Monthly Archives: September 2009

DCAM Synth Squad Video Quicktips

DCAM Synth Squad Video Quicktips

Synth Squad are 3 modelled synthesizers – Strobe, Amber and Cypher – bulging with the immense weight and power of old-school analogue. These are no mere emulations stunted by the limitations of the past. Instead, they combine the best features from legendary machines with new and exciting ideas to drag them kicking and screaming into the modern world. FXpansion has released several videos to give us more insight in the use of these new software synths.

DJAY version 3 released

A new era in digital DJing has begun: djay 3 — completely revamped. A ton of hot new features have been added, including Automatic Beat & Tempo Detection, Auto-Cut Scratching™, Beat-Matched Looping, enhanced Audio FX, Automix Queue, Auto-Gain, MIDI Learn, plus a whole lot more.

Steinberg Cubase 5 – Gearjunkies Review

First Impressions – The first impression of Cubase is … fresh! Clearly Steinberg has given Cubase 5 a little spot of new paint. The overal layout is slightly darker which is more soothing on the eyes. But there is more that meets the eyes. As we attended the MusikMesse last year, Steinberg had explained the work they had done ‘under the hood’. They had rewritten much of the code for the visuals in Cubase which makes it more stable, plus they had done a lot of work on the audio engine and other processes that run in the background.

Korg WAVEDRUM Demo Performance

Korg WAVEDRUM Demo Performance

Here’s a taste of the upcoming Korg WAVEDRUM Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer, with percussionist Geoff Brown. The original Korg WAVEDRUM amazed the music world back in 1994. This legendary musical instrument was instantly famous for its innovative design, performance possibilities, and unique sounds. Well, … the power-packed, affordable next-generation WAVEDRUM is here today and ready to make musical history. Again.

Snow Leopard Drivers for RME Interfaces available

Snow Leopard Drivers for RME Interfaces available

RME has released drivers for Apple’s latest operating system, Snow Leopard (Mac OSX 10.6), available on the company’s website. The drivers support 32 bit and 64 bit operation and are available for all RME PCI Express cards, the FireWire-based Fireface 400/800 and the USB-based Fireface UC. They ensure full compatibility of all up-to-date RME interfaces even when booting and working in the 64 bit kernel mode available on certain Mac systems.

New releases on new Sample Friday

These are the releases we have encountered this week on the Loops and Samples front. Just like the quality of the audio software we use these days the quality of the content we use (loops and samples) equally matches the high standards of this software. Below is this weeks selection. From now on we will give you a selection of the best releases on Sample Friday.