10 years back

The 133rd is­sue saw an earthy new propo­si­tion by Sonic Charge and more

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133 was an ‘Or­ganic Sounds’ spe­cial, so it’s ap­pro­pri­ate that the is­sue was also the one in which we brought news of Sonic Charge’s Syn­plant, the plant-based synth that en­ables you to cul­ti­vate a sound from a ‘seed’. We called it “bizarre” at the time, but it cer­tainly grew on us. Sorry.

We also car­ried a tu­to­rial on remix­ing in Rea­son. Of course, this was at a time when Pro­peller­head’s not-quite-yet-aDAW didn’t sup­port au­dio tracks, so we had to call on both Able­ton Live and The

“We called Syn­plant ‘bizarre’ at the time, but it cer­tainly grew on us”

Props’ own Re­Cy­cle! Sam­ple slicer to do it… but it was all very sim­ple, hon­estly.

Our re­views sec­tion was head­lined by Spec­tra­son­ics’ Om­ni­sphere, a beast of a synth that we awarded full marks to. The only down­side was that we had to spend three hours in­sert­ing DVDs as we in­stalled its mas­sive li­brary.

Fi­nally, we note that one of the ads in the mag ref­er­enced the credit crunch, which we all feared was go­ing to bring the end of the world. Thank­fully, our es­teemed lead­ers have en­sured that the geopo­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion is much more sta­ble now, and none of us have any­thing to worry about…

Green-fin­gered pro­duc­ers could look for­ward to leaf­ing through 133’s Or­ganic Sounds is­sue

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