Weekend Inspiration: Star Wars, Retold by Someone Who Hasn't Seen It

This has been posted all over the web this weekend, but in case there’s anyone out there in CDM Land who hasn’t already encountered it: Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo. Of course, apart from being a high dose of both Cute and Funny, there’s a CDMo […]

Analog, Meet Digital: MOTU Volta Connects the Mac to CV Synths, Effects Graphically

Computers speak digital signal. Analog synths and modulars speak control voltage. (It’s sort of a “men are from Mars, women find these metaphors insulting” kind of situation.) What if you could bridge the two elegantly and graphically, using a drag-and-drop, modular interface with calibration and control features? MOTU has developed a solution called Volta. It’s […]

- January 16, 2009

Authentic Chipmusic Soft Synth Emulation: Plogue Chipsounds Scoop from NAMM

  From top: ComputeHer, 8 bit Weapon. You’ve heard the chip hype. But there’s something behind it: vintage digital chips can make wonderful sounds. And I’m thrilled that someone has painstakingly reproduced those sounds in an upcoming package. Emulating analog circuitry, from amps to classic synths, has been long understood. But we’ve finally reached an […]

- January 16, 2009

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