Category: Software

Kristal – 16 Track Multi Recorder

Taken form their website: KRISTAL Audio Engine is a powerful multi-track recorder, audio sequencer and mixer – ideal for anyone wanting to get started with recording, mixing and mastering digital audio. It is designed as a modular system. The main application provides a mixing console, while the audio sequencer, live audio input and so on […]

Audacity – free audio editor

In case you didn’t already know, Audacity is free software, developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio. Convert tapes and records into digital recordings […]

UVI Work Station Developer Ultimate Sound Bank has just released a free ROMpler. By all accounts it can play back sampled content and comes supplied with four instrument patches. A Drum Kit and five REX2 loops. Of real interest is the 415mb Soundpack Demo, which features dozens of sounds from Ultimate Sound Bank range of UVI soundcards. […]

Ubuntu Studio – I Give Up

I finally decided to call it quits on Ubuntu Studio. It’s too much to learn, too much fiddling and too much wasted time trying to fix. Now don’t get me wrong it’s free, and as such it’s a fantastic oppurtunity for those with the time. I’ve decided to call it quits due to problems with […]

Ubuntu Studio – Drivers

Ok so I got it installed. This is still causing me problems – it’s hard work. ————————————– Before I go ahead I have a few concerns. Mainly drivers. I have a lot of older equipment. So here’s a list – I’ll update as I go along. Emu Esi4000 – Guessing from what I’ve seen not […]

Ubunto Studio – Installation – The Long Way Round.

Please read this post before going ahead – read first Disclaimer – This works on my machine. I take no responsibility for what happens to your PC. This is a guide and also a note of my procedure in case I have to go through this again. Take note I’ve struggled so far and it’s […]

Ubuntu Studio – Read first.

I’ve been interested in linux for over 2 years and have occasionly contemplated installing. Until recently that thought popped out of my head until I saw Ubuntu Studio in computer music magazine. I decided to give it a crack. As I use xp I decided to dual boot. Yup it’s 3 days later and I’m […]

Reaper… awrigght

Anyone who hasn’t had a crack at Reaper yet, definitely worth a go. I have pretty much stopped using Sonar for it now. Occcasionally I still use Adobe Audition, mainly because I know it inside out. But the more I learn about Reaper, the more I realise how freakin great it is. Uncrippling shareware, and […]

Free Vst Guitar FX

Voxengo: Voxengo Boogex Guitar amplifier plug-in with a variety of sound shaping features as well as cabinet impulse response emulation module. Voxengo Tube Amp This plug-in can be used to add a tube-like warmness to any audio material. Review: Both of these are pretty damn cool – I’ve used both together to create some pretty […]

Free Vst Instruments

LoopAZoid 48 channel, 64 voice stereo drum sampler What they say: With LoopAZoid, you get an easy to use and powerful tool for playing one-shot samples in your songs. One instance holds up to 48 different samples, which can be freely assigned to up to 96 different MIDI notes – two each, for forward & […]