No flash plug
One thing guaranteed to raise a crowd at a music trade show is a demo by industry guru Eric Persing, and Messe was no exception... we were treated to a showing of the latest version 1.3 updates to Trilian and Omnisphere (see previous News item) and within moments the aisles were blocked ;-]
Reading the press release, it's easy to skip over phrases such as:-
'New "Sustain2" mode allows for much more realistic Rock-style Bass playing in Trilian and interesting performance possibilities in Omnisphere'
and think... 'yeah, OK'... but when you actually see them demonstrated by Eric, you realise just how intensely cool and immensely powerful a feature that little phrase alludes to.
When Eric demonstrated the new Groove Lock feature and dropped a MIDI performance onto a filter envelope, the crowd actually cheered! Though you won't hear that on the soundtrack, as we had a direct feed from the desk - many thanks to the Spectrasonics team for that and also the extra camera angles - they sure know how to put on a good show ;-]
And not to spoil the punchline (too much) but all the cool things you're about to see are free to existing registered users - yup - no charge, gratis, there y'go :-]
For more details you can check out our news item as linked above, and I'm sure you'll find a host of info over at the Spectrasonics website.
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