Arturia Wurlitzer V Piano Review

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Arturia recently introduced Wurlitzer V, described as ‘a high end software recreation of the classic Wurlitzer 200A electric piano.’

Wurlitzer V’s physical modeling engine reproduces the acoustic properties of reeds, key action and amplification, in order to deliver realism, while offering maximum flexibility on sound.

Russ Hughes of Pro Tools Expert takes a look at Arturia Wurlitzer V in this video review. He calls Wurlitzer V “an excellent emulation” of the original Wurlitzer 200A.

Arturia Wurlitzer V is available now for Mac OS X & Windows.


  • Box: USD 129.00 / EURO 119.00
  • Download: USD 99.00 / EURO 99.00

If you’ve used Arturia Wurlitzer V, let us know what you think of it!

iZotope Iris Synthesizer, The Photoshop Of Samplers, Reviewed

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In this video review, Russ Hughes takes a look at the new iZotope Iris software synthesizer. The review takes a look at the unique visual editing tools within Iris and offers lots of audio demos of what the new synth can do.

“Until you’ve used, Iris you simply can’t imagine working with sound in this way,” says Hughes, “Hearing what emerges from what I can only describe in some cases as ‘audio graffiti’.”

“It puts sound design and synthesis in the hands of the masses, not by dumbing down, but by making an elegant and wonderfully powerful interface so damned fun and intensely gratifying,” adds Hughes.

You can download a demo version of Iris at the iZotope site.

via ProToolsExpert

Solar Orbiter – A Space Music Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a mellow synth jam, via Andy Barrow, that brings to mind the space rock and synth music of the 70s.

Barrow shared these technical details on the piece, Solar Orbiter:

We start off with a brief intro using the Voyager XL and then the music begins with the Radias (Pads and the Lead Synth part way through the video) and the Moog Slim Phatty being used for the rhythm.

I then bring the XL in to play a moody lead synth (2 Osc’s used, the second used primarily for harmonic content). The Radias takes over later on and then we finish with Moog Slim Phatty and the Voyager XL.

Novation Intros Automap 4.3, Adds Support For More DAWs

Novation Automap 4.3

Musikmesse 2012: Novation has introduced Automap v4.3 adding support for four more DAWs.

Automap comes free with all Novation controllers and is designed to give you instant access to your DAW’s transport, mixer and plug-in instruments and effects, as well as third-party plug-ins. Automap also gives you visual feedback of whatever you are controlling via its software edit window.

Automap 4.3 brings support for Logic Express, Studio One, Digital Performer and Reaper, adding to the list of other supported DAWs including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Reason and Ableton Live.

Automap 4.3 also improves plug-in performance with Ableton Live and re-introduces the Follow Focus feature, which enables you to automatically focus on the plug-in you are currently using.

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Logic Pro vs Reason vs Ableton – Which Is Best For Music Production?

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This video, via loopmasters, takes a look at Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason and Ableton Live.

Rob Jones outlines the platform and DAW differences, both in terms of Audio and MIDI capability, as well as looking at each platforms sequencing, editing and bundled FX and instruments packages, to offer a clearer understanding of the 3 software packages.

What’s the best desktop app for music production? One of these apps, or something else?


V-Control Pro’s New V-Window Feature

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The latest version of V-Control Pro for the iPad includes a new feature called V-Window, that lets you control any open window on a Mac or PC from the iPad.

Here’s what’s new in V-Control Pro 1.5:

  • V-Window – Provides window control for plug-ins, surround panners, and any other windows.
  • MultiPanel – New multi-purpose view for a better organized GUI.
  • Additional DAW Support – Live, Reason, Reaper, Studio One, FL Studio, Tracktion.
  • Logic Improvements – Instrument parameter editing, counter jog/scrub control.
  • Pro Tools Improvements – Full-screen surround panner control. Sticky modifier buttons.

V-Control Pro provides a fully-featured, multi-touch control surface for Pro Tools, Logic 9, and Cubase/Nuendo. V-Control Pro uses WiFi to control transport, editing, and mixing functions. V-Control Pro provides control of sends, automation, groups, auditioning, plug-ins, jog/scrub/shuttle, I/O assignment, and other controls . V-Control can be used simultaneous with ethernet controllers used by Pro Tools.

V-Control Pro is $49.99 in the App Store.