Closer look at Samplr, Borderlands and Korg iPolySix

December 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This episode Gaz takes a look at the beautiful Samplr – a sampling and playback app, plus Borderlands – a granular sample player with a unique interface. Nick checks out Korg’s new iPolysix synthesizer

Akai MAX49 Midi/Mackie CV/GATE Controller Review

December 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A quick look at Akai’s new Controller keyboard with touch faders, Mackie Control/HUI and MIDI CV/GATE.

Exploring Gestrument, iDensity and iPulsaret iPad instruments

November 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The show dedicated to making music on touch devices – this time we look at Gestrument – a brand new App for generative music/intelligent arpeggiator and two new Granular synthesis apps from Apesoft

OP-1 Accessories Review – Unit Portables Bag

September 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Presented here is DJ Thomas White’s review of the new Teenage Engineering OP-1 Accessories line including:

Brick Knobs
Screen Protector
Accessory Bag
Unit Portables OP-1 Bag

Thomas provides a brief overview of each item with as much detail as he has at this time. His focus is on packaging, quality and basic application. In depth use and techniques may be presented in future videos.

“I love the bag! Get one now to protect your OP-1 from the elements. Thank you Teenage Engineers and also to you, the viewer for checking out another one of my videos. Happy music making!”

Dave Smith Mopho analog synthesizer review

September 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment

In this video they are doing a review of the Mopho synthesizer from Dave Smith Instruments.

“It’s a monophonic analog synthesizer module that I’ve had for about a year. I love the aggressive analog sound it has, plus it doesn’t take up much space on my desktop. In this video I go through the front panel, go through some of the sounds, and show why I feel it’s definitely a great bargain for anyone looking to purchase an analog synthesizer.”

Magellan and Cassini – iPad Show

August 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This week Sonic State takes a look at the new update to Animoog and hooking up class compliant devices for MIDI and audio connectivity. Then they check out two new synth releases
Yonac – Magellan and Icegear’s Cassini

Featured Apps:
Animoog – innovative Moog synth at a price $29.99/ £20.99
Magellan- complex analog modelled synth $4.99 / £2.99
Cassini – clean, tabbed synth $4.99 /£2.99

Gaz Williams –
Nick Batt – editor

Closer look at Auria, Taychon and SpaceWiz for iPad

August 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Featured Apps:
Tachyon – Simple morphing instrument $1.99 / £1.49
SpaceWiz – hypnotic generative music $9.99 /£6.99
Auria – multitrack DAW $49.99 / £34.99
Here’s a new  episode from sonic TOUCH – the show dedicated to music creation on touchscreen devices.

This week we take a look at two more instruments from Jordan Rudess’s Wizdom Music – Tachyon and SpaceWiz. Then we take a look at the big new release from Wave Machine Labs – Auria. Is it the future of the DAW?

Review: Magellan soft synth

August 16, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Yonac have unleashed an astonishingly powerful synth, with features that will be welcomed by both new and experienced users.

Magellan comes with two independent synth engines that can run simultaneously. Use one synth for bass or FX, the other for lead or pads. Or couple the synths together to get the full growl of 6 oscillators, 4 filters and 4 LFOs running at the same time! Absolutely NO samples used: only actual, realtime audio synthesis. Each Magellan synth engine has 3 virtual analog oscillators, with oscs 1 & 2 capable of true PWM wave generation. With the dedicated osc unison module, you can approach “super-wave” territory with ease. In addition, Magellan’s FM module is an extra sound generator in itself so that no frequency goes uncharted!

Each Magellan synth has two dedicated filter slots able to receive any of the 11 unique filter types. You can run the filters in series, or in parallel and blend them to taste. Each slot has its own ADSR envelope, cutoff, resonance/Q and contour settings, as well as tracking and envelope curve selection. Magellan has a built-in polyphonic step sequencer influenced by revered analog boxes. With upto 8 note polyphony, 16 or 32 step programming, pattern bank, settable end step, step skip, note velocity and gate, as well as a performance friendly timelock feature, it is a comprehensive live performance tool. In addition, it has a programmable timeline for composing songs out of sequenced patterns, and a file import/export feature.

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Arturia Mini Brute Review – Extended Video

August 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Russ gets his hands on the Arturia analogue synth and takes it for a spin.

See and hear what he thinks of this little baby.

Arturia Analog Laboratory synth workstation review

July 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment checking out the newly updated 64 bit and lower priced Analog Laboratory synth workstation plugin from Arturia. It features sounds from their Mini V, Modular V, CS-80V, ARP 2600 V, Prophet V, Prophet VS, Jupiter-8V, Wurlitzer V and Oberheim SEM V

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