I thought I would reproduce this here as I am seeing it take 6 or 7 days for transfers leaving my bank account to appear in my Paypal account. The answer given here is to my mind unacceptable.Perhaps by continually highlighting this issue, we can hope to force Paypal to change its approach, which currently... Continue Reading →
A Brief History of Mackie MCU Compatible Control Surfaces:
A quick rundown through the years showing "unique features" that the manufacturer (supposedly) thought they were introducing into the market with their product in that year. it is amazing to think that in the last 20 years, the Mackie MCU standard has remained the defacto standard and that the original product (the first Control Surface... Continue Reading →
What do all the knobs do on the SSL UC1?
The Basics As you might expect from a pedigree that dates back decades there is a lot to consider when using the UC-1. To make things simple and for the purposes of brevity I have included links that explain some of the technical terminology that has grown up around the naming of the knobs (highlighted... Continue Reading →
Magic Leap 1 Creator Edition – Problems 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 – Plugin 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 (There are now over 100!) What's so great about it?You don't need to tell your keyboard which plugin you are using - it already knows,... 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 →
Does the GForce Oberheim SEM have permanent parameter linking to the Novation FLKey keyboard series?
I was only 14 when this was released in 1974 so, like many of us, it completely passed me by. But now, with the release of this "official" plugin I have had the chance to explore it and also to set up permanent (default) links for Novations FLKey series of keyboards for FL Studio which... 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 →
Auto-Manipulation of the free BLEAS Monolit Plugin
What is this post about? Ever wanted your plugins to automagically map to those vpots (knobs) on your keyboard midi comtroller? Well now you can have your wish! The Monolit is a great addition to the wealth of third party plugins that now work in this way using the python additions to the core scripts... 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 →