Saturday, 7 March 2020

Korg is making the legendary ARP 2600...

I know it's not the same but I had the Arturia 2600V for years and without the sequencer I say it is only 50% of what it can (should) be...  here is a detailed SOS review of the Arturia 2600V

To celebrate this reissuing, Reverb made a wonderful little documentary, well worth watching:

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

After nearly 40 years, MIDI is about to get an upgrade...

MIDI 1.0 has been with us for along time and I think it will be with us for quite some time longer. MIDI is a survivor, there has been so many formats that tried to out do midi, but none of them are still here. I many cases the alternative had a lot more to offer but in most cases, there were tied into an hardware infrastructure of various manufactures or had proprietary licensing attached to them. So midi prevailed, but an update has been a long time in the works and it is about time as our instruments and controller devices are too complex, not to mention require speeds that midi 1.0 just can not deliver.

This SOS articles is a wonderful introduction to MIDI 2.0, well worth your time, if midi something that you using.   

Monday, 2 March 2020

nbn offering not good enough?

So much talk about Australian nbn, working, not working, not being good enough, being too expensive. Seriously let's just get nbn installed where it is meant to be installed like East Melbourne and many other locations. Once that is done and tweaked to perfection (2022 or os). Then we expend, rebuild or do whatever on that existing infrastructure.

I realise that this is a somewhat ignorant statement; as there have been many ireversibel (hardware/software) paths taken. Still, I think comparing the AU internet situation to other countries is pointless. France had public internet since the 1990s and many countries still do not have any or are only just starting to get some kind of internet infrastructure.

The IA article below is still worth reading, as it points out the political BS that is involved and shines some light onto relevant issues.             ,13647 have a more realistic view point/solution