Showing posts with label April Fools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label April Fools. Show all posts

Saturday, April 01, 2023

CARMINE SCARPACCI - 'Married To The Moog' - vintage TV commercial

video upload by Con Brio Synthesizers

"In this classic late-night TV commercial, beloved New Jersey bandleader and impresario, Carmine Scarpacci, releases his exploration of the modern electronic sounds. 'Married To The Moog' - a collection of Old World Italian classics, transmogrified for the younger ears of today. Sounds of yesterday meet the sound of the FUTURE!

He and his 'associates' strongly recommend buying a copy of this: It would be "a real shame" if you didn't have a copy or three."

Korg Introduces a Giant Sized MS-20, the MS-20GS

via KORG: "Introducing the latest addition to the Korg analog synth line-up, The MS-20GS.

We’ve listened to our users, and we know that Korg synth players have different preferences when it comes to the size of the keys on their synth, which is why we offer synths in both mini and full-size versions... But bigger is ALWAYS better 😏, which is why we are proud to announce the new Korg MS-20GS, or GIANT SIZE! We’ve taken the hit Korg MS-20, with its semi-modular analog signal path and 1/4” patch points, and replaced its 37-key full-size keybed with a 12-key GIANT SIZE keybed.

Tweak and patch your favorite most simplistic nursery rhyme & get ready to never leave your room, cause the MS20GS is all you're ever going to need.... and you probably won't be able to fit it through the door! Just remember, it’s the size of the keys 🎹, not how you use them!"

video upload by Movieclips

R.I.P. Synths: Hello SynthGPT!

video upload by Luftrum1

"Get ready for a revolutionary leap in sound synthesis technology that will render all existing synthesizers obsolete. Introducing SynthGPT, the world's first AI-driven text-prompt-based sound engine.

The AI Synth Revolution

With the power of SynthGPT, you can now create any sound imaginable, simply by typing a description. This groundbreaking technology harnesses the cutting-edge advancements in AI, enabling musicians and producers to transform their textual prompts into unique, rich, and dynamic sounds.

Imagine typing "warm analog pad with a touch of shimmer" and witnessing the birth of a never-before-heard sound that perfectly matches your description, to be played at your fingertips and saved as a preset.

Whether you're looking for the perfect pad to set the mood or a gritty bassline to get people moving, SynthGPT's unparalleled versatility and expressiveness will unleash your creative potential like never before.

SynthGPT is free for a limited time while still in Beta."

Threetom Modular Introduces Steve's MS-22 Modular Bagpipe

In reality, via Threetom Modular:

"Steve’s MS-22 [eurorack format] is now in stock!

Hey everybody, I’m happy to let you know that you can grab your very own Steve’s MS-22 from either myself or Signal Sounds (UK). Don’t wait for too long, there’s only a small number of units currently out there!"


"Behind the scenes at THREETOM
Maybe you missed this documentary last time around. Be sure to check out BRiES’ two-part visit to my workshop and lab, and take a unique behind-the-scenes look at how MS-22’s are built and calibrated."

Part 1 here

Part 2 here

Friday, April 01, 2022

invisiSYNTH - The Worlds Most Invisible Synthesizer

video upload by midierror

"Introducing the world's first completely invisible synthesizer, 4 light years in the making.

The iconic invisiSYNTH seeks to reinvent how you see synthesizers, delivering an imperceptible aesthetic which blends seamlessly with it’s surroundings, in absolute harmony with your studio.

Made possible by particle phase cancellation, the finished unit is rendered from dark matter beyond the human visual spectrum, making it imperceptible to the naked eye, although bats, badgers, and bowie can somehow see it.

The game changing invisiSYNTH comes with 4 GTFO oscillators, 9 pitchfork filters, 3 XK8s, a proton beard, 4 vector STIs, digital CBDs, and a upturned trigonometry matrix, capable of outputting 16,974 crosswave prisms per nano-second.

Putting a lightweight keyboard with a heavyweight sound at your fingertips - its 100% non-tactile transparent keybed comes in two variations: with 49 key and 61 key versions, and a limited edition tabletop module available this time tonight.

All of the components and parts of the invisSYNTH have been responsibly sourced from the finest non-existent artisan craftspeople on the planet. Each environmentally friendly unit comes individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity - and a guarantee that Behringer won’t copy it, or your money back!

Offering an impalpable experience limited only by your imagination, the invisiSYNTH is sure to be one of the most invisible synths…. you've ever seen.

Voiceover by"

Thursday, April 01, 2021

1983 Roland MMC-202 "Understanding Technology Series" Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the rest of the scans and write-up.

"MMC-202 "Understanding Technology Series" full page colour advertisement from page 263 of the 1983 Third Quarter issue of Sequencers! Sequencers! Sequencers! magazine."

The surprising musicality of vintage German knobs

video by HAINBACH

"In which I play my the four knobs of two vintage Wandel und Goltermann Hoch/Tiefpassfilters. These heavy units not only sound amazing in their actual use, but their dials ring in discrete pitches. No modern synthesizer, modular or regular, can compare to the chunky sound these knobs create."

That's some mechanical music right there.

Limited Soviet Edition Waldorf Blofeld Leaked

You might remember the Waldorf Pulse w/ Polivoks filter posted here. It looks like Waldorf will be releasing a limited Soviet Blofeld. The blayafeld by dawaidorf? There you have it. I wonder if it comes with the booze. Scoop via Future Music Spain (Googlish here).

Be sure to click the image on the left to read the new control parameters.

2hp Announces the NPF - No Pass Filter Eurorack Module

via 2hp:

"The 2hp NPF is available; today and today only!

The 2hp No Pass Filter is an all-analog, infinite dB slope passive filter that will pull the tones you love out of your patch. Designed with others in mind, NPF is the perfect gift for your producer partner, transforming their “fire patch” into tranquil bliss.

- Infinite dB slope passive filter
- All analog topology
- Great for ambient music

Yes, this product is a joke, and yes it is actually for sale, today only!

Links go live at 12am, April 1, 2021."

Doom Comes to the 1010Music Blackbox

video by 1010music

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

New John Bowen "Quadralaris" In the Works

via John Bowen (click through for additional details and a pic)

"I've been working in secret on a new UI design to satisfy the many requests to have a version of the Solaris with lots of sliders instead of displays for the parameters. This new model comes as a 4-part multitimbral device, hence the name.

All sliders are magnetically motorized, using the lastest developments in solenoid design. Sliders are color-coded for quick understanding of audio or controller signals. As with the current Solaris, any signal can be patched to any module, allowing for greater flexibility in sound modulation. Along with a joystick for vector synthesis control, the entire blank panel above the keyboard acts as a 3-dimensional ribbon controller, for MPE applications.

1984 Roland Bass Plus 30

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

"Roland Bass Plus 30 "Roland has seen the future and it doesn't involve... feet" organ bass pedal replacement synthesizer advertisement from page 32 in the March 1984 issue of Choir and Organ Magazine."

A TB-303 in custom case with built-in speaker & tape deck. :)

Scanner Flaneur // possiblity of a new synthesis *NEW EURORACK MODULE*

Published on Apr 1, 2020 DivKidVideo

"The flaneur explores the relationship between the wandering wave form and the theoretical limits of the moment. With influences as diverse as Camus and Miles Davis, new combinations are generated from both mundane and transcendant textures.

the universality of myth and emotional memories ● possibility of a new synthesis ● a sense of chaos ● refreshing understanding of the moment ● a hegemony of distress ● synergies are generated ● opaque and transparent textures

Sound that begins as a yearning soon corrodes into a cacophony of sonic lust, leaving only a sense of acoustic dust and the inevitability of a new understanding.

As audio forms become frozen through boundaried and critical practice, the listener is left with an insight into the possibilities of our technological era. The Flaneur will inspire, surprise and delight, in equal measure.


Monday, April 01, 2019

John Cage - 4'33'' on Moog Sub 37

Published on Apr 1, 2019 Luca Di Gennaro

"Split screen cover of 4'33'' by John Cage just with a Moog Sub 37!

Keyboard: Moog Sub 37"

And the maestro himself:

John Cage performs "4:33"

Published on Dec 2, 2008 Eugène Zassadko

And an image of John Case with a Roland System 700 modular system via momento by diptyque paris

"John Cage (1912-1992) en 1978 (photo©Corinto Marianelli)"

KORG Introduces the volcassette

Hit the play button above for the video via KORG. No joke!

"The next volca is here; straight out of the decade of decadence! Introducing the volcassette Cassette Player and Multi-track Recorder. It combines the very best of portable cassette players with super-intuitive four-track true-analog recording capabilities.

Capture the moment when inspiration strikes!"


Transport: Play, Record, Rewind, Rewind 2x, Fast Forward, Fast Forward 3x, Tape Speed (for playback and record), Auto-Reverse

Recording Capabilities: Four-track recorder

Display: 7-segment LED play counter with reset

Inputs: Combined 1/8” guitar/XLR input (includes breakout cables); onboard microphone

Outputs: 2 x 1/8” stereo headphone jacks for shared listening

Output Processing: Dolby A noise reduction; dedicated Bass and Treble controls

Power: 6 x AA batteries (included) for up to 20 hours continuous playback, or optional 9V adapter

*Optional volcahead head-cleaning tape also available

New Bowel Eurorack Module by 2hp

via @twohpmodular

"Announcing, the BOWEL!!! A physical modeling synth voice based on the human digestive system. Limited quantity, order now!!

Huge thanks to @imjohnlrice for feeding us the prune juice on this one!"

Ross' Casio LZ-1000 Synthesizer Ad

Click the pic to read.

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

"Casio LZ-1000 synthesizer 'Why would you let your friends choose any other synthesizer' ad, Keyboard Magazine 1998"

Note this is the first Casio LZ-1000 post on the site!

Making Music with Microsoft Paint

Published on Apr 1, 2019 Gabe Miller Music

"In which I make music with MS Paint, and it actually kinda works."

Omri Cohen Goes Spanish

My videos are from now on in Spanish Published on Apr 1, 2019 Omri Cohen

"This is, of course, an April Fools joke... I wish I knew Spanish, but I don't so I got help from Leonardo, the developer of the Vult modules -

My videos will still be in the English language :) Cheers and enjoy the Spring!"

Modular ambient but using only passive modules

Published on Apr 1, 2019 Andor Polgar

Great track.

"Modular ambient using only passive eurorack modules.

Modules used: Bizmuth, Strymon aa.1, Meng Qi - Please Exist 2, Make Noise MULT, Erica Synths Pico Switch.

Happy April Fools Day!"

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Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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