Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gershon Kingsley Has Passed Away

Gershon Kingsley- Music to Moog by, full LP (1969) Published on Feb 8, 2015 Gershon Kingsley

Gershon Kingsley - Popcorn

Published on Jun 16, 2007 sometest353

"The Original Popcorn Video cuz i didn't found it on youtube."

This one was sent my way via Joshua Shroyer.

Via user Peake on Muffs

Bettmann/Getty Images
Gershon Kingsley demonstrates a Moog Synthesizer on Aug. 25, 1969.

via Billboard where you'll find the full article:

"Composer, conductor and electronic music pioneer Gershon Kingsley, who wrote the top 10 hit “Popcorn” and played a pivotal role in popularizing the synthesizer sound, died Dec. 10 in New York. He was 97.

The Emmy Award-winning composer recorded 'Popcorn' in 1969, but it was a remake by Hot Butter that reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972, and No. 1 in at least six other countries. In 2005, Crazy Frog released its version, with the song again going to No. 1 in a number of countries. In 2018, Kingsley released a yellow vinyl 12” of his trademark song for Record Store Day.

Kingsley, who also composed 'Baroque Hoedown,' the theme song for Disney parks’ Main Street Electrical Parade, was born in Germany in 1922. He came to New York in 1946 and then attended the LA Conservatory of Music..."

You can find previous posts featuring Gershon Kingsley here. One of my favorites growing up in Los Angeles and going to Disneyland as a kid (as well as an adult during NAMM :), was Baroque Hoedown with Jean-Jacques Perrey.

Thank you for the memories Gershon Kingsley, they literally lasted a lifetime. You made the world a better place for so many.

Baroque Hoedown 1967-2015

Published on Mar 8, 2017 Macro Magic

"The original Baroque Hoedown plus all variations used in the American Disney theme parks. Tracks used:

Baroque Howdown- Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley (1967)

The Main Street Electrical Parade Soundtrack: Disneyland (1977-1996) Magic Kingdom (1977-1991) (1999-2001) Tokyo Disneyland (1985-1995) Disneyland Paris (1992-2003) Disney's California Adventure (2001-2010)

Disney's Electrical Parade/Dreamlights: Tokyo Disneyland (2001- present) Magic Kingdom (2010-2016) Disneyland (2017)

Paint the Night Parade: Hong Kong Disneyland (2014-present) Disneyland (2015-2016)

No audio owned by me. All rights go to their respective owners.

Jean-Michel Jarre: KORG to Release Full Size ARP 2600 Next Year

Jarre bevestigt Korg’s ARP 2600 Uploaded on Dec 13, 2019 CreOn

Saturday Night Sylvester (with Patrick Cowley!) - And an EML 101

Published on Aug 23, 2019 Are Sounds Electrik?

"From 1978! Nice to see Patrick Cowley in this. He shied away from music promo videos preferring instead to appear when the band appeared. Wikepedia: Saturday is the day of the week between Friday and Sunday lol"

Great find in via M Me.

Live Dub Techno Jam (with Hardware, iPad and Ableton)

Published on Dec 14, 2019



'Live Dub Techno Jam with Hardware, iPad and Ableton!'


Took about a week and a half to put this new jam together in my spare time from making tutorial videos!


Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!

Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!

MAM Music and More MB33II SN B443100030

via this auction

"MAM MB33II analog bass synth. It's a German made TB-303 clone, which means it's circuit path was reverse engineered from the Roland TB-303. It's audio circuit is %100 analog but along with accepting MIDI notes it also transmits and accepts MIDI CC's from it's cutoff, resonance, env. mod, accent, decay and distortion controls. That means that these parameters can be controlled via envelopes in Ableton live so you can sequence multiple knob movements making the tweaking possibilities endless. The unit has been tested and is fully functional. Comes with power supply, manual and original paperwork."

Elektron Sidstation 8-Bit Chiptune Synthesizer - Ninja Limited Edition (50 made)

via this auction

"This is the very limited edition “Ninja” version of the Sidstation - only 50 were ever made! It looks awesome, and works beautifully. Certainly a collector’s piece."

Waldorf Q Synthesizer Rack Desktop

via this auction

little robot

Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone R87K Videos

Published on Dec 14, 2019 R87K

Playlist at the time of this post:

Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Music // Wave // Synthesizer // Future // R87K // 09
Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Retro // House // Synth // Future // R87K // 08
Elektron // Digitakt // Synthpop // Trance // Electro // House // Techno // R87K // 07
Elektron // Digitone // Electro // Atmosphere // Ambient // Synthesizer // Future // R87K // 06
Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Electro // House // Synthesizer // Future // R87K // 05
Digitone // Elektron // Drone // Ambient // Chill // Synth // Downtempo // R87K // 04
Digitone // Elektron // Drone // Ambient // Atmosphere // Chill // Synth // Pop // R87K // 03
Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Synthpop // Trance // Electro // House // R87K // 02
Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Synthpop // Trance // Electro // House // Wave // R87K // 01
Behringer Model D + Korg SQ 1 // Analog // R87K
Behringer Model D + Korg SQ 1 // R87K
Elektron // Digitakt // Digitone // Synthpop // Trance // Electro // House // R87K

A quick demo of the MINDBURNER GATE to TRIGGER converter

Published on Dec 14, 2019 Mindburner

"makes a long Gate signal into a short trigger pulse, ranging from 1 second to 1/10 of a second.
It has 2 seperate channels and is powered from 5v DC

The pulse in this video is generated by the Sequential Circuits Pro One"

Synthesis Technology E520 *prototype* // Tape style SOS loops, spectral weirdness, new FX + more!

Premiered Dec 12, 2019 DivKidVideo

Note the Kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow, Sunday, Dec 15.

"Here’s the second video with the already lovely sounding E520 big exposed prototype from Synthesis Technology. This will be a Eurorack module for it’s release next year but this is just the development prototype. In this video we explore some other FX, some updates to things we’ve already seen and bathe in not only a lovely shimmer bath … but some gorgeous tape style degradation loops that deteriorate with feedback, warble, saturation and filtering like real tape based sound on sound looping. Heck, I even broke out the Telecaster for a change. Skip around, any questions just ask, if you go back this be sure to get your ideas heard and give feedback to shape the product on Kickstarter and as always I’ll see you next time. Ba-bye.

E520 on Kickstarter
E520 website (separate audio demos etc)
First video with the E520 [posted here]

00:00 Hello + video previews
02:21 Stereo Reversing Delay
04:23 Deflector Shield
06:41 Spectral Delay + Pitch
07:24 Spectral Time Machine (updated from previous video)
09:22 Stereo Shimmer Reverb (I couldn’t help but bathe in this!)
11:55 Spectral Vocoder
14:13 Scopes, meters etc
14:40 Prime Dual Tap Delay
18:15 Stereo Looper
26:57 Stereo Looper - Tape style degradation loops with guitar - I LOVE THIS!"

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