Dec 31

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I hope to see you all in the New Year – have a great New Year’s Eve, wherever you are in the world.

Very Best Wishes
Tony

Dec 31

It is New Year – why not start the year with some new sounds for your favourite synth or drums? We have the following Soundset Patches:-

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Roland Gaia Dance XS
Roland Gaia Extravaganza
Roland Gaia Clubland

Access Virus Euphoria
Access Virus Creative Distortion
Access Virus Fortune and Glory

Novation Ultranova Technova
Novation Mininova Elektrova

M-Audio Venom Snakedance
Korg SV-1 Cause and Effect
Kurzweil PC3 – Free Sounds

Native Instruments Maschine Expansion – The Filta Revolution
TD-30 V-Drum Expansion Kits – Electro Mayhem

 

Just click on the Synth Patches or Drums in the Menu Bar at the top.

Dec 24

*Happy Christmas 2014 from Tony Long Music*

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I just want to say a sincere thank you for your support this year, without you I could not do this. Let’s make 2015 a year to remember, with new hardware, new software, inspiration and the love of all things music, not forgetting Namm 2015 just around the corner.

2015 for me will the year I have been waiting for, full of promise, hopefully the completion of my new album, the creation of some new and exciting sounds, some great new gear to look at and have fun with and review.

I shouldn’t forget education. I have learned a terrific amount this year, especially mixing and mastering. Whilst I may still not be where I want to be, I have moved on leaps and bounds and have been delighted with my progress to take into 2015.

Exciting times ahead, so stay tuned! Until then, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2015.

Tony

Dec 20

Native Instruments Free Plugin Replika

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It is nice to receive a free gift especially at this time of year and from a great company call Native Instruments. This freebie is a streamlined delay effect with two delay modes and a powerful diffusion algorithm. Native Instruments tell us that it is very easy to use – that’s a good start and it has a resonant filter and classic phaser built in – sounding good to me already. You need to download it before the end of the year to get it free because in the new year it will cost you the usual 44 Euros.

REPLIKA gives you three distinct delay algorithms. ‘Modern’ to give you that crystal clear digital delay. ‘Vintage’ with the John Wayne Grit that you used to find in old Studios. Lastly is ‘Diffusion’ which is lost somewhere between a delay and a reverb. You can even adjust your signal’s placement in the mix with normal, wide, and ping pong stereo modes.

Native Instruments inform us that Replika requires graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 – if you see any issues on your computer, please download and install the latest drivers for your GPU. This can be necessary even if Windows reports them as up to date.

Here is a great review from Saintjoe – he always does an excellent job:-