Monthly Archives: February 2010

HG Fortune Percumat 2 – Rhythm machine

This is a versatile Rhythm machine for backing drums percussion so definitively not an 808 or 909 type thingie. It features 6 instrument parts / slots to choose from 512 inbuilt drum & percussions sounds. There are two step sequencers one for setting up the beat steps in groups of 4 x 8 steps (or 4 x half a bar) labeled A1, A2, B1 & B2, while the 2nd sequencers on the left allows you to control a sequence of the 8 step beat groups in 16 steps. Thus it is easy to get variations without having to program complete 16 step bars. In addition to that there is an Auto Track Mute feature for tracks 4, 5 and 6 to have one or two tracks muted for a certain range.

Closer look at the Korg SV-1 with Elbow

Closer look at the Korg SV-1 with Elbow

After a maniacally busy year, Elbow is back in the studio working on their next album, the follow up to the hugely successful “The Seldom Seen Kid.” We caught up with the band’s keyboard player and producer, Craig Potter, at their studio in Manchester, where he was putting the KORG SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano through its paces.

Free Spectrasonics iPhone Remote app for Omnisphere

Omni Live is designed to turn an iPhone (or iPod Touch) into a simple, wireless remote control of Omnisphere’s “Live Mode” page via the touch-screen interface on the small, portable devices. Since Omnisphere’s Live Mode already allows multiple sound selection, the iPhone’s multi-touch display makes a useful control surface – especially on the stage.