Friday, January 23, 2009

Coolest Controller... EVER!

By the time I have money to spend on music again, perhaps this will actually have been released:

Monday, January 19, 2009


Okay, I promised I wasn't interested in new synths... but I admit, my curiosity is piqued many times over by the NAMM announcements.

I've long, long wanted a good Waldorf softsynth (and came -> this <-  close to purchasing Komplexer because of it*), so the coolest release for me is Waldorf's largo. I will be watching this closely... but I must admit, my lust for Waldorf has tapered off in recent years (because of Access).

The new Minimoog V2  looks wicked... and is another synth that was on my very-very short list when I was in the market.

The D.CAM trio sounds like it may be worth looking into... if it really sounds as good as they claim it will.  But I'm not sure that will be worth looking into if...

ImpOSCar 2 pans out.  I actually sold my copy of impOSCar 1, but if they put more features into it with the same great filter, I might want it back.  Maybe.

I could end up with one or two of those in my studio... in a few years (got some big-ticket items to buy, first).

* Quite glad I didn't; support for it has completely disappeared.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I think many artists share my mania of having to rate everything in one's music collection.

Just wanted to say, the "repeat 1" option in most players (iTunes is what I use) serves a wonderful purpose here. Just turn it on and play the first un-rated track in your collection. It forces you to manually queue the next track, and while you're at it, you have ever reason to rate the damn song.

At the moment, I'm going through some Selffish* tracks from the Thinner label. Yeah, I know: old school. I'd had these before, but I wasn't into minimal techno back then. Lately, I can't seem to get enough of the stuff. And this release is one of the best.

Also, I grabbed a boatload of Goa (yes, Goa) from Psypix, a site I heartily recommend. Some of these sets are truly awesome.

* Be warned: this link resizes your browswer. I hate that. Shame on Selffish. Also, that's really how he spells the name, with two 'f's.