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Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • M-Audio Venom Synth

    Posted on June 29, 2011 by Dan The Man

    Under its pristine white exterior, it hides a sample-based synthesis engine capable of getting down and dirty. The guys at Avid paid us a visit last week and gave us a quick rundown of the unit.

    Purchase the M-Audio Venom

    This post was posted in Blog entries, Dan's Video Vault, Keyboards & Synths and was tagged with m-audio, venom


    Posted on June 24, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak


    With so many DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) on the market, a very commonly asked question is, which is the best? However, whilst most people would just like to receive a straight-forward answer, the cold, hard truth is that there really isn't one that is considered 'the best'! It is much like asking, what is the best song ever written? Or who is the best guitarist ever? Whilst you will hear similar names being thrown around, not everyone will agree because everyone has their own opinion.Deciding which DAW is best for you can often be the most difficult decision you will face when it comes to starting out on your music production journey. However, it’s a difficult decision for a good reason! The DAW that you choose will most likely become the heart of your studio… it will dictate how you work, what you can do and what other software you can incorporate into your set-up. It’s a decision that is worth getting right first time, as swapping your DAW platform will not only cost you money, but it will set you back as you will need to relearn the layout and functions of a brand new program all over again!
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    This post was posted in Computer Music, How To Guides, Product News and was tagged with avid, cubase, daw, logic, pro tools, propellerhead, reason, record, software, Steinberg

  • Peavey Ampkit Link Video

    Posted on June 23, 2011 by Dan The Man

    It may look like the reject part from the star ship Enterprise, but don't let its appearance fool you - when plugged in it sounds great! Whether it be an iPad 2 or iPhone, it turns said appliance into a portable amp, effects and recording device.

    Download the free AmpKit app or buy the AmpKit+ bundle for £11.99. You can even purchase individual amps, mics and effects - this could get expensive though, as the add-ons range from £1.79 to £3.49 each, but the list goes on and on.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Dan's Video Vault, Guitars, iOS Devices & Apps


    Posted on June 21, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Novation XioSynth49
    Check out the Novation XioSynth 49, which we currently have in at a massively reduced price of £179! As well as being a 49 note MIDI controller, the XioSynth is also a mono-timbral synthesiser with 10 voice polyphony! It includes 3 oscillators (each with a choice of 17 different waveforms), a filter with a selection of types, 2 LFOs (each with a selection 32 waveforms), an arpeggiator, and a multi-effects board. It comes with 200 onboard patches and enough dials to allow you to tweak away, and to add to the appeal of this product, 60 of the onboard sounds are programmed by industry leading artist such as Roots Manuva, James Zabelia, Ferry Corsten, Shimon, Rennie Pilgrem, and Skeewiff!
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    This post was posted in Keyboards & Synths, Offers, Product News and was tagged with controller, keyboard, midi, Novation, synth


    Posted on June 21, 2011 by Tony Long

    You can read more reviews like this, along with Tony's productions at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.


    I am just about to take a look at 480 instruments and 30 Kits from both vintage drum machines and acoustic kits, all in one drum solution, made of a software application and a dedicated hardware controller. It is the new Arturia Spark creative drum machine, announced at NAMM this year, which combines multi-layered drum samples from all the vintage greats and adds power with Arturia's TAE Analog Synthesis and physical modelling.

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, In-Depth Reviews and was tagged with arturia, drum, hardware, hybrid, spark


    Posted on June 16, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Myles SankoCheck out this video featuring a live recording session with Myles Sanko! The equipment used includes a Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 interface, a pair of KRK RP6 monitors, a Blue Bluebird microphone, plus Pro Tools 9 with the Focusrite Midnight plugin suite, which provides the compression and EQ.

    The Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 is a 16 in / 8 out, bus-powered FireWire audio interface, featuring two high quality Focusrite Mic Preamps. It forms the basis of a high quality, incredibly portable professional recording system, and we think you will agree that this recording sounds spot on!
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    This post was posted in Product News, Recording and was tagged with focusrite, interface, Live, saffire


    Posted on June 14, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    XLN Addictive Drums
    This month ONLY, XLN Addictive Drums is available at an amazing price of £80! That's almost 50% off our usual price! If you are looking to get your hands on a professional piece of drum software with amazing sounds, then now is most certainly the time to do it! Get in quickly though as the offer ends 30th June 2011...
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    This post was posted in Computer Music, Offers, Product News and was tagged with offer, software

  • Ever wanted to know what our store looks like?

    Posted on June 13, 2011 by Dan The Man

    Checkout these 3D Photos:

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, Community & Services, Dan's Video Vault and was tagged with music


    Posted on June 3, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak

    Yo, dudes and dudettes!!! We at Absolute Music are, like, totally ‘stoked’ to have the new E-MU LONGboards in! No, they’re not the longboards that you may have heard of before, i.e. the ones with wheels that allow you to skate around town! These LONGboards are keyboard-type instruments with ‘gnarly’ sounds! Boss!

    …and for those of you that haven’t just looked at the online ‘Surfin’ Slang Dictionary’, that basically just means that they are pretty awesome!

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    This post was posted in Blog entries, In-Depth Reviews, Keyboards & Synths and was tagged with controller, keyboard, midi, synth

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