Arrangement Testing with Sketch Synth 2

When trying to write songs and music the iPad generally is useful for experimenting but for production: the synthesisers are less capable than all my Native Instruments gear and recording isn’t as good or flexible as a DAW. Where it works well is for experimenting with ideas, especially Garageband, it seems that Apple knows this…

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Focusrite Scarlet

Focusrite have been reviewed well in Sound on Sound and a ton of other places recently with their new entry level pack Scarlet Studio, just for example: www.musictech.net/2013/02/focusrite-scarlett-studio-first-review/ and http://www.djmag.co.uk/content/tech-review-focusrites-scarlett-studio-package The value for money of their offerings looks superb. I already have a Saffire Pro card but it uses firewire and it just really isn’t…

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Sketch Synth FX 1.0.2 Coming to You Now

Sketch Synth FX 1.0.2 has just been released, it adds 4 new sound banks each with their own FX layouts. In the past every FX layout was the same, you moved from left to right through pitch, low pass filter, high pass filter, distortion, chorus, delay and then importantly to a volume / bypass pad….

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Getting Started in Augmented Reality

If you know anything about Augmented Reality then this introductory article should be skipped over; hopefully though these ramblings may be of use to some steam punk historian who digs this up in 200 years time, if the digital record lasts that long, in fact the more I think about it the more I imagine…

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Which Sketch Synth?

With 3 Sketch Synth products out there you have to start asking the question which Sketch Synth is for me? Well, each Sketch Synth works with a different paradigm and so lets start by describing those paradigms: Sketch Synth 3D came first, the concept is fairly simple, you have 4 channels of music playing and…

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Sketch Synth 2 Artwork

The artwork for Sketch Synth 2 v1.2.0 has just arrived and it’s looking hot. Jack East was the artist on this one.

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Blackberry Z10 Review: Actually Very Good???

I got the blackberry Z10 as a test device recently for development, I was quite sceptical of it on the basis of having seen some pretty dreadful Blackberry touch devices over the years. This time though I think they’ve got it right. The latest software performs well on the device, everything slides and swipes about…

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prMac was worth it

Just reeling in the figures for a prMac press campaign, actually very good. I thought I would show you some sales figures from an actual release to give you an idea of why it might be important. On April 8th below a new product was released and got it’s usual bit of attention on the…

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Going Deeper into the Sound Episode 1: DJ Sasha

This is the first article in the going deeper into the sound series, I’ll be looking at all sorts of ways to analyse music and analysis various genres of music looking for connections in structure and the conveyed music and geometry of the piece. This article will start introducing you to the tools and show…

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Sketch Synth 3D 2.0.0 Got Through Review!

It’s confirmed and ready for sale; months after the last update the 2.0.0 release is here, Sketch Synth 3D is now officially the bundle package for the Sketch Synth products. You can find it here.

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