Thanksgiving 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I have a mountain to be thankful for. I’m healthy, working and making music often. It’s only 1:30 but so far I demoed some software synthesizers I had my eye for a while. I tried the Madrona Labs Aalto, UH-E ACE and the XILS-3. They were all interesting and if your a soft synth person I could recommend them all. I did the the XILS-3 the best though. That said, they don’t compare to my new AS Telemark so I zapped them from my hard drive. I uploaded an “old” demo to Soundcloud as an apple pie was being created in my kitchen. I’m off to my mother’s house soon for the big eating. I really do appreciate everyone who visits Wire to the Ear so that’s one more thing I am thankful for in 2011.

“I celebrate Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – John Stewart

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 24, 2011 at 11:32 am, filed under plug-ins and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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7 Responses to “Thanksgiving 2011”

  1. Googly says:

    Ooohh… but Aalto is so very good.

    • Don’t get me wrong I liked it especially the presets with the sequencer going. I just have some hardware here that although it’s more effort really give me an edge (at least I think so).

  2. Antony says:

    Great to hear you’re enjoying the Telemark. I’ve just sent back my Tempest so have a store credit burning a hole in my pocket – would like to hear what you can get out of it when you get some time (other than the official demos)

  3. James says:

    Reassuring to know I’m not the only one who hates a cluttered hard drive so far as music-making is concerned!

    • Part of all this trying things out has to do with the fact I’m going to get a new iMac in the studio soon. Right now I have a Dual 2.5 G5 but many new plug-ins won’t run on non-Intel… now that I’m weeks away from the switch I can test stuff on my laptop without getting my studio too jealous because it’s incoming.

  4. Synthetic says:

    Check out U-He Diva public beta, seriously awesome.

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