Yamaha series of grooveboxes.
Its been sitting in my room the past couple of days and whenever i get bored I just turn it on and start playing. Its waaaaaay more accessible than all the gear on my computer. Still its not in perfect condition, and compared to say a RS7000, its not good for sequencing. I have to give it up despite the awesome sounds. So its on ebay going to a new home. I'm glad I bought this thing its FUN.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Monday, December 4, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Best students will win prizes for electronic orchestration work 30-Nov-06
Music technology leaders EastWest, Tascam, and VI-Control.net are sponsoring Alexander Publishing's new Orchestration Class of the 21st Century with contests, prizes, and virtual classroom space.
At the conclusion of a standard semester of this free online course that starts on December 11, 2006, students will have written and produced more than a dozen original works, giving them a start to a publishing portfolio and possibly their first album.
Read more direct From SonicState
It sounds kind of cool, except that the prizes are a little crappy. I don't think contests are appropriate when learning is involved. Anyways its free.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Coming out in 2007:
If thats not cool, check this piece out! AudioRealism Bassline PRO! Its like a super-modded TB-303!
Mac Demo or PC Demo
Sunday, November 19, 2006
SynthMaster is semi-modular software synthesizer and multi-effects plug-in that combines many different synthesis methods such as additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, ring modulation, amplitude modulation, frequency / phase modulation, pulse width modulation, osc sync and waveshaping.
Check out the Downloads Page from Kv331audio.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
With that in mind I give you the Chip Collection - Top Ten Drum Machines of all Time
after the break...
Check out this guy's amazing laser sounds!
- Plan B VCO's (warning has sound)
- MOTM Triple Resonator
- Doepfer A149
Click here for the video
Monday, November 13, 2006
discoDSP has announced that HighLife is now freeware. It previously retailed for $99.discoDSP
HighLife is a "VSTi freezer" and Sampler. It loads into your VST Host as a VSTi but it also allows you to load another VSTi into it and then "Freeze" the current preset and save this as its own preset. You can then unload the hosted VSTi to free up resources. It features a sample editor, five built in effects, flexible modulation, parameter morphing and high offline resampling quality using 512 point SINC.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
- Features quadraphonic reverb & pans.
My wish list for Reason 4 would include better surround support, but this tutorial is pretty cool until then.
Also on my wishlist for Reason 4:
Optical Audio plugs on the back, so I don't have to keep wiring stereo channels.
Thursday, November 9, 2006
Eventide say that this new Mactel upgrade will allow users to take full advantage of Apple's newest computers, including the Mac Pro with quad-core architecture, for faster processing speeds when operating the company's digital plug-ins.Click to Read Sonic State Article
Check Out EvenTide (what a crummy page!)
Also a new "wave scanning" synthesis instrument Massive has been released
Massive For PC Demo
Massive For mac (intel binary!)
FM8 for PC Demo
Fm8 for mac (intel binary!)
It should be really interesting to demo Massive. Full review of the demo coming soon.
Monday, November 6, 2006
Synthmaker 1.0 has been released. It will allow you to create a synthesizer without writing any program code, like SynthEdit. Graphics are vector based, which allows you to resize easily. It also features a way to directly write your own DSP code into the machine. $125 GBP It looks really interesting, I can't wait to try it out and compare it to SynthEdit. Click Here
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Here is part one of a free video tutorial I made on how to use Propellerheads Reason. Goes through recording, composition, and even a little bit of mastering at the end. You can use these tips in your own songs and expand upon them. The quality is a little shoddy because its youtube...google video version coming soon. Part two will be posted tomarrow.
NES Wave Pack Reason Refill as well as other cool refills by Chip Collection. Designed to give you a fully recreated NES to make chip tunes. I just wanted to remind everyone and that we also have other sweet handmade refills for download with Paypal. Click here
Also be on the lookout for a new Reason tutorial video to be posted here for free later this week.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
- Windows VST
- Vector Morphing Synth
- Its in development
There is not much else known about Viktor as It has only been just anounced. Vector synthesizer technology is very cool, so I can't wait till we know more.
This Looks pretty fresh. A mobile recorder from korg. Whats so special about it? 1 bit recording!!! Supposedly these recorders double the bitrate of my current audio interface. Thats really sad (for me) with my edirol audio interface. I want it!!!
Korg M1000 Product Page
K61P combines computer controller features with built-in, high-quality, stereo-sampled acoustic and electric pianosSo its a midicontroller that they put some piano sounds into. Korg is scared that people are going to stop buying their keyboard workstations, so they are marketing a regular keyboard as a midi controller I see.
Like other K-series models, the K61P comes bundled with Korg’s M1 Le software synthesizer, a complete software version of the classic M1 Music Workstation. As a bonus, K-series users can upgrade at a special “Preferred Owner” price to the Korg Legacy Collection – Digital Edition, which comprises a significantly enhanced version of the M1 software synthesizer, the WAVESTATION v1.6 software synthesizer and the MDE-X v1.2 multi-effect plug-in.Ah! I this is also a product intended to get you purchasing their software.
Whatever happens I hope that its a really good midi controller, because it seems kind of expensive for a keyboard with a couple of piano sounds. Full press release and links after the break.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
This is not new at all, however. I was one of the first people to do this months ago, selling boxy 3d drum machines & remixing tools. Of course you can't actually use them, because its in Second Life. Second life lures you in with profit, but its actually the game makers who are really getting rich. Thanks Wired for more news about a really boring game!!!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I have setup a site called the budget muscian's guide site on Squidoo, a very cool portal / recommendations site. It contains all of my favourite gear and software for making music. Click Here to check it out.