Korg Announce New Arp Odyssey, Badly

Korg Announce New Arp Odyssey, Badly

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  • Posted on January 22, 2015 - 7:08 pm
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Last night (for those of us in Europe), many thousands of synth fans stayed up late to watch the highly anticipated launch of the new ARP Odyssey from Korg. Broadcast live on YouTube, we waited until kick off time (11pm GMT) and were promptly delayed by 30 minutes, but we didn’t seem to mind too […]

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Arturia Finally Reveal AudioFuse

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  • Posted on January 22, 2015 - 5:11 pm
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They’ve been teasing us with it since the back end of last year and today, as expected, Arturia finally announced and revealed AudioFuse, their first dedicated audio interface and on first impressions, it certainly does seem to deliver on those impressive early claims. Of course, with a piece of audio equipment, the proof will indeed […]

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UVI EGP | Electric Grand – Review

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  • Posted on January 18, 2015 - 6:30 pm
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Some years ago, a rather enthusiastic, and somewhat giddy, Steve Howell (Hollow Sun) popped up in my Messenger application and proceeded to get all excited about his latest project. The fog of time has clouded the exact details somewhat, but I got roped in to broker the deal and acquisition of a Yamaha CP70 and […]

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UVI Vintage Vault – Review

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  • Posted on January 13, 2015 - 7:57 pm
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There seems to be a growing trend amongst software instrument developers in recent years of bundling their goods up into an “ultimate” package and offering that package at a considerable discount to their customers over the combined prices of the individual, component items. This has a number of effects. Firstly, the user community tend to […]

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DEXED – Free DX7 Emulation and Librarian

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  • Posted on December 29, 2014 - 5:23 pm
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I am not in the slightest bit ashamed to admit that I love the Yamaha DX7 (and it’s various DX relatives). I actually adore the synonymous electric piano patch, along with those emphatic basses and all the other things it could do. I no longer own my DX27, but miss it terribly. But I made […]

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Season’s Greetings!

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  • Posted on December 23, 2014 - 7:14 pm
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I don’t do Xmas really. That is, sure, I partake of a few days of paid leave and I spend time with my family, exchange a few gifts and drink a bit more than is usual, but Xmas lost its sparkle for me circa 1988, when I left home and spent my first Xmas alone […]

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Failed Muso on Bedroom Cassette Masters 7

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  • Posted on November 26, 2014 - 7:40 pm
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Some while ago, I fulfilled a personal ambition of mine to release a single to an unsuspecting public. Surprisingly, people (not many) paid for it and downloaded it from iTunes or Amazon, and some even streamed it on Spotify. I still harbour an ambition to release something on a physical format, preferably vinyl, but I’m […]

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Fairlight Restoration – A Verbal Video Update!

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Not much to add to the video, so sit back and enjoy and try and stay awake!!

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Steven Howell aka Hollow Sun

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  • Posted on October 6, 2014 - 2:36 pm
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Just over four months ago, my dear friend and mentor, Steve Howell, passed away. I still can’t believe it. Steve was, for me, a great inspiration. Someone with whom I shared so much, be it our sense of humour or our love of music and, in particular, synths. Our friendship was one of mutual respect […]

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The Distortion of Sound

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  • Posted on July 13, 2014 - 7:15 pm
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This is, almost certainly, a very clever and subtle advert for Harman products that will drive you to seek out their solutions rather than batter you around the head with them. It also fails to mention production and mastering techniques that further add to making much of today’s music a sonic mush. However, many a […]

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