SonicState Interview Featuring The Fairlight

SonicState Interview Featuring The Fairlight

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A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Nick Batt over at SonicState.com about the Fairlight restoration project. Check out the video below…

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Fairlight Restoration Update

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The video pretty much speaks for itself, so I’ll let me do all the talking in that… 😉

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Roland SE-02 In Action!

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  • Posted on July 13, 2017 - 6:29 pm
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After my slightly scathing review of Roland’s JP-08 Boutique module, I thought I might never hear from my acquaintance at Roland HQ ever again, but thankfully, he got in touch to tell me about a demonstration he gave recently of the latest Boutique module, the SE-02. In the following two videos. Oliver can be seen […]

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Review – Roland Boutique JP-08

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  • Posted on July 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm
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I think if you were to ask most synth fans which analog polysynth they’d happily donate a kidney for, the most common answer would be a Roland Jupiter 8. It’s one of those classic synths that not only sounds the part, but looks it too. Big in sound AND in physical size, it commands hefty […]

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Arturia Surprise Everyone With DrumBrute Announcement

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  • Posted on October 7, 2016 - 5:46 pm
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I was at the Arturia stand at SynthFest on Saturday in Sheffield, and those crafty Frenchmen kept this one quiet! Following hot on the heels of their immensely successful MatrixBrute, MiniBrute and MicroBrute range of hardware analog synths, this once software-only developer has just announced, much to everyone’s surprise, a new analog drum machine called […]

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Kraftwerk Announce New UK Tour

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  • Posted on September 27, 2016 - 7:20 pm
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Here’s me, having a stream of consciousness last night about Kraftwerk’s announcement that they will be touring the UK next year. It’s not long before my mind wanders elsewhere, and this was all done on Facebook Live. More of this stuff soon…

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Arturia V Collection 5 – Review

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  • Posted on September 14, 2016 - 8:08 pm
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It’s funny how, after so many years of not really getting into big virtual instrument collections, I am sat here now, reviewing my second iteration of Arturia’s V Collection in less than a year! Ok, so I may have been late to the V Collection 4 game, but I’m back up to speed again and […]

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Sample Logic – CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES

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  • Posted on July 27, 2016 - 7:24 pm
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The team at Sample Logic are certainly on a roll, announcing today a new NI Kontakt based library, entitled CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES. Derived entirely from recordings of real acoustic guitars of all shapes, sizes, and styles, CINEMATIC GUITARS ORGANIC ATMOSPHERES allows for an astronomical array of diverse, organic sounds in inventive ways that emphasise […]

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UVI CAMEO – Review

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  • Posted on February 3, 2016 - 9:16 pm
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Back in the late 80s, I used to play drums in a band called Idle Frets. We were MASSIVE in our local town and occasionally got to play in the even bigger town just up the road. And that was the extent of our fame and fortune. But the important thing was, we had fun. […]

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B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989 – Review

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  • Posted on January 27, 2016 - 11:57 pm
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Throughout history, there are certain times and certain places that become cultural epicentres and attract the free-spirited and creative souls that subsequently use the energy and diversity to produce something special. These places may also have other reasons for standing out at different times throughout our timeline. But few have the story and history of […]

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