Monthly Archives: April 2014

Roger Linn previewing new Multi-Touch Instrument – LinnStrument

Roger Linn previewing new Multi-Touch Instrument – LinnStrument

Finally, a keyboard that unlocks the expressive potential of synthesis. The promise of synthesis was to produce any instrument sound from a MIDI keyboard. However, if you’ve ever tried to play a convincing guitar, sax, violin, clarinet or cello solo on a MIDI keyboard, you’ve found it to sound static and lifeless because keyboards can’t do much more than turn sounds on and off at different volumes. LinnStrument takes a new approach, capturing each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre. With this level of expressive control, the promise of synthesis is finally a reality.

Vance Powell talks iZotope RX Audio Repair Suite

Vance Powell talks iZotope RX Audio Repair Suite

Three-time GRAMMY-winning producer, mixer and recording engineer Vance Powell is a dyed-in-the-wool analog purist. He also happens to know what it takes to make great records. His unique, analog-centric style enhances every track he touches — from collaborations with local Nashville bands to major releases like the acclaimed Jack White album Blunderbuss. Although his studio approach is analog all the way, Vance likes to leverage modern technology—like iZotope’s RX audio repair suite—to achieve sonic perfection. He talked with us about what it’s like being an analog guy in a digital world—and revealed how he and Jack transformed some unfortunate studio mishaps into unique tones that might leave you wondering, “how did they get that sound?

Moog recreates Emerson Moog Modular Synth … for real!

Moog recreates Emerson Moog Modular Synth … for real!

Moog Music unveils one of its largest engineering undertakings, the new Emerson Moog Modular System. On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Moog Modular, the first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music is proud to honor Keith Emerson and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. Today, for the first time at Moogfest 2014, Moog Music reveals its three year effort faithfully recreating the iconic Emerson Moog Modular.