presets for TDR Nova GE

Nova

Below you’ll find two general purpose presets for the excellent TDR Nova GE PlugIn. If you did not tried it yet, check out the free “standard edition” over there at TDR. It’s based on Vlad’s Nova 67P freeware and Vlad and Fabien really did some magic with the Nova – a sort of Nova 67P reloaded. [Read more…]

freeware tip: TDR Feedback Compressor II

If you did not tried this one out yet but are looking for an absolutely clean and transparent compressor then do check this one out!

The TDR Feedback Compressor II is a major design update of its critically acclaimed predecessor. The compressor is dedicated to the highest fidelity stereo program (2-buss) compression, but shines equally in classic mixing tasks. – Fabien from TDR

It features detailed control of compression behaviour, extremely low distortion and it’s compression is almost “invisible”. Download the freeware over there at tokyodawn.net.

Musikmesse 2013 coverage

I had a quite long but really great day at Musikmesse this year and this time it was less about new gear but more about meeting some old friends from the scene but also to meet and change insights with some sound designers and developers which I did not met ever before. We had great sessions about analog style distortion generation, compressor designs and oversampling, reverb culture and sound design. And finally I’ve met some cool guys like Fabien from TDR and Nico from Bigtone, just to name the two. Anyway, as always I’ve also sneaked around to catch one or another impression and highlight from the show itself and here is a little report.

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Akai presented their rather new MPC stuff and I’ve checked the pads and build quality which both felt very cheap to me.

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Ion Audio showed a brand new and neat turntable with direct USB connection and a slick and solid wooden made chassis. Can’t say much about the pick-up and arm, though. Price should be 750 bucks and release around June, as they say. I’ll watch the release. [Read more…]

Photokina 2012 News Roundup For September 17th, 2012

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Here is a first Photokina roundup interesting for all those who are into photography:

Photokina 2012 News Roundup For September 17th, 2012

Adrian Utley (Portishead)’s Synth Collection Tour

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a Density mkIII review

Christopher A. Dorval Dion kindly gave me permission to re-blog his review he made for Quantum-Music.ca:

Variety of Sound – Density MKIII (Review)

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Roland System 100m

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All Hail The Beat: a short history of the Roland TR808

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OMFG

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how a modern exciter/enhancer should look like

Well, that’s exactly what I would like to know from you! Is it just an ancient relict from the days of dull tape recordings or still a valid concept? Opposed to the old approaches of audio excitation: What should such a device offer for todays modern audio production? And what would separate it from the common tools like compressors, transient designers and equalizers? Is it needed for any specific production stage? Which one? What exactly needs to be “enhanced”? Does all the different distribution formats and listening environments play a role? Psycho Acoustics? Question upon question ….