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Dave Smith: A Tribute to the Father of MIDI

Dave Smith A Tribute to the Father of MIDI

Dave Smith: A Tribute to the Father of MIDI. To me, there has been no more important technology that transformed my life than MIDI. Dave Smith was a genius level inventor who changed my creative world and millions of others with his invention of MIDI. My First “Real Keyboard” Dave Smith’s company, Sequential Circuits, built […]

Vangelis: The Passing of My Musical Inspiration

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Of all of the artists that have influenced me, none have loomed larger than Vangelis, the passing of my musical inspiration. I just learned of his passing today, at 79 years old. I am absolutely gutted. Vangelis meant the world to me and has so incredibly influenced my music and the soundtrack/compositional style that I […]

A Googly-Eyed Player Piano

A Googly-Eyed Transparent Player Piano

The incredibly inventive engineer Mark Rober built Chopstix, a A Googly-Eyed Player Piano self-playing, transparent piano with googly eyes and a digital screen that is able to speak English through a MIDI controller. Fellow YouTuber Buddy Sanderson of 3Blue1Brown explained how Chopstix is able to speak. The signals from speech can be visualized with a waveform, …If you zoom in on a little window […]

Mackie Big Knob Studio+ Review

Mackie Big Knob Studio+ Review. Bunker 8 takes you through their experience, installation and our recommendations. Mackie has been a mainstay in our studio from day one, with our experience directly with the Mackie 32-8. We needed a new control room monitor and audio interface in one unit. The Mackie Big Knob Studio definitely fit the […]

Download Preset Magician For Creating NKS Presets

Download Preset Magician For Creating NKS Presets

We have decided to host the Download Preset Magician For Creating NKS Presets application. You will find it here. Preset Magician is an application to automatically create NKS Presets from your non-NKS compatible VST plugins. You can then use Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware to browse and load presets – including audio previews for synths. […]

Noire Instrument Review

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Noire Instrument Review. This is an unprompted and user based review for Noire by Native Instruments. I have spent the better part of my professional career as first and foremost, a piano player. It was the instrument that I started on, the instrument that allowed me to artistically explore all sides of the emotional spectrum. […]

Here’s Why I am Officially Quitting Apple Laptops

Here's Why I am Officially Quitting Apple Laptops

It it not often that a fanboy of this stature, Unbox Therapy, with his hugely influential user base, but Here’s Why I am Officially Quitting Apple Laptops is Unbox Therapy admitting that there are options out there and he is glad admits that it is time to quit Apple, but it refreshing for him to […]