Friday, February 28, 2020

DIY MIDI keyboard

Published on Feb 28, 2020 myVolts

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"#Fabuary2020 -🤗 diy midi keyboard anyone? 😋

We wanted to encourage people to start making in February - we work from a fablab ourselves, so, #Fabuary 🤩🤘 We were work from @oficinalab.porto all day, who have been gracefully hosting us 🙏🏼😁👌 We've made a #musicstand already, now we are going to modify a #rockband #keytar so we can use it with our #korgvolca"

Suzuki SX-500 Synthesizer / Siel EX-80 SN 0514

via this auction

"Suzuki SX-500 Midi Programmable Digital Expander Synthesizer (serial number 0514)

It is the same synthesizer as the SIEL EX-80 and uses the same parameters and MIDI CCs for control.

The synthesizer is in good condition and it works as it should, however it has an audible hum whenever you play it. I never had the time (or budget) to take it to a technician to have it checked. I already have a couple of poly synthesizers so this one is redundant in my setup.

Check the video that I made for this specific listing at the following youtube link: [above]

You will hear the synth play in poly and in mono mode as well as it being controlled with the Behringer BCR2000 with MIDI CC Messages.

I found all the information I needed to program it, here"

Oberheim Matrix 6

via this auction

"Vintage Oberheim Matrix 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer, from 1986. Very nice condition, and fully functional. Includes power cord.

Please note that the Matrix 6 does not have a stereo output, despite the fact that there are two output jacks labeled Left and Right. These are NOT stereo outputs - they are for setting up keyboard splits with separate outputs, as described in the owner's manual. Unless you specifically have a split patch set up to feed the Right output, you will get no audio there."

E-MU Systems SP-12 Turbo Sampling Percussion Synth SN 1206

via this auction, also on Reverb

E-MU Systems Emulator II 1984 w/ Floppy Disks and Owners Manual SN 465

via this auction, also on Reverb

Korg 770 Vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer SN 770204

via this auction

"This 770 is in perfect working condition and in very good condition!!

This unit was checked/ cleaned by professional technician."

VERMONA Vintage Analog German 2-VCO synthesizer + second Vintage Analog (fast demo)

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Ivan Chernikov

VERMONA ретро синтезаторы 1980х годов. Состояние на 4.
0.00 - 4.50 - Первый синт
4.50 - 8.51 - Второй синт.

Luke Neptune's Vintage/Classic Soundset for Minilogue xd

Published on Feb 28, 2020 Luke Neptune

"Buy this soundset here

Vintage/Classic for the Minilogue xd features 100 patches inspired by the synth sounds of yesterday. Packed with vintage style brasses, warm organic pads, silky strings, punchy retro basses and creamy leads.

Vintage/Classic contains a handful of recreations of classic sounds from classic songs such as- Van Halen- Jump, 808 State- Pacific State, Underworld- Born Slippy, Vangelis- Blade Runner, Michael Jackson- Thriller, Inner City Good Life, Toto- Africa, Daft Punk- Da Funk & Aerodynamic, Harold Faltermeyer- Axel F and more

Some of the synths that have inspired the sounds of this soundset are the Roland Jupiter 8, Korg Polysix, Korg Monopoly, Sequential Prophet 5, Moog Minimoog, Roland Juno 60/106, Oberheim’s OB series and Yamaha’s DX series

The patches within Vintage/Classic have been carefully designed to be suitable for many different genres including House/Techno, Synthwave, Disco/Funk, Classic Rock, Ambient, Soundtrack/Soundscapes.

So if it’s those nostalgic 70’s, 80s and 90s that you’ve been looking for then Vintage/Classic could be your kind of thing!

On purchase you will receive step by step instructions on how to load the sounds and how to back up any of your existing patches should you wish too."


Published on Feb 28, 2020 sonicstate

"XAOC Devices Odessa is a - wait for it - Variable Spectrum Harmonic Cluster Oscillator. An interesting FPGA based module. Edd takes us on a 5 Minute journey through it's sonic landscape.

It uses the principle of additive synthesis controlled by a set of carefully tailored macro parameters to harness thousands of sinusoidal partials that altogether form the resulting sound. The series of harmonics can be squeezed or spread apart, tilted, and pruned by a comb-like frequency response, resulting in a variety of unearthly sounds. Furthermore the VCO provides Through-zero linear FM and detuneable clusters of up to five voices."

Exploring the Synthy Side of the Nord Drum 2 - the Scale Preset mode

Published on Feb 28, 2020 NONsynth

"I've got my hands on another Nord Drum 2 and I now want to make a deeper exploration of its synthyness. In this test vid I use the Midibro in dispatcher mode to send single channel midi notes to the multiple channels of the ND2, turning it into a polysynth. I used the Edit Group settings to link all six channels and edit them as one.

What are you seeing in this vid? Well, digging through the manual led me to this (wtf) description of the "Scl Pre" mode:

"Use the Scl Pre feature with an Edit Group
to quickly set up different pitch relationships
between pads.

The pitches will begin at the set pitch on the
lowest numbered channel in the Edit Group
and increase with a factor determined by the
selected scale on the selected channels.

If a Scale has been used to set a pitch
relationship, you can change the pitch of one
channel without breaking the pitch relationship.
This will move all the other pitches until
one of the pitches reaches the maximum, or
minimum pitch (“0” or “127.5”)."

And so begins my experimentation."

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