One of the speakers at Music Technology Days was a representative from a Norwegian company who are breaking through in the area of software for sound production, namely something called energyXT2.
“Create music today, rather than tomorrow…
With features such as no loading-time, all-in-one synth, fx and sequencer, drum machine track, high quality time-stretching/pitch-shifting, REX2 and VST plugin support…you just can’t go wrong with energyXT2.”
(from the website)
For those of you who may be familiar with working with sound software, it is not unlike cubase – but has much less features, and is designed for people who are not necessarily sound enginneers! He stated that it was designed so that anybody could get to grips with it, and its alot cheaper too. The software can be run from a USB stick, which means you can take your projects and work on them on any computer – it also cross platform.
As the company is just taking off, and the software relatively new, it is looking for groups of test pilots who get it for free (on USB stick) with the understanding that they provide feedback to the company about how it is to use. I have written a mail to him to sugget that we can form a test group here at the Academy, and that it would be a good idea to involve those who are more experienced in working with sound software, as well as those who are inexperienced.
If you are interested in becoming a test pilot, please put your hand in the air in a comment below.