Arturia V Collection 5 – Review

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 Vintage Vault – Review

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  • Posted on January 13, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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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Failed Muso on Bedroom Cassette Masters 7

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  • Posted on November 26, 2014 - 7:40 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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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Martyn Ware playing Being Boiled on original synths!

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  • Posted on December 1, 2013 - 11:26 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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So, here’s a quick post for you before I head off to California on business for a week (yeah, I know… get me, eh?). Last night, I attended a performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of a year long season at the Southbank Centre, entotled “The Rest is Noise”, exploring the music of […]

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CMI Restoration – Quick Update

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Well, it’s all gone a bit quiet on the Fairlight restoration front, so I just wanted to give you a brief update, for those that are curious. Basically, as I detailed earlier, we discovered that the mainframe was suffering from some stability issues in as much as it would intermittently boot up, and at other […]

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UVI’s UVX-3P – Review

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  • Posted on May 27, 2013 - 3:26 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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In the first days of 1984, I started at, what was to be, my third and final high school in as many years. Circumstance had led me to make and remake friends more often than most kids, at what is normally a difficult time to do such a thing. And, because of this, I often […]

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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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UVX-3P from UVI – Incoming!

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  • Posted on February 28, 2013 - 7:38 pm
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Hot on the heels of their fabulous Vintage Legends collection, UVI officially released the latest in their ever increasing line of superbly recreated classic synths, this time taking a veritable gem of a keyboard and giving it the UVI treatment. The keyboard in question is a Roland JX-3P, considered by many to be an analogue […]

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Monkeys + Synthesizers

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  • Posted on May 27, 2012 - 1:59 pm
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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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