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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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!
This post was posted in Blog entries, In-Depth Reviews, Keyboards & Synths and was tagged with controller, keyboard, midi, synth
Posted on May 9, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
So, you're new to the world of computer music and audio recording are you? And you're looking to invest in an audio interface, or simply wondering what one is, and why you might need one? Well my friend, you have come to the right place! In fact, I remember being majorly confused about this whole subject when I first became interested in music production in the hazy days of my early teenage years! So if you're just as confused as I was and want to learn more, then you'd better put seatbelts on your ears, because I'm about to take them for the ride of their lives! Our handy guide helps you choose the audio interface that is best for you, and also explains terms such as 'sample rate', 'bit depth' and 'latency'.
1. Introduction and Contents
2. What Is An Audio Interface?
3. Why do I Need One?
4. What Causes Latency and Why is it an Issue?
5. Buying an Audio Interface - First Steps
6. If You Are Not Going to be Recording...
7. How May Inputs Will I Need?
8. How May Outputs Will I Need?
9. Recording Quality - Bit Depth and Sample Rate
10. Will I Need to Route MIDI Through The Interface?
11. Firewire or USB?
12. Audio Interfaces for Digital DJs
13. Audio Interfaces for Live Mixing
14. The Look
16. Extending the Functionality
This post was posted in Computer Music, How To Guides, Magazine, Product News and was tagged with choosing, interface, midi
Posted on November 19, 2010 by Joe Stachowiak
I’ve got to say that I’m quite a fan of Novation’s products, having previously reviewed the superb Ultranova, and being the owner of an SL61 controller keyboard. So I had no complaints at all when I was asked to take a look at the Nocturn! Let’s see if it lives up to the standards of some of it’s siblings shall we?
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