Tag Archives: Soul

GForce has put its “heart and soul” into its unique OB-E soft synth

Music software developer GForce has unveiled its emulation of the Oberheim 8-Voice after over two years in the making. The GForce OB-E plug-in is an authentic model of the original polysynth icon and is the first virtual instrument with complete per-voice control, alongside new creative additions such as an eight-step sequencer. GForce OB-E is built … Continue reading GForce has put its “heart and soul” into its unique OB-E soft synth

The 10 Best Soul, Funk and R&B Sample Packs

Soul and funk is the music that gets the people dancing. That’s why so much of it is sampled in hip-hop, pop and electronic—it makes people get up and move. For interesting soul and funk rarities to sample in your music, we’ve compiled this list of the best royalty-free soul and funk samples. You’ll find … Continue reading The 10 Best Soul, Funk and R&B Sample Packs

Music with larvae, animism, low-tech soul, and Tad’s post-colonial guide to the Philippines

We get a deep decolonialist reflection on the Philippines, music, technology, and identity from new media artist Tad Ermitaño. And yes, some larvae make music as they eat their way through a log. Tad is a leading media artist from Manila; I got to know him through his participation in one MusicMakers Hacklab with us … Continue reading Music with larvae, animism, low-tech soul, and Tad’s post-colonial guide to the Philippines

Review: Loopmasters Underground Soul Vocals 2

Price £20 Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters features nine folders of deep and soulful female vocal phrases. Its almost 500 audio files are made up of 101 clean phrases, plus multiple effected versions that include a mix of dark filters, dubbed-out echoes, twisted octave effects and massive reverbs. All sounds were mastered and … Continue reading Review: Loopmasters Underground Soul Vocals 2

Soul Asylum Studios Group sees success with the SA25M studio monitor

Although much of the world lay in uncertain times, one company has found reason to be thankful with success in its latest product. Soul Asylum Studios Acoustics & Design Firm (SASA&DF) is celebrated for being a one hundred per cent Black-owned business and has received enormous support from the music technology community for its SA25M … Continue reading Soul Asylum Studios Group sees success with the SA25M studio monitor