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A real Yee-Haaw Banjo!

You know when you have heard every sound on the planet and just want something fun and new. Well Realitone’s Realibanjo is just the breath of fresh air you are looking for.  Designed to work within Kontakt, this fun VST gives you a real banjo sound but with the incredible benefit of animation! Simply play [...]

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Apple Release Logic Pro X

Apple today unveiled Logic Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in [...]

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Say hello to Soundpacks

Soundpacks.co.uk offers Yamaha Tyros and Wersi OAS owners direct access to brand new samples for these superb instruments. The new samples are all created using the latest sampling technology which gives you stunning clarity and depth of sound. Soundpacks brand new voice pack Cinema Organ 1 is currently available for OAS instrument owners but the [...]

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Cinematic Strings Review

Every once in a while a new VST appears that gets you excited, and Cinematic Strings is one of those VST’s. For a long time we have looked for an easy to use, out of the box solution for orchestral string sounds. Having used VST’s such as East West and others, although the sounds are [...]

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Logic Pro X?

It’s been a while now since Logic 9 was released and not unusual for Apple to take a while between versions, but rumour has it that Apple has let go all of its development team in Europe.  Rumours of apple’s decision to abandon Logic 10 are rife on the web. Apple’s Pro Audio application team [...]

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Expanding your sound canvas with VST’s

With more and more incredible VST software instruments on the market, using a computer as a sound source is becoming more and more popular with keyboard musicians. You can buy a top of the range keyboard for around £2500 which will give you a limited sound source, but with computer VST’s such as Nexus and [...]

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Yamaha HS80 Powered Speakers Review

Although Yamaha’s ubiquitous NS10 monitor attained almost ‘industry-standard’ status, they were never particularly accurate, especially at the bass end. Yamaha’s new HS80M active model, however, has been designed with the intention of offering a flat and true reference with a realistic degree of bass extension. The cosmetic styling clearly owes something to the NS10, specifically [...]

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Roland R26 Digital Recorder Review

I finally decided to buy the R26 for the XLR’s (with P48) and the 4-channel possibilities with a 1/8″ plug in stereo mic, and the apparent ease to change levels for both pairs of mics on the fly. I won’t use (or very much doubt I will use) the internals, so I’m never going to [...]

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M-Audio BX5 D2 Monitors

If you had to describe the new BX5 D2 Monitors in one word, it would be “clean.” These bi-amped beauties are, hands down, some of the most accurate (uncolored) speakers I’ve listened to in a long time. That’s fantastic if you happen to be mixing an album in a recording studio — which, admittedly, is precisely [...]

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Macbook Pro 13.3 Review

The default CPU in both of the 13-inch Retina Pro is an Intel Core i5; the extra £200 only gets you a 256GB SSD versus a 128GB one. But that should be more than fast enough for even heavy multitaskers. Initial results show the new MacBook Pro performing on par with the 13-inch non-Retina Pro [...]

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