50+ free synths and more from the KVR Challenge – go fill up your studio

November 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Developers have created 55 new free synths and audio effects as part of the KVR Developer Challenge 2012.

49 of the free music apps run on Windows, 7 on Mac OS X and 6 are soundware for other products.

Entrants include:

  • Heliox – a simple experimental synthesizer
  • Aliquoter – an aliquote simple synth built from 6-aliquote tuned oscillators. It is an additive/subtractive synth, but oscillators are tuned to aliquote intervals.
  • Total Composure Orchestra (TCO) is a full orchestral sample library created using only samples that are in the public domain.
  • Hot Robot Vocoder is a vocoder VST effect.
  • Hydra PL is a digital/analog hybrid style polyphonic synthesizer.
  • Orchestral Strings One is an orchestral string library.
  • HYDi is a simple 3 osc subtractive synth, but with some twists.
  • Trans Computer Maschine is a semi-modular Vintage Lead Synthesizer + Pattern Sequencer, modeled after two legendary mono synths and a custom analog sequencer from Germany.
  • Kamioooka is a polyphonic Full-Modular synthesizer with patch cable system.

See the KVR site for details and downloads.

Avid Mbox Listening Challenge

September 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s what the challenge is all about:

You may have heard that the third-generation Mbox interface family is different—all-new signal paths, premium converters, the works. Are you ready to experience the difference? Avid compared the input and output stages of the Mbox Pro against three great-sounding interfaces with similar feature sets—which cost almost three to six times more.

Now they are asking you to take a challenge to see what you think. Head over and take the test. http://apps.avid.com/mbox-challenge/

Challenge: Guess the song # 2 – any ideas :-)

June 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time for a new challenge in guess the song.

This week you are up for a slightly different challenge, the song is a collaboration between two continents – Europe and Asia. The song sample comes from a maxi-single dating back to the new wave era. Your job is to mention the two featured artists who made this song, the name of the song AND as a bonus you need to mention in which two bands are these to guys most famous of being part of.

Leave your replys in the comments section, and the answer will soon be revealed :-)
Secret song 2 by Stereoklang Produktion

Closest answer so far:

The voice is clearly David Sylvian or is it Brian Ferry’s little brother? And Davids long time asian partner has been Sakamoto but some how it doesn’t feel like Ruichi. Those sax parts could be Karn but it also resembles similar sax riffs from solo works by another YMO member, Takahashi.

Challenge: Guess the song # 2

June 1, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

Time for a new challenge in guess the song. Last time we featured the mini EP “Snake Charmer” by The Edge from U2, Jah Wobble and Holger Czukay. Conny Olivetti knew the correct answer :-). Below is the cover from that rare album:

This week you are up for a slightly different challenge, the song is a collaboration between two continents – Europe and Asia. The song sample comes from a maxi-single dating back to the new wave era. Your job is to mention the two featured artists who made this song, the name of the song AND as a bonus you need to mention in which two bands are these to guys most famous of being part of.

Leave your replys in the comments section, and the answer will soon be revealed :-)
Secret song 2 by Stereoklang Produktion

Challenge: Guess the song! No one knows what this is???

May 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 4 Comments 

Yesterday I posted this challenge and I only got one answer, which was The Dolphin Brothers, not a bad guess but still not even close. So give it a shot and guess who made this song. I am sure someone ought to know, let me know if you need more hints….perhaps this image may help:

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Hi everyone

Today your are all up for a challenge. We have uploaded parts of a song on our SoundCloud player and it is your job to figure it out which one this is :-)

First we would like you to mention which are the three featured artists that has produced this mini EP from 1983 and if you are truly skilled please also mention what this album was called. It is truly an interesting trio that has shaped this album so keep on guessing, we are sure you will figure it out.

Small hint – one of the three is part of one of the most famous groups of all times and they all share relations with Brian Eno.

Leave your answers in the commenst section, it will soon be revealed:

Secret song 1 by Stereoklang Produktion

Challenge: Guess the song!!

May 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 2 Comments 

Hi everyone

Today your are all up for a challenge. We have uploaded parts of a song on our SoundCloud player and it is your job to figure it out which one this is :-)

First we would like you to mention which are the three featured artists that has produced this mini EP from 1983 and if you are truly skilled please also mention what this album was called. It is truly an interesting trio that has shaped this album so keep on guessing, we are sure you will figure it out.

Small hint – one of the three is part of one of the most famous groups of all times and they all share relations with Brian Eno.

Leave your answers in the commenst section, it will soon be revealed:

Secret song 1 by Stereoklang Produktion

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