Zampler Sounds has introduced ZA2600, an ARP 2600 sample library expansion for Zampler & Akai MPCs. Here’s what they have to say about it: “It‘s often called the Holy Grail of synths… and rightly so, because hardly any other instrument has as big a want-to-have factor as the legendary ARP2600. With their ZA2600 expansion, Beat… … Continue reading ARP 2600 Sample Library For Zampler & Akai MPCs
The iconic semi-modular monosynth is now available in four different colours.
Edd Butterworth takes a look at the Elektron Model:Cycles groovebox.… Read More Elektron Model:Cycles Hands-On Review
Finally, it’s the software distortion we’ve been waiting for. No silly graphics, no fake hardware effects, no blunt-instrument processing. Thermal is distortion as actual sound design tool. The post Output’s Thermal is a layered, multi-effects distortion – psycho, but precise appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
Synthesist Thorsten Quaeschning (Tangerine Dream, Picture Palace Music) let us know that he has launched a new project, Behind Closed Doors, that will feature streaming performances, featuring live improvisations with a variety of artists:… Read More Behind Closed Doors: Live Streaming Electronic Music From Thorsten Quaeschning & Guests
SampleScience has been on a bit of a roll this month, with two plug-ins launched in the first week of April, both with lo-fi characteristics. Both VHS Waves and 80s TV Drums romanticised the sounds of the 1980s and the two new plug-ins announced this week appear to continue the trend – albeit with a … Continue reading SampleScience releases Vaporwaves 2 and a free plug-in for analogue sounds
If you’ve followed this blog, you know that I love to focus on unusual musical instruments. This is because someday one by defy the odds and become a standard in some way, or it just might be used for something otherworldly by a sound designer or composer. One instrument that falls into the “no description” … Continue reading Greg’s Harp: An Instrument With No Description
While you’re staring at your walls, maybe it’s the perfect time to realize the kind of trippy visuals that happen in your dreams. That ranges from beginner-friendly Ableton and streaming integration to advanced physics. Visual development tool TouchDesigner regularly includes major updates, but this one is unusually chock full of important updates. Check the tutorial. … Continue reading Latest TouchDesigner visual tool streams for free, integrates with Ableton Live, and a lot more
Harrison Maher, a systems technician for JPJ Audio, was building sound systems for Dropfest when the Australian Federal Government announced its ban on events of more than 500 people on Monday of last week. He had four months of shows lined up, including Download, Bluesfest, and Splendour In The Grass, all of which fell like … Continue reading “I saw work just disappear”: Australia’s live-sound technicians on the impact of coronavirus