Fabio Lendrum Performs Out The Water On Emulator

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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.

UVI Emulation II & Drumulation Review

drumulator emulator reviewRob Puricelli has been working with the new UVI Emulation II Sample Library, which recreates the 80s sounds of the Emulator II and Drumulator.

He’s impressed:

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.

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Smithson Martin Releases Emulator Modular, Brings Multitouch Control To Any App

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Smithson Martin have released a new application, Emulator Modular, that is designed to let you create a multitouch controller for any program.

Features:

  • 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.

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Acoustica Debuts Mixcraft 6 and Mixcraft Pro Studio 6


At The NAMM Show 2012: Acoustica is showing off the brand new studio-in-a-box Mixcraft 6, due to be released in March.

Effects:

Along with its high-end cousin, Mixcraft Pro Studio 6, the new Mixcraft 6 boasts many features that are critical for creating and recording music. Mixcraft is stocked with classic effects like graphic equalizers, reverbs, chorus, phasers, compressors, limiters, and so on. Mixcraft also includes powerful effects such as pitch correction, parametric equalizers, vintage guitar amp and cabinet emulations, vocal reduction, and a “classic vintage tube EQ” effect.

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Making A Custom Multi-Touch Interface In Emulator Modular

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This video captures an introduction into creating a custom multi-touch interface using the Smithson Martin Emulator Modular application.

Emulator Modular lets you add multi-touch capability to the software of your choice.

Emulator Modular features:

  • Convert your multi-touch device into a powerful MIDI controller.
  • 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.
  • Share your custom templates with the Emulator community and benefit from templates and experience of our other users.
  • Work at any resolution!