Posted: November 14th, 2007 | category: SIGHUP | Comments Off on SIGHUP show in Toronto this Monday (November 19)
Second SIGHUP show of the year (and, well, second SIGHUP show ever) this coming Monday in Toronto. Haven’t come up with a set yet, but it should be different enough from the first not to bore anyone who saw that one. I will, of course, endeavour to record the set and post it some time after Monday.
Here’s the run down:
Toronto Noise Promotions presents
Altaira: experimental/ambient/drone night
Ghost Of A Flea
The Press Club
Monday, November 19, 2007
850 Dundas St. W. (west of Bathurst), Toronto,
Cost : $5 at door
Doors open at 8pm, performances start shortly after 9pm. I should be hitting the stage around 9:30pm with a 20 minute set (at least, not much later than that, since I have to be up early the next day, and I’m too old and feeble to miss on sleep. I’m the second act). I know, too many acts on the bill. But I’m hoping the promoter starts slimming them down a bit for future shows.
Posted: November 12th, 2007 | category: Gear | Comments Off on The antiquated sound of Morgana
As I have pimped it three times before in this blog, it seems only right to do so a fourth and final time to say that 112dB’s Morgana is now available for purchase.
It is a fond remembrance of old 8-bit samplers wrapped in a VST plugin (windows only at the moment, Mac and RTAS versions on the way). It’s not only trying to capture the sound of old samplers, it actually sports a fairly nicely designed work interface, too. Such that it is pretty quick and painless to use.
It isn’t perfect, there were some design choices made along the way that I think weren’t as good as initial promise, but my gripes are minor and the current state is probably better designed for scalability. Priced higher than I was expecting (169 euro), which might prove an unfortunate price point with the U.S. dollar trading so low internationally. I think it’s worth it, but then I got my copy at no cost, so I can’t really make that call for anyone.
Try the demo, it’s definitely something a little out of the ordinary.