This week our number one virtual analog synthesizer DRC, takes on a number one chart hit from a virtual band, in the form of Gorillaz and their 2005 hit ‘Dare’. Consisting of singer and musician Damon Albarn and graphical artist Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz have been a popular mix of urban styles since 1998.

Taken from the band’s second studio album ‘Demon Days’ it features the strong mancunian stylings of guest vocalist Shaun Ryder, of Happy Monday’s fame.

When Damon Albarn first persuaded Shaun to join him in the studio, the track was nothing more than an instrumental, with Albarn encouraging Ryder to freestyle anything he could think of over the top. The lyrics which appear on the track from Ryder, actually come from him complaining that he couldn’t hear the volume level of the instrumental in his headphones, ‘it’s coming up, it’s coming up, it’s coming up, it’s there!’ With his thick accent completely changing the word ‘there’ to ‘dare’ in the process.

Learn the bass, lead and background sounds for yourself with our DRC Sound Design Tutorial.

Click here to download the Ableton project file

Team Imaginando

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Summer Madness: 50% Off Desktop + Epic Mobile Deals...

Published on 31 Jul 2019

Do you like surprises? Do you like the thrill and excitement of finding incredible bargains at prices that are simply too good to miss?Get ready for two weeks of scorching hot discounts, because our ‘Summer Madness’ sale starts this Thursday, 1st August.INCLUDES 50% OFF ALL DESKTOP PRODUCTS FOR 14 DAYS ONLY!This is the biggest ever desktop discount we’ve offered and it’s double the length of a standard sale. This is your chance to get the best ever deal on desktop products - everything is half price for the entire event.What about mobile? You guys have phones, right?! Get set for some monumental mega-savings on both iOS and Android with 14 fantastic ‘Mobile Deals Of The Day’. Each day there will be a different in-app purchase available for 24 hours only, for the crazy-low price of just $1!INCLUDES ALL PURCHASES, ALL APPS!There is an absolutely massive amount of total savings on offer, each day is a surprise. Once they are gone, they are gone, so stay tuned to our social pages and keep an eye on app notifications to make sure you don’t miss out on EPIC discounts of up to 92%!Want DRC including AUv3? Want LK MATRIX module? Want both for less than the price of a coffee?! This is your chance - don’t miss out!August just got awesome,Team ImaginandoTerms and conditions:Desktop: 50% off the regular retail price of DRC For Desktop and K7D For Desktop for any purchases made during the promotional period beginning 01/08/2019 at 00:00 BST and ending 14/08/2019 at 23:59 BST. No code required, prices on our website store will be automatically updated to include the discount for the duration of the promotion.Mobile: Each day of the promotional period one featured mobile purchase (referred to as ‘Mobile Deal Of The Day’) will be available to buy for $1 for a period of 24 hours only. The featured purchase will change each day, and will be announced via app notifications and social media posts. On iOS, price changes for different time zones are automatically adjusted by the App Store. On Android, prices will be manually updated by us each day at 00:00 BST. We advise users to check app store prices before purchasing if located in a country with a different timezone....

Introducing DRC 2.2.0 with the new Cloud Sync system...

Published on 22 Jul 2019

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Published on 17 Jul 2019

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Published on 31 Jul 2019

Do you like surprises? Do you like the thrill and excitement of finding incredible bargains at prices that are simply too good to miss?Get ready for two weeks of scorching hot discounts, because our ‘Summer Madness’ sale starts this Thursday, 1st August.INCLUDES 50% OFF ALL DESKTOP PRODUCTS FOR 14 DAYS ONLY!This is the biggest ever desktop discount we’ve offered and it’s double the length of a standard sale. This is your chance to get the best ever deal on desktop products - everything is half price for the entire event.What about mobile? You guys have phones, right?! Get set for some monumental mega-savings on both iOS and Android with 14 fantastic ‘Mobile Deals Of The Day’. Each day there will be a different in-app purchase available for 24 hours only, for the crazy-low price of just $1!INCLUDES ALL PURCHASES, ALL APPS!There is an absolutely massive amount of total savings on offer, each day is a surprise. Once they are gone, they are gone, so stay tuned to our social pages and keep an eye on app notifications to make sure you don’t miss out on EPIC discounts of up to 92%!Want DRC including AUv3? Want LK MATRIX module? Want both for less than the price of a coffee?! This is your chance - don’t miss out!August just got awesome,Team ImaginandoTerms and conditions:Desktop: 50% off the regular retail price of DRC For Desktop and K7D For Desktop for any purchases made during the promotional period beginning 01/08/2019 at 00:00 BST and ending 14/08/2019 at 23:59 BST. No code required, prices on our website store will be automatically updated to include the discount for the duration of the promotion.Mobile: Each day of the promotional period one featured mobile purchase (referred to as ‘Mobile Deal Of The Day’) will be available to buy for $1 for a period of 24 hours only. The featured purchase will change each day, and will be announced via app notifications and social media posts. On iOS, price changes for different time zones are automatically adjusted by the App Store. On Android, prices will be manually updated by us each day at 00:00 BST. We advise users to check app store prices before purchasing if located in a country with a different timezone....

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Published on 22 Jul 2019

Hi Everyone,Today we are pleased to announce the release of DRC 2.2.0, as we reach the final stages of the unification of all our products into a single, streamlined system.The newly completed user dashboard now shows all your Imaginando purchases in one place.Important: To update DRC mobile purchases on the dashboard, open DRC 2.2.0 mobile app, login to your profile, then select Menu -> Store -> Restore Purchases for both iOS and Android.This version of DRC also includes a brand new Cloud Sync system, completely rewritten from scratch, to deliver upgraded functionality, while maximising reliability, speed and overall user experience at the same time. Cloud Sync now happens automatically in the background when you have an active internet connection, so you no longer need to manually click and sync your cloud bank presets, DRC does it for you.When the innovative Cloud Sync was introduced back in 2016 we were not predicting the incredible success of DRC. Today with more than 30000 active users and more than 6000 daily usage sessions, we have to make sure that we are consistently providing a high quality service for everyone. Unfortunately, that means we can't have an unlimited amount of users with an unlimited amount of data anymore. So today we are introducing a range of monthly plans to cater for all usage levels. We've endeavored to make the new system as accessible as possible, offering a great service for a great price and therefore we’ve designed these plans based on past usage data.You can migrate your current cloud patches using the ‘Migrate Patches’ button, found inside the Cloud Bank section of DRC’s patch manager.Important: Patches need to be migrated before 01 January 2020 when the old database will shutdown.DRC 2.2.0 is available now on iOS from the App Store, on Android from Google Play, and for Windows and Mac from our website.As always, if you’d like to talk to us about anything, please do get in touch - we’re happy to help.Team Imaginando...

How to make the back sounds from Jan Blomqvist - The Space In Between (Ben Böhmer Remix) in DRC...

Published on 17 Jul 2019

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