Monthly Archives: June 2011

XILS-lab SYNTHIX Available Now

XILS-lab SYNTHIX Available Now

Synthix is a Mac (OS X 10.3.9 and later; Audio Unit, VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) and PC (Windows XP, Vista, and 7; VST, RTAS — Pro Tools 7.0 and later) compatible virtual recreation of the much-sought-after Synthex, a lush-sounding, 1982-vintage, eight-voice programmable analogue polysynth (independently designed by Mario Maggi and built by Italian home-organ manufacturer Elka), much beloved by synth luminaries of day, such as Jean-Michel Jarre, whose well-known Laser Harp performances still emanate exclusively from an awesome-sounding Synthex patch produced by one-time UK demonstrator/programmer Paul Wiffen (audible in isolation in ‘Second Rendez-Vouz’ on Jarre’s multi-million-copy-selling Rendez-Vouz album of 1986).

Yamaha TNR-i – Tenori app for iOs

Yamaha TNR-i – Tenori app for iOs

The iOS version of the world-renowned TENORI-ON brings you a completely new musical interface. Even if you don’t know much about music, you can create music intuitively as if you were arranging sounds in space. The music that you see on the 16 × 16 grid of buttons is the music that is performed. On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, basically, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch. By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights produce a visual performance.

Generic Audio Preceptor – Gearjunkies Review

Generic Audio Preceptor – Gearjunkies Review

Even though their name is … well … very generic, these guys are from, next to PSP who create top notch plug-ins, another Polish company who release quality products. In this case the Limiter/Compressor called Preceptor model-A which is a bit different to the model-T. Made me wonder why you could have any color as long as it was black. The difference between model-A and model-T is that model-T comes with an extra action option which also may suggest that the model-T is the MkII of the model-A.

Gemini Introduces GTX Loudspeakers

Gemini Introduces GTX Loudspeakers

Gemini is pleased to announce the new GTX series of passive loudspeakers. With over three decades of speaker production under their belts, Gemini has always demonstrated an ability to seamlessly merge value and sound quality. And the new GTX loudspeakers follow suit, offering outstanding dispersion and accurate audio reproduction at an accessible price.

Rob Fabrie using Rob Papen plug-ins

Rob Fabrie using Rob Papen plug-ins

This video is an artist testimonial by Rob Fabrie aka Waxweazle, aka Headbanger. Rob is since the late 80s and early 90’s a producer of electronic music in mainly the ‘harder’ genres like hardstyle and hardcore, but has ventured in other genres like trance and clubmusic as well. He talks about the use of various Rob Papen plugins and let’s us see how he utilizes Robs plugins in a ‘haunting‘ hardcore track.