Keyboard Magazine’s Mitchell Sigman reviews the new Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI keytar controller.
Sigman focuses on the the Vortex’s unique accelerometer control. The Vortex features a MIDI-assignable accelerometer, so you can control virtually any parameter by moving the Vortex?s neck: volume swells, pitch bends, vibratos, filter cutoffs, etc. Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video review, via TheDaydreamSound, takes a loving look at the vintage Ensoniq EPS 16+ sampler.
Rob Puricelli has an early review of the new UVI Vintage Legends – a new set of virtual instruments that recreate some classic synths that aren’t on the ‘most commonly cloned’ list.
Vintage Legends offers virtual takes on these six instruments:
- Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M
- Italian Elka Synthex
- Rhodes Chroma
- Yamaha DX1
- DK Synergy
Open Mic: 2012 has been a fantastic year for synths, synth software and MIDI gear.
But what about for electronic music?
Do you think 2012 has been a good year for electronic music? And what’s the best new electronic music you discovered in 2012?
Benjamin Lee of Synthmob.com contacted us to lets us know about their new site, where members can share presets and patches for audio plugins.
To celebrate our official launch, we are running a sweepstakes with loads of cool prizes to win. The grand prize is a Novation MiniNova! Other prizes include Native Instruments Massive, discoDSP Discovery, Subsonic Labs Wolfram and more!
See the Synthmob site for details.
In this video review, Russ of airusersblog takes a look at UVI’s The Beast.