Syntronik Free is a fully functional FREE version of Syntronik, the paid for flagship vintage synth VI from IK Multimedia. The best way to think about Syntronik Free is a tasting menu of the full version, sporting 50 presets, 38 effects, parts, layers and arpeggiators that you can play and edit with sounds taken from the massive Syntronik library that can be used as a plug-in or standalone virtual instrument.
I don't subscribe to the idea that it's only good if it's hard - I'll use technology to save me time where appropriate, but often we simply use it because we are too lazy to do things right or we haven't taken the time to learn a new concept to add to our skill set...
For the last year or so, Waves have been stepping outside their usual domain of audio plug-ins, and venturing into the Virtual Instrument category. Although this initially threw me off, I must admit, they've done a great job with their line-up, and they've just released the newest member of the family - The Waves Clavinet.
For those of you out there running any plug-ins from our good friends at Prime Studio, you'll be happy to know that they have just released an update which upgrades some of their products to the new Acustica Audio COREX Engine.
As some of you may know, I'm a commercial TV and Film writer so most of the time I'm writing to a brief. The last few years have been very productive, but I'm hoping that very soon I'll be able to carve out enough time to do some personal tracks - perhaps even a whole album...
As you may recall, the good people over at Wave Alchemy were kind enough to provide us with 3 copies of Revolution - their amazing virtual drum machine for giveaway! We're excited to announce the winners have been chosen.
As far as giveaways go, you cant get much better than this if you're a big synth fan. Courtesy of the good folks at Novation, and our newest sister site Synth Expert - here's the chance for a lucky person to win Novation's flagship hardware synthesizer, PEAK.
In this video Marcus demonstrates the basic's of editing Bend Markers in PreSonus Studio One, as well as some additional useful modifiers that can be used with the Bend Tool to help streamline the editing process.
Here's a nice update from the good folks at Apogee. They have announced a major update for the Ensemble Thunderbolt Interface - with a brand new Control software replacing Maestro 2, as well as multi-unit support for Ensemble owners.
After months of planning, and building the new site - our newest sister site 'Synth Expert' is now live! As with all the expert sites, this one will aim to hit a specific audience, that being all the Synth users out there - both hardware and software.