MATRIXSYNTH: Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 09, 2020

KORG Officially Introduces the New ARP 2600


ARP 2600 FS | Welcome Back Published on Jan 9, 2020 ARP

Follow-up to this post.

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

User & Dealer videos:



Playlist:
The ARP 2600: The Story of a Legendary Synthesizer | Reverb Feature
Korg ARP 2600 FS Synthesizer - All Playing, No Talking! - Kraft Music
Korg ARP 2600 FS Synthesizer - Overview with Nick Kwas - - Kraft Music
Korg Arp 2600 - 1st Look - sonicstate
ARP 2600 Semi-modular Analog Synthesizer System Demo - Sweetwater
ARP 2600 Synthesizer | Overview and Demo - Guitar Center
NEW Korg ARP 2600! | Namm 2020 - GAK - previously posted


"The Total Package

More than a synthesizer, the ARP 2600 is a complete sound design studio. Even today, the ARP 2600 stands as a bridge between the individual elements of modular synthesis and the immediacy of a production / performance instrument. Included are an ample supply of oscillators, envelopes, a filter and amplifier – all of the building blocks of analog synthesis. But the ARP 2600 goes even further, with a spring reverb tank and even a pair of built in monitor speakers. Also present is much of the versatility of a vintage modular system, including a ring modulation, lag and voltage processors, an envelope follower, audio preamp, a clock-able switch, noise source, a sample & hold module, signal inverters, an auxiliary mixer, and even a set of parallel-wired/multi jacks.

The ARP 2600 FS reproduces the sounds of these components at the circuit level. Under the supervision of David Friend, the co-founder of ARP Instruments, parts were carefully selected and every detail was adjusted to replicate the original unit's distinctive synthesis.



Profile of David Friend:
Co-founder of ARP Instruments, Inc. together with the founder Alan Robert Pearlman. In addition to designing the ARP 2600 and Odyssey, he was involved with the development of numerous products, and subsequently entered management, eventually becoming president of the company. His achievements as an entrepreneur have also been acclaimed, and in 2010 he received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Emerging Technology category) award from Ernst & Young. After serving as the President and CEO of Blue Archive, Inc., currently he serves as the President, CEO and Co-founder of Wasabi, as well as being a lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is also an emeritus of the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.

Normalled Pathways

Nearly every slider and switch on the ARP 2600 front panels is hard wired to specific control source. For example, the front panel controls allow the pitch of Oscillator 1 to be controlled by the keyboard (On/Off switch), the output of the Sample & Hold module (slider), the shape of the ADSR envelope generator (slider), and/or by the sine wave output of Oscillator 2 (slider), and each in varying amounts. These hardwired pathways provide massive amounts of immediate control that make excellent use of all the ARP 2600 has to offer, allowing the ARP 2600 to be played as is – no patching needed. In true modular fashion, inserting a patch cord into the jack associated with any hardwired control overrides that internal connection, letting you create a new signal path of your choosing. As a programming aid, the detailed panel graphics clearly show the available signal routings.

Patch Bay Precision

Unlike earlier modular synthesizers that relied on bulky 6.3mm (1/4") jacks and patch cords, the ARP 2600 uses a more streamlined 3.5mm (1/8”) jack that allows for more patch points to occupy the same amount of panel space, delivering more options and more versatility. Most of the patch points are arranged in a single row below the controls of the individual sound modules. This arrangement keeps the main panel clear and unobstructed for tweaking the controls during performance. Needless to say, these patchable connections and the onboard processors can be used to interact with nearly any modular or Eurorack synthesizer system.

3620 Keyboard

While faithful to the original design, the functionality of the 3620 Keyboard has been greatly enhanced for this limited ARP 2600 release. The 3620 Keyboard contains 49 full-size keys, aftertouch, portamento, and is also duophonic, allowing two keys to be played at once – Single or Multiple Triggering is available. In addition, the duophonic keyboard can use an optional foot switch to lock the interval between any two notes, without retuning the oscillators during performance. Vibrato can be added via a dedicated circuit controlled by aftertouch, or by the onboard LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), using any of three available waveforms. Most noticeable is the addition of a flexible Arpeggiator that allows a user-defined pattern to be manually sequenced and played back. Still present are the original Pitch Bend knob and the Two Octave Up / Two Octave Down Transpose switch. Connecting the keyboard to the main unit now uses a secure eight-pin din cable.

Björk's 1994 Home Studio


Published on Jan 28, 2015 BjorksMusic

"This is from a rare Icelandic TV interview special from 1994. http://www.bjork.com/"

Yamaha QY20 & Casio SA-10. :)

Commence the fonk (feat. Pro-One)


Published on Jan 9, 2020 SynthMania

"In this video we play live with some funky line patterns on Sequential Pro-One synth bass."

MR TUNA Music: Why I love the Roland System-8


Published on Jan 9, 2020 MR TUNA Music

"2020 is my year to become a bigger presence in the synth community, starting with this scattered look at what is ultimately my favorite synth-- The Roland System-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer.

Unscripted and unfocused (as always) it's a journey to the center of the synth, with touched-on topics like CV/Gate control, input effects, the many filter options, and MORE!"

#Synthuary2020 / #Jamuary2020 - 09

#jamuary2020 Day 9 - Arturia MiniBrute 2S, Korg Monologue and Volca Kick

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Oscillator Sink

See the Synthuary label for more. Synthuary because these are the Jamuary synth videos. More below.

"There was another jam all ready to record before this one came about, but at the last moment I pulled a creative hissy-fit, tore the patch down and went in a very different direction.

The Minibrute is heading through the trusty Zoom MS-CDR70 providing two lots of delay (to add rhythmic interest) and a reverb (because reverb). The Monologue is heading through the Digitech Polara reverb (because reverb) and the Volca Kick is dry as a bone (because I ran out of pedals)."

YAMAHA SK20 (1979)


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Synthesizer Home

KAWAI 100P (1975)


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Synthesizer Home

First Demo Video & Pics of the New KORG ARP 2600


Uploaded on Jan 9, 2020 GAK

KORG ARP 2600 FS posts

Update2: The announcement is up here.

Update: Looks like the video was changed to private. Good reminder to be checking the site often - to catch things before they get pulled. :) BTW, the video stated the new 2600 is based on the first version of the ARP 2600. That is technically incorrect as the first version was actually the Blue Marvin/Blue Meanie. You can find two videos of one here, and some pics in various archived posts. There was also a Grey Meanie. From that link: "First was the Blue Marvin about 20 of these were made next was the Grey Meanie 35 or so were made". This new 2600 has the design scheme of the first major runs of the next 2600. Thanks goes to @AzevedoAudio for the reminder!

"The new Korg 2600 Arp is here!
Luke pops in to Demo this beast."

Note the "sequencer" is a programmable arpeggiator:


"3620 Keyboard While faithful to the original design, the functionality of the 3620 Keyboard has been greatly enhanced for this limited ARP 2600 release. The 3620 Keyboard contains 49 full-size keys, aftertouch, portamento, and is also duophonic, allowing two keys to be played at once – Single or Multiple Triggering is available. In addition, the duophonic keyboard can use an optional foot switch to lock the interval between any two notes, without retuning the oscillators during performance. Vibrato can be added via a dedicated circuit controlled by aftertouch, or by the onboard LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), using any of three available waveforms. Most noticeable is the addition of a flexible Arpeggiator that allows a user-defined pattern to be manually sequenced and played back. Still present are the original Pitch Bend knob and the Two Octave Up / Two Octave Down Transpose switch. Connecting the keyboard to the main unit now uses a secure eight-pin din cable.

Processing Powerhouse The ARP 2600 reveals its modular nature by the unique assortment of valuable, esoteric, and individually patch-able modules it contains. To begin, there are a set of parallel-wired Multiple jacks that enhance the patching possibilities – allowing the same control signal to be sent to multiple locations, for example. Three independent Voltage Processors provide scalable control voltages, or can act to attenuate any control signal. Use the Lag Generator to delay the start of any control signal. The Noise Generator is tunable to deliver White, Pink, and Low-Frequency noise, plus everything in between. A series of three Inverters can reverse the polarity of any signal. The Electronic Switch can be sync’d to either the internal clock or any external clock signal, as can the Sample & Hold rate. Most importantly, the Arp 2600 includes a dedicated Preamp and Envelope Follower for processing an external audio signal."

UVI Vintage Vault 3 & JP Legacy - Galactic Japanese Analog Synth Suite by UVI




UVI JP Legacy | Overview Published on Jan 9, 2020 UVI

"JP Legacy - Galactic Japanese Analog Synth Suite https://www.uvi.net/jp-legacy

A 4-instrument collection, JP Legacy delivers the sounds of an iconic Japanese synth line. Explore the actual hardware sound of these instruments through 800+ presets, all with the genuine warmth, character and grit of real analog circuits. Get all their analog mojo right into your DAW!

Video Credits: Matt Vanacoro
Music Credits: Louis Couka

______________
About UVI - https://www.uvi.net

UVI is a developer of software instruments, effects and soundware. We leverage leading-edge synthesis, DSP research and design to provide unique and expressive tools for musicians and audio professionals.

Our goal is to help you achieve the highest-quality sound possible with innovative and reliable solutions. You can hear our work around the world at live shows, on hit-records, in blockbuster films and AAA games.

We're a small but spirited team with a global footprint, music and sound lovers eager to share our passion. We're honored to be a part of your creative journey and thankful to you for sharing ours."

The synths:

SATURN-4 based on the Roland Jupiter-4




"The first under the moniker and the first self-contained polyphonic synth under the brand, this synth is a 4-voice poly from 1978. The voices can be synced to create a meaty 4-osc monophonic sound and has been famously used by acts such as the Cars, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Vangelis and Meat Beat Manifesto. For this synth we deeply-sampled the oscillator section to replicate the hardware use as closely as possible with samples. Every position of the oscillator section was multisampled, and every sound in the library was captured with and without the hardware unison and hardware ensemble effect providing an incredibly rich and authentic sound."

SATURN-6 based on the Roland Jupiter-6




"A true vintage gem, this 12-oscillator, 6-voice analog polysynth can create massively thick sounds - a pad and drone dream machine. Debuting in 1983 this instrument has been famously used by The Prodigy, Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, Devo, Tangerine Dream, Human League and Orbital among others. A comprehensive sampling provides two unison settings for all presets allowing you to create a wide variety of sounds from modulating drones to ripping basses."

SATURN-8 based on the Roland Jupiter-8



"One of the most iconic analog synthesizers ever produced, and the brands flagship, this featured synth sports 16-oscillators on 8-voices with cross-modulation, sync, PWM, an HPF, variable LPF, an LFO and two EGs. An incredible polyphonic unison mode allows all 16 oscillators to be stacked on a single note! We captured everything, with and without the hardware unison, giving you an incredible catalog of powerful analog sounds."

MERCURY-80 based on the Roland MKS-80



"The expanded rackmount brother of our Saturn-6, this 16-oscillator 8-voice super-synth came equipped with fully-analog VCOs and a low boost circuit. Able to replicate many sounds of its keyboard counterpart, this synth wasn't simply a rackmount adaptation but a unique instrument with its own character and strengths. Due to its friendly form factor these were in high demand in the day, popular on tours but equally potent in the studio, used extensively by acts like Tangerine Dream, Herbie Hancock, Vangelis, John Carpenter, Talk Talk, and Madonna. We captured every sound with and without the hardware unison including many unique and inspiring tones."

Additional demos for the full suite:

Expert Sleepers ES-9 Presentation at Signal Sounds

ES-9 presentation part 1 : Performance

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Expert Sleepers

ES-9 presentation part 2 : Patch breakdown

Published on Jan 9, 2020 Expert Sleepers

At https://www.signalsounds.com

"Launch event for the ES-9 Eurorack USB audio interface, presented by Os of Expert Sleepers.

Part 1 : Performance, using the ES-9 and other Expert Sleepers modules (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkpHc...)
Part 2 : Patch breakdown and Q&A (this video)

Expert Sleepers modules used include

ES-9
Little Mikey (mentioned 03:30)
FH-2 (mentioned 08:29 and many times later)
disting mk4 (4 of them, 10:31, 16:59, 17:40)
General CV (14:39)

A ModularGrid image of the case is here: https://flic.kr/p/2ickQf4

https://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/es9...

With thank to Signal Sounds for hosting
https://www.signalsounds.com

If you like the sounds here, check out https://darkroomtheband.bandcamp.com"

New Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Yamaha Synths Official

Playlist:
Yamaha YC61 | Overview
Yamaha YC61 Sound Demo
Stefan Jernståhl | Artist Profile | YC61 Stage Keyboard
Jonas Gröning | Artist Profile | YC61 Stage Keyboard



"Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard Brings Classic Organ and Vintage Keys Back to the Stage

BUENA PARK, Calif. (January 9, 2020) — Yamaha today introduced the YC61 Stage Keyboard, a new organ-focused instrument combining the sought-after organ sounds of popular music with the sonic versatility and real-time control today’s keyboardists demand, all backed by legendary Yamaha quality.

Reproducing authentic organ sound, control and expressiveness in a compact package has been elusive for keyboard players. Using proprietary Yamaha technology, the YC61 provides an authentic and expressive playing experience.
The YC61 employs a newly developed Virtual Circuitry Modeling (VCM) Organ engine. VCM models the behavior of vintage electronics at the component level. This allows realistic organ character sound along with familiar and modern controls organ players will appreciate. Authenticity is further enhanced by a new VCM Rotary Speaker effect, capturing the two-speed, physically spinning speaker that’s as much a part of the organ sound as a guitar amp is to an electric guitar.

As on the original instruments, the musician has full command of the sound via drawbars, percussion, rotary speaker speed and more for an expressive and unique sound. Organ aficionados will appreciate the ability to personalize “under the hood” organ and rotary speaker settings like drawbar leakage, key click, rotor speed up and more. An all-new 61-note waterfall keyboard is true to the organ legacy and makes for smooth rock and jazz playing techniques such as “palm smears.”

The YC61 goes beyond organ sounds. Two comprehensive “Keys” sections offer authentic acoustic pianos, soulful electric pianos, realistic strings and brass, analog-style synths, and more. Dedicated effects like delay, chorus, distortion and more give keyboardists the ability to quickly create new, inspiring sounds on the fly. This means the YC61 could take the place of two or more other instruments, simplifying keyboardists’ setups and reducing load-in time.

Thanks to its aluminum construction, the YC61 is as rugged and roadworthy as it is lightweight (under 7kg/16 pounds!) and compact.

“The organ is the original keyboard, and in some ways, the original synthesizer,” said Nate Tschetter, manager, Synthesizer Marketing, Yamaha. “It always adds a soulful sound to the music, regardless of genre. We hope YC61 provides that essence of soulfulness to keyboard players through its sound and controls.”

Pricing and Availability

The Yamaha YC61 Stage Keyboard (MSRP: $2,499) will ship to retailers in June 2020. For more information, visit Yamaha.io/yc61"

Threetom Modular Steve's MS-22 Module Update


Posting this for that awesome graphic. ;)

via Threetom Modular:

"I just wanted to let you know that the current batch of Steve's MS-22 modules is running on it's last legs. If you want one soon. Don't wait too long before ordering.

M(OZE)S-22 says, hurry up! :)"

You can order here.


Behind the Soundtrack: 'Uncut Gems' with Daniel Lopatin (DOCUMENTARY)


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Moog Music Inc

"Alongside filmmaker Josh Safdie, composer Daniel Lopatin sat down with us to detail the creative discoveries behind his synth-packed score for ‘Uncut Gems.’

In this exclusive documentary, Lopatin highlights the soundtrack’s extensive use of Moog One and how he used the instrument to craft the film’s most dramatic moments.

More about the collaboration: https://www.moogmusic.com/news/behind...

Listen to the soundtrack here: https://opn.ffm.to/uncut-gems"

first patch | instruō arbhar | granular eurorack modular synthesizer


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Elinch

"first in-between patch with the new instruō arbhar module. Simply record 6 different sources and morph between the layers.
finally pitch wild."

choir is a sample machine from the er-301. sequence is the intellijel dixie II +, whose signal goes into the manhattan analog svvcf and the lofi junky into clouds.
instruō arbhar also goes in clouds.

recorded live with tascam dr 100. no audio processing. for the best listening experience listen to the video with headphones or good speakers.

New Loops Ultimate Urban Beats - Trap Beats 1 Demo


Published on Jan 9, 2020 New Loops

Download - https://newloops.com/products/ultimat...


New Loops presents: Ultimate Urban Beats - Trap Beats 1. A collection of gritty, lo-fi Trap loops including 5 beats and 5 bonus melodies. The beats are broken down into parts for a total of 36 loops. You’ll find deep 808’s, rolling hi-hats, and cracking snares. All loops are 4 bars long for seamless looping. Recorded at 75 BPM, 24bit, 44.1 kHz WAV files

Features
5 full Trap beats
5 bonus Trap music loops
36 total audio loops
Snare, clap, 808, kick, hats, and fx loops
4 bars long for seamless looping
24-bit/44.1 kHz audio
75 bpm
Pack size: 139 MB
100% royalty free sounds
Includes all sounds from audio demo

Arturia Microfreak - Modular Arps. Bank of presets full walkthrough


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Anton Anru

"Get the soundset: https://sellfy.com/p/sksski/

'Modular Arps' soundset is a collection of 50 Arp Presets for a lovely synth for experiment lovers - Arturia Microfreak.

They have groove, swing, accents, polyrhythm, motion and timbre development.

All presets have thoroughly set Mod Matrix, so it's easy to create complex and unique arp lines. Lots of interesting (sometimes unpredictable) stuff happens with these arps. They generate so many
"Happy Accidents".

All types of oscillators were used, so some arps sound familiar and some are really freaky. Add these sounds to your live setup or production for new sound colors.
They will find its place in many genres: techno, minimal, house, house, deep, progressive, trance, electronica, ambient, downtempo, idm, glitch-hop, breaks, breakbeat, dnb.

Press Mode is set to Velocity in all presets. Keep it in mind while editing midi clips or playing the keys.

Use Spice and Dice controllers for further evolution of rhythm."

Synth Jam - Arturia & Korg


Published on Jan 8, 2020 LFOstore

#arturia #korg #matrixbrute #beatsteppro
First pilot jam session in our new studio with all connected via midi & audio at last!

Arturia Beatstep Pro as a main & drum controller.
Drums from Korg Radias
Sequence from MS-2000
Arturia MatrixBrute for Bass

Push2 not used.

The Galaxy Electric - Cosmic Tape Music - Improvised Modular Performance - A Guiding Light


Published on Jan 9, 2020 The Galaxy Electric

The Galaxy Electric - Cosmic Tape Music

"Thanks for listening! Come on a musical voyage with us where we'll send you a new song every day, a cosmic story, and a chance to earn space treasure: https://thegalaxyelectric.lpages.co/5...

Keep the rockets fueled:
https://www.paypal.me/thegalaxye?fbcl...

This is the second installment of a series of improvised modular synth performance mixed with pop elements - female vocals and mellotron.
These elements combined with a tempo synchronized looping technique provide a rich sonic landscape of cosmic texture inspired by the early electronic and tape music innovators. This music is especially inspired by Space Age era electronic music or cosmic tape music. The effects are spring reverb, delay and the occasional reversing and pitch shifting of the recorded phrase. Our goal is to combine analog and digital technology to recreate this early electronic music tonal variety in an improvised setting.

Equipment used:
Buchla Music Easel
Buchla DIY case
Buchla Clones: 266r Source of Uncertainty, 291r Dual Voltage Controlled Filter, 280r Quad Function Generator, 292c Quad Lopass Gate, 259r Programmable Complex Waveform Generator, 281h Dual Function Generator, 292h Dual Lopass Gate, LEM 3U Powered Boat, 280 Touch Activated Voltage Source
1979 Modular: Dual Algorithmic Oscillator, Digital Resonator, Stereo Microsound Processor
Eurorack: Koma Elektronik Field Kit, Erica Synths Pico EG and Pico Input, 4ms Dual Looping Delay and Row 30 Power, Mutable Instruments Warps, Synovatron CVGT1
Mellotron 4000D Mini
Roland RE-20 Space Echo Pedal
Pigtronix Infinity Looper
Onde Magnétique OM-1 Cassette Synthesizer
Monome Grid controlling MLR {re:mix Max for Live app}

Camera:
Apple iPhone X

The Galaxy Electric - https://www.thegalaxyelectric.com"

Creative Sequencing in VCV Rack


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Omri Cohen

"If you like what I do and want to support my work, consider joining my crew on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/omricohen

Sequential Switch - 00:00
Fence - 04:09
Burst - 09:10
Phrase Sequencer - 14:07
Mixer - 20:58"

Dave Smith ( DSI ) Mopho Keyboard


Published on Jan 9, 2020 son of a gun

TEARS OF FIRE: Australia Bushfires. Dawless Jam Elektron #AnalogFour Arturia #Microfreak #Jamuary


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Gary P Hayes

"Australian Bushfire Photography 2019/20 © Gary P Hayes - these are images I took close to home as several fire fronts came so close to home that we had to evacuate - given our home is in a very bad location (forest & escarpment). This piece inspired by a range of emotions around the destruction of natural habitat, animals and homes and lives.

DONATE TO THE RFS here https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/Onlin...
[via https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade]

Continuous Live Dawless Jam / Performance - Composed & Performed © Gary P Hayes in the Blue Mountains Australia on Elektron #AnalogFour Mk2 & Arturia #MicroFreak recorded on #ZoomH6 no other processing"

Tape delay, tape modulation and tape loops with the Korg Stage Echo from 1977!


Published on Jan 9, 2020 Alex Ball

"A look at the Korg Stage Echo which is a tape delay from 1977 with some interesting features that allow for some creative possibilities.

0:00 - Intro
0:40 - SE-500 Control rundown
2:15 - Look Inside
2:32 - DEMO // Basic Delay 1
3:06 - DEMO // Basic Delay 2
3:44 - External Control S-Trig Explanation
4:42 - DEMO // S-Trig to Effect Off
5:08 - DEMO // S-Trig to Feedback Off
5:44 - External Control Tape Speed Explanation
6:18 - DEMO // Keyboard CV modulating tape speed
6:42 - DEMO // Envelope modulating tape speed
7:07 - DEMO // Inverse envelope modulating tape speed
7:30 - DEMO // LFO modulating tape speed
8:10 - Assessing External Control
9:29 - Sound on Sound Explanation
10:19 - DEMO // Sound on Sound Bed
13:13 - Explain final experiment
14:27 - DEMO // Trippy tape loops
15:52 - Outro

Thanks for watching!"

ROLAND MKS-70 SUPER JX Upgraded


via this auction

Kraftwerk approves?

ROLAND MKS-70 SUPER JX
OS 3.09
Vecoven upgrade
fully working and in excellent cosmetic condition
with 12 extra soundsets in sysex format

Pianocade 8Bit Synth Chiptune


via this auction

You can find some videos of one posted here.

A Brief History Series by Vintage Sampler


Published on Oct 14, 2019 Vintage Sampler

These appear to feature random clips from various YouTube channels with overview overdubs. I almost skipped them for that reason, but thought they might be interesting in a single playlist for some. Enjoy, or not...

Playlist:

Brief History Of The Roland Tr 606 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The LinnDrum Drum Machine
Brief History Of The Roland TR 707 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The Boss Dr Rhythm DR 55 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The Alesis HR 16 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The Roland TR-909 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The E-Mu SP 12 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC Renaissance Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 5000 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 500 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 1000 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The Roland Tr 808 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 4000 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 2500 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 2000 and MPC 2000xl Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 3000 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The MPC 60 Drum Machine
Brief History Of The EMU SP 1200 Drum Machine

A Brief History Of The EMU SP 1200 Drum Machine


Published on Aug 2, 2019 Vintage Sampler

Spotted this one in the following listing:


via this auction

"This is the much revered Black edition 1997 reissue. The machine is in excellent cosmetic condition with only a few small blemishes. Everything functions as it should, some buttons needed a firmer press to trigger (this is only due to having little use)

Comes with:
-Dust Cover
-Original Owners Manual
-8 new sliders/potentiometers installed. (Plus 8x more as a backup spares)
-9 New drum buttons (as spares)
-50+ 2DD Floppy Disks
-20 x SP1200 library Disks (floppy disks)"

Roland SH-5 with original hardcase


via this auction

Boxed Korg Mono/Poly w/ Tubbutec MIDI, Original Box, Soft Case, and Documents SN 374588


via this auction

"Here is a rare Boxed Korg Monopoly with the original soft-case and some blank chart documents to write your own presets.
This MP-4 has been fully serviced, all the rotary potentiometers have been cleaned and lubricated when needed.
The oscillator board has been thoroughly checked and calibrated.
The keyboard contacts have been inspected and cleaned.
The tubbutec MIDI is optional and can be installed on request."

Access Matrix Programmer


via this auction

New England Digital Synclavier II ORK Keyboard with Velocity


via this auction

"A great working ORK. You will need a Synclavier system to use this. I considered putting a modern midi controller in the case. I now have a VPK so I don’t need it."

Moog Voyager & 5U Modular - DACO160 - Yamaha D85 Electone


Published on Jan 9, 2020 SynthTweaks.com

"In this video, I am demonstrating how quickly and accurately the Second Sound DACO160 realtime audio to synth converter tracks audio.

The audio output of my Yamaha Electone D85 organ is running into the DACO160. The DACO160 then sends control voltage and gate signals to the 5U modular and MIDI signals to the Moog Voyager.

More info on the Second Sound DACO160 can be found at http://SecondSound.com

Pulse Eternal music can be found at http://PulseEternal.com

In the introduction, I mention that the filters in the modular are patched in band pass mode. I meant to say notch mode, not band pass."

TB-303 from another dimension: Herbs and Stones Liquid Foam


Published on Jan 9, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I demo, review and make music with the Liquid Foam by Herbs and Stones from Italy. This little banana patchable synth feels like a parallel universe Roland TB-303 - squelchy, full-sounding and with a unique sequencer. Its left-field but likes to dance, and has constant good suggestions on how to do so. It has its quirks and is certainly not perfect, but its bold and beautiful and I am happy it exists."

Also see Playing live with nuclear instruments and unknown synths

CONTINUA - Virtual Analog Morphing Poly Synth by Audio Damage - Demo for the iPad


Published on Jan 9, 2020 The Sound Test Room

"You can get Continua here at the App Store
https://apps.apple.com/app/id1487732556

Please help support thesoundtestroom by becoming a Patreon for as little as $1 a month.
You will also have access to exclusive Patreon only content and videos.
https://www.patreon.com/thesoundtestroom"

The Prophet 10 In Action w/ Doctor Mix & UVI


Published on Jan 8, 2020 Doctor Mix

"UVI brought some of the rarest synthesisers in the world to my studio! Today I demo the Sequential Circuits Prophet 10. Check out UVI's amazing Prophet 10! https://www.uvi.net/vintage-vault-3.h..."
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