MATRIXSYNTH: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Roland Announces JUNO-60 Chorus Software Effect

Press release follows:

Genuine Recreation of the Chorus Effect from the Vintage JUNO-60 Analog Synth Now Available as a Standalone DAW Plug-In

Los Angeles, CA, March 8, 2022 — Roland announces the JUNO-60 Chorus, a new software effect available through Roland Cloud. Released in 1982, the JUNO-60 is a shining star in the vintage synth universe, heard on generations of famous tracks and still loved by musicians and producers today. A huge slice of its timeless magic comes from an analog stereo chorus effect that imparts so much richness and character that players rarely turn it off. With the JUNO-60 Chorus, Roland delivers the effect's elegant simplicity and authentic sound in a standalone plug-in for the first time.

The lush stereo chorus in the JUNO-60 was specially tuned to enhance the synth’s single DCO, fat sub-oscillator, and characterful VCF. Players quickly found it to be an essential component of the JUNO’s unique voice, making it hit well above its weight and compete with more sophisticated—and much more expensive—multi-oscillator polysynths of the day. With the JUNO-60 Chorus plug-in, music producers can now infuse any DAW track with the evocative color of this legendary effect.

Like the original hardware, the software version has two push-button chorus modes, plus a third “secret” mode accessed by pressing both buttons at once. Each mode is modeled in meticulous detail, complete with variable analog noise for the full retro experience. The vintage JUNO-60 vibe is carried on further with graphics that reflect the synth’s iconic panel and distinctive wood side panels.

Adding the JUNO-60 Chorus to any keyboard sound makes it come alive. It also works great with other sound sources, including guitar, bass, vocals, and more. The plug-in is available in VST3, AU, and AAX versions for Mac and Windows DAWs, and native Apple silicon support provides full compatibility with the latest Mac computers.

Availability & Pricing

The Roland JUNO-60 Chorus is available with the Ultimate membership level of Roland Cloud or a $99 Lifetime Key purchase. All paid membership plans start with a 30-day free trial of Ultimate, to experience everything Roland Cloud has to offer, including the JUNO-60 CHORUS and more. Roland Cloud is also home to software versions of many vintage Roland instruments—including the complete JUNO-60 synthesizer—plus ZENOLOGY, ZENOLOGY FX, Zenbeats, and other inspiring music tools for modern music creators.[CR1] [RG2]

Exploring Sequential Pro 3 analog synthesizer

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DIY Optotronics modular system

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"built for the 6 weeks long course, which took place at Iklectik, London between 11/21-03/22. The system consists of: VCOs, LFOs, VCAs, VCF, AD, power supply, wavefolder, delay, S&H, rungler. we have also built our own cases and racks. more info here: https://diy-optotronics-modular-cours...

Some of the modules will be for sale at some point in life!"

Buchla & Tip-Top Audio : Classic Noise : 258t Dual Oscillator and 281t Quad FUNction Generator

video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Our pal Wes plays around with the brand new Eurorack versions of the 258 and 281, two of Buchla's 200 series foundational modules. These wonderful recreations have a lot of history behind them, so lets take a listen to some classic west coast sounds, and patch examples.

For a seriously deep dive on these phenomenal modules check out our blog Signal :"

Suzanne Ciani on Her Current Modular Rig: Buchlas, iPads, and Custom H9s | Patch Work Ep. 4

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"Renowned composer and synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani walks us through the modules, effects, and software in her live performance system in this episode of Patch Work."

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TEST SERIES Random*Source Serge R*S Eurorack System Sound Design Random Source

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The purpose of 'TEST SERIES' is to focus on the sound design possibilities of various gear combinations. This series is not musical nor does it serve as an instructional video. It is all about sound potential.

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The Sound of ELO - Prologue & Twilight - Oberheim OB-Xa Roland Vocoder Moog Taurus

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My favorite song from the Electric Light Orchestra from the Album TIME (1981)
Journey to my childhood. ✨
In the early 1980s, my father was lucky to get an AMIGA license album from ELO. It wasn't easy in the GDR. The album was my first contact with synthesizer sounds. The initial spark, so to speak, long before New Wave music aroused my interest. I kept putting the record on and the songs burned into my brain.

I used here the Oberheim OB-Xa Synthesizer for the pads, string sounds and the main synth riff. The bass is made with the Moog Taurus.
And I used the Roland VP-330 Vocoder Plus for the vocoder voices and string/choir sounds . The piano sound is made with the Yamaha Reface CP"

SpaceFields - Space Ambient Machine

video upload by Igor Vasiliev

"Loop-based mangler effect for creating slowly changing rhythmic sound structures in a deep reverb space from any external signal. Great for experimenting and designing ambient and noise backgrounds with rhythmic elements."

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"The principle of the application is quite simple. It is based on a loop recorder with two loops. When one loop is recorded, the second is played back. When the loop recording stops, there is a smooth transition between them. Three separate outputs can playback the recorded loop with different pitches (speeds), each with its own effects and two automation generators. The mix of these outputs is fed to the convolution reverb. The reverb is packed with a set of long and deep sound spaces that create a blurry and ambient sound.

But the main feature of this application is its well designed parameters that make it easy to experiment with a huge number of sound options using any source material from live instruments to synthesized sound. With just two parameters you can add complex rhythmic structures based on Euclidean rhythms, and easy-to-use automation generators with a randomize option to add variations to the sound, allowing you to modify parameters like an LFO or based on a given rhythm. The convolution reverb has advanced options with which you can change and extend the original reverb spaces.

This app has an easy-to-use user interface, where all the main controls are located on the single screen, and it is ready to use right out of the box, even without additional settings. And at the same time, you can easily change the parameters of the impulse responses from the built-in library to create your own sound.

Even using the randomization button, in almost every case, you will get interesting and various soundscapes and textures. With this option it is very easy to create the basis of new, unique presets, requiring only slight tweaks to some parameters to get impressive results.

The loop recorder can be started and stopped manually or by input signal, can use fixed length or overwrite the loop while recording, and has the option for crossfade between the end and the beginning of the loop. All this makes it convenient for live use as well as when processing recorded material. As an extended option, you can use a special mode in which the application works as a direct effect, without the loop recorder.

SpaceFields works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. It supports external control of parameters through MIDI (with a midi learn option) and in Audio Unit mode has a built-in, detailed description of all parameters."

Softube Vocoder // review and demo

video upload by Starsky Carr

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"An in-depth demo and review of Softube's Native Vocoder Plugin. It was previously only available on UAD, but now anyone can have a play with it. It sounds great, is easy to use and has a few unique features."

0:00 Oooh new software
2:42 Set-up in Logic
4:30 MIDI control
7:50 Spectral Tilt
8:12 Emphasis
10:58 Carrier Synth
16:27 Stereo Width

Monome Norns 2021 Grey with 32gb raspberri pi upgrade

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Roland TR-33 / Rhythm 33 Drum Machine SN 275392

via this auction

"This is an old school Roland drum machine from the 70’s. Has some really nice and warm analog tones. All the drum loops and variations work great. It’s pretty versatile, as the tone knob lets you really emphasize the the low or high end of the kit. The tempo has a very wide range because of the double time switch. You can really hear the early beginnings of the famous 808 kick sound in this machine. Sounds fantastic, and is a great unit to make samples with!"

Crumar Roadrunner III

video upload by Shon

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"Italian synthesizer gets that 10cc rhodes sound. Super rare! The phaser section is super sweet... All analog"

Korg Maxi-Korg 800 DV

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Update: auction link fixed.

"The GOAT of 70’s synths. This is the rarest version that accepts 2 pedals to control the traveller sliders."

Korg Mono/Poly Analog Synthesizer SN 072618

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"Four oscillators (VCOs) and a noise source. They pass through a filter (VCF) and an amp (VCA). The VCOs have independent controls and 4 waveforms. The VCF is a 24 / dB / oct low-pass filter. Two ADSR envelopes. One for the VCA and one for the VCF. Arpeggiator. External inputs and outputs: CV / Trigger, VCF and VCO mod inputs, arpegg and portamento."

KORG MS-10 Synthesizer SN 133623

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Korg MS10 in Excellent condition and perfect working order. No issues what so-ever.

Moog Semi-Modular Synthesizers: Interconnectivity V

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"Subharmonicon, Matriarch (Dark Series), and Moogerfooger MF 108-M Cluster Flux join together, along with OTO Machines BAM, for a new composition filmed in the Moog Sound Lab. This patch demonstrates some of the latest features (including transposing the sequencers over MIDI) and updates to Subharmonicon’s firmware, now available to download at"

08- The Baldwin Fun Machine- MORE ANALOG DRUM MADNESS

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"Here is part two of a two-part demonstration of the sound and functionality of the analog rhythm patterns found on the Baldwin Fun Machine."

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