Arturia CMI V – Review

Arturia CMI V – Review

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  • Posted on February 24, 2018 - 3:55 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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When I began writing my review of Arturia’s V Collection 6, it soon became apparent that, due to my deep interest and involvement with Fairlight CMI’s, the CMI V aspect of the package was going to get some deeper scrutiny. After about an hour of writing, and with the end still not in sight, I […]

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Arturia V Collection 6 – Review

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  • Posted on February 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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I’m lazy. I distinctly remember Mr Bacon, my primary school headmaster, telling me as much one summer’s day circa 1981. He was a proper, old-school (excuse the pun) headmaster. Tweed jacket, cane, loud and opinionated. And as he remonstrated with me, aged 11, about the shocking state of my school desk, I felt hurt by […]

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Review – Roland Boutique JP-08

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  • Posted on July 2, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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 V Collection 5 – Review

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  • Posted on September 14, 2016 - 8:08 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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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UVI CAMEO – Review

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  • Posted on February 3, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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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UVI Orchestral Suite – Review

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  • Posted on December 21, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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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AcousticSamples Sunbird – Review

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  • Posted on December 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Maybe it’s my generation, but I certainly remember that when I was a kid, me and all my mates wanted to play guitar. If you were going to be a rock and roll star, guitar was where it was at. At least that is what the 5 or 6 year old version of me used […]

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