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Isla instruments sp2400 filter information livestream
Brad from Isla Instruments had a live stream today detailing how the filters in the new sp2400 sampler will work.
check the video below.
- Sp2400 will have a stereo version of the original fixed analog Input filter.
- the input filter can also be accessed during “resampling” mode allowing you to send samples from the SD card back through the input stage to apply this analog filtered sound to your preexisting sound library.
- the output filters follow the layout of the original sp1200 machine in that there are 4 fixed output (non-sweepable) analog filters.
- the “tip/ring” filter trick is handled via onboard analog logic circuit that allows you to get this sound without having to actually “half plug” the jack to access that sound.
- there are 2 Dynamic SSI Analog filters.
- in addition to the analog filters there are also digital filters per output that are fully dynamic.
- there is support for future daughter board add ons that allow for 8 additional fully controllable filter.
- daughter board add ons in the future : there are plans for SSI filter , Curtis filters, as well as open sourcing of the schematics so that 3rd party can release additional filter styles.
- the daughter board add ons do not need to be limited to just analog filters, they could be digital or hybrid filter boards (this would be up to the 3rd part.).
The Sp2400 is available for preorder direct from Isla Instruments https://www.islainstruments.com/product/sp-2400/
The Producers Hang out Episode one featuring Flux, Kev West and Cilent Cipha
This is a new monthly podcast that we will be sharing from the three of our youtube channels! don’t forget to join the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/theproducershangout/
Using The Ultranova/Mininova with Maschine 2.0
Maschine Studio Preview and Initial thoughts.
Maschine 2.0 and The Maschine Studio
A short preview and initial thoughts
October first 2013 Native Instruments dropped a bomb on the heads of the beat creation world.
With the first announcement video, a very slick video HERE that got the forums and social media drooling for more.
What was this? A new maschine hardware unit, and a rewritten software engine to the beloved Maschine software.
The first thing that is instantly noticeable about the new hardware is the luscious new screens. Hi-res screens that look similar to smart phone screens with gorgeous graphical displays allowing us to now see everything from the arranger, to the sample editing, to mapping etc.
These screens providea significant improvement over the previous MK2 hardware screens. Now sample editing is gorgeous with beautiful looking waveform displays and zooming that is highly detailed. No desire to look up to your monitor at all.
Play heads scroll quickly across the screen with no trails or signs of low quality refresh rates. I noticed no color bleeding or other issues common to low quality screens.
Creating your own sounds Pt1
All your drums are belong to us.
Ok so you’re about to drop a cool $300 on some new sample set that has about 300 new drums in it, seems like a deal right? Hmmmm not so fast.
For that same $300 you could get yourself a great portable digital recorder and actually make an infinite number of your own custom sounds. Allowing you to break out of the norm and finally have some sounds that no one else has. The added value to this is that once you learn to create your own sounds you can better understand what it is about commercial libraries that set the ho hum from the amazing. This will allow you to better spend your money in the future on sound sets that are actually valuable to you. So you’re wondering if you have enough proper knowledge to create your own sound set. Well that’s half the fun. This should be a learning experience, an opportunity for your knowledge of sound to really expand and translate into your music. Mistakes are not always a bad thing unless you don’t learn from them and there is only one way to gain Experience.
Creating Drums of your own should mean creating a signature sound of your own. Some drums are not meant to be used over and over. Sometimes it’s just good to have a signature sound all your own for just that specified moment. Don’t get to hung up on perfect, worry more about YOUR sound.