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Magic Leap 1 Creator Edition – Problem Registering?

So there are a few Magic Leap 1's on the market at the moment at some good prices (expect to pay around £500 for one that is in good condition - quite a comedown from the original £2,000 asking price!). I picked up one of these and after charging it up it took me through... Continue Reading →

Novation FLKey / Arturia Minilab 3 – How many 3rd-party plugin instruments have specific parameter mapping support?

The following is a growing list of third-party instrument plugins that have "automagic" mapping to the VPOTS on the Novation FLKey and Arturia Gen3 series of keyboards for FL Studio (hint: there are now over 70!) These plugins are also supported in the following Arturia keyboards: Minilab MKII Keylab Essentials (all models) Keylab MKII (all... Continue Reading →

REVERB = Gear + Free plugins +++

So we all know Reverb as the smartest place to buy and sell music related gear, but perhaps we didn't realise that they also host a bunch of great free plugins? Here I look at their synth collection and wire up automate the mapping of each plugin's key sonic parameters to the FLKey keyboard from... Continue Reading →

SSL Nucleus 1 Resources

Just in case this helps someone. I found that the SSL Nucleus 2 software takes care of most of the installation of the Nucleus 1 under Windows (ie Control Surface and Soft Keys) but that as a result of the Nucleus 2 using "Dante" you need to go back to the older (ie Nucleus 1)... Continue Reading →

Cherry Audio Lowdown “Moog Taurus” Plugin Mapping – FLKey

This new script means that all "VPOTS" (knobs) on the FLKey keyboards are now "automagically" mapped to logical parameters within the plugins themselves (without requiring any user setup beyond the initial instalation) - now including the newly released "Lowdown": https://youtu.be/O94mOmoGlQE The "Lowdown" (Moog Taurus) The Lowdown Bass Synthesizer recreates the super-fat, room-rattling sounds of the most legendary... Continue Reading →

The impact of placement of your YouTube videos

While the figures are still very modest the graph above shows the difference of highlighting one of your YouTube videos to the relevent audience. Over the weekend the video which was about the automatic manipulation of Cherry Audio plugins with the Novation FLKey keyboards, which had previously only managed to attract 50 views, got a... Continue Reading →

Full List of Midi CC Codes

A full list of "standard" midi continous controller codes ... MIDI CCController NameComment0Bank SelectAllows user to switch bank for patch selection. Program change used with BankSelect. MIDI can access 16,384 patches per MIDI channel.1Modulation WheelGenerally this CC controls a vibrato effect (pitch, loudness, brightness). What is modulated is based on the patch.2Breath ControllerOften associated with... Continue Reading →

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