Chromeo Studio Tour

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This video captures a studio tour with Canadian duo Chromeo (Patrick Gemayel and David Macklovitch). They talk some pretty serious geek, show off their great collection of vintage and recent gear and demonstrate how they use it in their work.

via reader Stephen Langer

50 Filthy Dubstep & DnB sounds For NI Massive

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Xenos Soundworks has introduced Damnation Dubstep and DNB – a sound library of ‘filthy’ sounds for Native Instruments Massive:

Damnation Dubstep and DnB contains 50 high-quality, filthy dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass patches for Massive by Bryan “Xenos” Lee, who has worked as a sound designer for many well-known soft synth developers.

Each patch uses the Macro Controls, the vast majority of them using all 8 for maximum tweakability and expression. The soundset ships in a zip file containing both KSD and the new NMSV format.

Damnation Dubstep & DNB is available for $5.95.

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FL Studio For Mac OS X (Sneak Preview) – Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

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Image-Line is working on FL Studio for Mac OS X and is looking for beta testers.

That’s right – FL Studio for Mac OS X. Did hell just freeze over?

Here’s what they have to say about it:

We have been working with CodeWeavers for the past year or so in developing a special version of FL Studio that runs in a customized Crossover wrapper (a Windows emulator/wrapper). This means that you DON’T need anything else (like a Windows installation, Boot Camp or CrossOver) to run FL Studio on Mac OSX. Just install FL Studio using the supplied .dmg and away you go!

We are now looking for experienced FL Studio users as beta-testers so if you have been a customer for 2 years or more AND have access to a Mac for testing, please reply below to have your name added to the list.

See the Image-Line site for details.

Orange OPC Guitar Amp + Computer First Look

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Remember the Orange OPC Guitar Amplifier + Recording Studio Workstation – the bizarro computer + guitar amp combination that was introduced at this year’s NAMM Show?

Music Radar got their hands on one of the Orange OPC computers and put together this first look at it.

According to Orange, the OPC computer will be leading the way with a number of ‘Firsts’:

  • The first PC to feature an integrated audio interface enabling the user to plug in a guitar or microphone using a standard 1/4? jack plug
  • The first computer of its kind to have built-in high powered speakers which deliver full range studio quality sound as well as producing vintage guitar sounds.

The OPC comes with the following software packages:

  • IK Multimedia Amplitube 3 including Custom Shop Orange Amps – Amp and Effects Modelling Software
  • Presonus Studio One Custom Orange Edition – DAW
  • Acoustica Mixcraft 5 – DAW
  • Toontracks EZdrummer Lite
  • Lick Library Player – Guitar learning and jamming centre

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