Retro synth revival

  Retro synth revival, a Philip K. Dickian sound world     The legendary ARP 2600   As to a retro synth revival… …Behringer has recently announced then materialised their plans to make affordable “clones” of legendary instruments like the Minimoog, ARP 2600 and the like… One might feel we…

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The Music Sequencer

  The music sequencer: what is it and what can it do? A music sequencer is a machine that ‘plays’ musical performances. It tells equipment that can make musical sounds (ie, play pitches, chords, or make any kind of noise) what musical notes to play, and when to play them….

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Ableton Live 9

  Ableton Live 9 shifts the focus back   It’s been four years since Ableton Live 8 was released. Can you believe it? Empires rise and fall in less time than that. Despite this apparent stagnation, though, Ableton has continued to expand, and Live is now more popular than ever,…

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Spectrasonics Omnisphere

  Spectrasonics Omnisphere software synthesizer for Mac & PC     Spectrasonics’ ambitious new sample-based power synth explores the realms of psychoacoustics and organic synthesis while running on a Steam engine — what can this all mean? Let’s find out… Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a universe where…

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