The Technofile Awards 2010

The Technofile 2010 Awards

At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s the start of a new decade and this, in conjunction with the Technofile celebrating its 5th birthday (albeit slightly belatedly) seems like the perfect opportunity to give out some awards. Unlike everyone else’s awards though, the Technies are not for the best of 2009, or even for the best of the noughties. They are for, what, in the opinion of The Technofile, is the best software and hardware currently available to creative professionals. Whether it was released yesterday or 5 years ago is immaterial, the only stipulation is that you can go out and buy it…or sit at home and download it (legally, of course) now. So, without further ado: Continue reading “The Technofile Awards 2010”

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Arturia Jupiter-8V

Arturia Jupiter-8V reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

In 1981, Roland released the Jupiter 8 synthesizer. A true flagship, it offered, amongst other things, a massive (for the time) 8 voices, keyboard split and layering, a powerful arpeggiator, a unison mode…and lots of sexy multi coloured buttons. Most importantly though, it was more reliable and flexible than many of its contemporaries. Continue reading “Arturia Jupiter-8V”

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Native Instruments Absynth 4

MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews Native Instruments Absynth 4 in The Technofile

Absynth is one of the best sound design tools out there. Like its brethren, ‘Battery’ (reviewed below) and ‘FM8’ (review coming soon), it has recently had a makeover.

If you’re not already familiar with this soft synth, then check out my Absynth 3 review. If, on the other hand, you already know the score, read on. Continue reading “Native Instruments Absynth 4”

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Zero G ‘Koncept and Funktion’

MC Rebbe the Rapping Rabbi reviews Zero G Koncept and Funktion in The Technofile

Back in the day, when Zero G were just starting out, I used to review their products regularly in my column in Mixmag…which obviously explains how they got to be so successful…well, that and the fact that they have consistently delivered the goods, at the right price…and the fact that I used to review their products regularly in Mixmag…

Since those halcyon (and Houseian) days, they have become the world’s most prolific producers and distributors of beats, break, scratches and pretty much every other sound imaginable. They have also branched out into virtual instruments, which is what ‘Koncept and Funktion’ is…sort of… Continue reading “Zero G ‘Koncept and Funktion’”

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Cakewalk Rapture

Cakewalk Rapture reviewed in the Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping RabbiRapture is the third in Cakewalk’s trilogy of soft synths (as opposed to their soft synth, trilogy) and builds on its forerunners Zeta and Dimension Pro, by combining the superior sounds of the former, with the superior programmability of the latter. Intended primarily for electronic musicians, it ships with over 500 presets aimed squarely at the dance floor…the ambient…and everything in between.

Unfortunately the copy I was sent was missing its manual. Fortunately though it has a well designed, easy to use  interface that’s very similar to the big Z and DP, so I felt immediately at home. Continue reading “Cakewalk Rapture”

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