Reverb magazine vol 02 issue 3 may/june

Scanning Turnkey’s official magazine I noticed a few interesting things…

Most of all I really liked…
Novation ReMOTE 25SL
www.novationmusic.com

I’d always thought that my KORG microKONTROL MIDI controller was the best implemented compact unit on the market… and at current price of £155 new from Turnkey I still think nothing comes close for the money… but the Novation ReMOTE SL series look great… and with their Automap Universal standard feature – instant communication with most sequencers… and now with VST plug-ins too… I think this is a must. I can envisage it having a big impact on productivity working with Nuendo and that’s got to be a good thing… the ReMOTE 25 SL is £289 new from Turnkey… looking on ebay now… new US $299.99 + $80 shipping… drool…

If only I could afford it…
Access Virus T1 Polar – my ideal master keyboard – or the Access Virus TI Desktop
www.accessmusic.de

Apart from ‘that’ Viral sound you get full access to the synth via a VST plug-in shell plus a fully implemented MIDI control surface… and all for just £1,200-1,500!

Soft-synths…
Arturia Jupiter-8V soft-synth
www.arturia.com

Hmmm… analogue classic… made me think about looking at the range of new soft-synths out there and trying to find H2O versions to test…

Interesting things with LEDs…
Space Writer – £14.99
www.gadgetsquick.co.uk
Send a message by waving – words are left floating in the air – lots of potential for The Sancho Plan…

Planet Waves Strobe-On String Tuner – £14.99
www.soundcontrol.co.uk
Uses strobing LEDs projected onto the string

2 Responses to “Reverb magazine vol 02 issue 3 may/june”

  1. Lewis says:

    Since my discovery of this latest Novation MIDI controller I’ve been keeping an eye out on eBay using GarageBuy

    … looking for something on eBay but tired of eBay’s slow web site? … Now you can use a slick, full-featured client application for all of your search and purchasing on eBay.

    and I found a B-stock unit – ‘refurbished or utilised for demonstration purposes’ – for ~£180 including delivery from these very nice people. I snapped it up and it arrived the next day looking immaculate. I’m just plugging it in now… woohoo…

    Anyone want a KORG microKONTROL and/or Evolution UC-33?

  2. Lewis says:

    Soft-synths updates…

    I’ve been trying to download versions of the following for testing/update, but I’ve not been having much luck:

    Arturia – home to the V series of analogue soft-synths including the Moog Modular, CS-80, Minimoog, ARP2600, Prophet and Jupiter-8.

    Analog Factory – a good starting point – rather than installing everything straight off – the demo limited to 137 sounds shows promise…

    Analog Factory is a powerful, yet extremely easy to use virtual instrument. Loaded with 2000 legendary sounds carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths.

    Brass – I’ve been looking for a really good brass section for ages… this might just be it… but I just can’t find a working version

    By using advanced Physical Modeling techniques, we are bringing to you BRASS, an instrument allowing to play the trumpet, the saxophone and the trombone with outstanding realism.