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‘Switched-On’ Telemann – Fantasia #4 in Bb

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 11:14
In this video, synthesist Kris Lennox performs Section 1 from Telemann's Fantasia #4 in Bb (originally for solo flute) on a Vermona '14 keyboard synthesizer.… Read More ‘Switched-On’ Telemann – Fantasia #4 in Bb
Categories: Music Technology

Christmas Songs Created By Artificial Intelligence – Worse Than Coal In Your Stocking?

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 11:02
"Our dataset consisted of about a hundred Christmas tunes and was collected in MIDI format."… Read More Christmas Songs Created By Artificial Intelligence – Worse Than Coal In Your Stocking?
Categories: Music Technology

Samplight 2X+ (Fairlight CMI IIX Emulation) Sneak Preview

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 14:38
Developer Aly James shared this sneak preview of Samplight 2X+ VST, which models and builds upon the Fairlight CMI IIX.… Read More Samplight 2X+ (Fairlight CMI IIX Emulation) Sneak Preview
Categories: Music Technology

Audiowerkstatt din2midi2din v2 Now Available

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 11:24
The audiowerkstatt din2midi2din v2 converts DIN-Sync to MIDI-clock-signals and vice versa.… Read More Audiowerkstatt din2midi2din v2 Now Available
Categories: Music Technology

The AKAI S612 – The Best Sampler AKAI Ever Made?

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 11:23
Is the AKAI S6512 the best sampler the company ever made?… Read More The AKAI S612 – The Best Sampler AKAI Ever Made?
Categories: Music Technology

EMS Synthi AKS vs iVCS3 For iOS

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 11:33
This video, via studentsmusic, is a software vs hardware comparison, pitting a vintage EMS Synthi AKS analog synthesizer against iVCS3 for iOS. As he notes, “Believing is not knowing.” Here’s what they have to say about the video: Excerpts from trying to get objective data comparing an app with the original synthesizer. Don´t take it… Read More EMS Synthi AKS vs iVCS3 For iOS
Categories: Music Technology

Serum Toolkit 3 Offers New Sounds, 100 Custom Wavetables & More

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 11:04
Serum Toolkit Vol. 3 features new presets, like you would expect - but they're based on new custom wavetables and transient and decay samples, so they expand Serum into completely new territory. … Read More Serum Toolkit 3 Offers New Sounds, 100 Custom Wavetables & More
Categories: Music Technology

Ocean Swift Synthesis Polyphenom Advanced Hybrid Synth Now Available

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 10:33
Ocean Swift Synthesis has introduced Polyphenom, described as an 'immersive polyphonic additive-subtractive hybrid', for Windows 64/32 VSTi and Standalone.… Read More Ocean Swift Synthesis Polyphenom Advanced Hybrid Synth Now Available
Categories: Music Technology

Unofficial Novation MiniNova Synth Editor For iPad

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 10:01
Jakob Haq has released a new MIDI controller template for the Novation MiniNova, built with MIDI Designer Pro.… Read More Unofficial Novation MiniNova Synth Editor For iPad
Categories: Music Technology

Music Sharing Site Allihoopa Turning Out The Lights January 17th, 2019

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 06:48
After Jan 17th, 2019, the Allihoopa service will cease to exist. The website will be taken down. The Allihoopa app will be removed from AppStore. All music files and accounts will be deleted and unavailable… Read More Music Sharing Site Allihoopa Turning Out The Lights January 17th, 2019
Categories: Music Technology

Korg Prologue Gets Firmware Fix For Tuning Stability

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 04:00
Korg today released a firmware for the update for the Prologue analog synthesizer to address tuning problems some owners have encountered. … Read More Korg Prologue Gets Firmware Fix For Tuning Stability
Categories: Music Technology

How To Synthesize Drum Sounds With Analog Synth Modules

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:01
Ball demonstrates creating drum patches with a 1978 Roland System 100m modular synthesizer - but you can use a similar approach with other types of subtractive synths. … Read More How To Synthesize Drum Sounds With Analog Synth Modules
Categories: Music Technology

5 Ways To Use The Percussa mSSP Eurorack Module

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 08:40
Percussa has shared several new videos, demonstrating a variety of ways in which you can use their upcoming micro Super Signal Processor multi-function Eurorack module.… Read More 5 Ways To Use The Percussa mSSP Eurorack Module
Categories: Music Technology

Playing The Haken ContinuuMini Standing

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 07:47
Ed Eagan explores options for playing the new Haken ContinuuMini in a standing position - keytar- or violin-style.… Read More Playing The Haken ContinuuMini Standing
Categories: Music Technology

Inside The Propellerhead Reason Rack Extension Format

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 07:32
This video captures a presentation by Propellerhead CTO Magnus Berger on Propellerhead’s Rack Extension format for Reason. Rack Extensions, the native plugin format in Reason, was designed to run on any future architecture, in any kind of host. Get a detailed glimpse of the design goals, behind the scene technical decisions, and get an understanding… Read More Inside The Propellerhead Reason Rack Extension Format
Categories: Music Technology

IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Offers 200+ GB Of New Sampled Sounds

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 07:25
IK Multimedia has introduced SampleTank 4, a major update to their multitimbral virtual instrument for that adds new recordings of concert pianos, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums, strings, brass, synths, vocals, percussion and more.… Read More IK Multimedia SampleTank 4 Offers 200+ GB Of New Sampled Sounds
Categories: Music Technology

Behringer Updates Neutron To v2.0, Intros Free Neutron App

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 04:00
Behringer today released a new firmware for its Neutron Eurorack synthesizer, adding new features and support for the Neutron application.… Read More Behringer Updates Neutron To v2.0, Intros Free Neutron App
Categories: Music Technology

Erica Synths Techno System In-Depth Review

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:57
The Techno System is "A pricey piece of gear, but if you're gonna jump into the modular game and want to make some gnarly hard dance tunes, then this could be your best weapon..."… Read More Erica Synths Techno System In-Depth Review
Categories: Music Technology

Free Voltage Module Designer Now Available

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:43
Cherry Audio has released Voltage Module Designer, a visual development tool for creating modules for their software modular system, Voltage Modular.… Read More Free Voltage Module Designer Now Available
Categories: Music Technology

Reports Of The Teenage Engineering OP-1’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:18
Teenage Engineering today announced that reports of the OP-1's death are greatly exaggerated.… Read More Reports Of The Teenage Engineering OP-1’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
Categories: Music Technology

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