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December 18, 2014 - 11:59AM

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Though overshadowed by later instruments, the VCS3 was used by a number of well-known artists in the early 1970s, including Brian Eno, Pink ...

October 1, 2014 - 07:07AM

Xils-Lab XILS 4 is a soft synth that emulates the legendary EMS VCS3, whose "Battleship"-style pin board served as its modulation matrix and...

September 3, 2014 - 02:06PM

Sounds played backwards are eerie and evocative. But setting up a whole keyboard layout of backward sounds on your sampler can be time-consu...

August 6, 2014 - 01:24PM

June 15, 2014 - 05:22PM

The original version, released in 2005, was already a powerhouse. The upgrade to Blue II (which we’ll just call Blue in this review) adds ma...

July 30, 2013 - 12:59AM

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