Posts Tagged ‘virtual’

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Playa – a hip hop virtual instrument plug-in

February 6, 2009
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Playa – a hip hop virtual instrument plug-in for MAC and PC packed with fat sounds, pro features and an interface that is ridiculously easy to use.

Whether you’re using a midi keyboard, MPC pad controller, or just your computer by itself, Playa gives you serious control over your music. Welcome to music and beat making paradise!


Playa serves up over 450 instruments and pad layouts, all in an interface that’s guaranteed to have you laying down cutting edge beats and music in no time. Playa interfaces seamlessly with your DAW and midi controllers so you can just it hook up and start laying down grooves the way you’re used to. Like a glove, Playa fits your style.

MP3 DEMOS

The Dark Playa by Eric Barlaan – 2,453k

Cinamatic Interlude by James Semple – 1,799k

DFreshhh Playa – 6,057k

West Meets East Part 1 – 3,231k

West Meets East Part 2 – 3,102k



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Reason 4 – A closer look at the updated features

January 14, 2009

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What is Reason?

For those that don’t Reason is what pop stars writers use  to make music with, fast!.  Its easy,  its built in soundbank is unbelievablely good and dare I say essential for modern day music making.

Making music should be as easy as powering up a computer, loading up a powerful piece of music software, and getting down to business. And it is.  Reason version 4 is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it’s more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It’s a complete music system.  Step into the age of Reason.

As of version 4.0, modules available include:

  • Subtractor:  a subtractive synthesizer
  • Malström:  a graintable synthesizer
  • NN-19: a standard digital sampler, which loads pre-recorded instrumental and vocal sounds
  • NN-XT:  an advanced digital sampler, which features the option of tweaking the various modulation, oscillation and filter parameters      of  a preloaded sample or patch
  • Dr Rex:  a loop playback device, which slices prerecorded samples into manageable, bitesize units
  • Redrum:  a drum machine with a 64-step pattern sequencer, allowing for playback of the library of pre-recorded drum and effects   samples.
  • Thor:  a semi-modular, polyphonic synthesizer that features, among others, wavetable, FM and phase modulation synthesis that can be routed through various types of filter modules.
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Destructive reign of digital music

January 6, 2009

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Happy new year. Let’s start with a prediction:

2009 could be the year the compact disc finally dies. It could be the year lots of other things die as well — polar bears, the high street — but CDs will be the big one. Don’t believe me? Sales are estimated to have slumped 27% in the last quarter compared with 2007, a year in which they’d already nosedived, and anyone who sells them has gone or is going out of business. The writing is on the wall.

How are we to feel about this? If you ask me, absolutely delighted, because CDs have always been, well, a bit rubbish.
What with their instantly crackable spines, tiny little inlay cards and infuriating frequency responce! Bah! [ed]

Consider, if you will, what we have lost because of the CD. First, it pretty much killed off vinyl, but it also murdered tape. What is childhood without tape? No wonder your modern teenager spends all day stabbing and binge drinking: it’s because he’s not at home struggling to record pop songs off the chart show when Bruno Brookes isn’t speaking. And how are boys supposed to express their unrequited love for girls without the compilation tape (complete with handwritten inlay card)?

So good riddance to the CD. With any luck it will help all those ageing, hysterical Take That fans who rushed out to make ‘The Circus’ the fastest-selling CD of the millennium get over their addiction.
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This brings us on to the future, and, even though it won’t include Take That, it is bleak. Things are going to get worse before they get better. The death of the CD has not been brought about by a nostalgic return to tapes and 78s. No, the thing that killed the CD is the iPod. And the iPod is worse than the CD. Yes, it’s very nicely designed and pocket-sized. But clicking down a list of virtual albums is not the same as rummaging through an actual shelf of albums.

And there’s iPod-associated anxiety, a dangerous condition caused by the sheer inability to choose which track you want to listen to from the eight billion available. And why is it that the moment I set fire to my irritatingly scratchy CD collection, I know that the iPod will break? Or the computer will have a fatal error? And I’ll lose my virtual music collection because, well, it was virtual. And I didn’t back it up

What do you prefare to look at ?  This??

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Or this??

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Source: Matt Rudd

Kam DDX5000 – Pair

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Numark PT-01USB Portable Vinyl-Archiving Turntable

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Numark TTUSB

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