Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Reaching Out (Fred Falke remix)

Fred Falke does it again with this awesome remix of Nero.  Check out the great Hall and Oates sample.  There's also apparently a Kano sample, but I've never heard them.  Falke hasn't lost any steam after years of great production.  A great way to kick of 2012, I think...

Reaching Out (Fred Falke remix)

The Year of the Drum Machine: Clavia Nord releasing a new drum machine?

Clavia Nord released this teaser image for NAMM coming up, which shows off a new piece of gear that looks alot like our friend Dave Smith's Tempest.  Could this be a lower cost drum machine?  Is Nord taking a stab at DSI?  More importantly, will it be a standard drum machine type, or some sort of machine playable with sticks, as one of their other images hints at?  I hope it's a standard drum machine-- not all of us can afford fancy Tempests, and Nord would certainly be cheaper if it were digital.

news/images via MATRIXSYNTH

SynthMania quick tip #3 - the 1980s bouncy octave bass

Ever wondered how to get easy 80s style bass octaves? This quick video from SynthMania showcases the easiest way to perform those classic bass octaves.