Apr 242012
 
Virtual Instruments & Software Synths: accurate & awful names.

Random thought of the day: what’s up with what the world has ended up calling those wonderful electronic instruments that originate from a program in a computer? Yes, we all know them as software synths or virtual instruments (a.k.a. VIs if your character count is limited or you’re just that cool), but these names, however […]

Dec 212009
 
The End of an Amazing Decade, Part 1: The Marriage of Hardware and Software

I came across a thread in the Keys, Synths, & Samplers forum on Harmony Central in which people were discussing what significant music-related trends/events had occurred in the first decade of the 21st century (2000-2009, the “aughts,” or better yet, the “naughties”). I began writing a post for the thread, and the more I thought […]