Monthly Archives: November 2013

Benny Rietveld and his Radial FireFly light up Vegas Strip

Benny Rietveld and his Radial FireFly light up Vegas Strip

Almost 24 years ago bassist Benny Rietveld ended his tenure with Miles Davis and made the move to join team Carlos Santana. At the time of the move it was unlikely Rietveld knew how Santana would reignite his own career, garner mass appeal on popular radio and clean up at the Grammys with the “Supernatural” project. Netherlands born, Hawaii raised Rietveld took a chance, put in almost a decade of commitment to Santana (prior to “Supernatural”) and now enjoys a career so diverse it satisfies his many and varied interests. He also serves as musical director for Santana.

Something For The Weekend: Recreate 38 Daft Punk songs in 5 minutes!

Something For The Weekend: Recreate 38 Daft Punk songs in 5 minutes!

Introducing are a unique live prospect. Playing Daft Punks ‘Discovery’ album from 2001, live from start-to-finish this six piece band, stage whole albums previously thought unperformable. Their first project was DJ Shadow’s sample based classic ‘Endtroducing’, and now they have done their homework to nail every last robotic detail of the French duo’s massive album live on Radio 1. The band comprise of a range of world class sessions musicians, sound engineers and actors in order to make it all happen, spending months to perfect sounds, and tackle this seemingly impossible feat.

MiniMoog Model D sounds for Animoog available now

MiniMoog Model D sounds for Animoog available now

Moog Music announced the release of “The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack” for their award winning iOS synthesizer, Animoog. The expansion pack includes 69 Timbres extracted from a vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, and 213 presets designed exclusively for Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine. Presets were crafted by a preeminent set of designers including Sound Creation Expert Kevin Lamb, Timbre Extraction and Design Pundit Drew Neumann, Synthesist Adam Holzman, DJ/Producer Dom Kane, and Sonic Mayhem’s Sascha Dikiciyan.

LinPlug releases Spectral Synthesizer

LinPlug releases Spectral Synthesizer

LinPlug announces the release of the Spectral Synthesizer AU and VST plugin for Mac OS X and Windows PC. Spectral is the result of more than 14 years of synthesizer building experience. Someone being familiar with subtractive synthesis will feel right at home with the Spectral, because one can choose an oscillator  waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than one would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth and created from scratch. This unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.