Saturday, April 28, 2012

Punks Jump Up - Mr. Overtime featuring Dave-1 (Oliver Remix)

I can't remember the last time I loved a collaboration as much as this.  Oliver remixes Punks Jump Up's track "Mr. Overtime", which features Dave-1 of Chromeo fame on vocals.  This track ROCKS.  Lots of sounds, a great beat, and awesome synths.  Totally a banger for the clubs, and should have the fans jumping.  Also dig the incredibly retro cover art.  Nice work, Oliver/Punks Jump Up/Dave-1!

Arturia drops two new releases: The Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano and the SPARK Vintage Drum Machines Software Instruments

Here's a couple of new releases from Arturia.  I'm actually really intrigued by the SPARK vintage drum machines because vintage drums are among my favorite sounds, just below vintage analog synths.  If you check the list below of the drums included, some really great sounds are there, like the Oberheim DMX (used on New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle") and the Sequential Circuits DrumTraks (a Chromeo favorite).  Of course, the Wurlitzer emulation sounds pretty authentic too...

Arturia announces availability of drum machine software

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of its newly-developed SPARK Vintage Drum Machines (Standalone, VST 2.4 & 3 — 32-bit and 64-bit, RTAS and US — 32- and 64-bit) software instrument, placing 30 legendary drum machines at discerning musicians’ rhythmic fingertips!