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

Line up:
Beta Cloud
Brother Rat
CP Tank
Ghost Of A Flea
This Instrument

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.

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.

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