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MIDI hardware with Reason 7

One of the most interesting features of Reason 7 is that you can control MIDI hardware now. This is demonstrated by Propellerhead Software in the video below. A nice detail in this demonstration is the appearance of the Dave Smith Instruments Mopho synthesizer. The creator of this monophonic analog synthesizer, Dave Smith, introduced the MIDI system in the early 80′s. Continue reading

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Trance track produced with Ableton Live 9

It is always interesting to see how others create their tracks. In this video Sadowick produces a basic arrangement of a trance track in about an hour with Ableton Live 9, a few sample packs, Sylenth and an Access Virus Snow. Remarkably, he starts in the (linear) Arrangement View of Ableton Live, where many others start in the Session View to sketch some of their first ideas. Continue reading

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Geco for Leap Motion – control synths with gestures

With Geco, an app for the Leap Motion Controller, synthesizers can be controlled with gestures, like shown in the video below. This works with MIDI. Hopefully the latency will be low enough. Continue reading

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Review: Arturia SparkLE drum machine

A few years ago Arturia released the Spark drum machine. Recently Arturia released the SparkLE, a compact version of this drum machine which is very intuitive to use and well designed. With the included Spark software you will be creating some electronic beats very quickly with the SparkLE. Continue reading

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Korg Volca series – analogue synthesizers for the masses

Korg will soon release the MS-20 mini, one of the most spectacular (re)introductions of analog synthesizers in the recent years . This is already a direct hit, but the hardware manufacturer does not take a rest. Next summer Korg will also introduce the Volca series which include three synthesizers with a price tag of around 150 euro. Continue reading

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Novation Bass Station II goes analogue

Novation has introduced the Bass Station II. This successor to the digital bass synth from the nineties is made with analogue techniques. The hardware manufacturer joins the current analogue fashion trend. Continue reading

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