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Friday, December 09, 2016

Vibes - (Korg electribe sampler vs xoxbox TB-303 Clone)

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Phone Records


STS Serge Animate Shop Panel w/ PS2A Power Supply

via this auction

SN 10178

"STS Serge Animate Shop Panel w/ PS2A Power Supply, 4.5" Chassis w/ Rack Ears and 13 Patch Cables

Excellent condition, purchased 10/2015. I am only selling to downsize my equipment. Kept in a smoke free, dust free studio, extremely well kept. The only sign of wear is on the top of the chassis from being rack mounted with another STS Serge panel."

Synth Jam 45: Novation Circuit, Arturia Microbrute & Arturia BeatStep Pro

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Marcus Padrini

Bass, Drums and Chords: Novation Circuit.
Synth Lead 1: Arturia Microbrute.
Synth Lead 2: Moog Sub 37 controlled by BeatStep Pro.

Tobacco - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) w/ Two DSI Prophet-6s

Published on Nov 18, 2016 KEXP

Dual DSI Prophet-6s - one keyboard & one desktop. And a Korg MicroSampler! :)

"http://KEXP.ORG presents Tobacco performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded October 7, 2016.

Warlock Mary
Memory Girl

Host: Troy Nelson
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore"

New Ants! Analog Modular Synthesizer From Plankton Electronics

Currently on kickstarter.

"An affordable modular analog synthesizer. Make your music with this pure analog sound machine.

Ants! is:

Analog: true analog electronics and sound.

Modular: connect the different parts and functions with standard 3.5mm pacth cords to create from classic to weird and new sounds.

Affordable: Ants! retail price will be 480€. Just a fraction of the cost of a basic eurorack modular system.

Compatible: 100% compatible with the eurorack voltage system and patching cords. It can be expanded it with most of the eurorack modules available in the market.

Portable: small size and desktop format.

Big: despite the small size Ants! have a lot of features which make it very powerful and versatile. Much more than a basic modular system.


4 Oscillators: yes, 4! V/Oct triangle-core oscillators. 2 of them switchable to LFO. Combining sinusoidal, triangle, saw, square and pulse with PWM. Play chords, detuned basses, octaved leads, drums, and frequency modulated sounds.

2 LFOs: 2 low frequency oscillators with triangle, square and pulse outputs.

VCF: switchable analog 12dB low-pass / 6db high-pass filter with resonance. At high input volumes it distort the signal. Self oscillating. It can sound crystal clear or really dirty.

2 A/R envelopes: 2 attack - release envelopes with manual and external controls. Working at different times.

Mixer: 3 input mixer. Mix oscillators, envelopes, noise or any other AC or DC signal.

2 VCAs: control the level of the signals with 2 analog VCAs.

Noise: a white noise source!

Sample and Hold: create random voltages, stepped sequences or dither your sounds or even your own voice.
AND gate: logic AND gate. Combine oscillators to create new waves, combine LFOs to create different patterns or mix your control signals to create complex modulations.

MIDI to CV: connect any MIDI keyboard, sequencer or computer and transform the digital signal to analog voltages for controlling the synth.

49 patch points, 28 potentiometers, 5 switches and 8 leds.

Normalized: Some connections are already made between some functions. Just connect your Midi or CV controller and play the synth without patching it. You can break any connection by plugging a patch cord to the normalized input."

See the kickstarter campaign for more.

The Waldorf Wave II

You are looking at renders of what was to be the Wadorf Wave II, designed by Axel Hartmann, the man behind the upcoming 20 Electronics synth, and hardware designer for numerous manufacturers including Access, Moog, and of course Waldorf. There was also the Waldorf Stromberg that never made it into production.

"Got to pull these out again . . . from somewhere in our archives. This baby was supposed to be the "Wave II", back in the days, somewhere around the year 2000. We have been working on some wicket ideas then; - wanted to use huge trackballs, to create animated surround sound coming directly out of that machine. Also, for the lefthand controls, we were trying to implement some ideas that I had years before, when working on the "Gambit" study. I was asking myself; - why should a keyboard player, who is capable of doing the wildest things with his left hand, be limited to using just the hand or the thumb to control things . . . so we came up with the 4 dynamic switches array; - one switch for each finger, in combination with a pitch bender, that we stole from Hans / Nord (sorry for that, but it is such a GREAT thingie . . .). The switches have been located ergonomically perfect, just below the left edge of the wheel block . . . Also, look at that display . . . oh man . . ."

"A synth with balls."

"The entire front panel is a glass surface; - printed from the back. Of course, the pots are all encoders with lightrings. OK; - it is a bad rendering; - but not too bad for the time, when it was created ;-)"

"Achja; - klar - polyphonic pressure . . ."

JunkieXL Creating Waves of Sound - Distance Between Dreams

Published on Dec 9, 2016 junkiexlofficial

Spot the synths.

New Pittsburgh Modular Impulse Filter Demo Video

Published on Dec 9, 2016 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Organic and percussive, the Dynamic Impulse Filter utilizes an entirely new, all analog design to replicate the impact transients and vibrance of a percussion hit. The result is a versatile lowpass filter that sounds natural and energetic. The Dynamic Impulse Filter works in one of three modes, lopass filter with resonance, high quality VCA, and a combined mode that manages both harmonics and gain at the same time. The core of the filter uses a Sallen-Key topology to produce a smooth two pole filter that will self-oscillate at high resonance settings."

"Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter

A New Species of Low Pass Gate

Organic and percussive, the Dynamic Impulse Filter utilizes an entirely new, all analog design to replicate the impact transients and vibrance of a percussion hit. The result is a versatile filter module that sounds natural and energetic.

We Love Vactrols Too...

The fruit of over two years of research and development, the Dynamic Impulse Filter evolves the lowpass gate into the present by retaining the sonic characteristics we love about vactrols while solving all the problems that come with it. The unique design of the Dynamic Impulse Filter replaces the vactrol with a modern analog circuit created to replicate and expand on the signature sound of the vactrol. The response time of the Dynamic Impulse Filter is not static like a vactrol; instead it is tunable allowing the response of the module to adapt to any musical context.

The suggested retail price for the Lifeforms Dynamic Impulse Filter is $229 and it begins shipping to authorized resellers December 16. More information is available at www.pittsburghmodular.com/lifeforms-dynamic-impulse-filter"

Moog Voyager and Animoog - Quasi Polyphony

Published on Dec 8, 2016 experimentalsynth

"I resurrected a bit of old footage of a very fun synthesizer combination :: Combining a Moog Voyager with Animoog to make a 'quasi-polyphonic' Voyager. This is a collage of possibilities. Learn more at experimentalsynth.com"

MICHAL HO - So You're A Drum Machine Too?

Published on Oct 2, 2016 Michal Ho

"Jamming minimal glitch dub beats on a single Moog Mother 32.

M32 - michal ho's initial beat patch:

NOISE to LIN FM gives you a slightly different, sharper flavour than mixing osc wave and noise, and it leaves your external input unused.

KB to MULT enables you to use different notes for different sounds.

MULT 1 to VCF ensures low notes or kicks play without noise, high notes play with noise, as hihats. Mid notes blend osc and noise and yield toms and snares.

MULT 2 to VCF RES ensures high notes or high hats have more treble and sound thinner. Low notes have less resonance and therefore more bass.

Once patched, the trick is to find the right sequencer notes to generate BD, SN and HH and tweak further settings to your liking (try note length / EG decay, etc.)"