MATRIXSYNTH: Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Korg Volca Drum, Modular & Minilogue XD Updates

Be sure to see all the updates in the three previous posts:

Introducing the KORG minilogue xd: Analog Evolved - Details & Demos
Introducing the KORG volca drum - Welcome to an infinitely expanding world of sound-design
Meet the New KORG volca modular - Details & Demos

When major products are announced, multiple updates tend to come in while the post is going up. It's typically a bit of a scramble to get them all updated. Once the news is broken for an hour or two, new content will go up in new posts. Until then, be sure to check back to make sure you do not miss anything. And be sure to click on the "CLICK FOR MORE »" link at the bottom of posts to get to the rest.

Meet the New KORG volca modular - Details & Demos


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Korg

It's real. Looks like a mini Buchla Music Easel with the red on blue touch panel "keys".

Updates: Reverb video, audio demos, hi-res pics & additional details added below.

"KORG volca modular is a semi-modular analog synthesizer in the KORG volca format that makes modular synthesis more accessible and understandable than ever before. Featuring 50 patch points for using the 20 included patch cables to connect the eight onboard modules in any way imaginable, volca modular was created with 'West Coast Style' synthesis in mind, to offer a unique sound and design that deviates from traditional synthesis norms."

Korg Volca Modular - Demo with Nick Kwas

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Korg Volca Modular BUNDLES at Kraft Music.

Nick Kwas Demos and jams out on the Korg Volca Modular at Kraft Music.

The Korg Volca Modular is a semi-modular analog synthesizer with eight independent internally-connected modules, 50 patch points, and digital effects. Although focused on the complex and experimental sounds of the West Coast school of modular synthesis, the Volca Modular is equipped with the familiar 16-step Volca sequencer with parameter automation capabilities, as well as flexible scale and key settings. Sync and CV in jacks allow for connection to other Volca units, select Korg synths and sequencers, and modular systems. Like other Volcas, the Volca Modular features a built-in speaker and battery operation.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Volca Modular bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new micro modular 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!"

Korg Volca Modular - Clock Divider

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Rishabh Rajan

"Tutorial on creating a multi-voice pattern using the clock divider."

Korg Volca Modular - Step Sequencer

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Rishabh Rajan

"A tutorial on some of the functionality of the step sequencer on the Korg Volca Modular."

Korg Volca Modular Micro Modular Synthesizer | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Reverb

"The synth masters at Korg just announced the Volca Modular, Minilogue XD, and Volca Drum. Starting with the Volca Modular micro modular synth, check out this video demo (as well as those linked below) to learn more about the features in this trio of new offerings from the dream team that created so many of the top-selling synths on Reverb in the past couple years.
Read More on Reverb"





"An analog synth composed of modules

Eight modules

The volca modular is a semi-modular synthesizer consisting of independent analog synth modules, digital effects, and a sequencer. Each of the modules has been carefully selected for its stand-alone completeness. The modules are internally connected so that sound can be produced even before connecting the included pin cables, and the routing is shown by white lines on the panel. Module connections via a pin cable take priority over the internal connections, bypassing them.

SOURCE:

This consists of a triangle VCO carrier and a modulator. The complex overtones generated by FM modulation are sent through a wave folder circuit to add additional overtones, producing a distinctive sound. This module is important in determining the basic character of the sound of volca modular.

Introducing the KORG volca drum - Welcome to an infinitely expanding world of sound-design


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Korg

Updates: Additional videos, audio demos, hi-res pics & details added below. Check out the SEQUENZ CB-4VOLCA Hard-shell case for up to 4 volts.

"Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the volca lineup.

The volca series is all about unique sound. Whether it's analog, PCM, or FM, the volca series puts unique sounds into an accessible platform. And now, the series is joined by a new rhythm machine that brings yet another sonic character. It's the volca drum digital percussion synthesizer."

Korg Volca Modular - Demo with Nick Kwas

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Korg Volca Drum BUNDLES at Kraft Music.

Nick Kwas Demos the Korg Volca Drum at Kraft Music.

The Korg Volca Drum is a digital percussion synthesizer and rhythm machine with a 6-part x 2-layer structure. Based on DSP-powered analog modeling, Volca Drum generates a wide range of unexpectedly different percussion sounds ranging from realistic to idiosyncratic, with wave folder, overdrive, and waveguide resonator effects. Volca Drum is equipped with the familiar 16-step Volca sequencer with parameter automation capabilities. Sync and MIDI in jacks allow for connection to other volcas, select Korg synths and sequencers, and DAWs. Like other Volcas, the Volca Modular features a built-in speaker and battery operation.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Volca Drum bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new percussion 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!"

Korg Volca Drum Digital Percussion Synthesizer | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Reverb

"The synth masters at Korg just announced the Volca Drum, Minilogue XD, and Volca Modular. Starting with the Volca Drum, check out this video demo (as well as those linked below) to learn more about the features in these new offerings from the dream team that created so many of the top-selling synths on Reverb in the past couple years.
Read More on Reverb"

Korg Volca Drum Mega Tutorial

Published on Jan 14, 2019 cuckoomusic

"Korg Volca Drum is a percussive synthesiser from Korg, in the Volca range. I find it quirky and fun, when departing from the drum territory.
Here's a long tutorial, with a lot of flavours of what it sounds like, and how you can work with it."





"Welcome to an infinitely expanding world of sound-design.
Joining volca kick and beats as the third, and most unique, drum synth in the volca lineup.

The volca series is all about unique sound. Whether it's analog, PCM, or FM, the volca series puts unique sounds into an accessible platform. And now, the series is joined by a new rhythm machine that brings yet another sonic character. It's the volca drum digital percussion synthesizer.

Based on a simple trigger waveform, wave folder and overdrive are used to add overtones and distortion, and then a waveguide resonator effect brings the sound to life. The six-part DSP synth engine was designed with a completely different philosophy than conventional drum machines, and generates a wide range of unexpectedly different sounds. And of course, you can play those sounds from the volca-style sequencer.

Adding these distinctive sounds to your rhythms will revolutionarily transform your performances and productions.

Introducing the KORG minilogue xd: Analog Evolved - Details & Demos


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Korg

Update: Additional hi-resolution pics, audio demos, and full details added below.

"KORG minilogue xd is an evolved next-generation synthesizer with huge potential for sound design and performance. Building on the legacy of KORG minilogue, monologue, and prologue, minilogue xd emphasizes the same real analog sound and joy of controlling an electronic musical instrument offered by the original minilogue, while adding a new digital MULTI ENGINE from the Korg prologue, three stereo effects units, a powered-up sequencer with motion sequencing from monologue, and microtuning functionality with custom user scales.

We wanted to deliver a next-generation analog synthesizer for a new generation of musicians new to analog synthesis. That dream was realized in the development of the minilogue, which instantly made the analog synthesizer approachable.

In addition to emphasizing the same real analog sound and joy of controlling an electronic musical instrument offered by the original monologue, the minilogue xd newly adds a digital multi-engine, effects, a powered-up sequencer, and micro tuning functionality, further expanding the possibilities for sound design and performance potential."

Korg minilogue XD - Demo with Nick Kwas

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Kraft Music

"Find exclusive Korg minilogue XD BUNDLES at Kraft Music

Nick Kwas Demos and jams out on the Korg minilogue XD at Kraft Music.

The Korg Minilogue XD is a four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer that offers huge potential for sound design and performance. Based on the accessible analog approach of the original Minilogue, the Minilogue XD is equipped with a digital multi-engine as a third oscillator in addition to a pair of analog VCOs. This hybrid sound engine is augmented by high-quality digital effects, a 16-step polyphonic step sequencer with motion sequencing, and a velocity-sensitive 37-note slim-key keyboard. Stereo output jacks, a damper/sustain pedal jack, and two CV input jacks provide versatile connectivity.

Get more for your money with an exclusive Korg Minilogue XD keyboard synthesizer bundle from Kraft Music. These package deals include the accessories you'll need to get the most out of your new poly 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!"

Korg Minilogue XD Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer | Reverb Demo Video

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Reverb

"The synth masters at Korg just announced the Minilogue XD, Volca Drum, and Volca Modular. Starting with the Minilogue XD, check out this video demo (as well as those linked below) to learn more about the features in the trio of new offerings from the dream team that created so many of the top-selling synths on Reverb in the past couple years.
Read More on Reverb"





"Analog synthesizer circuit that shatters expectations for its class

Four-voice polyphonic analog synthesis. The analog synthesizer circuit of the minilogue, whose genuine analog sound had a huge impact on the synth world, has been further developed for the minilogue xd.

Voice structure of minilogue xd is 2VCO + MULTI ENGINE, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. In addition to the distinctive circuits found in the series, such as wave shaping to shape the overtones of the oscillator and a sync/ring switch, there's also cross modulation, a sharp two-pole filter, and a drive switch that adds thickness and drives signal into minilogue xd’s filter. Every parameter has been tuned in detail based on what musicians want out of their synth. The sounds range from the warm pads typical of analog to fat basses and crisp lead sounds, covering every situation.

Of course, programs that you create can also be saved in the unit. Out of the box, minilogue xd comes loaded with 200 presets, and a total of 500 programs can be saved.

cover blade runner With only the SKULPT Modal


Published on Jan 13, 2019 Synth4you

"Cover of Title 'Opening' of movie Blade Runner, all the sounds were created on skulpt

No additional effects, except a delay on the strings"

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Quasimidi Cyber 6 for the keyboard controller.

Moog One: Demo of the new Paris Strother/KING and Kevin Lamb Presets [No Talking, Sounds Only]


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Synthient Sound

"Moog just released these new presets featuring a collaboration between Paris Strother from KING and legendary sound designer, Kevin Lamb. Most of these are warm and brooding, but with a few surprises as well.

I attempt to play in a way to let you hear the sonic texture, but I can in no way play as well as Paris Strother! :)"

SCI PROPHET VS DEEP FILTERED SWEEP PAD


Published on Jan 14, 2019 synths colors

Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax Organ (No Talking, Patch in the description)


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Stefano Bertoli

"First session with Ciat-Lonbarde Sidrax Organ alone clean and with some simple patching. Reverb and delay from MR12.
00:00 Instrument unpatched. 01:30 Start playing with Global Tune Knob. 02:04 Start playing with Chaos Knob. 02:47 Start playing with single tune sliders.
03:26Patching:
Second bar Press Gesture into Glitch input number 2 of the sixth bar,
First bar Press Gesture into Glitch input number 1 of the sixth bar,
Second bar Release Gesture into Oscillator FM input bar number six,
First bar Release Gesture into Oscillator FM input bar seven six."

LZX Audio Escher Sketch Eurorack Stylus Pad Controller Module


LZX Audio Escher Sketch Quick Start Published on Jan 14, 2019 LZX Industries

"A quick informal overview of using the LZX Escher Sketch stylus pad controller."


"Touch/stylus pen controller interface for video synthesis, featuring a high resolution 5.7 inch drawing surface. Provides XY positioning voltage outputs as well as pressure and directional velocity sensing. Stylus pen included.

Width, 36HP
Mounting Depth, 50mm
Power +12V @ 180mA
Power -12V @ 30mA"

Sequential In The Spotlight Interview with ULTRANOIRE


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

"Ultranoire approaches contemporary electro-pop music and vintage synthpop from its darker side, combining smooth sensual baritone vocals with some gloomy, mid-tempo electronic sounds. The German/Hungarian duo was formed in 2014 by Josef Stapel (singer-songwriter, composer) and Szilard Kun (keyboards). So far both of their albums have successfully landed high in the dark underground audience lists as best sellers.

They continue to grow in popularity on home ground and the International dark underground music scene making a name for themselves for their trademark sounds and vocal delivery. They are currently planning to follow up on the success of their critically acclaimed second album Intronaut by releasing their long awaited third studio album in 2019. We chatted with Josef on how he’s been using the Mopho x4 with Ultranoire."

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

The Synth Sounds Of Dance Music (& How To Recreate them) [w/ the Prophet 6 & OB-6]


Published on Jan 14, 2019 Luke Neptune

"From 1988 to the present day, we take a little journey through some classic synth sounds of dance music and learn how to recreate them along the way.

-If you own a Prophet 6 or OB-6 then you can purchase all the sounds featured in this video here http://www.lukeneptune.com/soundsets/"

Mario Mathy : Jumping dance - The Ultimate Casio Synth Tribute


Published on Jan 10, 2019 Lindsey Tuteleers

This one is in via Jos: "Mario Mathy posted a video of his synth song Jumping Dance on his YouTube channel from the 80’s."

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I almost thought someone overdubbed the music but you can clearly see this is what he is playing! Enjoy. :)

I think it's all Casio gear. Thought I saw Roland in there but not seeing it now. If you spot anything else feel free to comment. The ultimate Casio tribute!

Update via Jos:

"He endorsed Casio, I suspect he got the instruments from Casio on condition he promoted them. As a fact he had a music store in Belgium selling only Casio gear for a few years in the 90’s. No Roland, no Korg, only Casio. On his first album ‘Hello This Is Mario Mathy’, I’m pretty sure there are songs he used also other equipment, from before his Casio endorsement.

Few days ago I posted a video that was broadcasted on Belgian TV, end of latest December, featuring Mario Mathy, looking back on his music career:"

Mario Mathy Belgium's 80's synthesizer King looks back

Published on Jan 13, 2019 LtPicard

"Belgium 's synthesizer king of the 80's, Mario Mathy looks back 30 years. Featuring fractions of Jambo Sana, Liberty, Jumping Dance."


Update via @LindseyTutelee1

Cool comic strip featuring Mario Mathy playing Super Mario. The track would translate well as a chiptune, not to mention the title.

Moog One: Firmware Update v1.0.3 (Live from the Moog Factory)


Started streaming 11 minutes ago Moog Music Inc

"Overview of the Moog One Firmware Update v1.0.3 lives with Michael Ashton, Moog Firmware Engineer and Nick Valente, Moog Instrument Specialist."

Nozori by Nozoïd : A New Concept in the Eurorack World




"Encouraged by public success of the OCS-2 and MMO-3, Nozoïd dust off eurorack systems with it's new concept : nozori.

This platform allow to easily switch from one module to another, with the same hardware. Changing modules is as simple as changing jumpers position!

A kickstarter campaign has just been started to finance the production of this hardware. A good opportunity to be the first to get one, at a lower price.

The nozori concept consist of using the same hardware for multiple modules. This hardware is based on a powerful digital core to allow huge versatility. Potentiometers, inputs or outputs can adapt to many module designs: from standard modules like VCO, VCF, LFO to outstanding functionality never seen before. This solve two problems of the eurorack world: the price and the size of a system.

You can unleash your experimentation process without spending much on new modules : one hardware allows more experimentations since you can try many different modules. You may have a module that you did not used anymore. With a nozori, this will never happen : when your rack evolves, you only need to change few jumpers to find the perfect module for the situation.

2 hardwares are available : the Nozori 68 with 6 potentiometers, 4 CV in, 2 audio IN and 2 audio OUT, and the Nozori 84 with 8 potentiometers, 2 audio IN and 2 audio OUT.
This 2 platforms allow an extensive range of modules. The available list is impressive : shape morphing VCO, morphing VCF, FM or other sound generators, sequencers, shape morphing LFO, chaotic CV generators, sound effects. A total of 40 modules, have already been developed. Since the production of a Nozori module did not involve any hardware cost, Nozoïd had developed very specific module that other manufacturers do not risk producing.

A simple 5 modules rack offer more than 3 millions module combinations. Nozori unleash creativity at a small cost!

Nozori module can be used with there reversible white / black panels. Their elegant design will perfectly fit in your rack. An extension pack is also available. It include optional front plates that can be added to show the control parameters of a specific module. This pack also expose the jumpers on the front panel to swap module within seconds.

The nozori website contains more information, including video demonstration of all modules.

Here are the full specifications :
12U eurorack module
POTENTIOMETERS : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate
AUDIO IN : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, from +/- 5V (clip between +/- 6 to 7V)
AUDIO OUT : 24-bits at 96KHz, DC Compatible, delivers +/- 5V (can go up to +/- 7V)
AUDIO IN/OUT latency : 0.17 ms
CV IN : 12-bits at about 18KHz sampling rate, from +/- 5V (clip at +/- 5.3V)
Power consumption : +12V : 150mA; -12V : 10mA
32 bits ARM Cortex M3 @ 84MHz
260g
Low profile (only 27mm deep)

Nozoïd is known for the OCS-2 and the MMO-3 : 2 semi modular synthesizer that pack tones of control in a very small form factor. Both synths have very good feedback from its user community, including Jean-Michel Jarre, Richard Devine, and Bogdan Raczynski.

On the kickstarter campaign, the early bird can be bought for 219€. After the kitckstarter campaign, a Nozori platform will cost 249€ in Europe (including taxes), about 320$ excluding taxes outside Europe."

G8TOR : A Sequencer with Serious Bite


"2GETHERAUDIO RELEASES G8TOR, A SEQUENCER SYNTH WITH LIVE ACTION PAD EFFECTS - FOR MUSIC TRACKS NEEDING SOME SERIOUS ANIMATED BITE.

Boston, MA USA (January 8, 2019) - 2getheraudio has released a unique software synthesizer built around three step sequencers add DJ-style pad triggered effects for manipulating the sequences while they're playing. The virtual instrument is called G8TOR and is available for purchase today under 2getheraudio's Pay-What-You-Want business model.

"I'm really excited to bring another Adam Petruszko (http://www.knobz.net) designed virtual instrument to market", stated Jennifer Hruska, CEO of 2getheraudio. "His audio expertise and studio creativity come together to create such unique and utterly musical virtual instruments. G8TOR is no exception. If you like fat VA synths, step sequencers, arpeggiators and playable pad effects, G8TOR is a must have in your plugin arsenal."

Like the name suggests, G8TOR starts its sound production with a fat and edgy sounding synthesizer. A supersaw oscillator, noise source and 2 virtual analog oscillators get the ball rolling followed by a resonant filter with envelope, modwheel and sequencer control. Further refinement includes mono mode with glide and built-in distortion, chorus, stereo delay and convolution reverb effects. The result is a synth capable of super fat basses, filtery pads, blistering leads and just about anything in between.

Then comes the sequencer magic. G8TOR includes three programmable sequencers – an 8-step note sequencer, an 8-step filter sequencer and an powerful arpeggiator with per-step stutter, duration, velocity and filter control in addition to the standard arpeggiator controls. Suddenly, a single note from the G8TOR synth turns into an action sequence, driving bass line, or animated percussion track.

To add even more variety (and avoid the static effect many step sequencers can impart), G8TOR includes eight tempo-sync'd pad effects. Simply start the sequence and trigger the pads for endless sonic variation. The pad effects include bit crusher, low/hi pass filter, flanger/phaser, fractal delay, panner, wah wah, stutter, and cut echo. The pads are MIDI controllable with per-pad trigger options that include one-shot, toggle, hold, mono aftertouch and poly aftertouch. A MIDI learn function helps you quickly assign each pad to an external MIDI controller.

G8TOR supports 64-bit VST, AU, AAX capable DAWs and includes a Standalone app for use without a DAW. It is Mac and Windows compatible. G8TOR is released under 2getheraudio's Pay-What-You-Want business model so nearly all musicians, regardless of their ability to pay, have access to this software. A free trial is available at https://www.2getheraudio.com/instruments/g8tor."

How to Make Dub Techno (Deep Techno) with Modular synth (VCV Rack Tutorial)


Published on Jan 14, 2019 VCV Rack Ideas

"I continue my track making tutorial series from scratch! This time I am going to the world of Dub Deep Techno! This genre (or style) requires the beauty of Ambient and the groove of Techno. Well, take a look at what I got. I hope you will enjoy.

Timeline:
0:26 - Chords
2:36 - Kick
3:26 - Hat
4:58 - Pluck
7:06 - Lead\pad
12:29 - Bass
20:46 - Snare
25:26 - Clouds
30:57 - Continue tweaking and jamming

I share file patches and other stuff on my Patreon, support me and be awesome! https://www.patreon.com/vcvrackideas

Don't forget to check my Instagram page for the new SHORT VCV RACK TIP series!
https://www.instagram.com/vcvrackideas/"

Cwejman S1 MK2 Back in Production


The Cwejman S1 MK2 is back in production priced at 3500€ or roughly $4000. Curious if it will be the battleship green or off-white model below.

via Cwejman

"The S1 is a semi-modular, analogue monophonic synthesizer. It is easy to get started with since it is prepatched for optimal use of its sound producing possibilities and eliminates the need for external connections between modules during use. Each module can be disconnected and used separately, e.g. to control or be controlled by other instruments. This flexibility enables and simplifies experimentation with creation and reproduction of sound

Features
3 oscillators with seven waveforms
ring modulator
FM
sync
portamento
noise generator with three noise shapes
low pass filter with selectable 4 / 6 poles and quasi band pass mode
multi mode filter with selectable 2 to 6 poles and three modes
wide range envelope generators
master amplifier with build-in overdrive stage
LFO with seven basic waveforms and wide rate range
extensive modulation of, virtually, all synthesis parameters
build-in MIDI to CV/gate converter with 16-bit resolution
several parameters can be voltage controlled by external signals and, simultaneously, control external devices by the build-in MIDI converters voltage outputs (see Rear Panel)
The S1 is a stand alone instrument and the possibility with patching and integrating it into an external modular (or semi-modular) synthesizer makes it extremely flexible."

Roland Juno-60 Keyboard Synthesizer


via this auction

You can clearly see the fake wood veneer of the original Juno-60 peeling in the 3rd shot below.

ELEKTRONIKA EM25 - Vintage Analog String synthesizer USSR Soviet Russian


Published on Jan 14, 2019 GLvintageSHOP

"EM-25 is an interesting Soviet string-synth that looks and feels like a curious cross between Moog Opus 3, Yamaha SK15 and ARP Solina. Like other Soviet synths, has got a distinct sound of its own and can easily compete with synths that have grown to become classics.

Organ has great vibe - I like its etheral and gentle vibe in upper register. It has one percussive drawbar (again a plus for total tonal variety).
EM-25's organ is quite interesting, potent and woody with full registers, almost acoustic sounding. With a touch of LXP-1 reverb, a single drawbar turns into real Cathedral organ!

Synth section (called brass on EM-25) is VCO fixed preset on both, with full filter section - but only one filter for all voices.

All said, EM-25 is unique and rare and a real stringer."

GLvintageSHOP on eBay


Pics via this auction

Roland SH-5 Vintage Synthesizer


via this auction

YAMAHA TX802 FM Synthesizer, DX7II Rackmount


via this auction

"If you are looking for the ultimate in Yamaha FM synthesis this is one of the finest examples you will find. The TX802 is a rack-module version of the DX7mkII with full 8-part multi-timbral operation for sequencing and/or key mapping. It has 16-voices of polyphony and six digital FM Operators. There are 128 preset and 64 user patches for your sounds, as well as an external memory cartridge slot.

This particular instrument was used on sessions in the 1990s for artist such as Phil Collins and Whitney Houston. Not only is the unit in excellent cosmetic and operating condition, but it comes with a full internal and card bank of the very BEST DX7 sounds available. These were hand selected using a midi editor librarian, loaded into the internal memory and also the extra RAM cartridge (included).

The original LED display is working perfectly, and a new internal battery has been installed."

Yamaha VL1 Virtual Acoustic Synth


via this auction

"If you are looking at this, then you know what it is. Much much richer and more expressive than the cut down VL70-m

NEW bright LCD display just put in. Easily more readable than the original part.

New floppy disk drive also replaced and tested.

Full Factory Test Menu Performed (see picture) and passed. There's one slight quirk with this board. On boot up it will say the internal battery is low. I have replaced the battery and the message still comes up (only once each time it is powered up). The message can be dismissed, so obviously it doesn't affect usage.

Comes with a disk, with 3 factory sound banks as shown in one of the pictures.
1. FULLCTRL: Full Control using breath controller, plus 2 mod wheels
2. NOBREATH: No breath controller
3. STANDARD"

Teenage Engineering OP-1 Keyboard Synthesizer


via this auction

Steelphon S900


via this auction

Second one to go up for sale this week. These are quite rare. This one is listed for $5352.12, while the other is listed for $7,137.74.

1974 Sears Rhythm Matic Drum Machine SN 5174


via this auction

ReBach GR Series effect sounds


Published on Jan 14, 2019 ReBach

"Here the GR11 VCO, GR21 VCF and GR61 MIX supported with the CATCH ADSR. In this demo the SUB output of a GR11 VCO is fed to the SYNC input of a second GR11 VCO. The ADSR controls the VCO frequency and VCF frequency."

Behringer MS 101 Sound Demo


Published on Jan 14, 2019 AMAZONA Music Mag

05-The Moog Opus 3- Part Five: Moog Ladder Filter


Published on Jan 14, 2019 AutomaticGainsay

"Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the filter section of the Moog Opus 3. This is a single 24dB per octave Moog ladder filter that can be applied to the "brass" and/or "organ" sections of the Moog Opus 3."

AutomaticGainsay Moog Opus 3 videos.

Review: Octatrack at year 8 - Is it still worth it?


Published on Jan 14, 2019 loopop

"With plenty of upgrades and 8 years after it was released, is the Octatrack still worth it? This review attempts to find out, in light of a few other instruments that have come out recently.

The review is split up into two parts, first, the top 10 features I think still make it stand out, and then a deeper look at what the user experience “cost” is in terms of complexity.

There are a few sampling and LFO tricks used in this video, all of which can be found in my In-Complete Book of Electronic Music Ideas, Tips and Tricks (hint: it's in-complete because it's always being updated…):

► Patreon: https://patreon.com/loopop

TIMELINE:

0:00 Intro
0:50 #1: Live sampling
3:10 #2: Audio I/O x 4
5:10 #3: Crossfader
7:00 #4: Time/Pitch
10:15 #5: Power slicing
11:30 #6: “Plays free”
13:00 #7: Audio streaming
13:20 #8: LFO designer
15:10 #9: Built in FX
16:25 #10: A lot more...
17:55 Is it easy to use?
18:45 Track machines
21:20 Static & flex slots
23:20 Recorders & buffers
25:00 Banks & parts
26:45 Trig key modes
28:25 Summary "

Hive 1.2 - The Wavetable Update


Published on Jan 14, 2019 uheplugins

"While this update is focused on the introduction of wavetable scanning, it also includes other new features, bugfixes, and almost 500 new factory presets.

Wavetables in Hive are easily selectable as oscillator waveforms and controlled in the Hive hexagon. There are many features available to shape the waveform any way you wish: from manual scanning to modulatable controls.

As a plus: a proprietary wavetable scripting language!
This update also includes our new preset browser with tagging support, a new XY section for more performance control with intelligent auto-assignment, new modulation matrix modifiers, VST3 support, and many more improvements."

https://u-he.com/products/hive/hive.html

Elex K4 Strings Machine 1979... Italian Sound!


Published on Jan 14, 2019 VSMI

"Elex K4 Strings Machine demo... I think is a very great nice sound!! Montarbo DRev 128 for echo and long reverb and a wonderful Mac whau whau pedal effect by Meazzi."

Waldorf Quantum v PPG Wave 2 2


Published on Jan 14, 2019 100 Things I Do

"So out of interest here I compare the original PPG wave tables on both the Waldorf Quantum & the PPG Wave 2.2. Thanks to Retrosound for the wave table scans.

The Quantum can do a lot of things that just were not possible in 1982 and the PPG Wave has those amazing analog filters & 8 bit fuzz and aliasing to its sample playback. Its still quite cool how in the same ball park they can sound when compared directly and being so different in design :D

Hope you enjoy"

Guru Meditation #00000001.48414E53 (Mangrove, Plaits, Morphagene)


Published on Jan 13, 2019 Svenbørt

"Two Mangroves and Plaits form broken chords sequenced on Earthsea. One Mangrove additionally modulates Formant on the other Mangrove, controlled with a Maths LFO through Cold Mac. One of the Mangroves is being recorded into Morphagene and played back, while manually manipulating Vari-Speed. Morphagene's output is processed through Disting Mk3's bit crusher. While manipulating Morphagene's Vari-Speed recording on Morphagene is reactivated, causing the continuously re-recorded singal to decay until there is only a crackle left."
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