So much new stuff!!

So much new stuff!!

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  • Posted on June 22, 2013 - 12:12 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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My day job now has me flying all over the world and eating into what little spare time I have so things seem to be accumulating on the back burner for me to review or just simply comment on. So, here’s some of the stuff that has happened recently that I hope to get around […]

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Get on the bus!

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  • Posted on March 5, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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To celebrate the release of the latest version of the CMI App from Peter Vogel Instruments, which includes support for the increasingly popular Audiobus system on iOS, Peter and his cohorts have cooked up a competition where the winner can take away a cash prize of $1000 AUD!! Here’s the skinny… “To celebrate the release […]

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Akai FINALLY release SynthStation 3.0 for iOS

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  • Posted on July 3, 2012 - 12:23 am
  • By Failed Muso
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Nearly 18 months after Akai first publicly demonstrated v3 of their iOS synth app, SynthStation, in conjunction with their (equally delayed) SynthStation49 iPad based controller, it has finally hit the app store in a blaze of strange silence and “anti-marketing” from Akai. No fanfare, no announcement on Twitter of Facebook, which is most unusual as […]

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Fairlight Instruments changes name

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  • Posted on July 2, 2012 - 9:23 am
  • By Failed Muso
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This statement was released by Fairlight Instruments Pty this morning… “A facelift for Fairlight Instruments Fairlight Instruments Pty Ltd is changing its name in anticipation of the release of some exciting new products. The new name, Peter Vogel Instruments, reflects the company’s transition from building on the past to inventing the future. I am delighted […]

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Once you go Mac…

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  • Posted on June 10, 2012 - 10:13 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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In light of this week’s WWDC, I was inspired to write this article. If you had suggested to me a couple of years ago that not only would I be writing this blog post on a Mac, but that I’d also own an iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, I’d have laughed. More like scoffed. I […]

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Go Figure…

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  • Posted on April 4, 2012 - 10:54 am
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At last, Propellerhead Figure has appeared in the App Store. I’ve downloaded it and had a little play, enough to make me late for work this morning. Early impressions are that it is great fun, very intuitive and contains more patches than I’d expected. It’s being billed very much as a “snack” type app, more […]

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Program Your 808 Posters

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  • Posted on April 1, 2012 - 7:32 pm
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This one has popped up on all the music tech blogs over the last week or so so I don’t lay claim to discovering this at all, but it definitely needed mentioning. Artist Rob Ricketts has created a series of four posters entitled Program Your 808, depicting the programming of four classic Roland TR808 tracks. […]

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Moog Animoog BASE Pack

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  • Posted on April 1, 2012 - 1:44 pm
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Ok, so, in what is probably the greatest April Fools joke that wasn’t actually an April Fools joke, Moog have today released an update for the iPad Animoog app as well as an hilarious but real sound pack, complete with Jordan Rudess spoof video. This is April Fools done properly. Hats of to the guys […]

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First detailed look at Propellerheard Figure

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  • Posted on March 21, 2012 - 2:13 pm
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Our awesome friends over at SonicState.com have just posted a video of the new Figure app for iOS, demonstrated by the Props Product Manager for Mobile, Kalle Paulson. Check it out…

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Fairlight team up with children’s charity

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  • Posted on December 20, 2011 - 11:32 pm
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Announced today via this press release… Sampler pioneer Fairlight Instruments has teamed up with Variety, the Children’s Charity to create a very 21st Century fundraiser. iGrowUP is an entertaining new app for iPhone and iPad. It costs less than the price of a cup of coffee and is a fantastic last minute Christmas gift for […]

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