Monday, March 30, 2020

Synthstrum Deluge 3.1 Firmware Feature Tease

Published on Mar 30, 2020 Synthstrom Audible

"The 3.1 firmware update for the Deluge by Synthstrom Audible is currently in beta testing. Take a look to see the features which will be available for all users soon.
Thanks to for the presets in the first portion of the video.
In the second half of the video, Deluge user Leonard Ludvigsen takes some of the new features for a spin."

1991 Roland D-70 Pro-Rec Natural & Power Dance Cards

Pro-Rec Natural via this auction

Power Dance via this auction

in "Keyboard," "Electronic Musician," "Recording,"
"Korg Connection," "Sound on Sound UK,"
"FutureMusic UK" & many more

Natural features stunningly rich, dynamic and expressive
natural & light synth sounds, offering brilliant, clear, beautiful
pianos, basses, and other instruments and textures. Pianos
with strings, keys with pads, acoustic & orchestral
instruments & light synth instruments.

11 hard-piano 15 quietpiano 12 lightpiano 16 beautpiano 13 softpiano. 17 hvnlypiano 14 softerpiano 18 optimpiano 21 wondrpiano 25 beautypian 22 thinking, 26 truesound, 23 oatpiano 27 doublpiano 24 quietlight 28 blow,pipe, 31 xenaphone, 35 simplehit. 32 xenacoming 36 midntchoir 33 water,fall 37 midnight. 34 think,bell 38 eternity,. 41 superbpiano 45 starlight. 42 rich piano 46 dayltpiano 43 tine,piano 47 truevoices 44 orchestral 48 literhodes 51 naturalbas 55 niceorgan. 52 acoustcbas 56 acouspiano 53 hititsoft, 57 truemarmba 54 powerslap, 58 its,coming 61 symphstrng 65 beautstrng 62 lightstrng 66 xylavibes. 63 superstrng 67 fantasybel 64 bigtrumps! 68 heavncalls 71 semirlbass. 75 farawaystr 72 homeguitar 76 understand 73 sprlowbass 77 peacepipe. 74 background 78 hypersweep 81 naturepipe 85 moviestrng 82 panaflute. 86 lightbreath 83 fantaspipe 87 think pipe 84 nightlight 88 moviefinale

Power Dance features bright dance & synth hits, leads,
pads, basses & more - a dynamic collection of superior dance sounds!

11 brilliant. 15 wonderflow 12 super hit! 16 bripebbles. 13 polysound. 17 wondermix. 14 super pad! 18 powerlight 21 superchiff 25 hyperlight 22 ultradance 26 superquisp 23 ultrawondr 27 supersoft. 24 marimsynth 28 ultranight 31 ultra chif! 35 nightsine. 32 supercolor 36 electrharp 33 hvnlybrite 37 dreammarim 34 super pad. 38 marksguitr 41 ultrafall. 45 beautpiano 42 organlight 46 pluck keys 43 reboundorg. 47 wonderpad. 44 nightshowr 48 super xena. 51 heavnsynth 55 supernight 52 touchlight 56 analogwahh 53 air-synth. 57 electrwave 54 heavensnow 58 wonderfall 61 powerbass. 65 poly-bass. 62 prfrmbass 66 synthbass1 63 electrnbas 67 lightsynbs 64 ultrabass. 68 pulse bass. 71 superbass. 75 resonpluck 72 wonderbass 76 ultralight 73 lightelect 77 raspybass 74 fantasbreth 78 reso bass 81 plucksound 85 hypervoice 82 mystrysound 86 hyper tom. 83 beautiful. 87 hyperspace 84 colorbrush 88 ultraspace

Lance Hill of the Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Published on Mar 30, 2020 Vintage Synthesizer Museum

Rare clear Gleeman Pentaphonic in the background. Steiner Parker Synthacon top right.

"An amazing interview with the curator of the Vintage Synthesizer Museum, Lance Hill.
A film by Shayne Keator.
To book an appointment at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum contact:


Update: I asked Lance if he knew how many clear Gleeman Pentaphonics were produced. Here's what he had to say: "Not sure how many Gleeman Pentaphonic Clear's there are. Rumored to be around 25. Funny enough, the guy I bought this one from lived in San Jose, which is just a few miles from where the Gleeman brothers were producing their synths. He told me that the one we have was originally a black one, but when they came out with the clear one, he had them retrofit it into a clear one, so he could wear it as a keytar and walk around with it on stage."

Isolation No.2

Published on Mar 30, 2020 zack dagoba

"This is the second part of my ISOLATION SESSIONS in which I set up a self-playing patch on a synthesiser and just let it play on its own for a while

Here is a 12 minute video of a vintage Serge Modular from the early 1970s. Nothing else!

You can put this on in the background while you are doing your self-isolating, it might help pass the time?"

Henry Miller Reads From The Colossus Of Maroussi (Vocal, 1949) — with a 1973 Buchla Music Easel

The Buchla “System 3”

via Shasta Cults

"Shortly after selling his company to CBS in the late 60s, Buchla was tasked with designing a less expensive system to market to schools and universities. EMS had just released the VCS3 and it had started to overtake that market due to low cost and high functional density. Don seemed more interested in researching computer control and had started devising his 500 series system which CBS was not willing to fund. In early 1970 to meet contract requirements 6 prototypes of the 'System 3' were delivered to CBS before Buchla and CBS parted ways."

Nord Rack 2X 4 Part Demo

Published on Mar 30, 2020 Benjamin Jimenez

"Nord Rack 2 x + Reverb "

Sequential Artist Spotlight Interview with MAT PETERS

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

"Mat Peters plays guitar and synths in Manchester-based Post-Punk band ist ist. He also makes his own ambient music and produces under the name Kim’s Garden.

Ist Ist started as a heavy punk band in 2014. Mat joined in 2018 as the songs started to become a more experimental and the use of synths was becoming more prominent. The band’s sound is now a mix of 80’s Goth, Post-Punk, and electronica. Their debut album, Architecture is due to be released in 2020 through Kind Violence Records.

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

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

Modal Electronics Argon8 Polyphonic Wavetable Synthesizer

Published on Mar 30, 2020 Perfect Circuit

"Modal's Argon8 is an expressive polyphonic synthesizer that brings wavetable synthesis to a new generation of users. Capable of the cold, nostalgic tones of classic wavetable synths as well as distinctly futuristic timbres, the Argon8 provides an impressive punch for the price.

Argon8's wavetables are were carefully sculpted to provide access to a wide variety of sounds from classic analog-style techniques to esoteric, algorithmically-generated, glitchy sounds. With four oscillators per voice, extensive wave shaping and audio modulation options, a morphing resonant filter, and three stereo effect engines, Argon8 will do everything from smooth, slippery bass lines to crackling atmospheric textures.

All this combined with an eight-slot modulation matrix, velocity and aftertouch-capable keybed, and 512-note sequencer makes the Argon8 an uncommonly flexible tool for exploring the timbral universe of wavetable synthesis."

Quanalog eurorack groovebox setup (Boubou + Faktori + Braids + 3340 + Akemie's Taiko...)

Published on Mar 30, 2020 Quanalog Modular

"In this video, I will show you a groovebox patch in eurorack using Quanalog modules. 5 drum voices are coming from Boubou and 3 synth voices are 3 different tastes of VCO going thru our new Faktori module. Check it out!"

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