September 10, 2013
Last week we ran a performance styled demo of the Nektar Panorama P1 in use with Ableton’s Push. This week we are back with an overview of the unit. Overall, we found ourselves in familiar territory with the P1, and think it will meet the needs of a different group of users than the P4 and P6 had done. We didn’t go into detail on the control system as much this time, as we had covered that in our P4 overview. Let us know if you have any questions about the Panorama series. If last week’s performance demo made you wonder about the differences between the more modular P1 and the P6/P6, be sure and take a look at the P4 Demo as well.
To pick up a Nektar Panorma P1 for yourself, head on over to UniqueSquared.com.
The Nektar Panorama P1 is the third controller in the
December 9, 2012
Some apps that roll out for iOS devices do so nonchalantly. They literally rely on nothing else expect their value to hopeful users who might pass the word on to a friend. Of course, if you have a fun or useful app – this is all you really need to get started. A single programmer might spend months in an individual effort to create an original app, with little development or research costs other than the time it took, sitting behind a computer screen. Once that app is released to the app store, it’s officially off in la-la land where it’s up to the harshest critics to determine whether or not it’s worth of a few dollars spent.
This is not the story of Audiobus. The folks for working to make Audiobus a reality have spent months on end making sure that its release is nothing short of a spectacle. …
November 2, 2012
If you ever stop to look up into the sky at night and wonder why the universe behaves the way it does, you’re not alone. The final frontier is something that’s awe inspiring, and high quality images and video of the night’s sky is something almost hypnotic that really leaves you with a loss of words. Of course, our visual stimulation goes well with the right kind of music – space music. Producers of ambient music like Brian Eno know how to create the right kind of non-melodies and non-beats that leave your brain unable to focus on anything distinct, while getting lost in a trance of various sounds and chords that seems to meld together.
Giles Reaves, a “space music” producer demonstrates on video and shares some of his tips on how to create this style of music using the Synapse Antidote synthesizer – a patch for Reason 6.5 …
October 18, 2012
To give everyone a sense for how the Nektar Panorama P4 integrates with Reason and its extensive library of plugins, we decided to shoot a brief demonstration on how all of that works. In this demo we feature the plugins Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, The Echo and The Aligator Triple Filter Gate. This is obviously a small sample of the library of plugins featured in Reason which is a software worth checking out if you havent already.
Be sure to read our overview of the Panorama P4 as well as watch the overview video.…
October 12, 2012
The Nektar Panorama P4 is a dedicated Reason controller that can also work flexibly with other DAWs. However, the Reason integration is what sets the P4 apart from the crowd, and also what made it hotly anticipated by a dedicated following of Propellerhead users. The most surprising thing about the P4 is that Propellerhead weren’t the ones to do it first. This was the next likely move on the table after the release of the Balance audio interface. However, it looks like Nektar took it upon themselves to beat Props to the punch- and the controller released as a result is no slouch. In the end, the device is a quite attractive black and white affair with a large and lovely LCD display that seems to follow the users every move around reason with relative ease.
If there is a learning curve to the P4, the only one I …