Linplug Spectral

Just because hardware monosynths and Eurorack modules are the rage doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still keep an eye on the plug-in space. There is still no faster way to knock out a remix or quick scratch track than on your laptop. One of the first plug-in synthesizers I fell in love with was the Linplug Albino. Linplug is about to release an all new synth called Spectral. You can see it’s a real Linplug with Peter’s modmatrix right in the center. Coming soon.

“Our new top of the line synthesizer, the LinPlug Spectral. 14 years of synthesizer building experience. If you are familiar with subtractive synthesis, you will feel right at home with the Spectral, because you can choose an oscillator waveform, choose a filter shape and go on from there. But Spectral delivers far more options than you would expect from the well sorted user interface. Both Oscillator Waveform and Filter Shape can be edited in depth. The unique audio engine is capable of delivering many sounds never heard before.” – linplug.com

For more info: linplug.com/spectral

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:01 am, filed under plug-ins and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.

Linplug Relectro

When I first got into softsynths Linplug’s products were some of my favorites. I have created some wonderful songs using Albino. Curios what they have been up to I went over to Linplug’s website and found they are about to release a new device called Relectro. I’m not sure exactly what it does. Is it a sample manipulator? I couldn’t find any YouTube demos so we will have to wait a few days/weeks for it’s release to really get into it.

“It’s no delay. no eq. compressor. no filter and no pitch shifter. But it does all that on a per wave cyle basis. Fire up some of the most boring, overused, outdated drums you have and relectro them into something completely different.” – Linplug.com

For more info: linplug.com/Instruments/relectro/relectro.htm

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 8, 2011 at 3:55 am, filed under plug-ins and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.

Linplug and Sugar Bytes X-Mas Bundles

Christmas is around the bend and a theme this year is pro-audio software bundles. Linplug and Sugar Bytes are two companies that make goodies worth making noise with so they get some space here. The LinPlug offer gives you CronoX 3 Sample Synthesizer, MorphoX Synthesizer, Rob Papen Albino 3, Octopus FM Synth, Alpha Classic Synth, ElementP Percussion Synth, Ian Boddy Soundset for the Alpha, Summa Soundset for the Octopus (altogether more than 5500 preset sounds) for $399 which is less than half of what you would buy them for seperately. Sugar-Bytes is selling their Sugar Bundle which consists of Guitarist, Thesys, Consequence, Effectrix, Artillery2, Unique, WOW, Vogue and Robotronic for $499.

“This year we celebrate the most insane christmas deal we ever had!” – Sugar Bytes

For more info: Linplug and Sugar Bytes

photo credit: Steve Rhodes

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm, filed under plug-ins and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.

A song about the singularity, solar power and space.

Here’s a screenshot and clip from a new song I am working on called “Into the Universe”. It’s not as dark as my usual stuff. If I can get it to a place I like it will be on my next album. The lyrics are from the point of view of a human who is half machine, sometime in the future. He tells how he used to be only organic and how he now runs on solar power and travels to other planets. The explanation is cheeky I know but that’s the magic of music because in song form I think it works.

The pads are Korg Legacy Wavestation. The vocoder is Prosoniq Orange Vocoder. The drums are Vermona DRM-1 MKIII. On my voice: TC Electronic VoiceModeler. Choir is my voice through a Digitech Talker Pedal. Bass is Linplug Albino 2

Keep in mind this is still in demo form…

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Related post: Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity and the blind phone.

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 18, 2008 at 3:56 am, filed under music, plug-ins, song writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.

A few soft synth patches from Bearnaomh.

Here’s the heads up on some free patches I came across today. They are from a generous person who calls himself Bearnaomh. He has patch sets available for Rob Papen’s Blue, Native Instruments FM7, the Novation V-Station and a set for the Linplug Albino.

Grab all of Bearnaomh free patches: click here

I believe these are a bit old but since they are new to me maybe you don’t know about them yet either. Bearnaomh also has a few tunes of his available check out. This is a good reminder that if your a musician making some free patch sets is a good promotion tool. Besides naming the patch set after your artist name you can name the patches after your albums, songs, website urls and ex-girlfriends.

Some people like to keep their own created presets a guarded secret but I don’t see any harm in sharing. Success and originality is all about the context the sounds are used in. Remember 99% of people who will download your freebies will probably only ever make a 16 bar loop at most.

I have two free sets of patches online that I created. You can grab The Horrorist soundsets for the TimewARP 2600 and Korg Legacy MS-20 on my record label’s studio page: click here

Have you made any of your own presets available?

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 23, 2008 at 4:41 am, filed under plug-ins, promotion, sounds and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.

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