Well. These are extremely exciting times for all of us synthesists, It really is like a dream come true to live in such exciting times of electronic synthesizer instruments. For years, we have have lusted after those vintage analog classics from yesteryear. And then after finally raising the funds required to meet the rising demands commanded by those vintage collectors items only to be scared away by the fear of purchasing a broken, faulty or high maintenance item that will let you down when needed for every day usage.
Well…those days are over. Here is a brand new golden age for analog synthesizer fanatics.
Let’s have a look at a few highlights from the last few years:
DSI Prophet 6, DSI OB6, Moog Model D Reissue, Mood Sub37, Korg Minilogue, Korg Monologue, Korg Prologue, Novation Peak, Roland SE-02…and not to mention, even Behringer are getting in on the act with the DM12 and Boog Model D.
But folks. Here it is. Yes, it is expensive. Yes it is limited to only 8 or 16 poly depending on the option you choose. And yes, it really, really is – after all of these years. An actual Polyphonic Moog Analog Synth.
You know, some people will scoff at the price. But other people will realise where the joy can come from by having an actual, tactile, real-life, Moog Polyphonic Synthesizer right in front of them. And a modern instrument, requiring no fixing, no temperamental issues. It just works.
The Moog One is here. Check out the video preview below.
Have fun all, and let me know how you get on with yours. Because you know, you will be purchasing a Moog One any day now!
Description of this high quality library music piece
Lonely Dragon is an emotional, oriental style piece of music. It starts with a single, lone koto playing the melody, which builds to a dramatic full Chinese orchestra finale. The perfect piece to accompany a Japanese RPG, oriental location shoot or any romantic picture. Love is in the air with this one, guaranteed your audience will be moved.
Can I use this in my game, youtube video or marketing campaign
Yes, of course. That’s the beauty of Royalty Free music. Once you’ve downloaded it from the website below, it is yours to use in any of the above and more without any PRS fees.
Description of the Motivational Piano Intermission
This piece of library music has been crafted to provide a positive feeling, and is great for use on any corporate or personal production, such as background music for training videos or animations. Perfect for youtube.
I have described the piece on audio jungle, the library music publishing website, as follows:
A modern piano based piece of music, interweaving ambient synths and syncopated drums for a motivational background score.
Perfect for a training video, time lapse movie or any other corporate production.
Keywords for Motivational Piano Intermission
The following keywords are used to describe this royalty free, library music piece. These may give you more indication of whether this piece is right for use in your own production:
Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 review – Presets and Sounds
Big news for Electronic Music Producers: Omnisphere 2 from Spectrasonics is finally here!
Without a doubt Omnisphere was my favourite VST instrument. Omnisphere’s huge variety of high quality, versatile sounds constantly make an appearance in my own music productions. It has been my go-to sound source for several years.
So unsurprisingly, I’ve been anticipating this release for a long while.
At this moment in time, I haven’t had chance to make the upgrade to the new version. But, after kindly receiving my desperate request to hear good selection of the new sounds included, Skitzo Housecat listened to my pleading and has provided a great series of youtube videos to provide a Spectrasonics Omnisphere review of presets and sounds.
So, here is a link to the first Omnisphere 2 review video. Take a listen for yourself to this fantastic new virtual synthesizer.
Find out how my experience of creating a music logo went on Fiverr
Most likely you already know that a lot of the music I produce is available for movie, game and app designers to use in their products as royalty free music. To help market my music productions further, I carried out this Fiverr Music Logo test to see whether I could acquire a nice graphic to accompany my royalty free music for minimal cost.
My premium music productions are published via the website Audio Jungle, where prospective users of my music can purchase a license and download individual tracks as necessary.
I needed a logo to accompany my individual music submissions for use on the Audio Jungle website. Previously, I uploaded individual thumbnail images which depicted the content of the particular music item. However, I’ve noticed a trend for uploading a standard logo image on the website to provide a brand image for producers contributing their music to the site.
So, after first setting about trying to create my own logo, I quickly realised that the image processing tools available to me were inadequate and that my artistic skills were also lacking.
What to do?
Fortunately, I’d previously stumbled across the website Fiverr, which offers all kinds of services for prices starting at a standard price of $5.00.
And so, after an hour-or-two of frustration trying to create my own logo in MS paint, image creator and so on, I finally gave up and decided to give Fiverr a try.
I quickly located the Fiverr website and typed in logo design into their search form. Immediately I was overwhelmed with the number of people offering to provide a logo for a measly five dollars. My luck was in. I could save myself hours of trying to upskill my artistic talents, and simply just buy a logo instead.
So, I found someone with a good star rating, and who could deliver me a logo within 2 days (some of them say they take up to 2 weeks). So I made my decision, signed up and ordered this service for a Fiver.
While placing my order, I was asked to provide the answer to five questions so that the logo could be tailored to suit my requirements. Here is how I answered them:
Needs to be a square logo, and easily able to read the word ALIEN in a 80px by 80px avatar. Preferably with some kind of picture of an alien embedded in the wording. If you can squeeze some kind of music production reference in, such as having the alien playing a keyboard or guitar even better, but I guess that is quite a challenge and might be difficult to integrate. Whatever works best in your experience is fine.
And that was that. My order was placed.
So, let’s see in a couple of days how things turn out.
Update: the results of my Fiverr Music Logo test are in
So here we are then. Two days have passed, and as promised, the company I found on Fiverr has met their end of the bargain and provided me with a .jpg and .png logo based on the requirements I gave them.
Here are the results?
What do you think? Worth the money? Or have I been conned?
Please leave a comment because I’m interested to hear whether you guys think this is a worthy investment of my $5.00 or whether my Fiverr music logo test has been a failure.
Update: How to find a reliable and high quality logo designer on Fiverr
Since writing my article, I received an correspondence from a fellow blogger: Lettering Lad. He pointed me in the direction of some tips for avoiding being scammed on Fiverr and choosing a decent designer from the myriad of services available.
To read his information, please visit his website here:
The easiest way to find the tracks that you can use for free in your youtube videos, movies, apps or games is to follow the link below. This will take you to the correct category of library music tracks for your productions.