Archive for January, 2011

Omnisphere 1.5 Update (Video)

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New Sequencing Plug-ins “Punch” by Robe Papen

New Allen & Heath GS-R24 – NAMM 2011

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Reveals Cancer Scare!

Roger Daltrey, one of the leading lights behind the Teenager Cancer Trust charity, has admitted to suffering a cancer scare himself. The Who’s singer went under the knife to remove a pre-cancerous growth on one of his vocal chords in December 2009, he revealed in an interview with CBS Los Angeles, which you can see after the jump.

Daltrey became aware of the issue six weeks ahead of his band’s appearance at the Super Bowl. “Suddenly my voice wasn’t behaving in the normal way,” he said. “It was becoming hard work to sing. I just got lucky that somebody put me in touch with Steven Zeitels [Director of the voice centre at Massachusetts General Hospital].

He added, “He told me that he didn’t like what he saw. He took off what he could from the problem area on my vocal cord. I had to do two weeks of no talking, no drinking; and this was Christmas and New Year — it was so tough.” Full Story at Spinner

R.E.M. Announce New Album ‘Collapse Into Now’

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck believes new album ‘Collapse Into Now’ is packed with “great songs” from start to finish and sees the band recapturing their “classic” sound.

In the past the guitarist may have been reluctant to talk up the band’s new material but in the case of ‘Collapse Into Now’ he feels altogether upbeat about what will be R.E.M.’s 15th studio album.

Speaking to the NME, Buck said, “I’ve always tended to not say it’s the greatest record we’ve ever done because that’s what everyone does and it’s usually bull—-. But this feels like every song all the way through is great.”

He continued, “I hate to say that, but that’s just the feeling. It’s got some beautiful, heartbreaking things and well as some really noisy rock and everything in between. It sounds really classic.” Full Story at Spinner

Avid Venom Synth – NAMM 2011 (Video)

 

New Korg Kronos Workstation – NAMM 2011 (Video)