Peter Wielk, on his travels!

Peter Wielk, on his travels!

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  • Posted on August 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Whilst I stand guard over the CMI Series III that I’m restoring with Peter, he is having an absolute blast over in the States! I get regular emails containing some amazing pictures, including these beauties from his friend in New York. Yup, that’s a Yamaha GX-1 he’s stood beside. In fact, Peter helped source this […]

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UVI Announce ‘Digital Synsations’ Library

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  • Posted on April 11, 2013 - 7:52 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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At least once a year, I apologise for a lack of activity and here’s the first such apology for 2013! Last year I took on a new day job and things have ramped up of late, the upshot of which has seen me flying here, there and everywhere. America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. […]

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UVI CS-M in action

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  • Posted on December 25, 2012 - 1:37 am
  • By Failed Muso
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Here’s a very quick demo I did of the UVI CS-M, available as part of their new Vintage Legends collection, just before I went to bed and just before Santa arrived! I couldn’t resist recreating one of my favourite pieces with this classic synth line… Full video reviews will follow in the coming days. I […]

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UVI “Vintage Legends” – 6 Classic Synths – Review

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  • Posted on December 24, 2012 - 2:41 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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The old saying goes, “There you are, waiting for a bus, nothing for ages then two come along at once”. Well, it should be brought up to date… “There you are, waiting for some new content from UVI, nothing for ages, then SIX come along at once! Oh, and an update to their UVI Workstation […]

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UVI ramping up for a series of major releases?

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  • Posted on December 14, 2012 - 5:12 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Those crazy French sample library creators, UVI, have been letting slip a few teaser images over on their Facebook page. Judging by the wording, more is to come but this is what we have so far… First up, a Rhodes Chroma clone… Then we have something clearly inspired by Yamaha’s CS-M (20/40/70) range of analogue […]

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Propellerhead dive back into the 80s with the PX7

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  • Posted on December 14, 2012 - 4:49 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Out of the blue this week, the mighty Propellerhead Software unleashed its latest Rack Extension, the PX7. Clearly an homage to Yamaha’s ubiquitous FM classic, the DX7, this software recreation is pretty damned faithful, both in looks and performance. So much so that Propellerhead have made it compatible with existing DX7 patches which can be […]

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Monkeys + Synthesizers

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  • Posted on May 27, 2012 - 1:59 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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A common accusation hurled at electronic musicians like me is that anybody can do what we do. “It’s all in the technology, innit, like” and so forth. “Monkeys could do that!” Well, now there is cold, hard evidence of how wrong these naysayers are. This superb short film was produced to promote Sweden’s top electronic […]

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UVI String Machines for UVI Workstation Review

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For those of us old enough to remember, and yes, that does include me, early synthesizers and their manufacturers were seemingly obsessed with their machines being able to accurately recreate the sounds made by other, more natural instruments. Check out the presets on any early synth and you would find voices such as Oboe, Trumpet […]

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The TNR-i Tenori-On for iOS (and other Yamaha iOS apps)

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  • Posted on June 20, 2011 - 10:19 pm
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From the moment I got my iPad earlier this year, one of the first things I said would be awesome to have on it was a Tenori-On app. In fact, I was staggered that it hadn’t already been done, especially as there were other Tenori-On-esque apps available, such as Beatwave. Well, in a massive splurge […]

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Hollow Sun releases 3 new libraries for Kontakt

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  • Posted on December 4, 2010 - 12:35 am
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So, pretty much completing the conversion of the Hollow Sun library to the new, scripted Kontakt format, Steve has now released the Oberheim M1000, Korg M/01 and Yamaha FS1R libraries. These are not straight forward bulk conversions, as Steve explains…. The Oberheim Matrix 1000, the M/01 Collection and the FS1R Collection have now been converted […]

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