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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yazoo - DON'T GO - Re-created w/ Sequential Circuits Pro-One Synth

Published on Jul 23, 2014 peahix

Another one from Pea Hicks. Don't miss the Yazoo Only You cover, and his Yamaha CS-01 Depeche Mode covers. Click here for all posts featuring peahix.

"By special request, here's another Yaz track re-created w/ the Sequential Circuits Pro-One synth. The original actually has a fair amount of ARP 2600 in it, which means that the sounds in my version are a bit hit-and-miss, but I was able to get reasonably close with most of the sounds. My starting point for this was four patches posted at http://www.unease.se/proone.htm which I modified to get closer to the original sounds. The kick is the same patch from the Vince Clarke magazine article that I used on "Only You." All the other sounds I programmed from scratch. Everything was sequenced in Cubase, and the Pro-One sounds were recorded one at a time via a Kenton Pro Solo MIDI/CV interface.

Note that, as with 'Only You,' the original recording is actually pitched a bit sharp. I've decided to record my versions at concert pitch (A440) for the sake of keeping things standard.

The snare, clap (heavy reverb), and hi-hat (heavy flanging) are all 808. The kick and toms are Pro-One.

For the record, I don't view these re-creations as "covers" or creative projects. They're more like jigsaw puzzles to me. A way to challenge my ear, a way to find out the limits of my limited gear, and a way to try to get into the head of musicians/producers I admire. Otherwise, they're relatively pointless and aren't meant to be creative statements in and of themselves.

Here you can download my midi file and patch sheets if you want to have a go and make your own version. Just let me know and give me a mention if you post your version anywhere. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5342gtfi6o...

Thanks again to frankperri.com for the blank patch sheets!"

Modular Analog Synthesizer Project 02 with Synthesizers.com

Published on Jul 22, 2014 rakershine

"Steve Averill demonstrating modular analog synthesizer modulation and portamento. Moog clone modules from synthesizers.com."

Part 1 here.

Sine & Squares Festival Coming to Manchester, UK 25-26 October 2014

"'Sines & Squares' is one of UK's first festivals and concert series celebrating the recent resurgence of analogue and modular synthesizers. It will feature some of the most renown UK and international performers, composers, lecturers and designers working with Buchla, Serge, Eurorack, Hordijk and EMS modular systems. A novel workshop from Tom Bugs of Bugbrand will introduce attendees to how to build their own analogue synthesizer/processor. The event will feature concerts of live modular free improvisation, fixed media compositions rooted in modular synthesis, theoretical 'patchbay sessions' with papers and presentations focused on modular synthesis."

Modularsquare Synth Battle IV (2014)

1. Modularsquare Synth Battle IV - Christine Webster

Artiste : Christine Webster

Setup :
- Benjolin (seule source sonore)
- Pédales d'effets

2. Modularsquare Synth Battle IV - Frédéric Gerchambeau

Artiste : Frédéric Gerchambeau
Contact : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbmQ...

Setup :
Synthétiseur modulaire Doepfer

3. Modularsquare Synth Battle IV - ERD

Artiste : ERD
Contact : http://erd4.e-monsite.com/

Setup : Buchla Music Easel

4. Modularsquare Synth Battle IV - Pulgasari
Published on Jul 23, 2014

Artiste : Pulgasari

Setup :
- TT-303
- Analog Four
- Mixer Boss
- Korg Volca Beats / Bass / Monotron
- MPC 1000

5. Modularsquare Synth Battle IV - Vadim Androussoff

Artiste : Vadim Androussoff
Contact : http://vadim.androussoff.free.fr/

Setup :
Synthétiseur modulaire (liste des modules bientôt)

Torino Synth Meeting 2014 - Video Riassunto

Published on Jul 23, 2014 NOISECOLLECTIVE

"Video riassuntivo della quarta edizione del Torino Synth Meeting

Riprese: Luca Torasso - Giuseppe Maremma
Musica: Joseph Klang"

Post with pics & write-up in Italian here (Googlish here).

Moog Music Announces Plans For Moogfest As A Biennial Event

"Today, Moog Music announces that Moogfest will be biennial, with the next event scheduled for 2016.

Moogfest 2014 was a reboot of the festival, with much of the planning and execution taking place inside the Moog headquarters, just upstairs from where the synthesizers are designed and built by hand. Engineering a production of this scale is a process that can’t be mass-produced, much like Moog synthesizers themselves.

The decision to produce Moogfest biennially is in an effort to maintain the authenticity of the event, as well as the financial and spiritual health of Moog Music and its employees, whose primary focus will always be designing and building synthesizers.

“Moogfest 2014 was a proof of concept so we could experiment with a new business, a unique format, and a new creative direction,” says Mike Adams, Moog Music Inc. President & CEO. “Producing Moogfest every other year allows us to retain the high level of innovative programming as well as the originality and independence we established in 2014.”

This new iteration of Moogfest, with Moog Music Inc. at the helm, brought thousands of musicians, inventors, engineers, futurists, ethicists, visual artists and their fans together to discuss the future of technology and creativity. It established a space for conversation and collaboration while bringing visibility to North Carolina as an international hub of new ideas. Musical performers included legends like Kraftwerk, Keith Emerson, Nile Rogers and Giorgio Moroder alongside future and current stars like M.I.A., Flying Lotus, Dan Deacon, and Factory Floor.

“This future-forward version of Moogfest is in its infancy,” says Emmy Parker, Brand Director of Moogfest and Moog. “It will take some time for it to grow, but it’s clear that people want an unadulterated ideas-based festival that combines new art, music and technology. Moogfest is a personification of the Moog ethos and we’re honored to dedicate a full two years for curating each festival, with a sustainable, long-term plan for maintaining this platform for all those who share our passion.”

As a pioneer in electronic music and the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, Bob Moog was an innovator who introduced the world to the sound of the future. Moogfest, a five-day synthesis of music, technology and art, held April 23-27 in Asheville, N.C., brought an equal ferocity of spirit to the festival that bears his name.

For a more in-depth read, please check out the Asheville Citizen Times report here"

spectral strata on Buchla Music Easel by Todd Barton

"live improvisation on the Buchla Music Easel. . . with a little Max for Live. . ."

High Fly Dreams (Wusik 4000 Demo)

Published on Jul 23, 2014 Wusik Dot Com

"This is a demonstration of our Wusik 4000 plugin instrument.

Created with SONAR X2, no extra effects, just a bit of mastering and two drum loops processed. Everything else is Wusik 4000 as seen in the attached screenshot.



Moog Musonics Vol 1 (1967-1969) | SCV Podcasts Vol 193 - The First Commercial Moog Recordings

Moog Musonics Vol 1 (1967-1969) | SCV Podcasts Vol 193 by Sound Colour Vibration on Mixcloud

via Moog Music where you'll find details and a link to an article on the recordings.

DSI Tetra Demo (My own sounds) by Rodrigo Sena

Published on May 1, 2014 Rodrigo Sena

"Some of my own patches for the Dave Smith Instruments Tetra