http://soundsandgear.com/arturia-analog-laboratory-synth-workstation-review 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
Following yesterday’s post on the release of the 48-track DAW for iPad
“Russ takes a look at the new Auria iPad DAW from Wavemachine Labs.
He does a show and tell of the highlights and gives his opinion.”
The first VST loading application in iPad.
It is a first impression of Auria which is full-scale DAW.
As individual comment, improvement is still required.
However, this is a future big possibility.
Grammy award winning producer David Kahne discusses Auria, the 48-track digital audio recording system for iPad.
Filmed and edited by Nocturnal Media
The handsome big brother of the EIE – this adds 96kHz 24-bit audio to the USB audio interface. It also has a built in USB hub and MIDI too
On top of my wish list for new gear
Review made by Sonic Lab:
Currently rare as Dodo eggs, the Minibrute is Arturia’s first forray into analog synths proper – we test and enjoy
Two Great Sounds in One Rack at Last! KORG’s Legendary Polysix is recreated in software as a “Rack Extension” available for Reason 6.5
A review of UVI’s Darklight IIx library, compatible with their UVI Workstation application (VST/AU/RTAS/MAS) and available from www.uvi.net for $199.
Check out the full written review, along with audio demos at http://www.failedmuso.com/blog/?p=2864
Purchase the library at http://www.uvisoundsource.com/all-products/darklight-iix/product_info.php/cPa…
Here’s the pitch:
Costing upwards of $100.000, the dream machine of the 80′s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Jean Michel Jarre, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.
We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster. A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects–packaged beautifully in an old-school interface.
Rob Papen’s additive synthesizer with unique XY pad and endless modulation possibilities.
http://soundsandgear.com/soundiron-tuned-artillery-review checking out a tuned percussion library from Soundiron called Tuned Artillery for Kontakt 4 and Kontakt 5. Helmets, grenades, and artillery shells all turned into musical instruments.
Here’s a video that takes a closer look at the compact console from Yamaha with built in 16 channel USB audio interface, 40 mix channels and new mic preamps.
The Yamaha 01V96i updates their iconic digital recording console with 16 channels of bi-directional USB audio streaming at an impressive 96kHz. With multi-track recording now de rigueur during live shows, Yamaha once again ups the ante by making recording and playback faster and easier, while supplying full integration with major ASIO and Core Audio DAWs – with just a single connection. Onboard, you get Yamaha’s lauded Virtual Circuitry Modeling technology, giving you warm “analog” effects that are modelled on the actual circuitry of the original units. Bundled with Steinberg’s Cubase AI, Yamaha’s 01V96i is all you need.
Ronnie Rekkerd review of the Applied Acoustics Systems’ Chromaphone physical modeling synthesizer:
“With its physical modeling, Chromaphone produces wonderfully dynamic, expressive sounds. Experimenting pays off, as just the turn of a knob or two can yield completely different, unique sounds.
Needless to say, Chromaphone is a fantastic synthesizer for cinematic, soundtrack type works. It will likely suit many electronic music producers as well, especially in the area of ambient, minimal, and idm genres.”