MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Korg Gadget 2 Music Production Software Coming w/ New Gadgets / Synth Models

Teaser: "With long-awaited Windows plugin compatibility, KORG Gadget 2 becomes the superior all in one music production software!"

Note the synth names pictured:

Memphis - MS20/10
Pompei - Polysix?
Tuipei - ?

Others faded in the background. You can find the current list of Gadgets here.

Update: some info in via Korg:

"KORG Gadget is music production software that provides you with more than 30 unique synthesizers and drum machines called “gadgets”, and lets you combine them however you wish working through an intuitive user interface. There’s the multiple-award-winning iOS version, the powerful Mac version, and now the long-awaited plugin collection with Windows support. You can now use our many ready-to-go presets and sounds and our powerful and all-encompassing gadgets with carefully selected parameters - ALL in your favorite DAW on both Mac and PC.

We’ve powered KORG Gadget 2 into the second generation, featuring six brand new gadgets and expanded utility features.
We’ve also brushed up the user interface based on user feedback, giving you the smoothest music production experience yet.
We’ve redesigned the main screen view so that you can see the status of each track at a glance, and created a new smooth tempo-change and fade-in/out function.

You can now produce all your work on KORG Gadget 2, without losing inspiration. Further product information will be available shortly.

Scheduled release date: February 2019

KORG Gadget 2 Lineup
- KORG Gadget 2 for iOS *1
- KORG Gadget 2 for Mac *2
- KORG Gadget 2 Plugins for Mac/PC *3

Addition of six new gadgets
- Memphis (Semi-Modular Analogue Synthesizer)
- Pompei (6Voices Analogue Synthesizer)
- Taipei (MIDI-Out Control Module)
- Durban (Bass Effect Processor)
- Two more new gadgets coming soon

Long-awaited Windows compatible Gadget Plugins
- All gadgets will be available as Mac/PC plugins.
- All ready-to-go presets and sounds will be included.

*1 The IOS version is available as a free version upgrade. The added gadgets will be available as in-app purchases.
*2 The Mac version is available as a paid version upgrade. The new gadgets and Gadget Plugins will be included.
*3 The standalone version is not included. Only the Mac/PC plugins are included in this package."

Manis Iteritas - Noise Engineering

Published on Jan 17, 2019 jamescigler

"A brief overview and patch examples with the Manis Iteritas from Noise Engineering"

Advanced Features Korg Volca Modular

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Rishabh Rajan

"In this video I show 4 different features on the Korg Volca Modular.
1. Creating a digital distortion sound using the Woggle module
2. Creating Feedback routings
3. Increasing the range of the step sequencer's clock
4. Creating a 3 voice patch."

Follow-up to Korg Volca Modular In-Depth Review

Korg M1 61-Key Synth Music Workstation with Blue LCD SN 085708

via this auction

"The Korg M1 61-Key Synth Music Workstation in excellent condition with power cable, and Calzone gig bag. This M1 modified with a custom blue LCD with LED back light for display. It has been replaced back up battery recently and loaded factory patches."

Roland System 100m

via this auction

"Modules featured on this modular system are: .
* 112 - Dual VCO, with 3 CV ins, 2 outs, and weak/strong sync
* 121 - Dual VCF , with low-pass and high-pass filters with 24 dB/octave slope
* 130 - Dual VCA with a linear/exponential switch
* 140 - Dual envelope (ADSR, invertible & manual gate button) and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10)
150 - Ring Mod, Noise (pink and white), S&H (with lag), and LFO (5 waveforms with switchable range: x1, x1/10) ."

Sequential Circuits Inc Pro One SN 6234

via this auction

Roland JUNO-DS61W

via this auction

Yamaha MODX All Solo and Pizzicato String Presets

Published on Jan 17, 2019 synthartist69

synthartist69 MODX demos

Africa's first Home made Modular Synth

Published on Jan 14, 2019 TheDIYer

"A few months ago I dipped my feet into the world of modular synths. The entire African continent has only one shop selling Euro rack modules which is really sad. Also, Euro rack modules are overly priced for someone in my context. My only option was to go the DIY route. I looked up schematics and started modifying some circuits and building others from scratch. All parts in my modular were sourced locally. In a few months I have learnt so much about electronics and analog synths and I have built what is an almost decent modular synth. I believe this is Africa's first home made modular synth. I hope this video inspires someone out there to build their own synth."

via @thonk_synth

Africa's first Home made Modular Synth
DIY Modular Synth and Beat Step Pro
DIY modular analog synth build

Radikal's Jörg Schaaf performs live at the Synthplex 2019

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Jörg Schaaf

"I am very happy to announce, that I am going to perform live at the 2019 SYNTHPLEX in Burbank/CA. I am very excited about this opportunity and I am looking forward to accelerate electrons between my synths and some massive speakers.

Ich freue mich riesig ankündigen zu können, dass ich dieses Jahr auf der Synthplex in Burbank, Kalifornien auftreten werde. Eine tolle Gelegenheit mein nächstes Album Imaginary Journey vorzustellen."

Firechild - Mr M

Published on Jan 17, 2019 MrFirechild

"Using a lot of analog goodies, trying to capture the vibe from the early days of synthesizer popmusic. Roland Jupiter-8, Minimoog Vintage, Club of the knobs, Mos-lab, Oakley modular. FIlterbanks, BBD Chorus, Flanger and Phasers. Enjoy. Produced by" And a Sequential OB-6.

1989 Michael Jackson's Band Akai Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

"Akai 'Michael Jackson Band - Great musicians use great equipment' ad, Electronic Musician 1989"

Arché From Expressive E

Published on Jan 17, 2019

"Arché simulates the physics of a real bow striking real strings in painstaking detail, leading to a level of realism that has never been heard before in simulated string instruments, played with a keyboard interface.

Combining Expressive E’s unique algorithms with their patented Touché controller gives keyboardists an extraordinary opportunity to harness the evocative and powerful sound of the greatest solo string instruments in a way that sounds accurately articulated and is natural and immediate to play, either in the studio or on stage.

Although designed for the fullest integration using Expressive E Touché and Touché SE controllers, users can also enjoy most functions of Arché using standard MIDI keyboard controllers.

These three new software instruments are available for purchase exclusively on Expressive E’s website. The complete Arché Collection retails for 120€/$, with individual instruments available for 49€/$ each."

What is Arché ?
Arché Collection - Physically Modelled Strings
Start playing with Arché
Go further with Arché
Arché Violin
Arché Viola
Arché Cello

Gotharman's LD3 - Granulator Effects

Published on Jan 17, 2019 gotharman

"Playing with the new Little deFormer 3 granulator effects."

Eurorack + Oval iOS Synth + Bastl Thyme (feat. VLK) #TTNM

Published on Jan 16, 2019 The Tuesday Night Machines

"VLK and I met for a noisy, crackly and distorted synth jam last night and decided to record this calmer bit for your listening pleasure :D MORE INFO BELOW!


PixelNoises Synth T-Shirts by The Tuesday Night Machines:


Audio gear used:
- Eurorack Modular Synthesizer with two Piston Hondas, Make Noise René, ADDAC 506, Metasonix craziness, Maths and more
- Oval Synth iOS App
- Bastl Instruments Thyme (affecting the Eurorack audio as well as the iPad's)"

New Roland Juno-DS & FA 06 Custom Skinned

via @synthjam

"Nothing much to say really Happy NAMM from Roland #synthjam #synth #namm #wnamm19 #roland #fa06 #junods"

New CircleFade CFM1 Sequencer

via CircleFade

HD Touchscreen
Max Loop Length: Unlimited
Simultaneous MIDI Sends: All 16 Channels​

Record Sequences
Piano Roll / Random / Pad / Record
Quantize 1 / 128 Step
Ratcheting & Swing
Scale Mode

Control Hardware
12 Assignable CV Ports:
Synchronization Master / Slave
Control Hardware

Predictive Mode
Use Our Artificial Intelligence
Train The AI Though The Progression System
Generate Custom Sequences

Also in eurorack:

optotronic duet

Published on Jan 14, 2019 Brian Comnes

"Ewa Justka's Optotronics Motherfucker2 paired with her Triangle synth. - The triangle's trigger out is driving the MF2 after a few minutes. and for a brief time the MF2 is pushed into a Schlappi Angle Grinder ....Not a performance piece, merely an exploration of some of the sounds these two friends can make together....enjoy"

Check out Ewa Justka live here.

Some info on the triangle sequencer via etsy:

"Triangle △ synth is 8-step trigger sequencer based on CMOS chips.

it features 8 push button switches for changing the pattern , toggle switch for changing the range of the pitch, 3 knobs: tempo of the clock, pitch, glide. and two outputs: audio and trigger out.

It can play odd, complex patterns, from glitchy unpredictable strangeness to more organised bangers.

tuns on 9V battery which is not included.
needs audio mono mini jacks.

audio recordings here:"

Electrix Warp Factory Analog Vintage Vocoder

via this auction

Beat Exchanger - Eurorack USB DJ module

Published on Jan 17, 2019 John Crombie

This is the first Pulse Synthesizers branded post on the site.

John Crombie also brought us the eurorack granular synthesizer & 4 channel USB sampler.

"Pulse Synthesizers two channel Eurorack DJ module that reads direct from USB flash drive.

Each channel has:
Pitch control +/- 10%
High, mid and low Eq
Level control
Beat detection LED and CV output
Beat detection sensitivity control
LED level meter
Headphone cue
CV input for pitch and play / stop
Rotary encoder for song selection and track skipping

Main stereo output
Headphone output
LCD showing waveform, track name, remain time, play time, total time and BPM"

Nanoloop 2 Synthesizer Sequencer + Gameboy Advance + Audio Adapter

via this auction

1x Original Cartridge Nanoloop v1.x (ich glaube, v1.6, bin aber nicht sicher)
1x Nintendo Gameboy Classic Transparent
1x DIY Gameboy-Midi-Clock-Sync-Adapter

Nanoloop Synthesizer Sequencer V1.x + Gameboy Classic + Midi Sync Adapter

via this auction

1x Original Cartridge Nanoloop v1.x (ich glaube, v1.6, bin aber nicht sicher)
1x Nintendo Gameboy Classic Transparent
1x DIY Gameboy-Midi-Clock-Sync-Adapter

Tiptop Audio VCA - Dynamic Volume Control

Published on Jan 16, 2019 Station 252

"Patch example #1 from the manual"

Don't buy a TR-09 until you've seen this! Jomox Xbase09 TR-909

Published on Jan 17, 2019 GetJervis

"Fun Thursday making a Drum'n'Bass inspired beat with this awesome rhino! Got to be one of the best drum machines ever made#!"

Samplr APP JAM - Making Chillhop beats on an iPad

Published on Jan 17, 2019 redskylullaby

"AppJam made with the amazing Samplr App for iPad
My take on a Chillhop / Lofi HipHop beat.
Samplr by Marcos Alonso, NeoSoul Keys Studio by GospelMusicians and Beatmaker3 by Intua recorded simultaneously into 3 channels in Auria Pro DAW by WaveMachine Labs
Also used the superb AltiSpace Convolution Reverb by Igor Vasiliev on the Drums and Sax."

Plugin Alliance Announces a New Product Line of Virtual Instruments

"SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: as the music, sound, and event technology communities collectively unite in making their final approach for landing at The 2019 NAMM Show in Southern California, January 24-27, Plugin Alliance is proud to announce its approaching entry into new space with welcomed Virtual Instruments (VIs) that are all set to turn heads and open ears when released into the wider world…

With 10 years spent successfully crafting professional plugins for mixing and mastering as well as guitar and bass amplifiers under its collective belt, Brainworx will soon be leading Plugin Alliance into a brave new world of professional VIs with its first software synthesizer, applying the same modeling know-how and proprietary, patent-pending Tolerance Modeling Technology (TMT) that was first used on its industry-leading pro audio plugins like the bx_console N, bx_console SSL 4000 E, and bx_console SSL 4000 G channel strips — the latter two being officially approved by Solid State Logic itself — or HG-2, a mastering-grade tube saturation and harmonics plugin perfected in close collaboration with premier Plugin Alliance partner Black Box Analog Design.

Duly announcing its approaching entry into the VI market with a Brainworx bang, both established and newfound third-party Plugin Alliance partners are also all set to release equally exciting VIs of their own in what will positively prove to be an exciting era for sound design-savvy synthesists and songwriters alike.

As such, surely Brainworx Audio Director of Product Management Christian Diehl is perfectly qualified to put this thrilling announcement into its rightful context right here, right now: “I’m very proud to be part of the team that successfully applied Brainworx’s expertise, knowledge, and skills to start a new product line featuring accurately modeled synthesizers with unique elements like our proven and popular TMT functionality. We are very excited about also being able to team up with DS Audio and Unfiltered Audio to make this a very attractive start to an exciting new product line for Plugin Alliance customers.”

Clearly, then, Plugin Alliance is on a visionary mission to reach out to both new and current customers with its impending VI product line. In it for the long haul, more announcements are on the (event) horizon in what promises to be an exciting trip; time to get ready to set your controls for the heart of the sound!"

New Black Corporation Xerxes Voice & Chorus Boards

This one is in via Soviet Space Child, via @blackcorporation_jp.

The Xerxes is Black Corporation's upcoming Elka Synthex based synth.

New KROSS Special Edition in 4 Neon Colors & KROSS 2 Pure White Edition

via KORG

"The KORG KROSS 61-key model, popular for its class-beating performance and stylish design, is now joined by new models in a variety of colors. The lightweight body that makes the KROSS so easy to transport is a perfect match for the four new neon colors: green, orange, red, and blue.

These models also have additional PCM that provides special pre-installed piano and electric piano sounds, as well as synth and drum sounds that meet the needs of cutting edge EDM producers. (Extra Voice Name List)

With a KROSS sporting one of these new colors, your stage setup will captivate and excite any audience.

* All specifications other than color and additional pre-install sounds are identical to the standard model of the KROSS-61."

"New KROSS 2-61 pure white limited edition.

Meet the long awaited new color for the KROSS 2-61, KORG’s almighty mobile workstation.
The new pure white panel will further accentuate its stylish and compact body, making it shine and stand out even more on stage! Only a limited number of KROSS 2-61-WH units will be available for sale.

* All specifications other than the color are identical to the KROSS 2 61 keys model."

Rare Waves Hydronium: DIY acid synth

Published on Jan 17, 2019 EA78751

"Rare Waves Hydronium is an excellent synth DIY kit for electronic music producers. This is a great-sounding acid synth with both MIDI and CV-Gate control! Available now in tabletop format, and Eurorack format is coming soon. Its available direct from

This video demo shows different sounds from three Hydroniums playing simultaneously. We patched a distortion pedal into the effects loop of the blue one, to get some classic gritty acid tones. And there is some extra help from two external LFOs, which are used to animate the filter and get PWM tones from the yellow Hydronium."

Previously: Synth DIY: The Rare Waves Hydronium kit

Access Virus Ti2 Desktop Synthesizer

via this auction

YAMAHA CS-70M Vintage Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Arp Solus Analog Synthesizer

via this auction

Electronic Dream Plant Caterpillar, Wasp and 2 Gnat synths

via this auction

Moog Source Analog Synth SN 1051

via this auction

"Pro Serviced, so it can be enjoyed for years without issues (Service report included)."

Waldorf Microwave Rev. A w/ Two Original 256 S-RAMs

via this auction

"Ever wanted a PPG in a compact size and affordable price? Well this is for you. MicroWave is a direct successor of PPG Wave 2.2. It was made by Waldorf right after they took over PPG--thus it uses the identical wavetable technology which was used in PPG Wave 2.2. It is one hell of a synth!...

MicroWave Rev. A is worth more than other MicroWaves because it uses the Curtis 3389 chip, and a fantastic analog filter. All of the other MicroWaves are full-digital synth (which doesn't mean they are bad synths of course), as opposed to Rev. A which is a hybrid synth."

E-MU Techno Synth Expansion Sound ROM for Proteus 2000 with User Guide

via this auction

"The Techno Synth Construction Yard expansion ROM was created by legendary Dutch sound designer Rob Papen and EMU for a 32MB compilation of powerful synth, techno, and ambient sounds. These presets go beyond mere samples of analog synths - they have been constructed and mutated to use every ounce of EMU's powerful synthesizer, effects, and filter architecture. The result is a unique collection of analog and digital sounds, from atmospheric pads to punchy basses to crunchy drums.

BONUS - this includes the original user guide booklet, which is very rare and seldom included with units sold on eBay! The booklet contains valuable information on the instrument samples, presets, patch controls, filters, etc., and will help you get much more out of the available sounds. Factory installation instructions are also included."

CC Signal (Coming Soon)

CC Signal (Coming Soon) from Isotonik Studios on Vimeo.


Appears to be automated control change modules.

Selected Tracks From Synthesizers Demos Vol​.​9

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Nacho Marty Meyer

high-quality (WAV 24 bit 44.100 Hz) download:

01. Mackie LM-1602 - LM-1602_TEST_3_Patch Randomizer 1 00:00
02. Mackie LM-1602 - LM-1602_TEST_4_Patch Randomizer 2 03:16
03. Yamaha TG33 - Sporel 07:34
04. Casio CZ-5000 - ORBITAS 09:32
05. Oberheim Matrix-1000 - CATCH_64 10:29
06. Oberheim Matrix-1000 & Roland MKS-70 - ESPEJO REDONDO 11:46
07. TASCAM 424 & TDK SA-C90 - TEST_1 15:45
08. TASCAM 424 & TDK SA-C90 - TEST_2 21:05
09. Yamaha TX216 - Speculative Idea 28:08
10. Kawai XD-5 - Minip_1 29:43
11. Kawai XD-5 - Minip_2 30:39
12. Kawai XD-5 - Minip_3 32:06
13. Yamaha TX216 - FM Sounds From TX216 32:52
14. TASCAM 424 & DENON DX7 C60 - TEST_1 41:40
15. BONUS 4 - TEAC-1 Improvisation D [LIVE] Mil dominios 47:27
16. BONUS 5 - TEAC-1 Improvisation E [LIVE] FFF 1:02:01

Additonal Selected Tracks From Synthesizers

NanoStudio 2 OBSIDIAN │ Best app SYNTH of 2018 - haQ attaQ 310

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Jakob Haq

"The Obsidian synthesizer inside NanoStudio 2 by Blip Interactive for iPad packs an unprecedented amount of synthesis power! Obsidian might be one of the most intriguing synth apps that came out in 2018. The synth is so deep that even after investing three weeks of hard work into this video, I'm only able to show a part of it's full potential. Now this is haQ attaQ "docu-torial" and so not only does this video feature a tutorial, review and sound-demo segments, but also an exclusive interview with app developer Matt Borstell, the developer of NanoStudio 2."

Adventure Audio - Merge

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Knobs

This is the first Adventure Audio post on the site.

"Learn to get along:

0:34 - Amplifier / Overview
2:41 - Effects loop
3:21 - Envelopes
4:31 - Gates & Triggers
6:21 - Everything / Breaking Connections
7:29 - Outro

Guitar - Danelectro Dead on '67"


FROM 174.00

The concept behind this module stemmed from the fact that we wanted to use our pedals in conjunction with our ever growing eurorack rigs. We tried really hard to explain the building blocks of Merge as simple and clear as possible.

Befaco Kickall (prototype) *FIRST PATCH* // mega beefy kick action!

Published on Jan 17, 2019 DivKidVideo

"So here's a short musical piece to show off the Kickall from Befaco. Now this is a prototype, things are subject to change of course but I liked the patch and wanted to share it. Super low end, warm pushing of the harmonics and generally fattening up to distorted more square kicks comes with ease and it all modulates really nicely."

Evil Turtle Productions RezzoDrone prototype 2 - Resonant Drone Synth

Published on Jan 17, 2019 R.O.T. Studios

I believe this is the first Evil Turtle post on the site.

"Now with 3 voices. Each voice has an oscillator and LFO which excite and modulate a resonant circuit. Schematic of first prototype is here:"

Playing the SMEM Memorymoog - Unconditional Contour

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Nightwind Records

"Here is a little movie of me playing the awesome MOOG MEMORYMOOG at the SMEM Swiss Museum for Electronic Instruments in Fribourg Switzerland. Its instant Halloween III SEASON OF THE WITCH soundtrack, not sure if they used this on that...anyways if you want more information about the SMEM - you can contact them to visit the place and play with the synths yourself too!"

Waldorf Quantum Waveforms, filters, and demons!

Published on Jan 17, 2019 prophei

Making a Hipass filter with the TTSH

Published on Jan 17, 2019 therudyrude

"Using inverter to transform a Lopass filter into a Hipass"

Ghostradioshow meets KORG minilogue xd "Innerstellar"

Published on Jan 17, 2019 ghostradioshow

"I've made lots of sounds and sequences for korg miniligue xd's factory presets.

Enjoy XD!!!"

Studio Electronics Boomstar 4075 & Source Audio Nemesis Delay

Published on Jan 17, 2019 3rdStoreyChemist

HOHNER BASS 2 (1960's) Demo

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Synthesizer Home

Also see: Hohner Bass 2 and Bass 3 comparison

Ace Tone RHYTHM ACE FR-6P (1972) Demo

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Synthesizer Home

Curious if there is a difference between the FR-6P and FR-6 featured here. If anyone knows feel free to comment. This is the first post to mention the FR-6P model.


Published on Jan 17, 2019 Synthesizer Home

This is the first demo of one on the site. One was previously posted as part of Moby's drum machine sell-off here.

Korg M1 (1988) battery replacement, Card / MIDI Factory reset, Backing up your data

Published on Jan 17, 2019 2kB of Fun

"In this video I open the best selling 1988 Korg M1* synthesizer to install a new battery. The factory presets are loaded back onto the machine using ROM cards and through MIDI with a computer.
* The M1 family sold ± 500.000 pieces.

Introduction 0:06
Requirements factory restore cards 0:48
Requirements factory restore MIDI 1:38
Battery needed 2:11
Opening the M1 2:26
Factory reset introduction 5:26
Loading cards 5:52
Loading M1EX presets 7:46
Loading presets over MIDI 8:26
MIDI Backup 12:48

The procedure shown here is pretty much the same for all members in the family, and all can load the M1 presets:
M1, M1R, M1ex, M1Rex, T1,T2,T2ex,T3,T3ex

Note for PC users:
For PC often the program MidiOX is advertised as tool for SysEx dumps, but it is pretty complex. I think the C6 SysEx app by Elektron, which is freeware, is closest in operation to the showcased SysEx Librarian.

Software you need for the procedure

Korg preset files:

SysExLibrarian Mac:

C6 SysEx Manager for Windows or Mac
Or alternatively download the more complex MidiOX

Gear used:
Korg M1 EX with 4MB ROM expansion
Korg MPC-00P, MPC-00S and MPC-0EX ROM cards
Phonic Firefly 302 Firewire Audio/MIDI interface
Apple iMac G4 1.25Mhz PowerPC 17 inch M9168LL/A
Midi and Firewire cable" & ASR 10 Practice Session

Published on Jan 17, 2019 The Daydream Sound

"Took about 3 years to commit to the Modular synthesizer. I didn’t really know about 5U modular systems as all the rave back then was (and continues to be) around eurorack modular instruments. To be transparent the purchasing experience wasn’t the best. Even though I bought it new, I received it in the mail in less than stellar condition. I was pretty cheesed at the time about that.

Aside from that it’s a great sounding synth. There’s only one oscillator in use in the video which is being sent to and modulated by the ladder filter module and shaped by a single envelope generator. As far as modular goes; I always wanted a straight ahead traditional analog synthesizer and this fits the bill to a tee. I think if you’re beginning as a synthesizer or sampler enthusiast an analog modular synthesizer is a great instrument to work on to understand the principles of synthesis and how to bend sounds in a way that are artistically pleasing

Anyway onto other things. This is a practice session with the Ensoniq ASR 10 as the sequencer, FX and percussion sampler and the modular system on the……. well……. on the analog stuff."

Deckard's Dream plus Expander

Published on Jan 17, 2019 Axel Fischer

"I got the expander for my Deckard‘s Dream CS-80 „replicant“. This combination sounds so awesome! #deckardsdream #blackcorporation #yamahacs80 #cs80"

Yamaha MODX All Solo Brass Presets

Published on Jan 16, 2019 synthartist69

synthartist69 MODX demos

Moog Sub Phatty Jam 2

Published on Jan 16, 2019 DKS SYNTH LAB

DKS SYNTH LAB Moog Sub Phatty jams

BBoy Tech Report: Akai Pro FORCE - First Look

Published on Jan 17, 2019 BBoy Tech Report

"Akai Pro releases the Force - Standalone music production/DJ performance device featuring clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths, CV and a 7-inch touch display that captures the modern clip- based workflow."

Introducing the Akai Force & Fire in The Lab

Update: Intro, Overview, & Tutorial Videos added Above.

Introducing Force - Play / Perform / Produce
Force Overview Video
Force Tutorial Series – Launching Clips with Force
Force Tutorial Series – Creating & Recording Tracks
Force Tutorial Series – Mixing with Force
Force Tutorial Series – Using the Crossfader
Force Tutorial Series –Control Knobs
Force Tutorial Series – Using Plugin Instruments
Force Tutorial Series – Browsing Samples
Force Tutorial Series – Notes Mode
Trap Performance and Tutorial
Force Tutorial Series – Using the Step Sequencer
Force Tutorial Series – Live Looping with Force
Force Tutorial Series – Live Performance with Force

Fire in The Lab | Mike Will Made It Published on Jan 16, 2019

"In this video, we hook up with record producer, DJ, rapper, and songwriter Mike Will (Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar) where he gets hands-on with Fire, the worlds first dedicated controller for FL Studio."

"Standalone music production/DJ performance device has clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow.

Cumberland, RI USA (January 17, 2019) — Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, today announced the release of its new standalone Force music production/DJ performance device, with clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-inch multi-touch display. Force is designed for the user who wants a standalone product with the latest in modern workflow techniques, free from being connected to the computer. Force is the first standalone music production device that truly captures the modern clip-based workflow.
Force features an 8x8 RGB clip launch matrix, a 7-inch full-color touch-capacitive multitouch display, 8 touch-sensitive knobs with graphical OLED displays, two audio inputs, four audio outputs, MIDI and CV I/O. Together, this comprehensive versatility affords the user an unprecedented degree of creative freedom and expression, while remaining totally free of the constraints of being tethered to a computer.

Additional features include time stretching/pitch-shifting in real time, a comprehensive set of on-board effects by AIR Music Technology, plus the TubeSynth, Bassline and Electric synth engines. It also boasts an additional synth called Hype, a preset and macro-based synth combining several different synth engines into a single easy-to-use package. Force also has the ability to record eight stereo tracks.


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