Sunday Synth Jam: This trance peformance by Fabio Lendrum of Out The Water features live vocals and effective use of a Smithson Martin Emulator DVS to add immediacy to the performance, interesting visuals and a clear connection between Lendrum’s actions and the music.
Rob Puricelli has been working with the new UVI Emulation II Sample Library, which recreates the 80s sounds of the Emulator II and Drumulator.
So, is this one of the best Emulator emulations out there? I?d have to say yes.
I?m an Emulator fan. I?m an 80?s fan. I?m also a big lover of simple yet powerful interfaces that support the creative process, not hinder it. If you plonk me in front of an over elaborate, beautifully scripted interface, I?ll marvel at it?s beauty but will be stumped by the complexity.
I?m here to make music with sounds. I want power and control but I don?t want to read a 6 inch think manual or require a degree to operate it. I want clear, attractive controls, simple intuitive navigation and above all else, superb sonics and patches that inspire.
On all these counts, Emulation II, and it?s free drum based partner, is a hands down winner.
Smithson Martin have released a new application, Emulator Modular, that is designed to let you create a multitouch controller for any program.
- Convert your multi-touch device into a powerful MIDI controller.
- Built your ‘dream interface’.
- Emulator includes a complete list of objects so you can custom design your own multi-touch interface with buttons, sliders, circular knobs, jog wheels and many more.
- Work at any resolution.
- Add multi-touch capability to your preferred DJ, VJ or Music Production software.
The current release is for Windows, but a version for OS X is under development.
I had the chance to talk with Smithson Martin co-founder Alan Smithson at the 2012 NAMM Show, and he said that there is already a community of Emulator Modular developers sharing templates for the platform.