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Monday, October 23, 2023

Dave Fredericks - Stinger - The ARP Family of Synthesizers Demo Record

video upload by PJ

"Nice track from an Arp Synthesizer company promo 7"."

Stinger ~ A discussion with Arp Instruments Dave Fredericks.

video upload by David Frederick

"A discussion with Arp Instruments Dave Fredericks on the song Stinger from the 'Red' Arp demo record. This conversation between David Frederick and his father David Frederick Sr. (Dave Fredericks) discusses the origins of this song, recording the iconic song on the Arp "Red" demo record, and using the Arp 2600, Arp Odyssey, and Arp Pro Soloist in the performance. A great conversation on this song, Arp history, synthesizers, and more!

Interview note & correction: "East Meets West" was recollected to being in 5/4 time signature when in fact, it was in 4/4. At the time of recording this interview, East Meets West was recorded 56 years ago!"

David Frederick ~ Stinger Reborn

video upload by David Frederick

"My dad who was one of the original founders of Arp Synthesizer, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, and visionary behind such Arp synths as the Odyssey, Pro Soloist, String Ensemble, Omni, Explorer, Axxe, and Little Brother, wrote this song back in the late sixties around the time I was born. He initially released it on his first album "Mr. Talent - Dave Fredericks" where he played the organ and my uncle Bruce played the drums.

My dad reintroduced Stinger on Arp's "The ARP Family of Synthesizers" record (the red record), using the Eminent Organ, Arp Pro Soloist, Arp Odyssey, and Arp 2600 with Cleve Posar on Drums.

One day I decided for fun and nostalgia to quickly whip up a new 21st-century arrangement of my dad's song and I thought I would share.

Hope you dig it!

David Frederick - Keyboards - Arp 2600, Hammond B3, Steinberg Horns, Steinway Grand Piano, Roland Jupiter 8 (pads), Spitfire Audio Drums, and Kontakt Percussion.

Recorded: Direct into Steinberg Cuebase, processed and mastered with Waves Abby Road Mastering Chain."

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Novation Introduces FLkey 49 & 61: New Additions to the Ultimate FL Studio MIDI Keyboard Range

video upload by NovationTV

Press release follows:


HIGH WYCOMBE, U.K. - June 8, 2023 – Novation proudly announces the latest additions to their FLkey range: the FLkey 49 and FLkey 61. These new models are specifically designed to provide an enriched, hands-on music production experience for FL Studio users.

Building on the success of the award-winning FLkey Mini and FLkey 37, these new models offer a larger key count and additional features, thus catering to the ever-growing demands of the FL Studio user community. Developed in collaboration with Image-Line, creators of FL Studio, the FLkey 49 and FLkey 61 provide seamless integration, enabling users to stay in the groove without switching back to the computer.

"We're proud to present the FLkey 49 and FLkey 61," said Sam Counihan, Senior Product Manager, Novation. "These extensions to our FLkey line provide FL Studio musicians with a broader canvas for their creativity, enhancing their musical journey."

FLkey 49 and FLkey 61 allow for a hands-on music production experience, with controls for FL Studio's Sequencer, Channel Rack, and Mixer. The controllers include Scale and Chord modes for creative play, along with Sequencer Mode for programming beats fast. The controllers also include essential buttons for easy access to transport, score log, undo, redo, quantise, and metronome triggering. Presets can be browsed in Image-Line plugins directly from the controllers. Additionally, the controllers come bundled with a range of software from AAS, Spitfire Audio, XLN Audio, and Klevgrand, as well as a 6-month trial of FL Studio Producer Edition.

Key Features of FLkey 49 and 61:

• Seamless Integration with FL Studio. Produce music easily with essential controls at your fingertips.

• Mixer and Channel Rack control. Adjust volume and pan with eight knobs, nine faders, and nine

fader buttons.

• Step sequencer. Take control of FL Studio’s step sequencer and program drums easily.

• Pattern Pad mode. Select and edit patterns directly from the pads.

• Channel Rack playability. Play directly into the Channel Rack from FLkey 49 and FLkey 61’s pads.

• Scale mode. Choose your scale and always hit the right note.

• Instrument control. Trigger FPC and SliceX with the pads for more expressive beats and melodies.

• Plug-in control. Tweak Image-Line plugins and record natural-sounding automation with eight knobs

and nine faders.

• Creative Chord Modes. Three chord modes–Fixed, User and Scale–unlock rapid song building and

performance. Play custom chords and chords in different scales with just one finger.

• Preset browsing. Find your favourite presets from Image-Line plugins directly from FLkey 49 and

FLkey 61.

• Custom Modes. Assign custom controls to the pads and knobs on FLkey 49 and FLkey 61 to tailor

your music production workflow.

Included Software:

• FL Studio Producer Edition – 6 Month Trial

• XLN Audio Addictive Keys

• AAS Session bundle

• Spitfire Audio Expressive Strings

• Klevgrand DAW Cassette

• Klevgrand Roverb


Novation provides a three-year warranty, ensuring repair or replacement due to a manufacturing fault, offering reliability wherever you are in the world.

Pricing and Availability:

FLkey 49: $229.99 FLkey 61: $279.99

FLkey 49 and FLkey 61 are now available for pre-order at all leading musical instrument retailers and can also be ordered directly from our online store at

For more information, please visit:

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Snakes of Russia - Dos Thrones

video upload by Snakes of Russia

This one is in via Soviet Space Child who had the following to say about it:

"Local Los Angeles musician and sound designer Snakes of Russia just premiered a new music video with some nice synth goodness included.

Here's a previous interview of his regarding his sound design work:"

Creative Cribs - The Small Space where BIG Sounds are Made! with @SnakesofRussia

video upload by Spitfire Audio

"​@ChristianHensonMusic visited 'death beat' producer, composer, and sound designer @SnakesofRussia in his Pasadena studio where they talk all things sound processing, plug-ins and more!"

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Channelling my inner Moby (?!) // Arturia Polybrute + Moog Subsequent 37 + Piano VST

video upload by


"It felt really good to write a whole track for the first time in ages - hence the name of the song! Quite a few layers to this one! Here's what's going on:

The core of the song - starts off with a Moby-esque (I think!) sequence and chord progression around which the rest of the song builds. Initially very soft and fizzy, the mod wheel opens up the filter, moves the oscillators from a triangle wave to a saw wave and changes the Steiner Filter from high-pass to low-pass, giving the sound a bit more heft. One thing I really like about this patch is the way the voices interact - when the sequence is playing on its own, there's no obvious voice stealing and the sequence flows nicely. As the chord progression starts, the sequence starts stealing voices from itself which makes the sequence a little punchier. No extra effects on this track.

The lead for the song, this track uses a very soft pluck on the Polybrute (one of my favourite patches!), and at the same time feeds the MIDI into the Spitfire Audio Originals Cinematic Soft Piano. The result is a wonderfully textured sound that is . There's another track that combines the soft pluck and piano again, but with an ostinato that carries on through most of the track. No extra effects on this track.

Bass, of course. But not just any bass! This one uses some extra effects - Soundtoys Devil-Loc compresses and crunch-ifies the track in an awesome way when combined with some held reverb from the Ventris Dual Reverb (recorded separately) - holding a note makes the bass cut through in with a gritty texture, and releasing the note immediately brings in the slightly distorted, contrasting reverb trails. Love it!"

Wednesday, December 28, 2022


video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Just a demo track thrown together with NATIVE INSTRUMENTS MASCHINE 2 software groovebox DAW. Sounds from PRISMATIC BLISS expansion pack, KONTAKT and MASSIVE. Using KOMPLETE KONTROL S61. Piano sound is SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS FIREWOOD PIANO layered with pad."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Saturday, November 19, 2022


video upload by

"Demo and walkthrough of newly released SPITFIRE AUDIO ORIGINAL WURLI, a VST plugin sample library of the famous Wurlitzer 200A electric piano."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Saturday, November 12, 2022


video upload by Woody Piano Shack


► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

35% Off Ableton Live 11 Suite w/ Push 2 Controller

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

$549 price drop.

Currently available here on Ableton's Reverb shop.

Push is a hardware instrument that seamlessly integrates with Live to give you a hands-on and expressive music-making experience. With Suite, you can unlock the full potential of Push with the fully-featured version of Live.

Want to better understand the difference between Suite and Intro? Here's a breakdown:

Unlimited Tracks - Intro is limited to 16 tracks per session. With unlimited tracks, Suite can handle your biggest projects with ease.

More Instruments and Effects - Suite offers endless inspiration for your sound design with devices such as Wavetable, Hybrid Reverb, Echo, and Drum Buss.

More Packs - Explore the deep content library included in Suite's Packs:

Inspired by Nature contains six playful instruments and effects that use natural and physical processes as their inspiration.
Curated Collections captures the musical threads that tie together evolving styles and scenes.
Spitfire Audio instrument packs capture the intimate sound of orchestral chamber instruments.
And more - explore over 70 GB of professional sounds—from multisampled pianos and acoustic instruments to vintage drum machines and classic synths—ready to use in your productions.
Easily connect with external gear - Suite includes built-in devices to easily send and receive MIDI to and from your external devices. Need to connect your modular gear? Suite's CV Tools pack has you covered.

A full feature comparison can be found at

Live 11 software included in this purchase will be available to download from your account after registering your Push serial number."

Saturday, October 01, 2022

SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS Free Plugins - Latest Releases

video upload by Woody Piano Shack


For the other 45 plugins, including SOFT PIANO, GLASS PIANO, STRINGS, CHOIR, GUITAR; DRUMS, PERCUSSION and stunning cinematic pads and orchestral instruments check out this earlier video where we play all 45 of them!

SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS Free Plugins - Demo of them ALL! [posted here]

Before you let me know, I made the video right before they released the new VINTAGE DRUMS, but fear not, we'll cover it in the next catchup."

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Spitfire Audio Fractured Strings - A New Force Of Nature

video upload by Spitfire Audio

"Award-winning composer Paul Thomson takes you to the edge of the world and beyond with Fractured Strings. Created in collaboration with Hans Zimmer’s prestigious scoring collective Bleeding Fingers Music and London’s finest string players, this small ensemble library features an eight-piece string ensemble and two soloists, brought to life in the unparalleled acoustics of AIR Lyndhurst Hall, complete with 15 signal paths.

Fractured Strings introduces an innovative approach to articulations that delivers inspirational surprises through intervallic performances and new modal colours with unparalleled depth and realism. Introducing our brand new Scale Mode technology, these sophisticated, emotive movements and textures reflect the intricacies, patterns and contrasts found in natural phenomena — as heard in BBC's #FrozenplanetII.

Explore Fractured Strings here -

00:00 - Trailer
1:00 - Interview with Bleeding Fingers Music
7:02 - Walkthrough
7:47 The Scale Mode
10:38 - The Articulations
15:40 - The EVO Grid
19:33 - The Seventh Reach
21:10 - The Solo Instruments"

And the press release:

"Spitfire Audio works with Bleeding Fingers to forge FRACTURED STRINGS as a new kind of chamber string library introducing a novel approach to articulations

“Early on in the process of scoring Frozen Planet II, we looked at the patterns of splintering ice and the individuality of snowflakes; in creating FRACTURED STRINGS, we worked closely with the Spitfire [Audio] team and London’s best players to represent these natural phenomena in musical performances — creating a toolkit that became the foundation of our score for the show.”

- Frozen Planet II composers James Everingham & Adam Lukas, 2022

LONDON, UK: created in close collaboration with Bleeding Fingers Music, the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award-nominated composer collective, hand-selected and mentored by Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer (as a multi-Academy Award- and GRAMMY® Award-winning film composer of some serious standing), sound-specialising British music technology company Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of FRACTURED STRINGS — itself introducing a novel approach to articulations as a new kind of chamber string library featuring a 10-piece ensemble inspired by the Arctic and brought to life in the unparalleled acoustics of Lyndhurst Hall in London’s legendary AIR Studios, served up as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible (NKS-supporting) proprietary plug-in with 15 signal paths and infinite intervallic possibilities, designed to infuse any gestures, leaps, and cellular motif anyone might compose with warmth, colour, and humanity — as of September 22…

Being billed as a journey through Earth’s frozen worlds, home to unique and remarkable wildlife, it is little wonder that Santa Monica, CA, USA-based Bleeding Fingers Music were looking for a library that could not only support scenes of frozen silence but also scenes of action, tension, crisis, and drama when composers Hans Zimmer, James Everingham, and Adam Lukas started scoring the small screen wonder that is Frozen Planet II, the 2022-broadcast British nature documentary series co- produced by the BBC and The Open University as a sequel to 2011’s Frozen Planet. Putting it this way, James Everingham and Adam Lukas collectively comment: “Early on in the process of scoring Frozen Planet II, we looked at the patterns of splintering ice and the individuality of snowflakes; in creating FRACTURED STRINGS, we worked closely with the Spitfire [Audio] team and London’s best players to represent these natural phenomena in musical performances — creating a toolkit that became the foundation of our score for the show.”

Serious demands demand serious solutions, so a small section of London’s finest string players were brought by the Spitfire Audio team tasked with bringing Bleeding Fingers Music’s requirements to life in the unparalleled acoustics of Lyndhurst Hall — home to many a blockbuster film scoring session by Hans Zimmer and many more — in London’s legendary AIR Studios. The ten players concerned closely collaborated with the Bleeding Fingers Music team and Spitfire Audio’s own collective of composers, conductors, and engineers there to create a vast suite of intricate decorations, leaps, and swells.

So who better to formally introduce the finished FRACTURED STRINGS, then, than Spitfire Audio co-founder Paul Thomson — truly no stranger to the wonderful world of music-to-picture scoring himself as an English composer for film, television, and video games, as well as a music technologist to boot: “This is our latest collaboration with Bleeding Fingers [Music], and it is a set of unique and original content made for the BBC show Frozen Planet II. It showcases a huge amount of string articulations and gestures — wispy, ice-y, ethereal fragments that we have never before recorded, and that you can't play very easily with existing string libraries.”

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Spitfire Audio Mercury — Unearthly Sounds from Hollywood's Secret Weapon

video upload by Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio collaboratively creates MERCURY library like no other by harnessing hotshot Hollywood instrument designer Chas Smith’s unearthly sounds for all

“Chas’ instruments have been a crucial part of all of my film scores, and although I’m a little sad that I will no longer have him all to myself, I am thrilled that he has finally succumbed to years of urging on my part and has at long last collaborated with Spitfire Audio.”

- GRAMMY® Award-nominated composer, keyboardist, record producer, and remixer Charlie Clouser (Saw, Wayward Pines, Nine Inch Nails), 2022

LONDON, UK: created in close collaboration with hotshot Hollywood instrument-builder Chas Smith, famed for transforming disused metal into Hollywood’s most menacing, most mysterious instruments for forty years (yet still sought after by blockbuster film composers needing to score the awe-inspiring, the mystical, the mechanical, and the alien), sound- specialising British music technology company Spitfire Audio is proud to announce availability of MERCURY — harnessing his unearthly sounds for all by sampling 14 of the hotshot Hollywood instrument-builder’s most celebrated acoustic instruments, then fusing, warping, and reinventing them in Solar, Spitfire Audio’s new eDNA-powered synthesiser, to deliver 600+ organic and synthesised textures, tones, and pads perfect for tweaking, twisting, and recombining to unleash the sinister, unshackle the industrial, and unveil the impossible worlds orbiting just beyond reach — as of August 25…

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Spitfire Audio and Present: Tape Synths

video upload by Matt Lowery

"What a beauty of an instrument! One of my favorite people/artists ( is teaming up with the absolute best in the sample instrument game (Spitfire Audio) to create Tape Synths. It's a remarkably beautiful collection of analog and digital synthesizers, processed through tape machines, modular, and more. It's a sample library just oozing taste, tone, and beauty.

00:00 Intro/Controls
02:12 ADSR controls
03:48 Pads
08:10 Keys
12:39 Arps
14:45 Presets"

Monday, July 11, 2022

Close Machine // Ambient Techno with Roland SE-02 and Electron Digitakt

video upload by Stefano Mattia

"Lately I've been drifting towards a more ambient/melodic techno kind of style. I came up with quite a few ideas, and this is the first one I decided to bring to completion. My main objective is to incorporate acoustic elements, such as piano and strings, with electronic instruments, my SE-02 and the Digitakt, in an organic and cohesive mix, and eventually make some music in the style of Kiasmos, Nils Fahm, Christian Löffler, Two Lanes, etc.

In this track, I wrote a really simple piano line (NI Noire), and built the rest around that. I wrote the drums on the Digitakt and recorded them via Overbridge. I think the Digitakt excels in generating original ideas, especially when playing with the func-track trick to edit all tracks at once. The bass line comes from Diva, and I think it sounds surprisingly good, whereas the SE-02 plays the lead part.

Strings are Spitfire Audio's Cinematic Frozen Strings and the beautiful cello part comes from marvellous (and free!) Cello Moods library by Spitfire Audio Labs.


Monday, June 06, 2022

Cinematic Synths Vol. 3 // Rev2 + Subsequent37 + Polybrute

video upload by Lost Clouds (Tom Green Music)

"Using one of my favourite new patches on the Polybrute and playing two synths at once (like some kinda pro organ man) for a fun, evolving cinematic track! Sorry about the focus issues - had my camera on the wrong setting...Some patch notes:

Rev2: A 6/8 sequence running through a whole heap of effects - reverb from Valhalla Shimmer, resonant filtering from Soundtoys FilterFreak and delay (running at 80bpm in a 110bpm track for an extra unsteady feeling) from Soundtoys Echoboy. The filter on the Rev2 opens up as the track progresses which adds resonance and lovely harmonics from both the Rev2 filter but also from FilterFreak.

Sub37: A classic thick, rich bassy patch that uses all 3 oscillators and some subtle pitch wobble for maximum fatness. Running through Valhalla Shimmer and Soundtoys Echoboy.

Polybrute: The same patch from my last video, but this time working as an awesome ethereal sounding lead. Uses an arpeggiated patch running through a 100% wet reverb - check out the previous video for more info on the patch!

Others: Percussion hits and strings that very briefly appear are from the Spitfire Audio Albion Tundra library."

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Novation Introduces FLKey MIDI Keyboard Designed for FL Studio

"We're excited to introduce FLkey - the first MIDI keyboards designed for music production in FL Studio, a game-changer for FL Studio producers.

With essential on-screen DAW controls at the ready on the keyboard, seamless control of FL Studio’s Step Sequencer and powerful inspirational tools, FLkey empowers you to produce your best music with no limitations, no matter your skill level.

Available in 25-key Mini and 37-key models, FLkey can fit perfectly in any studio setup. FLkey Mini helps you make big tracks in small spaces and brings essential FL Studio transport controls right to your fingertips. Need more? FLkey 37 is a production powerhouse with even greater range.

--- Discover FLkey:"


The First FL Studio Keyboards - Novation FLkey Mini and FLkey 37 First Look
video upload by In The Mix

"In this video, I take an exclusive first look at the FLkey Mini and FLkey 37 from Novation.
These Midi keyboards are made specifically for FL Studio and integrate perfectly with the software. It's now possible to control the channel rack, mixer, transport controls and more using these keyboards. FL Studio users have wanted a keyboard like this for years and now it's finally here!

🎹 Find out more about the FLkey range:

Both keyboards come with a 6-month trial of FL Studio Producer Edition and a whole suite of virtual instruments and effects from XLN Audio, Klevgrand, Applied Audio Systems and Spitfire Audio.

0:00 - FLkey Intro
0:55 - FLkey Range Overview
2:00 - 25 vs 37 Keys
2:30 - Drum Pads & Note Repeat
4:00 - Drum Sequencer
5:15 - Keyboard
7:15 - Included Software
8:18 - My Recommendation / Opinion"

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Philip Glass Tribute - Piano, Bells, Organ, Cello

video upload by Tum Tum

"This is my Jamuary 2022 finale! This track was inspired by the Glass Piano by Spitfire audio which was sampled from the personal piano of Philip Glass. I tried to pay tribute in the contrasting duple/triple piano rhythms, the swelling 'pipe organ' (here played on my Alpha Juno synth), and the tuned percussion (here a kids bell set). I wish I could have performed the string part for the video, but I'm sans violin right now, so I used another Spitfire sample instrument. I didn't nail the moodiness of Glass but I'm feeling pretty triumphant about finishing Jamuary, so that was unavoidable.

At the beginning of January I had thought I might bow out mid-month but I'm glad I stuck it out for all 31 and I REALLY appreciate all of you who followed along. Definitely had fun and learned a lot, but it'll be nice to take a break ✌️

#jamuary 31 2022"

Friday, February 11, 2022

Torso T-1 Performance Demo with Spitfire´s new GAIKA - War Island pack

video upload by Thoow

"While further exploring the possibilities of the Torso T-1 I received an email form Spitfire Audio with their latest release: GAIKA - War Island. A perfect start point for an easy setup. After quickly arranging different sounds of the pack across the 16 tracks in my T-1 template I was ready to put some triggers here and there. Hit record on the cams - and here we are. So easy and so much fun to create stuff with the T-1. I am just touching the surface here and use mostly mutes to change interest. But there are way more option with Cycles, randomization and probabilities...."

Saturday, February 05, 2022

SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS Free Plugins - Demo of them ALL!

video upload by Woody Piano Shack

"Demo of the SPITFIRE AUDIO LABS free VST plugin sample libraries. You'll hear the famous SOFT PIANO, STRINGS, CHOIR, GUITAR; DRUMS, PERCUSSION and stunning cinematic pads and orchestral instruments. We'll also feature the newly released GLASS PIANO."

► WEBSITE - additional links there.

Sunday, December 05, 2021

JEN String Machine SM2007

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.
Creative Cribs - Olafur Arnalds video upload by Spitfire Audio

JEN comes in at 26:15 per the listing below. No demo though.

via this auction

"JEN String Machine SM2007
Very rare and hard to find.

Got three sound sections to mix / and three presets (knobs)
- Violin
- Viola
- Cello

- Sustain
- Attack
- Tone

Got an italian power plug.
Sounds very rich and characteristic, for example with tape delay or reverb.
No original caps/knobs >>> see photos.

This is Olafur Arnalds favourite string machine >>> watch the clip...
"Creative Cribs - Olafur Arnalds"
from 26:15"

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Melodic techno sketch // Roland SE-02

video upload by Stefano Mattia

"Rainy Sunday afternoon at home. I decided to make a bit of melodic techno with my SE-02. Piano and strings are from Spitfire Audio Labs.

Hope you like it!"

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