Wed, 26 September 2007
News, Crosstalk, we dig in the Cat Box, a Gear Review, a Feature Story and we tweak The Stupid Knob...HARD!
Bluenoise: My Drumset Virtual Instrument
PreSonus Monitor Station
Yellow Tools Independence Free 2.0 Sampler
GVST Free Plugin Page
New Van Halen Rehearsal Videos
Doug McGee reports new flash drive technology based on "bug proteins". 50 TERABYTE drives within two years? Yikes! (In a cool way, of course.)
Midnight Special Legendary Performances DVDs
You Can Only Be So Cosmic by Robert Willey.
Here's what Robert told us about the background of this track, "I wrote, conducted, played synth, and sang this with the University of California San Diego Jazz Ensemble in the early 1980s, and the concert was recorded in stereo on a 15 IPS reel to reel. I’ve since overdubbed the vocals and added synthesizer reinforcement with Reason in Pro Tools. I’m not happy with the muddiness. I have the tape track going through a Waves denoise plugin to get rid of the hiss. Any suggestions?"
Modartt's PianoTeq 2.0
Pianoteq is quality virtual instrument using breakthrough technology, available for PC and Mac as a VST/AudioUnit/RTAS plugin and stand-alone player. It models the sound of the piano in real time as opposed to playing back static recordings, like modern sampled instruments.
The Super Stupid Knob:
Marilyn Manson, The Broadway Star?
Fitty Cent - Keepin' It Real!
Q: What was the first hip-hop single to hit #1 on the pop charts and what was the artist's name? BONUS QUESTION: What is the artist's real name?
A: Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. His real name? Robert Matthew Van Winkle!
This week's big winner is Howard Northrup. He offered up even more details on this. Howard says, "One other little bit of trivia about him - his birthday is on Halloween. And no, I didn’t have to Google any of those meaningless facts. I grew up in South Florida, where Robbie was making a "name" for himself."
Howard takes home a copy of Guitar And Drum Trainer courtesy of Ryan Smith over at GuitarAndDrumTrainer.com.
Honorable Mention goes out to Patrique Osbourne and Steve, who called in his answer using our Listener Hot Line. Steve also generously forgot to hang up his phone so that we got to listen to him listening to PSN!
See you next week!
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