MATRIXSYNTH: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

New Yamaha MX88 Music Synthesizer Demo with Blake Angelos


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Yamaha MX88 BUNDLES at Kraft Music:
http://www.kraftmusic.com/brands/yama...

Blake Angelos from Yamaha demonstrates the MX88 Music Synthesizer at Kraft Music.

The Yamaha MX88 synthesizer is compact and lightweight with over 1000 voices from the Motif series. The MX series' class compliant USB audio and MIDI interface allows seamless plug-and-play operation with Mac, PC, and iOS devices. MX synths can unlock even more sound creation possibilities with FM Essential, a free FM synthesizer app for iOS. Other features include Virtual Circuit Modeling effects, 128 notes of polyphony, and DAW Remote function for software control directly from the MX88's front panel.

The MX series is available with a 88-note, 61-note or 49-note touch-sensitive keyboard.

Get more for your money with exclusive Yamaha MX88 music production synthesizer BUNDLES from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new synth, all for one low price. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our knowledgeable sales advisors will be happy to assist in choosing the BUNDLE that's right for you!"

Yamaha MX88 Music Synthesizer Performance with Blake Angelos

Squarp Pyramid - First Jam, ft. VolcaFM, Minilogue, JU-06, TR-8


Published on Apr 19, 2017 MR TUNA Music

"Just picked up the amazing and seemingly limitless #SquarpPyramid hardware sequencer, and I've spent the day only scratching the surface of what this incredible machine has to offer. Here's a quick jam I put together with the little I've learned so far. Roland TR-8 starts us off with a beat, then I use the Pyramid pads to play a line on the Volca FM, before switching over to Minilogue and eventually getting a little JU-06 before I can't figure out what to do next. I am still working through a lot of the complexities of the unit but I was too excited not to do a little jam. Let me know if you have any questions about the PYRAMID!"

190417 - Eurorack Performance


Published on Apr 19, 2017 zacharyradford

"~6 months later and I've already filled 6u x 84HP.

Melodies generated by 2x 2hp TMs through the Doepfer Quantizer.

Rings with frequency modulated by a metronome via Ears (not pictured)

Recorded with Zoom Q2n."

First Test: 4MS Dual Looping Delay with Erica Synths Pico Drums


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Genshi Media Group

"A first quick test of the 4MS Dual Looping Delay with the Erica Synths Pico Drums (x2) as the audio source."

Novation Peak & Make Noise 0-Coast | & Korg SQ1 Sequencer


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Rishabh Rajan

"Using the 0-Coast's CV outs as a modulation source in the Novation Peak."

Novation Peak & Korg SQ1 Sequencer

Published on Apr 19, 2017 Rishabh Rajan

Also see: Novation Peak Sound Design
Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

Casio CZ-3000 80s Synth SN 305094


via this auction

Sequential Circuits Six-Trak SN 000474


via this auction

Octave the Cat SRM II Synthesizer SN G 1171


via this auction

"In excellent working and aesthetic condition. Last serviced in 2016. Octave Cat SRM II synthesizer."

Akai VX90 6 Voice Analog Synthesizer Rack SN 10425-00642


via this auction

Whispers, Murmurs, Mumbling, Muttering, Gurgling


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Worwell

Strange Grove - Novation Supernova 2


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Reuben Jones

"A demo of the Novation Supernova 2."

FluxusOne & Morphagene demo


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Tenkai Kariya

Zetaohm FLXS1 & Make Noise Morphagene.

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 SN 1433 with MIDI


via this auction

"Prophet 5 in beautiful condition. Just tested and it works flawlessly."

Vintage Minimoog Model D SN 1075 w/ 1130 Drum Controller


via this auction

"This Minimoog was one of the very first, made in 1971, as the 73rd unit with serial number 1073 [the SN, as you can see below, is actually 1075]. It is in amazing condition - clean inside and out! The Minimoog and 1130 drum controller were both serviced and tested - they are good to go!

Pictures of the inside of the Minimoog were taken while it was being serviced.

Servicing done for the Minimoog includes the following:

PCB mounting spaces removed and replaced
All keys removed and cleaned
Unit re-bushed, keys re-installed
Key contacts cleaned and adjusted
Mod/Pitch wheel assembly removed, pots cut and cleaned, re-installed
All circuit boards removed, all edge connectors cleaned
Power supply smoothing capacitors removed and replaced with new
All control pots cut and cleaned
All switches cleaned
Circuit boards re-installed
Repaired VCO2 solder joint - re-soldered
Noise trimmer replaced
PSU/VCF card replace electrolytic capacitors
Full calibration to factory specs

Servicing for the 1130 drum controller includes:
Removed foam and re-foamed
Molex on PCB repaired
Wiring connector 6pin opened up, wiring repaired
Pins cleaned, pots tightened, calibrated to spec."

Novation Peak Sound Design Tutorial by Cuckoo


Published on Apr 19, 2017 cuckoomusic

"The Novation Peak is a new 8-poly synth from Novation that finds itself in the borderland between Digital and Analog with its new Oxford Oscillators. Here's a full length tutorial of how to design sounds with this machine. If you know the Circuit engine, you'll find a lot of similarities. Under the hood though, it's completely different.

Introduced during Superbooth 2017."

Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

PO-32 + Analog Four = A Binary Jam Session


Published on Apr 19, 2017 ON OFF ON

"Simply in love with the combo of PO-32 + A4. With a portable battery bank I am able to take these two anywhere to knock out a quick jam and quickly lay down ideas for songs. Love the versatility of sounds on the PO-32. enjoy ! This song was mastered by my good friend Ivan Beres from his studio in Berlin, Germany. Thanks Ivan !"

Casio CZ 3000 First Impression w/CZ Touch


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Todd Smith

"Casio CZ3000 is the 2nd vintage digital synthesizer I recently got in my studio. It's a menu based digital synthesizer with wave forms based on analog synthesizers. This video features CZ Touch, enjoy.

Everything recorded on Apple iPad Pro ( Audio ) and iPhone 6s (Video)

: Gear Used :

Casio CZ3000
CZ Touch ( iPad Pro )"

iTunes: CZ Touch - Coffeeshopped LLC

VINTAGE WURLITZER OMNI 6500 ANALOG DUAL KEYBOARD SYNTHESIZER SN 1264840


via this auction

I believe this is the first WURLITZER OMNI 6500 to be featured on the site. It appears to mainly be a preset synth, but note the Flute, Synth Solo, and String Ensemble sections. Also note the Hohner badge.

WALDORF PULSE ANALOGUE SYNTH SN 95480412


via this auction

"The Waldorf Pulse is a monophonic analogue synthesizer equipped with three oscillators and an arpeggiator. Its 100 patch programs are divided into 59 presets, 40 user sounds and one random sound. In addition to some standard modulations, four freely routable modulation units with selectable source, amount and destination give almost unlimited possibilities for analog bass and lead synth sounds."

Curetronic's New Specht S 07 Mini Synth


Note the two pictured are the same, the top is a being built shot missing some of the knobs and MIDI jack. The Specht S 07 is being shown at Superbooth.

Superbooth 2017: Novation Mono Station First Look


Published on Apr 19, 2017 sonicstate

Click here for details on Novation's new MonoStation.

Superbooth 2017: Novation Peak With Engineer Nick Bookman


Published on Apr 19, 2017 sonicstate

Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

Superbooth 2017: Behringer DeepMind 12 Desktop & DeepMind 6


Published on Apr 19, 2017 sonicstate

I'm guessing these are the two new synths mentioned here?

Sequential Prophet-6 Presets 300-349


Published on Apr 18, 2017 Pure Ambient Drone

All parts here.

Octamoog | Mother 32 + Octatrack synthesizer performance


Published on Apr 19, 2017 BoBeats

"In this video I play a sequence running on the Mother 32 and sequence drums using the Octatrack. The Octatrack also adds a lot of effects to the Mother 32 that I fade in and out using the cross fader.

You can find the sampels used in this performance here: https://sellfy.com/p/2c7T/ sampled from the Analog Rytm. Free or pay what you want."

Dave Rossum of Rossum Electro-Music at SUPERBOOTH17


"All set up and ready for Superbooth to kick off tomorrow. If you're there, come by and say hi!"

Music Thing Modular Superbooth Preview 2017


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Tom Whitwell

"I can't make it to Berlin this year, so this is me sitting in the shed, explaining all the new Music Thing Modular bits that will be on the Thonk/Music Thing stand at Superbooth 2017.

0:40 Startup: Headphone Amp + Mixer + LFO
3:10 Graphic EQ
3:52 Spring Reverb mk 2
5:08 Chord Organ
6:35 Magnetophon: Tape head module"

Superbooth 2017: Elektron Digitakt First Look - We Finally Get To Hear It!


Published on Apr 19, 2017 sonicstate

New eowave Quadrantid Swarm (protoype1)


Published on Apr 19, 2017 eowave

"COMING SOON...

The Quandrantid Swarm is a versatile, unique instrument for sound designers and musicians looking to explore exquisite and unfamiliar timbres that range from subtle to outrageous, nebulous to shimmering. It is comprised of a digital synthesizer voice with a percussive element, 2 pole analog filter, 8 waveforms for modulation, and a spring reverb. The 8 touch keys can be used as a mono keyboard, polyphonic keyboard or an 8 step sequencer. The QS interfaces with other instruments via MIDI, and CV/Trig inputs.

The first prototype will be released at Superbooth 17, official release date to be announced. RRP is currently 499€ (subject to change on release)"

Spitfire Introduces BT PHOBOS Polyconvolution Synthesizer


Published on Mar 31, 2017 Spitfire Audio

Playlist:
Spitfire Presents - BT Phobos Feature
Spitfire Presents: BT Phobos
In Action: BT PHOBOS Trailer Music
Spitfire Walkthrough: BT Phobos
In Action: BT Phobos Basics


"BT PHOBOS Polyconvolution Synthesizer sees Spitfire Audio aiming for the stars with notable namesake co-creator

LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of BT PHOBOS — conceived in close collaboration with notable namesake American composer (The Fast And The Furious, Monster, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) and electronica pioneer BT (Brian Transeau) as a must-have Polyconvolution Synthesizer for any AAX-, AU-, VST-, and VST3-supporting DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), and lending itself to writing cinematic electronic, epic, and hybrid compositions, courtesy of its liquid, morphing, and transformational convolution capabilities — as of April 13...

All of which begs some serious questions: what, exactly, is BT PHOBOS? One of Mars’ moons, maybe? A synthesizer? A tool for creating colossal cinematic and electronic rhythms? An engine for endless spectral combinations of wide, lush pads and ambiences with propulsive rhythmic figures? Is it a sound library of an astronomical vintage synthesizer collection, bespoke beats, field recordings, live acoustic and orchestral treatments, micro-rhythms, percussion, and textures? Truth be told, that’s just scratching its stellar surface — inspiration-wise or otherwise!

On the face of it, at its core BT PHOBOS is, indeed, a synthesizer — albeit a soft synth based on the unexplored precept of polyconvolution as a synthesis engine. Extraordinarily adept American audio engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and technologist BT came up with the idea many moons ago when working with sound design — polyconvolution... as a synthesizer. So what, exactly, does that mean? Well, what it means is: instead of using convolution — a piece of software (or algorithm) that creates a simulation of an audio environment — for reverb or modelling an amplifier’s distortion circuit, why not make a ‘reverb’ impulse response tonal? Why not, indeed. In fact, BT did just that, and, in doing so, found that combining something rhythmical with something tonal (as an impulse response) yielded some of the most modern, liquid, and percolating responses he had ever encountered — exactly the kind of sounds he had been searching for while scoring music for films and games... those elusive sounds suited to satisfying the most demanding directors’ wishes. Words like, “Movement and a feeling of drive, yet subtly...” need no longer prove problematic — thanks to BT PHOBOS!

BT brought a whole new musical meaning to the ‘Special Relationship’ between the United Kingdom and United States by working in close collaboration with Spitfire Audio to combine over 20 GB of his own personal bespoke libraries into a tonal engine, enabling BT PHOBOS users ultimately to filter, pulse, rhythmically cut, and sculpt impulse responses that are harmonic, melodic, and tonal. Then play them polyphonically.

Put it this way: one of the most significant solutions BT PHOBOS provides is giving composers an ability to engage their audiences for extended sequences and cues without sounding repetitive or ‘loopy’. Leaning on an all-new, realtime interface interaction allows BT PHOBOS users to evolve, transform, and warp their molecular musical patterns according to nuanced changes within a scene.

So since BT PHOBOS cleverly challenges the convention of loops, tones, and how they are used in a convolution, central to its operation is a beautiful bespoke GUI (Graphical User Interface) implemented to cultivate creativity through fostering familiarity. Which is why, when clicking on the name of any (sound) SOURCE or CONVOLVER, users are greeted by exactly the same browser. Better still, users can automate many of the powerful and unique controllers central to the BT PHOBOS vision. Which is why modulation MAPPINGS — the way in which functions are mapped and then ‘modulated’ (or changed) in realtime or automated via controllers — are key to many presets, and applied both to SOURCE/CONVOLVER. Cutting-edge sound source advanced controls (to further adapt each SOURCE, such as ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, and RELEASE; START OFFSET; FILTERS; and GATES) and convolution advanced controls (to further adapt each CONVOLVER and its impulse response — similar to SOURCE controls, providing the same functionality for each CONVOLVER) carry creative composers into an almost limitless inspirational musical well... well, there are actually 90 sextillion-plus combinations of sounds, so inspiration is guaranteed to never run dry!

If — like BT before you — you are on a musical mission to explore strange new sound worlds... to boldly go where no composer has gone before, be assured that BT PHOBOS pushes compositions into emotional, evocative, expressive, and truly new voyages of discovery like no other soft synth plug-in that has gone before it."

http://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bt-phobos/

miniTS - DIY 2 Octave Touch Synthesizer


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Jan Ostman

"The mini-TS is an Open-source 2 octave touch synthesizer.

You'll find more at: https://janostman.wordpress.com/the-m..."

ARP SOLUS Monophonic Analog Synthesizer SN 2353390


via this auction

Multivox MX-880 Duo Sonic Synthesiser SN 899052


via this auction

"As far i can see these were made in the Same factory in Japan as the Roland SH-2000 and an early example of a clone (to all intensive purposes looks the same and sounds the same apparently) but a few people also say this is the same as the MX 2000 which it isn't, it has a different control panel and a black face colour, it also has its own personality. Anyway, worth doing some research as i've never seen another one of these and cant find any decent information about it online, I gather its 1973 and one of the earliest synths made and Multivox were an American company in the 70s who made a few weird synths.

It sounds amazing, the filter is super rich and all the presets and faders work, including the assignable aftertouch (first aftertouch in synth?) and has a few tweaks on it, however the 2nd Oscillator is very quiet so it could definitely do with a service!!"

Immaculate Siel Mono Synthesizer


via this auction

"Siel Mono - an Italian Monosynth from the early 80's. Siel were in partnership with ARP and some of the Siel range were also badged as ARP such as the Quartet. I have had a couple of these Monos and this is by far the best example I have ever seen - see pictures for condition. There is no rust - which is common on these - and all button caps are present. All sliders, switches and lights work. This one has a rare volume pedal with it that fits the din style socket on the back. This one also still has the back legs to tilt it up - these are often missing on these synths. It can do a good impression of a Moog, fantastic basslines, lovely Pink Floyd horn synths and nasty leads. Still has original Owner's Manual and Schematics which show it has been cared for."

ARP Sequencer Model 1613 SN 0446 w/ Original Manual


via this auction

via the seller: "Original 70's ARP model 1613 analog sequencer, S/N 16130446. I just recently had this serviced to replace all of the tuning and control sliders with brand new ones. All LEDs and switches are good and working fine. Functionality has been verified and is 100%. Cosmetically, there are a couple of minor scratches. Two of the blue slider caps are missing. Comes with original owner's manual. I am the original owner."

Oberheim Xpander XP-1 SN G42811


via this auction

"One bad-ass analog AS-IS. US Made - original owner - smoke free. Display super bright. The VCOs and PW FAIL tuning. Likely voices 1&2, likely needs new CEM3374 Dual VCO chip or chips ($65 - synthparts.com?). AS-IS. Cosmetic scratches. Volume knob resists when turned. Single Patch button sticks but works. AS-IS. Priced to sell. Needs some love but worth it."

XAOC DEVICES BELGRAD eurorack vcf


Published on Apr 19, 2017 FunkyjunkItaly

"1976 Dual Peak Multimode State Variable Filter"

ARP 2600 Filter Modulation Patching


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Meta Function

"In this video, Meta Function demonstrate filter modulation patching on an ARP 2600.

The ARP 2600 is famous for providing the sound of R2D2 in the original Star Wars film, its heavy use on Stevie Wonder's early material and providing the main riff on Underworld's 'Rez". This is a V4.0 2600 released in 1974 and features ARP's then new G-clef logo alongside the sort after Model 4012 filter (which was a copy of Moog's patented ladder-filter design that eventually led to a legal dispute forcing ARP to design a new filter).

In this video a mix of saw and square waveshapes from oscillator one are run through the lowpass ladder filter. With oscillator 2 and 3 running as LFOs, various filter modulations are patched including Env 2, S&H, the Voltage Processor and the Electronic Switch. Due to the switching and voltage processes, interesting filter modulation can be heard as LFO 1 sine switches or inverts LFO 2 square.

Sequenced via a Sequentix Cirklon.

Audio recorded via Calrec S2 console and SSL convertors. All dry, no FX, EQ or compression. The only post production performed was normalization.

Watch at 1080p with good quality audio monitoring for the best experience.

Meta Function developed the Max For Live synthesizer, the Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.com. A four voice paraphonic synth with 2 multi-mode osc, three multi-mode filters, 5 LFOs, 5 Envs and a 12 slot modulation matrix.

You can buy it from Sonicstate right here for £19.95:

http://bit.ly/wavejunction

Note: Ableton Live 9.6.1 and Max4Live 7.2.2 required.

For more info see:

http://metafunction.co.uk/wave-junction/"

Live Jam #82 - Ambient / Drone / Self playing patch - Eurorack modular, Disting mk4, Clouds


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Monotrail

"I am experimenting with the Disting mk4's sample playback features. In this self playing patch it is playing a pre-recoded C-tone from the Dixie with some fm, alongside the live Dixie :)

Stuff used:
Eurorack modular system with:

Doepfer: a-118, a-119, a-124, a-143-4, a-148, a-156, a-160-2, a171-2
Expert Sleepers: Disting MK4
Intellijel: Dixie II, uFold, Quadra, 2xTriat , Linux, mult
Malekko heavy industry: Unity mixer
Make noise: MMG, Lxd
Mutable instruments: Clouds, Peaks
MFB: Dual LFO
Synthrotek: Echo, Deluxe power
Tiptop Audio: BD808
Diy: Quad attenuator

Audio via the Mackie 1202vlz4 mixer to a Moto Ultralite MK3 hybrid.
External effects: T.C electronics M350 for reverb"

Monde Synthesizer Pedz Demo


Published on Apr 19, 2017 MondeSynth

"Monde Synthesizer Expression Pedal Interface, Pedz demonstration video."

See this post for details on Pedz.

Make Noise Morphagene pt. 3: Micro Scale: Genes, Morphing and Sliding


Published on Apr 19, 2017 MAKEN0ISE

"This video covers the Sound Object and Microsound scales of the Morphagene. On this scale the Morphagene's fludity of motion through time is particularly evident, as it lets us explore very small pieces of sound in great detail."

All parts here.

Moog Sub Phatty & Boss DD3 Digital Delay


Published on Apr 19, 2017 3rdStoreyChemist

"Sub Phatty synthesiser through the DD3. The DD3 has been placed on an aux send.

No further processing except normalisation."

KORG Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer (1981) sound demo


Published on Apr 19, 2017 RetroSound

"(c) 2017 vintage synthesizer demo by RetroSound

Korg Mono/Poly 1981.

4 VCOs | SSM filter
4 Voice Polyphonic and Unisono Mode
LFO
4 Pole lowpass with ADSR envelope
2 Envelopes
arpeggiator, chord memory

Used by Vince Clark, 808 State, The Orb, Chemical Brothers, Tangerine Dream and many more."

DJ Pierre - Acid House Pioneer: Artist Feature


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Propellerhead

"Here’s a thought experiment… how many musicians can you name that invented an entire musical genre from a single song which the genre even takes its name from? Is there a song called Jazz? Did someone write a track called Blues? No. That unique honor is reserved for Phuture and their song Acid Tracks, from which the global cultural movement of Acid House was born.

DJ Pierre sat down to tell us the stories of his early days, show us around his latest work, and share some of the new talent and artistry he's nurturing in his creative incubator space at Afro Acid Digital in Atlanta."

Roland SH-1000 synthesizer improv by Raymond Castile


Published on Apr 18, 2017 raycastile

"My Yamaha CS-60 is undergoing its third round of restoration (hopefully the last round). So while it's gone, I'll occupy my time getting to know this Roland SH-1000 that I recently purchased.

The SH-1000 was introduced in 1973. It was the first synthesizer produced by Roland. This is a historic synth! You can hear it in the early music of Vangelis and Mike Oldfield. It has been said that Blondie used it for the baseline in Heart of Glass, but I think that has been proven false. It's a primitive synth, but has a unique sound. I'm using a vintage Roland FV-1 foot pedal to control the filter. (It doesn't seem to work with modern pedals.) The pedal really makes it come alive.

This is my first monophonic synthesizer! Yes, I've owned nothing but polys until now. I must say, playing a mono synth takes some getting used to. I've read that audio levels on monophonic synths tend to run hot. That's definitely the case with this one. You can hear it clip and distort here and there in the video. I'll have to learn how to deal with the levels. There is an art to it. I have another mono synth on its way, so I should have plenty of opportunity to practice learning to play and mix them properly."

VGM #103: Memories of Green (Chrono Trigger) Chill Synth-Fusion Cover


Published on Apr 18, 2017 Ace Waters

"Y'all, there is a lot of really good music in Chrono Trigger. All I'm saying. "

Rainger FX - Deep Space Pulsar


Published on Apr 18, 2017 Knobs

"For the first time, you can bring your ducks.

0:34 - Overview
1:39 - Tap tempo / Controls
2:50 - Microphone
3:15 - Inverted
4:10 - Dumb
4:45 - Outro"


via Rainger FX:

"This is a sidechainer pedal, an effect that ducks your instrument’s signal each time it gets a trigger – capable of putting deep spaces into your sound!

NOTE: Audioclip includes some playing with other effects (fuzz, echo…).

It’s an effect that’s heard on many recordings, often subtly – like when a rock rhythm guitar is sidechained with the kick drum, so every time the kick drum hits, the guitar volume dips slightly for that instant – giving a really powerful overall effect… The guitar sounds pumping, or spring-loaded!
Or it’s sometimes used strongly, to make the signal completely disappear with each kick drum, as in big 4-on-the-floor club tunes. All we’re talking about is change in volume – the Deep Space Pulsar doesn’t affect your tone in any way, and sounds great with bass guitar!

Whatever way you use it, this sidechaining effect has NEVER been so easily available – and controllable – as with the Deep Space Pulsar! (Up to now, it’s always been an effect that’s added in post-production – hardly ever live).

It comes with a microphone; put that inside your drummer’s kick drum, plug it into the top end panel of the pedal and you’re ready to go! The pedal sits there waiting for the drummer to play….

The ‘Dip’ knob adjusts the amount of dip to the signal, ‘Rel’ controls the speed of the release; how quickly the sound rises back up, and ‘Vol’ is the volume – the pedal can go quite loud, more than compensating for any loss in overall level due to all the ducking. The LED display gives a visual indication of the amount and length of ducking.

TAP TEMPO

However when instead you plug in the Igor pressure pad controller, the Deep Space Pulsar has tap tempo – a fully correctable facility – enabling it to work if you’re playing along to a DJ or drum machine. Two presses of the Igor programs a tempo (the ‘record’ LED coming on to show that the tempo is being recorded and it’s waiting for the second press), and at any point that tempo can be adjusted to bring it back into sync with the music, enabling the pulsing to stay in time for long periods.

Pressing on Igor for 1 second erases the tempo, for you to start again at a different tempo.

Or alternatively trigger it from a CV pulse!

PUSH-BUTTON SWITCHES

There’s a ‘Pad’ button to alter the sensitivity of the microphone, and also an ‘Inv’ button to invert the whole effect; no sound is heard until the kick drum (or tap tempo) hits, when a pulse of signal is let through – introducing whole new kinds of sounds!

This is a revolutionary effect, designed specifically for those that play with other people – whether in bands, clubs or studios."

ぼくドラえもん / ARP Odyssey FS


Published on Apr 10, 2017

Wake up everybody!

"Arranged & Performed by SuperMPU32
http://supermpu32.jimdo.com/

ARP Odyssey FSで「ぼくドラえもん」を弾いてみました。"

Zetaohm Fluxus One Voltage Sequencer Now on Kickstarter




The Zetaohm Fluxus One is now on Kickstarter.

"Adding Fluxus One to your modular is an instantly gratifying experience. It highlights the capabilities of your existing gear, and provides you with a fine precision tool to simultaneously control multiple facets of your modular patch. It will help you to bring more pythagorean musicality into your system, or allow you to embrace utter chaos with its modulation and microtonal capabilities. We have worked very hard to bring a concept to life..."

You can find details on the module previously captured here, and additional posts featuring the FLXS1 here.

Six New XAOC Modules Coming to SUPERBOOTH17


"Tomorrow! @Superbooth_Bln"

Official Novation Peak Videos


Official Novation videos added to the main announcement post here.

Novation Peak Synth Demo & Overview


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Sound On Sound magazine

Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

"We get an exclusive look at Novation's brand new, 8-voice hybrid polysynth: Peak. The new design combines digital oscillators with a multi-mode analogue filter, a plethora of modulation options and built-in effects. It will retail for £1249 in the UK and hit shops in mid-May. Read our full review in the May issue of SOS, out April 20th."

Novation Peak Sound Design


Published on Apr 19, 2017 Rishabh Rajan

Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

Playlist:
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 06 808 Kick Bass Sound Design
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 05 Future Bass Brass
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 04 Acid Bass
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 03 Chainsmokers Supersaw
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 02 Deadmau5 Pluck
Sound Design with Novation Peak - 01 DeepHouse Bass

Novation Peak Review 1st-Look Overview & Unboxing Videos


Uploaded on Apr 18, 2017 Ask.Audio

See this post for hi-res pics and the official press release.
Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

1. Novation Peak Review Part 1: 1st-Look Overview & Unboxing
"In this 1st look video of the new Novation Peak analog/digital hybrid synthesizer Rishabh Rajan explores the controls and features and does a smooth unboxing."

2. Novation Peak Review Part 2: Hands-on in-depth synthesis
"In the 2nd video of our in-depth review of Peak, Novation's new flagship digital/analog hybrid synthesizer, Rishabh Rajan demonstrates its capabilities for sound design and music production."

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Novation Announces New Peak Polyphonic Synthesiser


Published on Apr 19, 2017 NovationTV

Click here for all posts featuring Novation's new Peak Polyphonic Synthesizer.

Playlist:
1. Novation // Peak with Hauschka
2. Novation // Peak - A Technical Overview
3. Novation // Peak - Patch Browse


via Novation

"Novation has chosen the Superbooth exhibition as the best place to launch Peak, a polyphonic synthesiser that is destined to be the brand's leading synth. Peak’s design consultant was Chris Huggett, the man behind Bass Station, Supernova, OSCar and many more synths, and Peak has its origin in the Bass Station II analogue monosynth.

Peak is an eight-voice desktop polyphonic synthesiser with three New Oxford Oscillators for each voice. The oscillators sound completely analogue by being high-quality NCOs (Numerically-Controlled Oscillators), but gain the flexibility of the digital domain with 17 digital wavetables. They can also become a linear FM source using either the analogue-sounding NCOs or digital wavetables – so are able to cross-modulate in a recursive loop.

The synth has a resonant multi-mode analogue filter for each voice, and three distortion points for each voice – pre-filter, post-filter and global – in an analogue signal chain. Peak is capable of receiving polyphonic aftertouch, which puts expression right at one's fingertips. There is also reverb, delay and chorus effects, and an on-board arpeggiator.

The modulation system puts a 16-slot modulation matrix and 16 direct assignments in the main controls, cleverly arranged for intuitive patch design and sound editing. There are three ADSR envelopes and two LFOs for each voice, and more elaborate movements and secondary ‘via’ assignments are made just a few menu button presses away. In addition, two animate buttons give live performers instant one-touch transformation of patches.

Peak connects to modular systems via a CV modulation input, and has MIDI I/O on five-pin DIN ports, so other MIDI gear can be connected. Via USB, Peak can be plugged into Mac or PC, where unlimited patches can be kept using the Components software.

Robert Jenkins, Product Strategy Director, Novation, said: 'Peak is a desktop polysynth to rival even the finest polys on the market today – and of years past. Peak is the result of Novation’s obsessive mission over the past decade to create a synthesiser that sounds entirely analogue yet gains the flexibility of the digital domain.'

Pricing and availability is as follows:

Peak
US = $1299.99 ex. tax
Germany = €1429.99 inc. 19% VAT
UK = £1249.99 inc. 20% VAT
Available worldwide from May 2017

Peak Stand
US = $99.99 ex. tax
Germany = €114.99 inc. 19% VAT
UK = £99.99 inc. 20% VAT
Available worldwide late 2017"

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Novation Reveals New Circuit Mono Station - Paraphonic Analogue Synthesiser


via Novation:

"At the Superbooth exhibition Novation will reveal Circuit Mono Station, a next-generation sequenced monosynth, following the release of Circuit in October 2015. Circuit Mono Station builds on the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit, with a paraphonic analogue synthesiser that originates from the Bass Station II, plus three sequencer tracks that benefit from the 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads found on Circuit.

The synth has two oscillators that can be individually controlled, three distortion modes, plus one multi-mode filter with high-pass, low-pass or band-pass. With Circuit Mono Station, the sync and tuning parameters of its two oscillators can be individually controlled. It also offers four waveshapes (sawtooth, triangle, square and sample + hold), a sub-oscillator, ring modulation and noise generation. Users can get the frequency band they want by applying high-pass, low-pass and band-pass filters with slopes of 12dB and 24dB. In addition, Circuit Mono Station introduces a powerful overdrive.

Both monophonic and paraphonic modes are available, with each oscillator individually controlled by its own sequencer. In total, there are three sequencer tracks: two oscillator sequencers and one modulation sequencer. Users can alter Gate length, switch patterns instantly, choose sync rate and mutate patterns.

A four-by-eight modulation matrix makes it possible to route from LFO with the four waveshapes, envelope, sequencer or velocity, enabling complex modulation for pitch, pulse-width, amp, filter, distortion or CV. Up to 64 patches can be loaded and saved on the device, right at the user's fingertips.

Circuit Mono Station controls separate hardware via CV, Gate and modulation outputs, and has MIDI In, Out and Thru, so other MIDI gear can be connected. Passing an audio signal through the audio input opens up a world of analogue filtration and distortion. Using the audio input with the mod sequencer, a source can be modulated, evolved and processed in entirely new ways. Via USB, Circuit Mono Station can be plugged into Mac or PC, where unlimited patches can be kept using Components.

Pricing and availability is as follows:

US = $499.99 ex. tax
Germany = €549.99 inc. 19% VAT
UK = £479.99 inc. 20% VAT
Available worldwide from July 2017"


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