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Posts from June 2007
None of the default Trigger Finger mappings work with FL Studio's FPC. I've created a preset that works with FPC using the Enigma Editor. In this article I'll show you how to download my Enigma bank then copy the preset for FPC into one of your Enigma banks.
The article is rather long, read on, and feel free to comment with your own tips...
I've always liked the Supreme Beings of Leisure. Geri Soriano-Lightwood's voice is fantastic and , Ramin Sakurai creates some fantastic grooves. I especially like his tasteful use of beat slicing.
It's been a while since their last album. On their MySpace Page, they posted this:
"We are pleased to announce that the new Supreme Beings of Leisure album is done. We are currently working through the logistics of the release and will keep you all posted as to the release date."
Until then, enjoy this video of "Strange Love Addiction" from their first album.
Cakewalk has posted a Windows Vista Musicians Resource page. This page is not just for Cakewalk users as it contains a lot of general information on Vista specific to musicians. Information like:
- Differences between Vista versions
- Information on Vista as a platform for musicians
- Benefits of 64-Bit Vista
- A list of Vista news that relates to musicians
- Links to Vista Drivers for sound cards and more..
Check out the page here - http://www.cakewalk.com/Vista/default.asp.
Image Line's Juice Pack 2.0 (10% off link) - Now You Can Use the FL Studio Core Effects as VSTs Within Other Programs
Image Line, the makers of Fl Studio and Deckadance, have released Juice Pack 2.0. Juice Pack is a collection of the most popular effects from FL Studio in VST form. This pack is normally $99,You can download a demo here, but when you go to buy you can save money by using this 10% off link. It's a pretty big bang for the buck!
If your an FL Studio user who normally uses rewire to access FL Studio effects, you can use these effects natively within another VST host (such as Ableton Live, Cubase, Sonar...). Click the image on the left to enlarge a screen shot of some effects mapped into Ableton Live.
If you are not an FL Studio user, you owe it yourself to check out the out this pack of VSTs as it contains some fantastic effects, most notably Fruity Vocoder, Fruity Love Filter, The Edison Wave editor. Last year, I posted a video tutorial of using Fruity Vocoder within Fl Studio. Note, I'm working on a tutorial for using the vocoder with Ableton Live, subscribe to this blog to be notified when this and other articles are posted.
Here is a summary of what is in Juice Pack 2.0...
Music production software is memory hungry to be sure. Also, most low end Vista systems are sold with less than the obligatory 2 Gig of memory.
I've had good luck with Crucial.com. They have good prices on memory for desktops and laptops running PC and MAC. They also have memory for devices (mp3, cameras). More importantly, they have done their homework when it comes to information regarding memory specs for systems and offer detailed documentation on memory slots, installation and more. They also have some great tools for taking the pain out of finding the right memory for you systems.
I've dug up some links that will save you time and money:
- Crucial Memory Advisor - a wizard tool to help you find memory for your system.
- The Crucial System Scanner takes the guesswork out of upgrading your memory by actually scanning your system and telling you what you have installed, what will fit, and which memory you should buy!
- Memory Upgrade for Windows Vista - Whether you are wondering if your system will run vista or you want to beef up an existing machine, there are cool tools at this link.
- 10% off Crucial RAM for Mac
- Crucial CompactFlash
- Crucial Gizmo! USB Flash Drives
Shiny Toy Guns has found it's way into my default playlist on my iPod. I found this hot live version of "You Are The One".
Here are some other links to videos as well as link to their site:
- "Le Disko" Rock Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7gCRSH6sec
- "You Are the One" rock video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxbWaMzsnJo&mode=related&search=
- "Le Disko" on Letterman - Live with only minimal sequencing and no backing tracks for vocals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2OUsQN6fQY&mode=related&search= (The bridge in this song is really cool)
- "Don't Cry Out" Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iQYOd2wptM