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Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 Review

Arturia KeyLab Essential 88 Review
I've had an M Audio Code 61 MIDI controller for several years and have recently been looking at a replacement.  My first keyboard was an Alesis QS 7 and its 76 keys was always sufficient for me. 61 keys often felt limited even though I'm not an expert keyboard player by any means. Lately I found myself looking at getting back to having a hardware synth, maybe even something in the flagship range like a Yamaha Montage, Korg Kronos or Roland Fantom. I was really tempted by the MODX as well.... -- read post

Getting Your Homemade Recordings on Apple Music and Elsewhere in 2021

Getting Your Homemade Recordings on Apple Music and Elsewhere in 2021
I've essentially been away from music promotion for several years after having been involved by way of publishing a magazine and music website from 1987 to now. I haven't been actively reviewing new music for many years, although I've been working on developing music websites and publishing (mostly) archival content as time allows between the day job. From time to time a new album crosses my path, but I've not been exposed to music PR for a long while now. Over the last year or so, I've... -- read post
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Loopers and Songwriting

Loopers and Songwriting
I find working with loopers can be a helpful tool for songwriting. Check it out on Amazon . -- read post
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Instrument Profiles are pages that track content about select instruments we are tracking. It might be videos, blogs, songs or photos. Each profile also has a dedicated forum where you can discuss the instrument as well. Let us know if you'd like us add something to this list.

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Casiotone CT-S1000V

Casiotone CT-S1000V
I've ordered the new Casiotone CT-S1000V which is currently making a bit of splash around the blogs of late. I think I may feature it on my FAWM 2022 album this year. It's supposed to arrive just before that so I should be able to play around with it and get some use-cases for you all after FAWM is over and I have something to showcase. I'm almost entirely just interested in the vocal synthesis functions of the synth and not that it reportedly has a lot of pretty decent sounds on board.... -- read post

Get a 15GB TASTE of Audio Ollie's Entire Catalog For $9

Get a 15GB TASTE of Audio Ollie's Entire Catalog For $9
A TASTE of Audio Ollie's entire product line (15gb of content) is being offered for $9 . This is a one time payment NOT a subscription. Taste requires Kontakt Full . https://www.audioollie.com/taste -- read post
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Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitors and HS8S Subwoofer

Yamaha HS8 Studio Monitors and HS8S Subwoofer
I've been mixing on headphones for many years. Many, many years. I'm not really sure why I suddenly thought that having studio monitors was something I needed, but I did and it was. Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/33DeoZu I also got the Yamaha HS8S subwoofer and I'm hoisting the monitors up with proline monitor stands. I got my monitors at Guitar Center and picked them up after work the Thursday before the week of Christmas. It was a madhouse. It's a madhouse everywhere these days. I... -- read post

Cowbellz

Cowbellz
All “more cowbell” jokes aside, this instrument is the real deal, and here’s some groovy loops you can use in your production.  Its two different cowbells (a low pitched handmade Cuban mambo bell, and a small vintage Ludwig bongo bell from the 1950’s) played in different ways at many different tempos. https://www.organicdrumloops.com/percussion/cowbellz/ -- read post
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MorphSound (Reaktor Instrument)

MorphSound (Reaktor Instrument)
C&S present another great sample based instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor including 100 presets. This one is playable via keyboard or any other MIDI input and makes morphing / modulating Atmo, Chord, Bass, FX and Lead sounds. The morphing is controlled by an LFO and can be synced to your DAW. The instrument´s heart is a controllable granular sampler and features a spectral stereo equalizer plus two effects (Delay, Reverb). So the presets can be changed in many ways though you... -- read post

Loopcloud 4.0

Loopcloud 4.0
The complete solution for browsing auditioning and managing your samples just got e ven more comprehensive with Loopcloud’s new hugely creative pattern editing f unctions.  With Loopcloud’s revolutionary new Loop Editor, you can slice, edit and reverse samples into  unique patterns, and then audition any loop or one-shot with the same edits you’ve made. All  before downloading anything or even touching your DAW. https://www.loopcloud.net -- read post
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Spitfire Audio LABS Series

Spitfire Audio LABS Series
The Spitfire Audio LABS programme is an infinite series of software instruments, free and easy to use; made by musicians in London for anyone, anywhere. We release one every month, as well as a bimonthly creative compendium, The Notebook. And in case you missed it, they are all FREE. https://www.spitfireaudio.com/labs/ -- read post

Recent Forum Posts

homemademusic discussed Share your Casiotone CT-S1000V music in the Casiotone CT-S1000V forum on 01/24/22 05:35:17AM.
homemademusic discussed Hearing about these a lot lately in the Orangewood Guitars forum on 01/24/22 05:26:20AM.
bfbaker discussed Bryan Baker in the Discussion forum on 04/28/17 06:35:25AM.
homemademusic discussed Testing in the Home forum on 03/24/17 04:34:34AM.
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