Monday, January 21, 2019

Prophet X sounds by Everett Dudgeon Part 2

Published on Jan 21, 2019 EverettDudgeon138

"Here are some sounds I've been working on with my Prophet X. Some patches are direct covers of movie themes but a lot of them are original sounds inspired by these flicks. No overdubs or mastering. Everything is played in real time or with the accompaniment of the onboard sequencer and arpeggiator.

There are some common influences in there like Big Trouble In Little China, The Blob and Children Of The Corn but there's also a lot of obscure ones like Robowar, Blood Beach and Aenigma.

© Everett Dudgeon 2019
℗ Everett Dudgeon 2019"

Prototype Dubreq Stylophone S2 SN 8P3G1P

via this auction

"This is a very rare pre-production version of an obscure, but amazing-sounding 2-VC0 analogue synthesizer that was handmade in very limited quantities in Hastings in the UK. There's no box, but has a downloaded manual and is in very good condition.

This prototype has the beautiful metal ends that were replaced on the production version by not so nice white thermo-moulded plastic. This means the end cheeks are not labelled on this machine, but the controls there are just CV; gate; tuning; volume; external input; and power input.

This may appeal more to a collector given its somewhat eccentric design, but capable of very raw and powerful sounds, particularly if you like Radiophonic-style music or vintage EMS-style sounds. See Cuckoo and Automatic Gainsay clips on Youtube for a good demonstration of what it can do.

The S2 can be played from its own Wasp-like keyboard (by hand or stylus, included) or controlled via CV/gate. I ran it with a Roland A-01 for MIDI control, but any standard MIDI-CV converter such as a Kenton would do the job."


via this auction

"Thunderous unit, plenty of tweakable knobs, midi controllable (in and thru), they only come with euro power buy uk adapter included as per pic.

Site blurb......

MBS-100 is a monophonic bass synthesizer inspired by synthesizers produced in the soviet era times while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century. It has 19 knobs, 3 switches and 4 buttons with which you can control the parameters of the sound and MIDI.

- Method of synthesis: Hybrid analog-digital synthesis
- Voltage-controlled digital oscillators (VCDO): Two, each with four waveforms: saw, square, pulse 1 (25% rate), pulse 2 (10% rate). Note: Pulse 1 and 2 are similar to PMW but are fixed similar to Aelita, Polivoks synthesizers for example
- Octave ranges: 3 octaves for OSC1 and 5 octaves for OSC2
- Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF): One fully analog 12 db/oct low pass filter with cutoff and resonance parameters
- Envelope Generators (ADSR): Two
- Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA): One, fully analog distortion effect selection switch
- Low frequency oscillator (LFO): One with two waveform options (square and triangle) to control the VCF
- MIDI interface: MIDI In, MIDI Thru (16 channels + Omni)
- Audio output: One mix output (mono 6.3 mm jack)
- Controls: 19 knobs, 3 switches, 4 buttons and 11 LED indicators
- Case: Durable steel case with wooden cheeks
- 2 pin euro power supply included"

QU-Bit Chord + Z-DSP Valhalla

Published on Jan 21, 2019 insanic4

Custom Roland MKS-80 MPG-80

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Synth Love

"Few patches on my MKS 80 Custom ala Jupiter 8"

Custom orange vs. blue accents.

Update: pics via this auction

"I have here for saly my MKS80 + MPG80 Custom ala Jupiter 8 looks

This unit has new LCD ( blue backlight )

Extra Memory Cartridge M-64C

Owner Manual

100% working in mint condition ...was serviced in Ireland by John Henson in 2017"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with JASPER WIJNANDS

You can find the interview on Sequential's website here.

"Jasper Wijnands a.k.a Shook is an independent producer, composer and musician based in The Netherlands. Shook’s’ music is inspired by artists such as Air and Yellow Magic Orchestra. In 2013 Shook released his self-titled debut album and later released the synth-pop and jazz funk inspired Spectrum in 2014, from which Milestones was featured in the very first episode of Netflix series Better Call Saul. He has been commissioned to do remixes for artists Kimbra, Jamiroquai, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding and many others.

We chatted with Jasper on how he’s using Sequential instruments in his music."

You can find previous posts featuring Sequential's Spotlight series here.

Jordan Rudess plays the DSI Prophet X

Published on Jan 20, 2019 Jordan Rudess

"The Prophet X keyboard is an incredible keyboard instrument featuring a stunning sample set by 8Dio."

A Few More Icons for the Upcoming Elektron Machine

Second set of icons added to this post in via Soviet Space Child.

KiwiTechnics Introduces the KIWI-30 - Major Upgrade for the Roland MKS-30

via KiwiTechnics

"This is an upgrade for the Roland MKS-30 rack mount synth module. This upgrade will add full midi support, Arp and Sequencer and 1536 tones storage. The upgrade also adds a LCD display into the redundant cartridge slot.

The Kiwi-30 Upgrade features:

1536 Tones in 3 Sets of 512 can be stored and all can be edited. It is also possible to edit any Tone using the front panel, PG-200 or midi.

Tones are stored in Flash memory so no battery is required.

MidiCC & Sysex support for parameters edits and Midi Sysex support for Tone Dump & Load. The Kiwi30 will support full midi control and editing in real time.

The Midi Through Port on the MKS-30 is converted to Midi Out so midi dumps can be made

Key Assign Modes are Poly Single, Poly Dual, Poly Triple, Unison & Solo

Each Key Assign mode can have Staccato/Legato, Steal/No Steal with five steal modes (Highest, Lowest, Oldest, Newest, Quietest)

Portamento in all modes

DCO Key Assign Detune available in all key modes. In addition there is a 'Analog Feel' parameter that add an adjustable small random frequency to each note. Detune is best used with Poly Dual, Poly Triple or Unison keying modes for greatest effect

Three independent envelope generators. These are traditional ADSR type. Each ENV Mod can select from ENV 1 - 3 and has an Inverted or Normal modes.

Three independent Low Frequency Oscillators with 6 waveforms each. Each LFO Mod can select from LFO 1-3. LFOs can be plus and minus base note or plus base note only. There is a forth LFO that is dedicated to the Chorus Mod

Korg Polysix - Benjamin LAZZARUS Meets Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Published on Jan 21, 2019 Benjamin LAZZARUS

"This track is only made with sounds coming from the Korg Polysix (Analog programmable synthesizer 1981)
Video: 'Close encounter of the third kind' - Steven Spielberg 1977"

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