Arturia Surprise Everyone With DrumBrute Announcement

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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CINEMORPHX by Sample Logic – Review

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  • Posted on January 24, 2016 - 3:06 pm
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Whatever we do in life, whether it’s as a job of work, or simply something we do for our own pleasure, we almost always need a starting point of inspiration, particularly if we’re being creative. A lot of the time, there is some kind of reason for this creative need and, therefore, there’s probably some […]

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David Bowie Has Killed Himself Again…

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  • Posted on January 11, 2016 - 7:24 pm
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…only this time, he won’t be coming back. David Bowie made a career of killing himself off and rebirthing into something new, different and unique. But on the evening of Sunday the 10th of January, 2016, two days after celebrating his official day of birth and releasing his 25th solo studio album, “★”, he died […]

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UVI Orchestral Suite – Review

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  • Posted on December 21, 2015 - 8:26 pm
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There is something undeniably powerful about the sound of a traditional classical orchestra. It is also a sound that is universally loved and accepted. Even if you’re a staunch punk rocker, an acid house raver or jazz funk progressive, you will have been, and will continue to be, moved by music played by an orchestra. […]

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Rob Papen Vecto RE for Reason – Review

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  • Posted on December 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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Stating the obvious, part one: Rob Papen is a bit of a legend in the world of software synthesis. Stating the obvious, part two: Vector synthesis is a tried and trusted technique that delivers organic, evolving sounds. Pop these two things together and you have the basis for Vecto, a “four-oscillator vector synthesizer that allows […]

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