Sunday, August 20, 2017

VicMod - Sunday Funday

Published on Aug 19, 2017 brassmonkey

"Just some test footage using my new camera at the monthly VicMod meetup group at MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio)"

Digital Waves Roland JD 800

Published on Aug 19, 2017 100 Things I Do

"This week I thought it was time to take a look at the Roland JD-800 again. One of the most unique synths Roland has made to date. With an original list price of around $3000 back in 1991 when it came out it was the first sign that people were getting sick of presets and the pain of menu diving to create new sounds!

The JD 800 suffers from a few unique gremlins such as the 'Red Keys of Death" (The glue used to secure the key weights degrades over time and leaves a nasty trail of sticky goop and lost key weights!).

Delamination of the keybed connector is also quite common and then with so many digitally scanned sliders they get dirty and the machine can get quiet glitchy.

I have had to deal with each of the above problems over the years to keep this synth alive... which has surprised me due to me not actually using the synth much. The sound is like a Wavestation mashed with a D-50 , no real wave sequencing but you get 108 waves... saw, sine all the way to attack samples of various instruments. The Digital resonant filter adds even more unique flavour. The filter can be quite hard to dial in for the sound you want.

As I have said before I hardly ever use this synth and it is always on the potential chopping block to be sold when I find a new synth of interest :D"

Arturia Matrixbrute New Mode Arpeggiator / Sequencer

Published on Aug 20, 2017 Olivier Briand

"Performance with the Arturia MatrixBrute with the new mode combining arpeggiator and sequencer by Olivier Briand."

Oberheim OB-1 Keyboard Synthesizer With Tauntek Programmer SN 0142

via this auction

"Good Condition and recently gone through by a local tech who also installed the a new

Tauntek programmer with the following updates:

A new MCU-based programmer pcb is now available for the OB-1

I have designed a replacement for the Oberheim programmer with the following features:

1) 64 programs in 8 banks of 8

2) Programs are stored in non-volatile EEPROM. No battery needed.

3) After a program is loaded, only controls that have moved are "live", so patch editing is now possible.

4) Manual mode forces all controls to be "live".

5) Optional (non-volatile setting) periodic flash of current bank selection

6) Optional (non-volatile setting) quantization of coarse freq for oscillator 1 to octaves

7) Comes with 24 pre-programmed patches, which can be over-written later if you chose

8) Smaller pcb mounts on four of the existing standoffs, providing better access to pcb underneath

9) Implemented connectors are the same as original programmer for easy installation

10) All IC's are socketed. All components are through-hole.

11) 20-turn trimpot for easier one-time oscillator tuning adjustment"

Moog Voyager XL Drone lab

Published on Aug 20, 2017 Fuzzo Frizzbeebot

"A set up for drone looping with the Moog Voyager
Real nice simple meditation music making. So far the Rowin twin looper has proven excellent. Just don't hit it to hard with signal leave headroom for the overdub's."

The Singing Kitchen, A Synth Kitchen?

Published on Aug 19, 2017 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"A synth kitchen? High Voltage Cooking and Analog Synths, Mixed with food. Its a singing kitchen!
When i was in berlin i Visited Mono Shop. (more videos to come on mono shop!) This is where Kasia Justka Develops The Singing Kitchen which she takes around and cooks food and plays music!

We caught her whilst she was working on it, we got to see the inner workings of the machine and what she plans for the future!

Thanks to Johnny Youth Hymns for filming. More Mono Shop videos on their way! Subscribe to keep updated."

Volca Keys + Blofeld - Berlin School

Published on Aug 19, 2017 Alba Ecstasy

"Inspired by this quiet and refreshing Sunday morning and by the nice words of my friend Sandor, this simple track was born!
A sequence from #VolcaKeys (with reverb from #Clouds and delay from Roland #Demora + receiving tempo from #VolcaFM) and pads from Waldorf #Blofeld (controlled by K-Board Keith McMillen) - that's all!


keybdwizrd - Yamaha Montage Demos

Published on Aug 19, 2017 Michael Walthius

1. keybdwizrd - Montage Demo #2
"Yep, it's another Montage 8 demo. This one features arpeggiators, the "Super Knob", switching scenes, and real-time part tweaking. For the uninitiated, the words at the bottom of the screen are the presets being heard, although they may have been edited from the original factory settings."

2. keybdwizrd - Yamaha Montage Demo #1
"A rather brief demo of the Yamaha Montage 8 synthesizer. This video is somewhat of a test - updates to Mac OS finally required me to get a new camera, use a new video recording process, and learn a new video editor. Tons of fun!"

Korg DW-8000 8/19/2017

Published on Aug 19, 2017 SynthMania

"Playing the 1985 Korg DW-8000"

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SEQUENTIAL Prophet 5 Vangelis Style Horns

Published on Aug 19, 2017 R├╝diger Gaenslen

"Life improvisation with one track Sequential Prophet 5 Rev. 3.2 through Moog Moogerfogger Analog Delay and Reussenzehn Reverb Preamp. The horn sound is made of two saw waves, a bit modulation of oscilator A pitch to LFO and Poly Mod to the Low Pass Filter. The Amp envelope begins quite fast, but the Filter envelope is slow, no resonance used in that sound, but a bit detuning of the oscilators. I used a very slow delay with a long cascade, but only very subtle in the mix, so you do not hear it too strong. The sound is not like a Yamaha CS-80, but I was inspired of the great horn sounds of Vangelis."

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