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Posts from November 2008

Last week I accidentally clobbered three banks of purchased presets for my Vanguard virtual synthesizer. Luckily, I had backups and was able to get the presets back. Are you doing backups? If not you REALLY, REALLY need to start. To help you get started I'll pass along a list of... Read more →


Introduction I just spent a few weeks immersing myself in Rob Pappen's Predator Virtual Synthesizer. I've reemerged and decided to share my thoughts on this synth with a review. Overview Predator is a virtual analog synthesizer for Windows or Mac that runs as a plugin (VST, Audio Unit, RTAS). It... Read more →


Ableton just posted "Solid Sounds". It's a free Live Pack for registered Live/Live LE users and contains over 400 MB of content featuring 400 loops, 128 Simpler presets and 12 creative instrument Racks in a variety of musical styles. The library was created in collaboration with Loopmasters. Samples are loaded... Read more →


I've been reading Keyboard magazine for a loooong time. In the last few years I've felt that magazines like Future Music and Computer Music were doing a better job keeping up and covering contemporary electronic musicians. I've been so disappointed in recent issues of Keyboard that for the first time... Read more →