Dec 30

32 BIT OR 64 BIT?

I am still waiting to get my hands on the new Sonar X1, I have seen it and it looks very impressive, very 2011. I will not pass judgement until I experience some noticeable improvements in my workflow but more importantly I wish to know if it will make my songs sound better?

I am currently researching the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit but in particular what this means in terms of using Sonar X1. The interesting questions that  this raises are :-

Will this make my songs sound better?     or     Could this make my songs sound better?

I know that sounds strange  to pose two similar questions but what I am guessing here is that the 64 bit and 32 bit actually sound the same, but the 64 bit could provide access to say more plugins and therefore could make your sound much better.

If you have any thoughts on this, please let me know by using the comments box.


UPDATE IN TWO PARTS SONAR X1A  and SONAR X1B

Anyway whilst I am pondering, waiting and guessing, Cakewalk have released an update to Sonar X1. This is what they say:-

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Dec 30

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Thanks very much – Happy New Year

Dec 20

PSP PianoVerb by PSP Audioware
I know you just cannot believe your luck – another great freebie.
PSP Audioware wish to celebrate Xmas by re-releasing their freeware PSP PianoVerb plug-in which reproduces the special kind of reverberation originally provided by piano strings. Here’s what they have to say…

PSP PianoVerb reproduces special kind of reverberation originally provided by piano strings. It generates reverberation using twelve string operators with adjustable damping and decay time. Each of them is tuned to a particular note starting from A(55Hz) to a G#(103.8Hz). The PSP PianoVerb string system can be transposed in the range of +-24 semitones, tuned within a range of +-100 cents and be detuned as well. Transposing to lower octaves produces a bigger and less resonant sound similar to traditional reverbs, while in turn transposing to higher octaves produces a very bright harp-like effect.

PSP PianoVerb (1.7.0) is a freeware plug-in but requires authorization. To get your unique authorization details (name & key) you need only to have an active account at PSP’s registering center. For more information go to pspaudioware.com


Dec 20

Come on then – it’s a Christmas freebie from those guys at http://www.starplugs.com –  What is it ? Well this is what Starplugs have to say about their free DC TERMINATOR:-

+++FREE high end DC/SUBSONIC analysis and eliminating in realtime+++

Enjoy this years Christmas present – our free DC Terminator.
DC or subsonic frequencies cause a muddy and distorted bass perception. DC influences the results of dynamics and filters in a negative way and subsonic frequencies make the speaker compatibility of your mix impossible. So terminate DC and subsonic frequencies while processing single tracks or mastering your music. Enjoy our free DCTerminator. It’s free but it’s a high end tool for DC/SUBSONIC analysis in realtime and eliminating .

Features:
• DC/SUBSONIC analysis in realtime
• DC/SUBSONIC eliinating in realtime
• DC- or SUBSONIC- level in percent
• PDF Manual

So what are you waiting for?


Dec 19

The subject of buying shares in Bands seems to come up from time to time, especially with the music industry not really knowing what direction to take with a bands development. Buying shares in a Band opens up all sorts of  possibilities and questions. If you had shares in a band – what would you tell them to do? Would you feel you should be mentioned on their album?

The idea is obviously to take out the ‘Risk’ element. For example if shares cost say £10.00 each, it would be easy to collect a large amount of money for recording and live concerts etc with very little risk but with a true involvement from the band’s fanbase. I think there could be many issues with this. For example,  if you have a financial stake in the band’s album, do you also have a say in how it’s made?

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Dec 16

MATRIXSYNTH
I came across this website recently http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/ and found a great site to spend time on watching many of its interesting video clips. Although it leans towards vintage synths with some detailed information, which is great, I also found some other clips containing my favourite up-to-date analogue synths like the Access Virus and the Waldorf Blofeld.

What I particularly liked was the section headed SYNTH BABES – http://matrixsynth.blogspot.com/search/label/Synth%20Babes. Apart from the obvious reason for this attracting my attention, there was a such a diverse selection of clips.

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Dec 5

Fortune and Glory

It is finally here after months of work – another new soundset for the Access Virus from tonylongmusic. Theses 128 carefully crafted sound patches take you on an adventure into sound creation, extending  your sonic palette with Tribal, Ethnic and Ethereal flavours as well as phat bass and lead sounds, Silky Atmospheric and Euphoric Pads and drum sounds from the heart of the jungle. Add to this a delicate touch of FX, Trance, Dance and Acid and you have a useful soundset to inspire your creativity whatever your style of music:-

Fortune and Glory - Access Virus Patches

Do you know someone who owns an Access Virus Ti, Ti2 or Snow? If so this will make a great Christmas present for them. Click here for more information:-

http://www.tonylongmusic.co.uk/access-virus-patches/