Monday, July 16, 2018

Dave Smith Instruments In The Spotlight With the Prophet Rev2 and Neara Russell

You can find the full interview on DSI's website here.

"Keyboardist Neara Russell combines creative musicality with diverse technical skills. A native Wisconsinite, Neara graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a full-ride Presidential Scholarship before relocating to Los Angeles as a full-time performing musician and writer/producer. Neara is currently touring as bandleader/keyboardist for Atlantic artist Hayley Kiyoko. She is music director for artists Skylar Grey and Bonnie McKee, and has toured with Alina Baraz, Duke Dumont, Betty Who, and Bridgit Mendler. As a writer/producer, Neara recently co-wrote & produced the title track for Monogem’s “100%” EP and has released three albums of original music.

We chatted with Neara about how she’s using the Prophet Rev2."

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

Hordijk Minute XIV

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Todd Barton

"Just at the beginning stages of developing a Krell patch for the Hordijk system. Detailed patching minutes to follow..."

Evan's Minimoog Repair/Mods (by Synthpro)

Published on Jul 16, 2018 synthpro

synthpro discusses Moog's 1 volt per octave CV tracking calibration (Open Interface system), issues with other synths, and mods to address it.

"Hey Guys,

This is a video I made of Evan's once very sick minimoog.

The modifications mentioned in this video will be available as a shop install only due to the modifications required internally.

Be sure to check out more demos of this mod on my Instagram page Here:

Thanks again fro all the wonderful support and appreciate all of you who watch my videos!!


Ambient Music w/ AE Modular Synth + Linnstrument + Luna Ukulele + iPad #TTNM

Published on Jul 16, 2018 The Tuesday Night Machines

"Here's some ambient Ukulele music ;-P The Tangible Waves AE Modular Synth plays some semi-random ambient noise soundscapes, while I layer some drone pad on top with the Linnstrument connected to the VOLT iPad Synth. MORE INFO BELOW :)


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Tangible Waves AE Modular Synthesizer (ambient noise soundscapes) running on a Harley Benton 9V Powerbank: [posted here]

- Roger Linn Linnstrument (playing VOLT iOS Synthesizer on iPad)

- Luna Ukulele (through iOS AUM with Audio Damage Fuzz, Bram Bos Kosmonaut Delay, Kymatica AUFX: Space Reverb)"


Follow-up to Mode Machines SEQ12 Back in Black. Details are in.


"MODE MACHINES make matrix-style sequencing truly tactile with SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: innovative electronic musical devices brand MODE MACHINES is proud to announce availability of its SEQ12 ANALOG AND MIDI SEQUENCER — a multi-channel MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) step sequencer in a truly tactile, tabletop (rack-mountable) console-type housing that lends itself to creating and arranging pattern-based music as a live performance-capable standalone sequencing tool or working alongside a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to enhance production possibilities — as of July 16…

Isotonik Studios Factorsynth – Machine Learning Tool for Live

JJ Burred - FactorSynth - Demo from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.

via Isotonik Studios

"Factorsynth is a new kind of musical tool. It uses machine learning techniques to decompose any input sound into a set of temporal and spectral elements. By rearranging and modifying these elements you can do powerful transformations to your clips, such as removing notes or motifs, creating new ones, randomizing melodies or timbres, changing rhythmic patterns, remixing loops in real time, creating complex sound textures...

Unlike traditional audio effect devices, which take the track’s audio input and generate output in real time, Factorsynth is a clip-based device. It works on audio clips from your Live set that you have selected and loaded into Factorsynth. Once an audio clip has been selected and loaded into Factorsynth, it can then be decomposed into elements. The decomposition process is called factorization, because it is based on a technique called matrix factorization."

Yamaha SK20 Analog Organ String and Synthesizer Ableton Live Instrument racks, now available

Published on Jul 16, 2018 Expanding Sound

"Get it here-
The SK20 Is a bit of a jack of all trades. Theres an organ section, a string section, and an analog Polysynth section available to be mixed together at your preference. I decided to separate each sound, as well as blend them together, making this arguably the widest sound palate of my packs thus far. I hope you enjoy it! If you like our packs, jams, and videos please subscribe to our channel!"

Waldorf XTK wavetable synth with 30 voice upgrade

via this auction

AKAI AX 60 Professional Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

via this auction

Arp Odyssey MKII 2810 Vintage Analog Synth SN 0508

via this auction

"This is the real deal, not the Korg remake, but you already knew that if you're looking at this listing! :) This is a 70s Arp Odyssey 2810 synth, which is technically a MKII but if you know about these, you know there are different subtle varients within the MK1 or 2 family. This particular unit has the 4-pole 4035 filter which is essentially a copy of the Moog Ladder Filter. This is one of the better filters amongst the Oddyssey crop! This one also has the factory installed CV/Gate Ins and Outs. Sweet!

This unit has been fully refurbished to be in the same playing condition as when it was brand new. There are some scratches on the back panel of the unit, but other than that, cosmetically it is very good. When I say it is refurbished, I do not mean a half baked job like some people do. EVERYTHING has been attended to here and all functions work:

-Full keybed tear down and replace/lubricate key bushings, deoxidize, straighten, and protect all whisker contact wires and bus bars.
-Full cleaning of all parts including circuit boards
-Replacement of all IC chips and Op Amp DIPs. All commonly failiing chips have been replaced!
-Replacement of all commonly failing capacitors on Power Board, Board A, B, and C.
-Replacement of tantalum capacitors on the filter module
-Replacement of 100% of the sliders with factory-grade replacements
-Replacement of all colored slider caps (except pink because they don't make these anymore! I figure it's better to have slightly faded pink caps instead of ones that are the wrong color!)
-Deoxidize and lubricate all switches and pitch bend pot
-Full factory test point check with voltmeter and oscilloscope and full factory trim/tune procedure completed

This synth is ready to go and get funky!"


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