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Thursday, October 08, 2015

FUGUE MACHINE | Multi-Playhead Sequencer for iPad

Published on Oct 8, 2015 alexandernaut

"FUGUE MACHINE for iPad, the world's first multi-playhead music sequencer."

FUGUE MACHINE | Multi-Playhead Sequencer for iPad (Bach Melody)

iTunes: Fugue Machine | multi-playhead sequencer - Alexandernaut


FUGUE MACHINE is a tool inspired by composition techniques used in Baroque music and Serialism — e.g. Bach’s canons and fugues, and Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique. The idea was to design a tool to manipulate a melody’s speed, direction, and pitch, as well as play multiple variations of the melody simultaneously.

As it turned out, the best implementation for this was to reimagine one of the most fundamental building blocks of all music sequencers: the piano roll.


FUGUE MACHINE is the world’s first multi-playhead piano roll. Create a musical sequence and play it back with up to four playheads at once — each at various speeds, directions, and pitches. You see the playheads dance over the music sequence, and hear the complex patterns that emerge.

It’s mesmerizing."

Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver Keyboard: Ethereal Pad

Published on Oct 8, 2015 Sacred Synthesis

"This improvisation is so minimalistic that it should be considered only a sound demonstration, which was my intention. Another all-Evolver improvisation - a simple dreamy piece using parallel fifths and an occasional meandering melody.

The Poly Evolver Keyboard excels at producing this sort of breathy ethereal pad, but finding just the right digital wave shape among the 96 choices is time-consuming. Each one reacts differently to even subtle changes in the filter setting and keyboard range, so that much experimentation is required. This particular sound is wonderful to a point, but then - open wide the filter or play in the upper end of the keyboard and the digital aliasing goes berserk, making it musically un-useable. You can hear the aliasing at certain points in this piece.

Sound design is a painstaking process, but it does have its rewards.

DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Rack
DSI Evolver Desktop
Hammond XPK 200L

Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to CD.

All music property of Sacred Synthesis."

Roland Juno-60 vs. Juno-106 Vintage Analog Synthesizer

Published on Oct 8, 2015 RetroSound

"(c) 2015 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Roland Juno-60 (1982) vs. Roland Juno-106 (1984) Analog Synthesizer with identical sound programs.

This video shows the different sound character. The Juno-60 sounds more raw like the JP-8 and the chorus is deeper.
The Juno-106 sounds more like the JX-8P but with more bass fundament and the chorus is not so deep.
both are great synths and I love both a lot."

Macbeth Elements Jam 002

Published on Oct 8, 2015 verstaerker


Published on Oct 7, 2015 Fingerlab

"Today we introduce a new version of DM1 V5.2 for iPad and we hope you will love it. Please leave us your review on DM1's iTunes page:

What's new:
- New Midi Engine (with Midibus Library)
- MIDI : added Audio Latency setting
- MIDI : Added Midi Continue handling
- Advanced MIDI Mapping : - PLAY / REC
- Previous+Next Pattern
- Previous+Next Song
- Metronome
- New AB Remote controls : added Next/Previous Pattern, Next/Previous Song, Song Mode
- Bigger AB Remote icons
- Filter “Envelope Follower” changed to “Envelop Filter”
- Fixed Filters Scrollview out of range with bottom filters (on Load)

The Fingerlab team"

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

EMS VCS3 Explorations by Todd Barton aka bartonmusic

Seven explorations of the VCS3 by Todd Barton aka bartonmusic on SoundCloud.

Playlist (three were previously posted, two with video):

1. Vcs3 spiral stretch [video]
2. VCS-3 transmission
3. Vcs3 filter sweep [video]
4. VCS3-EML-200
5. Krell Music-1
6. Krell music-2
7. Old Krell Folk Tune [previous post sans video]

This one in via Soviet Space Child.

Modular Drums

Published on Oct 7, 2015 Sean Pendleton

"Playing with some simple modular drum patches.

Bass drum is the Mankato filter self oscillating and swept by an AR, then going into a CGS tube VCA.

Snare is the the noise form the TH super controller, Swept by an AR, then into a wasp filter clone, and into the CGS tube VCA

Hihats are 2 vcos into a ring modulator and then into a VCA.

Other drumish sound is a Wogglebug Ringmod out going into a vca. Always remember to screw your Wogglebug panel in before using.

Drone at the start is the Orgone Accumulator

Bass is an XR VCO triangle going into a MFOS Wave Freaker + a second XRVCO Saw, and then into the MA Discrete SVVCF

Leadish thing is the TTSH"

Elektron Analog Keys Patch Creation (Part 1)

Published on Oct 7, 2015 perfectcircuitaudio

Perfect Circuit Audio on eBay

Demora: quasi-tuned short delays

Published on Oct 7, 2015 wellurban

"Using very short delay times and high feedback, you can get pluck-like sounds out of Demora by just feeding a short envelope into the audio input. However, without reprogramming, the Time CV input is far from 1v/o, and at audio-rate delay times the CV is so sensitive that the resulting pitch is unstable.

Nevertheless, you can get vaguely musical results by manually tuning the CV input, and the Width effect adds extra timbral interest. Also, running a second, slower envelope into the Feedback CV means that you can control the degree of "ringing", for short or sustained plucks."


Buchla 200e "SKYLAB-ish" System with Blue Buchla Logo Gig Bag

via this auction

"The Buchla Skylab is in Excellent condition that was purchased new from BEMI with ALL of the recent updates. If you are looking for an updated "Minty" System - here it is!

From BEMI:

The 200e Skylab system delivers exceptional power and performance in a highly portable format. Folds neatly with your patch cables connected and stores in an airline-carry-on-compatible BLUE padded bag (included). Get to the gig, unzip the case, plug into the sound system, and voila—you’re ready to perform.

This sale includes:

1 x 201e-10 Powered Cabinet
1 x 207e Mixer / Microphone Preamp
1 x 225e MIDI Decoder / Preset Manager
1 x 251e Quad Sequential Voltage Source
2 x 261e Complex Waveform Generator
1 x 267e Uncertainty Source / Dual Filter
1 x 281e Quad Function Generator
1 x 285e Frequency Shifter / Balanced Modulator
1 x 292e Quad Dynamics Manager
+ A big pile of BANANA and TINI JACKS (and extra screws!)"