The other day, when I was at an old clothing store in München, I bought an album. The reason for this is that this store has now, for many years, a very good jazz music department – maybe the best one here in München. I came to the department with nothing on my mind than […]Read more "Review: Nels Cline & Julian Lage – Room"
André LaFosse made me aware of those – Airwindows plugins, which do, as Chris, the man behind them, puts it, do “handsewn bespoke digital audio”. Those (effects – AU, and for quite some time now, Win and Mac VST2 32/64) plugins are somewhat different. The GUI is very minimalistic: sliders from left to right in […]Read more "Review: “ToTape5” and “Air” (by Airwindows)"
The christmas season does have advantages – like receiving gifts which, in the best case, are a Korg Volca Kick. This latest offering in Korg’s highly interesting Volca series of small, low-priced synthesizers, follows suit on the Beats, Bass, Keys, Sample and FM. “Kick”, so that means it can only do kick sounds, making it […]Read more "A New Synth – Korg Volca Kick"
So I got this Elektron Analog Rytm, on my quest to assemble (possibly) an all-analogue setup for making a synth album. Before I start diving into the feature lineup, and still later into some hands-on experience, I’d like to start with a Prologue: Why I got it Hardware drum machines/groove boxes had been almost removed […]Read more "Review: Elektron Analog Rytm"
I’ve been playing games from the DiRT series of rally games (in turn, a successor of the Colin McRae Rally series) for quite some time. More specifically, I enjoyed playing both DiRT 2 and DiRT 3, at least for what they were: action games in which you steer something resembling a car over a road […]Read more "Review: DiRT Rally"
SPL have made a passive mastering EQ – the PassEq – and then done a VST version of it. Does this even make sense? I decided to find outRead more "Review: SPL PassEq VST"
It’s time for another group of short game reviews – similar to what I already did in the past. Most of them are ones which I’ve bought for a reduced price, with them being already aged at the time – and for those for which this isn’t true, you can get most of them pretty cheap already, […]Read more "Another round of super-short game reviews"