Span by Voxengo is a multi purpose and ultra useful FREE analyser plugin available in multiple native formats for both PCs and Mac. SPAN is a free real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer AU, AAX and VST plugin for professional music and audio production applications. For the most part it was derived from Voxengo … Continue reading Span – a very useful FREE analyser plugin
As soon as you open The Electro Harmonix Superego+ (Plus) box, you can read: "Your psychological thriller". The pedal delivers some very intriguing, lush and organic sounds, especially when it comes to pads, drones, infinite sustain and synth-ish sounds. And you can definitely come up with some thrilling ideas by playing with it. The pedal … Continue reading Electro Harmonix Superego+ Review and Sound Clip
In an unexpected (for me) Christmas Launch, Reverb.com, the leading gear online marketplace, just launched Reverb LP, dedicated to record (especially vinyl) trade between private citizens and shops worldwide. Looks like Reverb.com wants to compete further with eBay and especially Discogs, which is the most important website for vinyl collectors trade at the moment. Good … Continue reading Reverb.com launches Reverb LP
I finally completed my new hybrid analog/digital guitar recording rig! I couldn't be happier ... I've got a great sound, amazing easiness of use, and a lot of options at my fingertips without resorting to editors, menus or other stuff. So for now, I can say that I'm happy after selling my beloved Fractal Axe … Continue reading Recording the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini – Clip included!
This is great news for every contemporary, jazz and experimental music fans. The highly renowned, highly respected Independent label ECM Records has launched its entire catalogue to all major music streaming platforms. ECM’s focus is primarily on contemporary, jazz and classical music. Mostly instrumental. As of Friday 17 November, music from the likes of Keith … Continue reading ECM Records now Streaming
** WARNING ** This is pure, GAS inducing gear porno. I collected a bunch of the most intriguing, innovative, experimentally designed gear on Pinterest. I'm keeping the Pinterest page constantly updated so check back often for even more lust. Feel free to recommend or suggest any new piece of gear you'd like to see pinned. … Continue reading Gear Porn: Clever Gear Rocks Pinterest
Guitar Pickup technology is not rocket science. It's a tried and true system that remained largely unchanged since the introduction of active pickups in the late 70s - although most of today's guitarists prefer much earlier versions, i.e. one of the infinite reinterpretations of the single coil, P90 or humbucker pickups that were invented in … Continue reading A Little Thunder 2.0 – Bass Sounds for Guitar
It is surprising how MIDI - a technology invented in the early 70s and introduced to the wide public in 1980 still is so alive, kicking, and universally supported. In this blog, you will see both "old fashioned" and "future proof" devices relying on this universal standard. One super clever example of MIDI-based new breed … Continue reading Artiphon Instrument One
Virtual Instruments are pieces of software that allow you to play an instrument without relying or owning any physical hardware. They have internal sound engines (which can be modelling, synthesis or sample based) and are able to generate sounds and music. Most of them are usually controlled though some kind of MIDI (wired or wireless) input. Let's … Continue reading 7 FREE Virtual Instruments I Recommend
Just like Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality (VR) isn't a new thing. It has reached "hype" many times, in different moments, during the past 15 years. Linden's Second Life was probably the most successful experiment in the field - it was all over the place 10 years ago, generating interest and gathering money from investors, only … Continue reading Virtual Reality, The Next Big Music Thing?