MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

NAMM2017: Introducing Fabulous Silicon Paradigm Hardware Synthesizer


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

This sounds super interesting. It features a new type of architecture that allows you to construct and dynamically reconstruct analog circuits in realtime. Internally modular? Details below.

$1249 coming to Kickstater.

http://www.analoguezone.com/


"Paradigm is the product of five years of research and development resulting in the first commercially available synthesizer based on dynamically programmable analog signal processing technology.

Unlike conventional analog synthesizers, Paradigm is uniquely capable of dynamically restructuring its own circuitry in real-time, thereby enabling a degree of flexibility and control that has not been previously possible in the analog domain.

This is made possible by an array of four “Apex” programmable analog chips, the third generation of such devices developed by Anadigm Corporation.


Analog Circuit Configurations

Analog Monophonic Synthesizer

3x Voltage Controlled Oscillators with PWM, Oscillator Sync (1->2) and Frequency Modulation

1x Multimode filter, 12db or 24db rolloff, Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass, Band-Pass, and Bandstop

Noise Generator (Pink or White)

Polyphonic Hybrid Synthesizer

2x Digital Wavetable Oscillators per note

1x Multimode filter per note, 12db or 24db rolloff, Hi-Pass, Lo-Pass, Band-Pass, and Bandstop

Stereo Analog Multimode Filter + Overdrive Amp

Specifications:

NAMM 2017 Korg Kronos 88 Gold


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kraft Music

http://www.kraftmusic.com

NAMM 2017 Kurzweil Forte 2.0 Update


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kraft Music

http://www.kraftmusic.com

NAMM 2017 WMD New Modules - NAMM Floor Tweaking


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

Namm 2017 & 2016 AQA ElektriX Cali TOP Modular Sound Worldwide LA


Published on Jan 19, 2017 AQA ElektriX

"Namm 2017 & 2016 AQA ElektriX Cali TOP Modular Sound Worldwide LA, Richard Devine, Paul NZA, Stefan& Martin,"

NAMM2017: Introducing Elektron Digitakt


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Keith McMillen K-Board Pro 4


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Five12 new Eurorack Vector Sequencer Module


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

More details on the upcoming Five12 Eurorack Vector Sequencer first posted here.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

RT Accelerator sound demo: Phase modulation


Published on Jan 19, 2017 MIDERA

"Digging deeper into sound design with the Midi Designer Pro 2 app and the layout I made for the Accelerator - in this video, I was just making up sounds using sine waves, phase modulation of oscillators 2 and 3 on oscillator 1 using ADSRs 5 and 6 to control when they were active, and effects. Everything here is 100% accelerator."

NAMM2017: Introducing Bucla Easel AUX Expander


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Bucla Easel AUX Expander

$799"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM 2017: Rossum Electro-Music - Satellite and More


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

See the Rossum Electro-Music label below for more.

NAMM 2017 Roland AE-10 Aerophone


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kraft Music

http://www.kraftmusic.com

New Details on the Upcoming EFFEXX RT1701 Eurorack Module From Radikal Technologies


New details have been added to this post.

Bastl Instruments Introduces the KLIK - analog audio sync


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Bastl Instruments

"dual line level audio click to modular clock / trigger converter"


"We are happy to announce our new product: the KLIK!

It is a synchronisation device that enables the user to make rock solid analog sync signals from their computer and hardware synths. The KLIK revives the old-school sync technique of using audio tracks for synchronisation purposes. Record your synths exactly on the grid into your DAW while compensating for the latency of your sound card. Jam between your computer and your HW in a really tight sync and add groove to your clock.

We have collaborated with Bitwig and Irrupt Audio to make the KLIK as powerful and easy to use as possible and are presenting this collaboration for the first time at NAMM 2017. Check us out and try the KLIK at booth C4911 !

The new version of Bitwig (2.0) adds a HW CLOCK device which we collaborated on to use with the KLIK!

Please note that the KLIK is designed to only transmit clock / trigger information. Its output is either low or high 0 or 5V. It doesn't output continuous CV signals.

Pricing and availability
Price is 49 eur excluding tax (approx 59 eur including tax)
The KLIK is available for preorder NOW at Noise.kitchen and first units will start shipping in March 2017"

NAMM2017: Introducing T-Rex Effects Replicator Tape Delay Eurorack Module


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

You can find details on the module here.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

Make Noise Morphagene


Cool pic via @ControlVoltage_

"That new hotness: The @makenoisemusic Soundhack Morphagene!"

See the Make Noise label below for more.

http://controlvoltage.net/

Rossum Electro-Music Satellites


Cool pic via @RossumElectro

See the Rossum Electro-Music label for previous posts.

Namm 2017 Rev2 Dave Smith - NAMM Floor Tweaking


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

Update: video re-uploaded.

NAMM 2017 Dave Smith Instruments REV2


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kraft Music

http://www.kraftmusic.com

NAMM2017: Dave Smith Instruments REV2 new 16-voice analog polyphonic synth Preset Examples


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Dave Smith Instruments REV2 new 16-voice analog polyphonic synth Preset Examples

Dave Smith Instruments - REV2: 2017 April, MSRP: 1999$"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Dave Smith Instruments REV2 new 16-voice analog polyphonic synth


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Dave Smith Instruments REV2 new 16-voice analog polyphonic synth

Dave Smith Instruments - REV2: 2017 April, MSRP: 1999$"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM 2017: Dave Smith Instruments Rev 2 - Sonicstate & Reverb.com NAMM Floor Videos


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

Dave Smith Instruments REV2 at NAMM 2017

Published on Jan 19, 2017 http://reverb.com

"Dave Smith Instruments brings a fresh coat of paint to the Prophet 08 with the new REV2. This polysynth comes in 8- and 16-voice varieties and includes classic DSI filters and Prophet architecture. Some of the new updates for the REV2 include a new sequencer, effects section and wave-shape modulation. Dave also showed us the Toriaz AS-1 made in collaboration with Pioneer DJ, a single voice Prophet-6 style monosynth."

NAMM2017: Introducing Industrial Music Electronics Argos Bleak and Bionic Lester mk2 and Contempt


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Industrial Music Electronics Argos Bleak and Bionic Lester mk2 and Contempt"

Don't miss: NAMM 2017: Malekko and Industrial Music Electronics Groovebox Collaboration

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM 2017 Elektron Digitakt


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kraft Music

http://www.kraftmusic.com

NAMM2017: Introducing KOMA Elektronik Field KIT and Cases and Power System


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing KOMA Elektronik Field KIT and Cases and Power System"

You can find Field KIT details posted here.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM 2017: Polyend - Eurorack Polyphonic MIDI/CV and More


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

Poly MIDI to CV eurorack module with some unique features comes in at 3:57.

See the Polyend label below for more.

NAMM2017: Introducing Vermona New Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Final Twin VC Filter will be available soon.
New Prototype Twin VC Filter Extension module.
New uniCYCLE single oscillator module.
New qaudroPOL four pole polarizer module.
New random RHYTHM randomn gates module.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Doepfer New Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

You can find the full list of new Doepfer modules posted here.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Synthrotek new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

New Space Drum Synth format & features for DIYers.
New casing for Nandamonium Drone - New price: $150 complete or $100 for kit.
New Mattson Ribbon Controller eurorack module.
New Random module in ADSR style format
New Roboto module with lo-fi voice changer IC
New Verb reverb module

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Warmstar new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Mountain VCF & LFO with unique frequency modulation named “gnarl”. $195, ready in two months.

The Bends Voltage Modulator - four channels +/- 5 volt source on own, or replaceable with inputs. Six inputs are bi-directional crossfading voltage control inputs. $195, ready in about a month.

Note: Warmstar is a new maker to be featured on the site.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Expert Sleepers new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

New versions of the ES3 - ES6. Available Feb, for roughly same price as previous models.

ES8 - new stand alone mode w/o USB connection. Windows drivers coming in February.

Disting Mark 4 - big announcement for NAMM w/ customer requested features. Dot matrix display. Mungo machine storage strip support (will be compatible with Mark 3 Disting as well). Mark 4 ready early March, and will cost slightly more than Mark 3.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Hexinverter new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

Mutant Rim Shot & VCNO

You can find details on the Mutant Rimshot here. This is the first appearance of the VCNO.

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Fraptools new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

New Sapel double random source & 333 three input to three output eurorack modules.

See the Frap Tools label below for more.

NAMM 2017: 4MS Stereo Triggered Sampler & Tapographic Delay


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

See the 4ms label below for more.

Testing a Rhythm Ace with Gated AM/FM Radio by Mystery Circuits


Rhythm Ace testing 2015 Published on Jan 19, 2017 mysterycircuits

"Rhythm Ace testing out before putting it all together. Snare is AM/FM radio, melody is Yamaha CS01 gated through Rhythm Ace. Video from 2015."

Moog System 55 with Essential Extras SN 39/55 for Sale


via this auction

"$5,000 price drop!!! Still registered with Moog and under warranty. Moog System-55 Fully Analog Modular Synthesizer Unique opportunity to own a true investment piece, which will only appreciate in time. 100% authentic Moog, hand wired, stuffed, and soldered right here in the USA. Manufacturing of this unit began in 2015 but was not completed and delivered to me until May 2016, serial #39 of 55. [1] I am throwing in for FREE: The Moog 953 Duophonic 5-octave CV controller ($1,099) this does NOT come bundled with this system from Moog.[2] I am also throwing in for FREE: The solid walnut keyboard garage ($400 ) of which the modular also sits atop and stows the 953 beneath, that matches the system perfectly.[3] An extra single-slot passive module ($69), [4] and a foot-switch($30). NO TAX!! Shipping and insurance we split 50/50. I highly recommend local pick up, besides you can check everything out to be 100% sure of your purchase. The base unit comes in large wood crate and the rest is parsed out in 3 large boxes; all banded on a skid. I have the original shipping crate and boxes, patch cords, and paper work. This system has less than 20 hours use. Why am I selling? I have 2 giant modulars, and I need main far-field monitors more than I need two modulars- its that simple. If you want the Dual Sequencer Compliment B clone ( on top in the photo), I will accept offers. This sequencer is made by Synthesizers.com and is superior to Moog's unit at a fraction of the cost.This instrument will only appreciate in value over time."

May 1983 Prophet 10 Synthesizer Installation and ROM Replacement Instructions


via this auction

"This lot includes five page document ROM replacement instructions for the Prophet 10 from Sequential Circuits, Prophet 10 Midi Installation and Operation manual issued May 1983 from Sequential Circuits, a green voltage section card, and a four page original Pamphlet Survival of the analogue prophets, issued 1992 by Wine Country Productions. All are originals from those dates."

Not sure if these are still available through Wine Country. If you need them, check yourself. Posting this because I thought they were interesting.

Roland Juno-106 with Blue LED Bender


via this auction

Skookum Synth Anookum - Mutable Instruments Anushri Clone Eurorack Module


via this auction

"Skookum Synth Anookum - Mutable Instruments Anushri Clone - Analog Monophonic Synth - Lofi Drum Machine in a Euro Rack module --- In excellent condition, 100% functional. You need a Euro rack case and power supply to use the Anookum. Great sounding! Analog monophonic synth sounds very Roland-ish and the loft drums are very crunchy!"

Modor NF-1 Digital Polyphonic Synth Virtual Analog FM Wavetable


via this auction

"Super sounding very flexible synth! The Oscillator choices really make this synth. Standard analog waveforms and many other types: FM, FM feedback, wavetable, etc... The state variable VCF is fantastic as well. Also includes very analog sounding chorus and delay effects. The latest OS is installed, as well as a large amount of preset banks to get you going."

Roland Aira Demora as CV Formant Synth & Clock Divider feat. Moog Mother 32


Published on Jan 19, 2017 zacharyradford

"I used the Aira customizer to create a sawtooth synth with a 12db and formant filter (controlled by the M32 LFO). I used the secondary input and output to divide the gate from the Beatstep (faster at the start and slower at the end)."

NAMM 2017: Elektron


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM 2017: MOK Wave Razor Futuristic Virtual Synth


Published on Jan 18, 2017 MOK

"WAVERAZOR Futuristic Virtual Synth

Unleash your dark side with Waverazor—a futuristic synth that gives you the power to splice waveforms into aggressive new sounds. The patent-pending oscillator design utilizes a new form of synthesis to produce biting leads, glitched-out basses, cinematic pads and everything in between. Twist and torture every parameter of sound using a central oscilloscope for precise waveform creation. Morph multiple parameters at once using an array of performance controllers. The collection of included presets provides a launchpad into endless sonic exploration. Waverazor is compatible with AAX/AU/VST on Mac, PC and Linux."

MOK is on a mission to unveil new, never-before-heard sounds. The company was founded by Rob Rampley, Taiho Yamada and Chris Compton—the designers behind acclaimed synthesizers including the Quadrasynth, QS Series, Andromeda, Ion, Micron, Fusion, Venom, BioTek and more."

NAMM 2017: Wave Razor

Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

Release set for April

NAMM 2017: Tracktion Raspberry Pi Interface


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM 2017: Modal CRAFT


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM 2017: Roli Blocks


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

NAMM2017: Introducing BirdKids new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

See the Birdkids label below for more.

NAMM2017: Introducing AJH Synth new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017

http://www.analoguezone.com/

New Modules:

- 2HP panel gain jumpers
- V SCALE - variable buffer active multi - available in two to three weeks
- DUAL LFO + VCA
- DH ADSR ENVELOP
- CV MIX OFFSET VCA - four channel linear mixer intended for CV

NAMM 2017: Malekko and Industrial Music Electronics Groovebox Collaboration


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

Update:

Manther mono synth using a CEM3340 VCO & CEM3320 VCF.

Mr.D all analog drum machine with individual outs, trigger ins, hard clip, soft clip, analog bit crusher, compressor and drive on the master out. Integrated Varigate. Not your Kaja Googo drums.

Target ship date in March. $599 each.

BFF synthesizer groovebox with digital wavetable oscillator and four voices. CEM3320 clone VCF.

Target ship date in March. $640.

NAMM2017: Introducing Malekko Heavy Industry new Midi Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Malekko Heavy Industry new Midi Eurorack Modules

Malekko Heavy Industry - Sync
Malekko Heavy Industry - CV.GT
Malekko Heavy Industry - DIN"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Malekko Heavy Industry new Voltage Block Eurorack Module

Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Malekko Heavy Industry new Voltage Block Eurorack Module

Malekko Heavy Industry - Voltage Block: Avaliable NOW, MSRP: 349$"

NAMM 2017: Birdkids 2017 Lineup


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Synth Anatomy

Some highlights:
Four channel multitimbral polyphonic sequencer prototype.
Monophonic synth with Mark II VCO, Evelopes, MIDI to CV convertor, & 4 Pole Filter.
Full performance oriented system with multiple modules of course.

Namm 2017 Toraiz Pioneer x Dave Smith NAMM Floor Tweaking


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Ulises El Licenciado Lozano

Update: video re-uploaded.

Critter & Guitari Organelle Live Looping - First Test


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"A quick live looping demo 5 minutes after unboxing the Critter & Guitari Organelle... still need to learn my way around it. Sorry that the video quality is so crap, I somehow messed up the settings on my GoPro (also, bad lighting.) Organelle going through Eventide H9 and then into the tc electronic Ditto X4 looper pedal (I'm still having issues with this stupid Ditto X4 where the 2nd Loop channel doesn't playback or start when it is supposed to.) More and better demos coming soon!"

NAMM2017: Introducing the Verbos Bark filter Eurorack Module


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing the Verbos Bark filter Eurorack Module

Verbos - Bark filter: Avaliable NOW"

KORG Monologue Sound Demo


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Perfect Circuit Audio

"This video demonstrates the sound of the new KORG Monologue analog synthesizer.

Order a Monologue from our web store: https://goo.gl/OwjiKe"

MATRIXSYNTH members get a %10 discount at Perfect Circuit Audio! See the membership page for details.

Murderous (Nitzer Ebb) Korg Monologue + Arturia Drumbrute Demo


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Mattelica

"Live take of Nitzer Ebb's Murderous to demo the Korg Monologue and Arturia Drumbrute. Recorded onto a Roland VS 880 with reverb and echo, into the yamaha mg10xu mixer with gated reverb, and then into the Canon 6D mic in + a 50mm 1.4 lens."

Olivier Briand Matrixbrute


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Olivier Briand

"Démonstration du Matrixbrute ARTURIA par Olivier Briand...."

NAMM 2017: Intellijel - 10 New Modules!


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

Plonk - details here - $309
Tetrapad - 4 position sensor (position & pressure) - $299
Quad VCA - $189
Shifty - analog shift register - $159
Springray2 - reverb w/ EQ
Clock - $99
Buff Mult - missed the price
Headphone Driver - missed the price
Digitank - digital reverb - $69
Intellijel Cases - $500 - $629

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing Catalyst Audio new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Catalyst Audio new Eurorack Modules

Catalyst Audio - Modul 158
Catalyst Audio - SH-IMPLE"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Introducing 1010Music new Eurorack Modules


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing 1010Music new Eurorack Modules

1010Music - Bitbox: Avaliable NOW, MSRP: 599$
1010Music - Fxbox: 2017 March, MSRP: 599$"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

Bitbox details first posted here.

NAMM2017: Introducing Rossum Electro Satellite Eurorack Module


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Introducing Rossum Electro Satellite Eurorack Module

Rossum Electro - Satellite: 2017 March/April, MSRP: 299$"

http://www.analoguezone.com/

NAMM2017: Elektron Announces the DigiTAKT - NAMM Floor Video


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

"Elektron Announces the DigiTAKT

Elektron - Digitakt : 2017 April, MSRP: 650$"

Details here.

NAMM 2017: Dreadbox NYX Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Synth Anatomy

1977-1978 ELEKTOR Magazines Featuring Formant DIY Modular


via this auction

"ELEKTOR - Formant Synthesizer build features, Schematics and PCB layouts!

This is a nearly complete set of the original month by month build instructions for the Elektor Formant synth!
The lot includes 12 issues from April 1977 to October 1978.
Issues 24, 25, 26, 31, 32 (2 copies), 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 42.
The mags are an amazing snapshot of the hobby electronics scene in the late 1970s, but I am obviously selling these because of the Formant sections.

Issues 24-35 are the ones with the actual Formant features, schematics and PCB layouts.
There are a few missing (27-30), but even if you don't already have the others, this is a VERY rare opportunity to pick up the original magazines with the schematics and build diary in, rather than relying on scans on the web.

I'm throwing in 3 more issues, Issue 37 also has half of the C.Chapman VOCODER design as well !!!
They are all in absolutely fantastic condition. You will also get the official 1978 Elektor binder."

Perfect Circuit Audio Presents an Eventing w/ Koma Elektronik



Perfect Circuit Audio is hosting a product demo + Q & A event with Koma Elektronik this coming Monday, Jan 23. You'll find full details in the flyers.

Note the two flyers have the same info. I decided to save them both for the archives.

NAMM 2017: New Dreadbox ABYSS Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Synth Anatomy


ABYSS:
4-Voice Analog Synthesizer

MODE:
* Multi Channel
* Unison
* Polyphonic
* Chords (Appear to be 7 different switch settings)

MOD WHEEL:
switch for (v rate, v depth, wave, w depth)

VCO:
Rate (amount)
Depth (amount)
Wave (appears to be a single blending [square, saw, pulse?] and non-blending [pulse?, square, saw, noise] waveform dial)
Sub (amount)
Glide (amount)
Detune (VCO)
Detune (LFO)
Vibrato (rate)
Vibrato (depth)

VCF:
Cutoff (amount; misspelled as two words)
Velocity (amount)
Reson (amount)
A D S R (envelope)
Level (envelope)
LFO A (amount, to cutoff?)
LFO B (amount; to cutoff?)

LFO:
Rate A (amount)
Rate B (amount)
2x waveform selectors (square, ramp, saw, triangle)

VCA
Drive (amount)
A D S R (vca)

REFLECTOR:
Time (amount)
Res (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO A (amount; to time?)

DELAY:
Time (amount)
Feed (amount)
Mix (amount)
LFO B (amount; to time?)

PHASER:
Res (amount)
Bias (amount)
LFO B (amount; to ???)

Image via Sonic State. Specs via this Muff thread.

[NAMM] Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 - NAMM Floor Video


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Audiofanzine in English

"Here's a demo of the Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 at the NAMM Show 2017."

See the Pioneer label below for more.

NAMM 2017: Make Noise Morphagene - First Look


Published on Jan 19, 2017 sonicstate

[NAMM] Dave Smith Instruments REV2 - NAMM Floor Demo by Dave Smith


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Audiofanzine in English

"Here's a demo of the new synthesizer from Dave Instruments, the REV2, at the NAMM Show 2017 !"

And the announcement posts:

Dave Smith Instruments Introduces the REV2 16-voice Analog Poly Synth
Dave Smith Instruments & Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Official Introduction

Enginursday: The Pro-One and Proto-8 Synthesizers


Published on Jan 19, 2017 SparkFun Electronics

"Marshall has some synthesizers to show off today. See what the signals of an old analog synth look like on the trusty scope, and check out what he's been up to with the Teensy Audio Board. (I’ll give you a hint: it’s synthesizers!)

The project itself is tracked in GitHub, complete with hardware design, panel design and software. The readme files contain information about installing software and general use: https://github.com/marshalltaylorSFE/...

More Information: https://www.sparkfun.com/news/2278"

NAMM2017: Introducing Make Noise Morphagene Eurorack Module

NAMM2017: Introducing Make Noise Morphagene Eurorack Module - Patch Two

Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

Update: "Patch One" just went up:

NAMM2017: Introducing Make Noise Morphagene Eurorack Module - Patch One

NAMM2017: Introducing Make Noise System Cartesian in Black and Gold


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Analogue Zone Showroom / Synths and Studio

http://www.analoguezone.com/

Elektron Introduces Digitakt Eight Voice Digital Drum Computer & Sampler


Elektron has a new hardware box coming this Spring. Rumored price will be €650 / $699.

The scoop:

"Beat making powerhouse

Compact, rugged and to the point. Digitakt is a formidable drum machine. With an astounding feature set and an exquisite digital sound engine, the stage is set for a striking encounter.

Rhythm is a fundamental part of music. Off-kilter beats, four on the floor workouts, polyrhythmic excursions all serve the same purpose. They provide musical structure and sometimes they even make us dance.

Digitakt is a new compact drum machine from Elektron. It contains all the necessary tools to make people move to the beat. A digital and highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, the means to control external MIDI gear. Round it off with a super crisp OLED screen and wonderfully tactile back-lit buttons. Done deal.

Drum machines are something of an Elektron speciality. With the Digitakt we show why.

Digitakt highlights
8 internal audio tracks
8 dedicated MIDI tracks
1 × Multi-mode filter per audio track
1 × Assignable LFO per track
Delay and Reverb send FX
Sampling capability
64 MB sample memory
1 GB +Drive storage
2 × ¼” input & 2 × ¼” balanced output
1 × High Speed USB 2.0 port
MIDI IN, OUT and THRU ports
Overbridge support"

Hartmann Neuron Synthesizer Keyboard


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Tank J


via this auction

Soulsby Synthesizers Launches The Oscitron at NAMM 2017

The official press release follows. See here for previous posts w/ demos.

"Anaheim, USA - 19/1/17.

Soulsby Synths have launched their first Eurorack module, The Oscitron, on the first day of this year's NAMM show. It is available from their website and will soon be available from retailers (see website for list). It comes bundled with the Uni-Five utility module for £260. The modules are also available separately.

The Oscitron is an 8-bit wavetable oscillator. The audio engine is based on the Atmegatron desktop synth module but has many differences too. These include an audio input that can sample wavetables and an adjustable audio engine resolution.

Other features include pitch quantizer, 15 filter algorithms, wave-crusher pulse width and phaser effects. There are 5 CV inputs, a clock input which can be routed to many parameters and an audio input and output.

As with the Atmegatron, there will be numerous software versions released for the Oscitron. A port of the the Odytron analogue modelling software will be released soon after launch.

The Uni-Five is the companion module to the Oscitron and converts bipolar LFOs and 8V envelopes to 0-5V control voltages suitable for the Oscitron inputs.

There are 2 other exciting announcements at NAMM this year. First a new limited edition Atmegatron designed by Pete Fowler (Super Furry Animals / Monsterism). Only 30 have been made, each signed and numbered. The design features a bright pink glossy finish with monsterism screen print patterning.

Finally, the initial prototype of the Atmultitron is on demonstration. It is a 6 voice polyphonic 8-bit synthesizer with 3 octave keyboard. The final specification will feature Eurorack connectivity and wavetable sampling from the Oscitron, along with sequencing and versatile modulation routing. The Atmultitron is aimed to be released in mid-2018.

'The initial prototype of the Oscitron was premiered at NAMM 2016', said Paul Soulsby CEO of Soulsby Synthesizers. 'One year on we are delighted to launch the finished product and premiere the next big project, the Atmultitron.'"


Note the knob area is clear/see-through.

Pretty cool!

Like a little space station in there.

Applied Acoustics Systems and Intellijel Partner for New PLONK Eurorack Module


via Intellijel

"New partnership between Applied Acoustics Systems and Intellijel results in PLONK module

Intellijel and Applied Acoustics Systems ( A|A|S ) have teamed up to create Plonk; a Eurorack format module capable of creating a wide variety of complex and acoustically realistic percussive sounds.

For more than a decade A|A|S have been a world leader in the development and application of physical modeling synthesis. This has resulted in the creation of award winning software products such as Tassman and Chromaphone. Now for the first time their powerful physical modeling algorithms are available in hardware form!


Plonk features:

■ Resonator section models strings, beams, marimbas, drumheads, membranes, and plates.

■ Exciter section comprises a realistic mallet model and flexible noise source.

■ Two Voice Polyphonic at full resolution (24-bit 44.1Khz).

■ Pseudo multitimbrality via CV selectable presets recalled on each new trigger/gate.

■ Full parameter randomization possible.

■ All synthesis parameters can be assigned to the X and Y controls.

■ 128 presets that can be imported and exported via USB

■ 12 HP

■ MSRP $309

■ Release date Q2 2017"

KORG Gadget for Mac | MUSIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Korg

"KORG Gadget is a completely new type of music production software that provides more than 30 small synthesizers and drum machines called "gadgets," and lets you freely combine these to produce anything from powerful electronic music to rock music. Following the worldwide success of the award-winning Gadget for iPad/iPhone we now announce the new Gadget for Mac. Building on the smooth operability and intuitive user interface of the iOS version, "KORG Gadget for Mac” provides a new dimension of inspiration for every creative artist. The Mac version also comes with the "Gadget Plug-In Collection," a magnificent collection of plug-ins that support AU, VST, AAX, and NKS. With KORG Gadget, you can use the Mac version at home and the iOS version when you are mobile, letting you enjoy a seamless workflow and ideal music production experience."

Details here.

5U // Corsynth - C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO


Published on Jan 19, 2017 DiscoverNoise

Playlist:
5U // Corsynth - C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO - Part 1 - Waveforms & frequency range
5U // Corsynth - C104 Odyssey of Sound VCO - Part2 - Function overview

Dave Smith Instruments Introduces the REV2 16-voice Analog Poly Synth


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Dave Smith Instruments

"All sounds created on the REV2. Introducing the all new 16-voice analog REV2 poly synth!"



Update: audio demos added above. Hi-res pics added below. Click each for the supersize shot.

And the official press release follows. Ships April 2017 with a MAP of $1499.

"Prophet ’08 Successor Boasts Expanded Polyphony, Digital Effects, Waveshaping Capabilities

Anaheim, CA—January 19, 2017—Dave Smith today announced the REV2, a new 16-voice analog synthesizer designed to be a successor to their popular Prophet ’08 poly synth. Like its predecessor, the REV2 features two DCOs per voice, and Curtis filters at the heart of its sound engine, but boasts a number of significant enhancements designed to make it more powerful.
As Dave Smith puts it, “The Prophet ’08 has been a real road warrior for 10 years now and people still love it. But we felt it was time to update it with new technology and new features and, at the same time, lower its cost.” Smith continued: “The REV2 is essentially the result of our effort to enhance and improve everything we could about the original Prophet ’08 and, in many cases, double its power.”

The most obvious difference between the REV2 and its predecessor is polyphony. The REV2 has 16-voices as its standard configuration — twice the polyphony of the Prophet ’08 (though an 8-voice option is also available). Since the synth features bi-timbral operation, two completely independent sounds can be stacked or split — layered together or assigned to two different zones on the keyboard.

The essence of its sound comes from two DCOs (plus a sub-octave generator on oscillator 1) per voice, with 4 waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, sawtooth + triangle, and pulse) and a 2/4 pole low-pass, resonant Curtis filter per voice. These are the same filters used not only in the Prophet ’08, but also in many classic instruments of the ’70s and ’80s. A new feature unique to the REV2 is waveshape modulation. You can vary the “pulse width” of any of the four waveforms by manually dialing in a desired waveshape width or by using an LFO or other modulation source for continuously shifting timbre.

An effects section provides reverb, delays (standard and BBD), chorus, phase shifter, ring modulation, and distortion. In stacked or split voice mode, you can apply a different effect to each layer. Effects parameters can be modulated through the mod matrix, which is twice as extensive as its predecessor, with 8 individual slots and many more sources/destinations.

A new polyphonic step sequencer allows up to 64 steps and up to 6 notes per step. A different sequence can be created for each layer when working in stacked or split voice mode. A separate gated sequencer functions as a modulation source, allowing you to create up to 4 different 16-step sequences for complex modulation. Sequences allow ties and rests, and can sync to an external MIDI clock. The arpeggiator features note repeats, re-latching, and can be synced to external MIDI clock, as well. Other improvements include a premium-quality, five-octave, semi-weighted keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch, an integrated power supply, USB support, and a crisp OLED display.

'We’ve created a monster,' joked Smith, 'and I mean that in the best possible way.'

The REV2 has a projected ship date of April 2017 with a MAP of $1499 for the 8-voice version and $1999 for the 16-voice version."

https://www.davesmithinstruments.com/product/rev2/


Click each image for the supersize shot.

Dave Smith Instruments & Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Official Introduction


Published on Jan 18, 2017 Pioneer DJ


"More than ever, producers are making tracks using electronic instruments such as synthesizers and drum machines. And now, in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, we’ve created a new monophonic synthesizer for music production and live performances: the TORAIZ AS-1. The synth is the second musical instrument in our TORAIZ series that brings new creative possibilities to the studio and stage, and its release follows the launch of our popular TORAIZ SP-16 live sampler in August 2016.

The TORAIZ AS-1 is driven by a fully programmable, true analog synthesis engine based on the discrete analog circuitry in Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesizer – a modern reboot of his classic Prophet-5. Working closely with Dave Smith himself, we’ve created a synth that produces powerful analog sound and makes an ideal addition to the set-ups of professional and aspiring producers.

Our experience in making DJ equipment and production gear has been poured into the development of the new synth’s user interface and performance features. The intuitive controls include parameter knobs that let you make both subtle and dramatic changes to the tone of your music to create your own personalised sound. You can use the touchpad-style keyboard and slider to manipulate sounds during performances. And it’s easy to manipulate the seven on-board effects, which – with the addition of a brand-new digital distortion – come from the Prophet-6 synth.

You can connect the TORAIZ AS-1 synth to the TORAIZ SP-16 live sampler via MIDI and use the sampler’s sophisticated sequencer to create even more complex patterns with the powerful analog sounds you’ve created in the synthesizer. Together, the two TORAIZ instruments can be connected to your DJM mixer via Pro DJ Link and MIDI, creating a set-up where the CDJs play the track, the TORAIZ SP-16 adds loops and one-shots, and the TORAIZ AS-1 generates unique analog leads in sync with the BPM of the music.

The TORAIZ AS-1 will be available from March"

Additional details:

Lightfinger's Circuit Patches Volume 1


Published on Jan 18, 2017 Lightfinger

"This video showcases 18 of the 41 patches in Lightfinger's Novation Circuit Patch Collection Volume 1.
These patches are available for purchase at http://novationcircuitpatches.com
Science is real."

4MS Dual Looping Delay Demo


Published on Jan 18, 2017 Russell E.L. Butler

"I've always loved 4ms and their approach to modular synthesis. They create modules that have incredibly musical and experimental applications.

In the video I demonstrate 3 different uses of the Dual Looping Delay.

The first patch consists of a Tip Top Audio SD808 being triggered by an Intellijel uStep. The uStep and the DLD are clocked by a Make Noise Tempi. The kick that comes in is a Tip Top Audio BD808

The second patch is created by a Cwejman VM-1, which is sequenced by a Korg SQ-1.

The third patch utilizes a drone the Cwejman VM-1. The DLD's Hold inputs are triggered by the Loop A and B outputs. The Time inputs are being modulated by two channels from the Make Noise Maths."

Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic Videos by Kalle Paulsson


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Kalle Paulsson

Playlist:

1.Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic: Effects
"A tweak-through of the 16 effects on two patterns."

2. Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic: Sounds
"A tweak-through of the 16 factory sounds of the PO-32."

3. Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic: Jam
"A quick jam on the PO-32, lots of fun building up beats and jamming with them."

4. Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic: Transfer from Microtonic
"Simple transfer of a pattern from the Microtonic VST to the PO-32, then playing around a bit with the result!"

Make Noise 0-Coast + Korg SQ-1 + Modular


Published on Oct 4, 2016 Kalle Paulsson

"The 0-Coast is a beautiful machine that plays very nicely with the SQ-1 and my modular.

Used Quicktime to record stereo audio through my USB mixer, with the iPhone as camera through screen sharing, hence the onscreen icons. :-D"

SQUELCH (Roland TB-303, MC-202, TR-606, Doepfer Dark Energy, Dark Time)


Published on Jan 20, 2014 Kalle Paulsson

"Decided it was time to let some of my boxes play together."

Waldorf Microwave w/ Access Programmer


via this auction

+ Waldorf Microwave Rev A (excellent condition)
+ Microwave programmer (mint condition)
+ 2 Rob Papen soundcards

Kilpatrick Audio Phenol Synthesizer


via this auction

Asama DS-30 Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer


via this auction

Just when you think you've seen them all...

This is yet another branded mini synth like the Coron, JSH, Bias, Cortez, etc. Curious how many of them there are and which was first. Kind of like the Atari Punk Consoles of the past.

"Vintage Asama DS-30 Drum synthesiser - rare vintage 80s (maybe 70s?) analog drum synth, designed to
Mount on the rim of a drum and is triggered when you hit said drum. Has an oscillator, pitch and volume envelope, multi mode lfo and 2 mode noise generator, with blend control. Very cool retro sounding synth, can make some really crazy sounds! Would make a great dub siren as well. I usually just trigger it by tapping on the case, otherwise you could mount it on something and hit that instead. These usually go for about $300. Has a few marks on it, is missing a couple of screws (no big deal) and has a few replacement knobs, otherwise works 100%"

Roland D-550 Synthesizer VST Emulation


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Ali Musician

"Roland D-550 Synthesizer VST Emulation sound demo

Los Angeles-550 library for RSS01 by FAIT CLIC"

It exists. Not 100% sure if this is new as I don't track VST synths. A quick search only brought up D-50 emulations, so giving this the new labels below for now. If you know more leave a comment via the comment link at the bottom of this post.

Update via Christopher Clement in the comments: "Looks like it's been out a while: http://faitclic.eu/los-angeles-550/ or https://www.kvraudio.com/product/los-angeles-550-library-for-rss01-by-fait-clic"

"New" labels removed.

ROLI Blocks Modular Music Studio | NAMM 2017


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Reverb.com

"The ROLI Blocks Modular Music Studio is the latest innovation from ROLI new in 2017. This device sits in a class of its own. It's part synth pad and part keyboard, but unlike anything we've seen before. ROLI Blocks works in tandem with a proprietary app allowing you to press down to make tones that are affected by how you manipulate its rubberized interface.

Hosted by: Justin Delay"

http://reverb.com

Modular Monthly: Creative sampling with the Ginko Synthese Sampleslicer


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Future Music Magazine

"In this video, we use Ginko Synthese's Sampleslicer module to creatively chop and mangle a variety of audio sources on-the-fly. Grab yourself an audio source and get mangling!"

First Look at the New Akai MPCX at NAMM 2017


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Reverb.com

"Akai has brought the MPC into the 21st century with the MPCX. With a host of features typically only available on DAWs, the MPCX brings computer-like capabilities to a standalone unit. Perfect for live performance, recording and rehearsal."

http://reverb.com

Moog Model 15 Preset Tour ** Leads ** (played with the AC Sabre)


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Air Craft

"AC SABRE IS 60% OFF UNTIL 31 JAN: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id103...
Get Moog Model 15: https://itunes.apple.com/app/model-15...
WEBSITE: http://air-craft.co/
AC Sabre is a next generation MIDI-based musical instrument and motion controller for electronic music producers and DJs for iOS devices. AC Sabre works with your existing synths and sampled sounds to add sophistication to your hook-making and powerful energy to your performances."

Soulsby Synths - Oscitron


Published on Jan 19, 2017 DivKidVideo

"Here's the full overview of the Oscitron from Soulsby Synths. It's a 8 bit lo fi oscillator that's super dirty and quirk with aliasing, digital overtones, wave crushing / shaping, filtering, sampling (which is ace). Fire away with questions and comments."

Elkatwin 61 (TripHop Demo Song)


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Vintage Sounds

"All sound smade with Elkatwin, drums with Reason"

PO-32 tonic, sound transfer demo


Published on Jan 19, 2017 teenageengineering

Arturia Matrixbrute FirstView #1 - Analog monophonic paraphonic duo split Synthesizer with a matrix


Published on Jan 19, 2017 Matthias plays

"I just received the Matrixbrute made by Arturia. Enjoy my short unpacking session and first view played session. Please bear with me that I didn`t go into all details in my first view session. This synthesizer has so much to offer that wouldn`t be possible to bring into a short clip alike this is."

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