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