Arturia Analog Factory

MC rebbe the Rapping Rabbi reviews Arturia Analog Factory in The TechnofileA few years ago, French company, Arturia, set about emulating the classic Moog modular synthesizer in software. Their resultant ‘Moog Modular V’ sounded so authentic that it earned the endorsement of  no less a luminary than the late great Dr. Bob Moog himself.

Since then, they have released several more highly acclaimed soft emulations of classic synths including Yamaha’s CS-80, Moog’s Minimoog, ARP’s 2600 and Sequential Circuits’ Prophet 5 & Prophet VS…my review copies of which seem to have got lost somewhere over the English Channel…but never mind, as their latest release ‘Analog Factory’, which arrived recently at Technofile HQ, offers 2000 of the best presets from all of these, in one mega package. Continue reading “Arturia Analog Factory”

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Cakewalk Dimension Pro

Cakewalk Dimension Pro reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping RabbiBrought to you by the same team who were responsible for the seriously excellent Z3TA, Dimension Pro started life as part of Cakewalk’s music creation tool ‘Project 5’ and quickly proved to be so popular, that they decided to spin it off as a self contained cross platform plug in.

At the time, this was major audio news, because it was the first time in their history that Cakewalk had released a piece of software compatible with anything other than a PC, so it prompted speculation about the possibility of Mac versions of their other products… Continue reading “Cakewalk Dimension Pro”

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Native Instruments Reaktor 5

MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews Native Instruments Reaktor 5 in The Technofile 

If I ask you to imagine a synthesizer, the chances are that either you’ll think of an oblong box housing a plastic keyboard, various knobs, buttons and sliders, or you’ll think of  the virtual software equivalent…though if you’re of a certain vintage…and still have the flares…(but no longer have the hair) to prove it, you might just imagine racks of electronic modules connected together with a spaghetti like jumble of patch leads, that looks more like the deranged experiment of some mad physicist, than a musical instrument, as, prior to the advent of the ‘integrated synthesizer’,  that’s pretty much what a synthesizer was. Continue reading “Native Instruments Reaktor 5”

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Cakewalk Z3TA

Cakewalk ZETA reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

Look at the description and screenshots on the Z3TA box and read the manual inside and you’d be forgiven for thinking that Z3TA is just another soft synth plug in. Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only is Z3TA one of the easiest to program soft synths I’ve tweaked, it delivers some of the best analogue emulations I’ve heard. Continue reading “Cakewalk Z3TA”

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Electronic Instruments 2 XT

Native Instruments Electronic Instruments 2XT reviewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

Lock some of the world’s top sound designers in a room with a hundred copies of Native Instruments’ ‘Reaktor’ and eventually they’ll come up with an exclusive range of cutting edge synthesizers, drum machines and effects. Ask Photek, BT, Junkie XL, Speedy J, Richard Devine and others to create presets for these new instruments/FX, then release them as a stand alone package that’s based on the Reaktor Engine, but which doesn’t require Reaktor to run and you have Electronic Instruments 2XT. Continue reading “Electronic Instruments 2 XT”

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