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It’s been hell of the time

Since my last post in the blog. Thank you very much my visitors whoever you are. Some of you left me comments or messages asking a lot of questions. All of those are very important for me and I'll be back to posting even if I haven't replied you. I've got a new job and moved my attention to the video production. I'm still interested in music and sound design and that means this blog is not going to be closed at least. There is Quantum Radio 2.0 project lies on the shelf and the only reason I left it there because it's way too conceptual. I live in too much small town and I don't have any kind people who could be interested in that kind of things. It's quite strange feeling when you're working alone without any fresh mind support around. The nearest my goal for this blog is changing the publication approach. The main idea is switching to the video blog. And I have to find a way to make easy to create and support. I've got quite a lot of video production hardware and quite enough of time to do that. As far as I understood Native Instruments decided to stop developing NI Reaktor. And I have to admit I never understand logic they follow and I never count on the company. That's why there is no "reaktor" brand in the name of this blog. I knew there is ending of Reaktor era. Well, shit happens. But it doesn't make me poor of ideas. So, there will be updates. Not so very original or fresh but still I stay on my way to put some fresh breathe to the blog. Thanks for the support all of you!

Free sample packs WAV/SFZ

Recent news is MusicRadar keep sharing giant sample pack one by one. Generally electronic genre sample pack it can be downloaded from MusicRadar site. And the second pack is clearly classic orchestral by Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra which are also free which quite rare comparing to any electronic stuff out there.

 

And btw, there is coming redesign of SynthOfMine.com site. If you have any additional ideas or synths to review then feel free to contact me or comment any post at the blog! Thanks!

Reaktor 5.6 update announced

A couple of weeks ago NI announced Reaktor 5.6 update. It must to be said that is quite small update (5.5.1 to 5.6) for these years of waiting and hoping for 6.0. It seems NI left very few resources working on Reaktor software and put their best men to DJ and VSTi synthesis software divisions. The list of updated features is also pretty modest:

New and improved features:

  • 64bit support under Windows and Mac OS X
  • New "search box" feature for quick module/macro insertion
  • Breadcrumb navigation for structures
  • Mouse scrolling via modifier key in structure view
  • Drag&Drop copy in structure view
  • Transparency and frame hiding for XY module
  • Time display added to recorder

And by the way, announced doesn't mean already available for download 🙂

Sync Modular is free now, thanks NI

That's right NI Reaktor's stepbrother Sync Modular is now free. I've overlooked the news, it became free quite a time ago, but never the less I support that kind of steps. I remember I asked NI to make Reaktor 2.3 free ages ago. Now it feels like they should make free Reaktor 5 🙂

 

Sync Modular is free now

Youtube is the answer

I just did something I should do at least 3 years ago. I created my synthesis Youtube channel. Anyway, the QM synthesis idea was developed ages before this blog even, And before we have Quantum Radio 2 and probablly some more bonuses there is first video for this blog. During creating it I've solved quite a lot of technical problems of video recording, editing, recompressing, sound and multiple video sync. And now there is midi controller in picture, it's Korg's Nanokontrol. So, it's quite good beginning!

Now, enjoy new video! HD/Fullscreen mode is recommended!

A couple of words about coming soon ideas

Hey, it’s been ages since last actual activity of the project. But anyway, I don’t lose anything by having this blog. I’ve just bought Roland MKS-50. And as a lot of classic machines it’s got own quite unique sound. My experience with sound producing shows me that a lot of outstanding sounds are done with unique FX proccessing. After releasing QM Radio 2.0, I’m going to create something interesting in FX proccessing. I’ve got some working prototypes I did ages ago. And I’m going to move on with that as well.

Happy New Year

It’s kinda easy to wish you Heavy New Year or Happy New Fear nowadays but still I hope all of us are full of ideas and energy to keep things going. I’m putting out a lossless wavs of Quantum Radio bank 1. Then will be bank 2, and then I’ll sit to construct something more serious than Quantum Radio ensemble. Seriously, want something done – do it yourself. It’s gonna be long way, baby… Anyway, Happy Holidays dudes!