The Prologue is Korg’s latest polyphonic synth, available in 8- and 16-voice models. It has analogue oscillators and filters, and also a digital ‘multi-engine’ oscillator and digital effects. It’s these last two aspects that Korg has made open-source, so programmers can get amongst the code and write their own. Sounds easy! It is… if you know C/C++ pretty well and are OK with having no technical support from Korg!
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Posted on May 29, 2018 by Richard Bottom
Posted on March 9, 2017 by Richard Bottom
Every computer music setup needs a way of getting signals into and out of the computer, and to achieve this you really need to invest in an 'audio interface', often referred to as a “sound card”.
“But I have a headphone output and microphone input on my computer already. Why do I need a separate box to do the same thing?”
Read on to find out…
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Posted on October 7, 2015 by Richard Bottom
Using pieces of hardware to control music software can really speed up your workflow in the studio. There are now hundreds of options for hardware controllers that specialise in controlling virtual synthesizers and drum plug-ins, DJ software, or DAWs and their effects plug-ins, in fact almost all of your entire studio! To get to grips with this technology, and to assess what’s currently available, read on…
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Posted on September 17, 2015 by Richard Bottom
The use of software to record audio and create music has evolved over the last few decades to a point where the majority of studio work is now done with the aid of a computer. There are still a few people out there using “stand alone” multitrack recorders like the Tascam DP-series, and even a few are still recording to multi-track analogue tape, but the use of a computer has become the primary way of capturing and creating music.
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Posted on September 14, 2015 by Richard Bottom
If you ever want to record anything in the real world – vocals, guitars, drum kits, choirs, or even birdsong, then you will inevitably need a microphone. Fortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task. Unfortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task! The choice is immense, and that can be a real problem for anyone looking for the “perfect” mic, if such a thing existed.
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