Slave to the rhythm, that’s what we are…! Native Instruments Maschine MK3 is the latest addition to the groove section. Beside the imperial MPC, the inevitable TR-8S and the soft Superior Drummer, this drum controller is very different, very fast to work with, and with the Komplete 12 Ultimate Collectors Edition expansion packs there are thousands of great sounds available.
mibo is Michel Bontemps – composer, arranger, recording and mixing artist.
A touch of madness, that’s how they call this new little digital analogue synth MicroFreak by Arturia. Indeed, it is rather crazy what you can do with such a small beautiful toy… Big basses, sharp leads and moving sequences are on the menu!
For more information check out this link: https://www.arturia.com/products/hardware-synths/microfreak/overview
The time for plugin promotions has started, so there are three new plugins in my system, and all of them are great! Firstly the Omnipressor compressor, completing the already large list of my compressors, and then the two modulation extraclass plugins, the Instant Phaser II and the Instant Flanger II.
Now this makes FUN to use…
The Sonsig REV-A is the latest addition to my never ending list of reverbs. This one is very special, three emulations in one plugin, the Lexicon 224, the Quantec QRS and the REV-A, combined with some great modulation… excellent for my electronic ambient music.
You will hear it soon on the new album!
As you know I love reverbs and delaydelaydelays and I have a rather impressive collection of these boxes in the box. You don’t need much more to make music!
There is one new addition in the picture, the great Twangström from my friends at U-he. This old fashioned spring reverb has such a deep character no other reverb I know has. Even more, the modulation possibilities and tweaks are gorgeous, they even added a SHAKE parameter like on real spring.
These are the machines that make the beat, always on time.
In the good old days they had names, Roger, Paul, Tom and Luc… 😎
I began this project on April 26 2018 with the song (Can’t Stop) Thinking About You and finished the last song Body To Body on June 23 2018. Most of them were done in one day, maybe even only several hours. I selected these songs from several hundreds of ideas I made during the last years, thinking that it would be sad to leave them hidden on some harddisk.
I will publish the album on CD in the near future. Contact me for more info.