Showing posts with label Atari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Atari. Show all posts

Thursday, January 25, 2024

New life for old synths: Kawai K4(r) as Wavestation with Electra One & Atari ST Emulator, Librarian

video upload by Jürgen Moßgraber

"While everybody is talking new gear this week, I go retro :-)
Unbelievable what you can do with these old machines!

0:00 Introduction
2:10 1st Demo of Electra One Template
2:50 Update the Firmware
3:58 Patches for K4
4:25 2nd Electra One Template Demo: Wave switching!
9:26 Installation of Atari ST emulator
15:42 Atari ST Librarian / Editor for Kawai K4/K4r

Firmware 1.4:"

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Atari 2600 Synthcart Player

video upload by H00kflash

"Demonstration of hardware designed and built for custom control of the Atari 2600 Synthcart software. Features include: Midi clock sync, 16-step sequencing, variable note length and beat-per-measure settings. Packaged inside an Atari 2600 Flashback console."

Friday, April 14, 2023

German Rackmount Yamaha TG77, TG33, CPX, Synthax RACKWare RG 124 & Kawai MAV-8

via this auction

This one was spotted and sent in via M Me.

Interesting rig. You'll find a picture of the back below with the TG33. This is the first post to feature the Hybrid Arts CPX computer module. Hybrid Arts also made the ADAP SOUNDTRACK SAMPLER ADAP-1. If anyone has any info on the CPX, feel to leave a comment. Curious if it's simply a computer with an editor for the TG77 and TG33, or it's own synth/sample playback module. Take a look at the back below. The Synthax RACKWare RG 124 appears to be the monitor for the system, and the Kawai MAV-8 is a midi patchbay.

It's interesting to see the TG77 and TG33 in a different enclosure.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

ATARI Labeled Nord Micro Modular

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via this auction

Monday, September 26, 2022

"Seq" (Atari ST, Akai S1000)

video upload by Zoë Blade

"Recording a track, 'Seq', to try out obscure MIDI sequencer Sweet Sixteen some more. I'm really digging the Atari ST running a MIDI sequencer + Akai S1000 sampler combo, it's very much like when I used to use trackers in the '90s..."

Thursday, August 18, 2022

RK008 MIDI source recording - and track expanding

video upload by Retrokits

"One track on the RK008 can contain MIDI messages for any of the 16 MIDI channels - and what if you want to make a recording more editable afterwards: Meet the expand function.

When you do a track expand, the RK008 analyzes the MIDI data and determines if it is a drum track you want to expand or if it's MIDI data with multiple instruments. It works pretty neat!"

Monday, May 09, 2022

Modified Atari 2600 Synthcart 8-Bit Synthesizer Drum Machine SN 568374353

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via this auction, also on Reverb


2 Remotes
Synthcart Cartridge
RCA Cable
RCA - 3.5mm Cable

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Klaus Schulze: A tribute to his music and legacy

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We play tribute to electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze, who passed away on April 26, 2022.

Schulze was known for his early work with Tangerine Dream, the krautrock band Ash Ra Tempel, and especially his electronic music solo work as part of the so-called Berlin School in the 1970s. He used a wide array of analog synthesizers during this period, but in the ensuing decades he embraced new technologies, including MIDI, computers for music, virtual instruments, and more. He also explored various styles and techniques in his later music.

His final album, Deus Arrakis, will be released in June of 2022."

An amazing tribute by

Also see: Klaus Schulze Has Passed Away

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Dataline Sound Pack - DSP: AtariTakt - For Digitakt, Octatrack, Rytm, Polyend Tracker!

video upload by MrDataline

"DSP: AtariTakt features 150 Samples from the Atari2600 Synthcart! Featuring Bass, Arps, Synths + Project files for Octatrack, Digitakt, Polyend Tracker, Rytm! Download at, or

To celebrate these samples, I have made exclusive patterns to some good old machines - which are featured in the audio examples and bundled with the DSP: AtariTakt!

DSP: AtariTakt includes,

- Royalty Free 150 Samples from the Atari2600 Synthcart - processed with Analog Heat.

- Projects for Polyend Tracker, Digitakt, Analog Rytm & Octatrack. These projects come along with premade Patterns, Kits, Scenes and Performance modes.

You can find out more about the legendary Atari 2600 Synthcart here:


Friday, February 04, 2022

QasarBeach Alias Dev 5 - 8bit, lfos, functions

video upload by QasarBeach

"This shows the TIA sound architecture in QBIII Alias plus LFO and functions. The TIA concept is based on the ATARI TIA chip used in the 2600. So expect some great retro sounds!"

Thursday, August 26, 2021

"Regulator" (Atari ST, Akai S1000)

video upload by Zoë Blade

"Playing my latest track, Regulator, in C-LAB Creator."

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

John Waters' Moustache presents: A-S.S.S.S (Atari-Synton Synthesizer Sound System)

video upload by Putrefucktion

That's quite the didgeridoo there, and a Synton Fenix.

"audio output from Atari fed to synth-bass, pitch-shift and delay pedals. from there to joins the Fenix into the mixer, which is feeding Deltalab 1024 delay + Lexicon LXP 1/5 rack FX"

video upload by

Thursday, May 13, 2021

🧙‍♂️ BORLANDO LOOM ✨ Cyberpunk ◢◤ Dreampunk Ambient Soundscape ✨ Roland JV-2080 ✨ Atari 1040STE ✨

video by Fornax Void

This one was spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child. 8 hr live stream further below.

"🌐 ✨ 𝗕𝗢𝗥𝗟𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗢 𝗟𝗢𝗢𝗠 🧙‍♂️ 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸! Three years after it’s initial release, I made a music video for this track, containing the final album audio master. ℹ️ ❯❯❯

This video was recorded 2021-JAN-23 and 2021-JAN-27. I fed the MIDI data (or what was left of it) of my 2018 track BORLANDO LOOM into Cubase Lite - a free version of Cubase 1.0.

Cubase Lite (running on the Atari 1040STE) sends the MIDI data to three Roland JV-2080 synthesizer modules in stack mode. Obviously one JV-2080 would be enough to play back this track. But since I currently got three of those things in the studio, I thought more blinking lights and more screens look cooler in a video.

The JV units then send the MIDI into an Akai S1000, which again is only in the video because the MIDI monitor modes on that thing look interesting. The S1000 sends the MIDI to my old MacBook running Snoize MIDI Monitor, which is displayed on the EIZO CRT screen.

The Amiga 1081 CRT monitor shows either a VHS version of the original 2018 Borlando Loom Blender animation or NesFX (the MIDI visualizer on the Wayfar MidiNES). Audio in the video is not live, but from the album master.

BORLANDO LOOM is a cyberpunk ambient soundscape recorded between 2018-APR-12 and 2018-APR-14, using a Roland JV-2080 synthesizer module. Mastered in 2019 and released in it’s final form on 02/02/2020 as part of Cyberspace Database 1.0.

Cyberspace Database is the result of a 5 years long exploration of Cyberpunk Ambient themes. A journey through the timbres of classic digital and analog synthesizers and samplers with focus on defining the pillars of the SemiconductorWave genre.

Cyberspace Database is available as big box physical release and 24 bit download on Bandcamp as well as on most streaming services."

🌃 Cyberpunk Ambient BGM Livestream: Reaktor Generative Patch → JV-2080 → S1000 → Morpheus → YM3812

video by Fornax Void

Title: Lilienfeld Electron Emission
Audio Setup: NI Reaktor → JV-2080 → Akai S1000 → E-Mu Morpheus → REA YM3812 (OPL2)
Additional Hardware: API 500VPR, Elysia Skulpter 500, Radial JDI Duplex, Soundcraft EFX8, Apogee Duet 2.
24bit WAV offline rendition download:

Streaming Setup: Leitz Wetzlar Super-Angulon-R 1:4/21 → Blackmagic Production Camera 4K → SDI to HDMI converter → AverMedia Live Gamer Portable → OBS

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Atari Hotz Stratocastin - Hotz Sessions Episode 2 -Atari ST MIDI Music with Roland 2080 Synthesizer!

Clint Thompson

"Greetings Everyone!

Has been a little while since the first Atari Hotz video I uploaded a while back and ended up creating this song one afternoon just last week using Roland's 2080 Stratocaster patch (JC Strat) after exploring around and experimenting with the Hotz Translator Software some more.

I've included the Translator software overlaid to show in real time how it re-maps the smaller Hotz Wing controller for this particular tune and you can see just how much easier it is to play as a result. Please forgive my occasional timing errors, I'm not a very good live player (or recorded for that matter) but it's still a lot of fun to play.

Would have never been able to play something like this without the Atari Hotz setup in conjunction with the software on the Atari ST! Please let me know what you think and if you know someone who may find this sort of thing interesting, please kindly share the link with them.

Hopefully I've captured a more 80's feel with this one =)

Thanks for taking the time check out this video and share my passion for this Atari Hotz setup!


Sunday, May 31, 2020

3 Ways To Make Music On The ATARI 2600

Published on May 31, 2020 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"In this video i get hole of a 6 switch ATARI 2600 to try different ways of playing live music with it

Stems with 2600 beats and sounds from these takes are available on my patreon :-
Support :-
Jamloopy :-
Synthcart :-
Little Scale A26F :-
SD Card Cartridge UNO :-"

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Atari Hotz Metal Jam - Hotz Sessions Episode 1 - Atari ST MIDI Music with Roland 2080 Synthesizer!

Published on May 17, 2020 Clint Thompson

"Greetings Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by to check out this video! Here is a quick melodic Metal Jam I had a lot of fun making while using the Atari Hotz setup with a Roland 2080. This setup utilizes the Translator software running on a custom Atari ST (MiST FPGA) rackmount unit that remaps the keys that allowed me to create this song with ease. You may be able to notice with how I'm playing this particular tune and what it would sound like if played on a regular synth/keyboard without the software in action.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the video and if you do, please share it with someone you may think would enjoy it as well! This is my first "real" song created using the combination of both Hotz hardware and software together as a complete system. I'll be creating many more Hotz related videos in the near future so please subscribe if you're interested in seeing more. There's a lot more fun to be had with this system!

Would love to hear your thoughts below.
Thanks for watching!


Monday, April 20, 2020

Quasimidi Technox - Sub Toxic Fusion | Moon Burn | Copters

Published on Apr 20, 2020 The Free Radikal

"Recorded in the 90's, with analog bass from a Korg MS 10 and samples from a Roland S 10, sequenced on an Aatari ST running Cubase"

Quasimidi Technox - Moon Burn

Published on Apr 20, 2020 The Free Radikal

"Recorded in the 90's, sequenced on an Atari St running Cubase, Korg MS 10 on lead sound"


Published on Apr 20, 2020 The Free Radikal

"Recorded in the 90's, sequenced on an Atari St running Cubase, additional sounds from a Crumar Bit 99"

Saturday, April 11, 2020

atari buchla

Published on Apr 11, 2020 zack dagoba

"controlling my buchla 200 from an atari running notator. thanks for watching!"

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rock Excerpts on the Atari Hotz - Either End of August, Soul Crusher and The Unforgiven -Roland 2080

Published on Jan 12, 2020 Clint Thompson

"It’s time to finally start playing the instrument of the future, in the future! #2020 Here are a few rock excerpts played by myself on an Atari Hotz Wing II MIDI Controller through the Roland 2080 synth. As you can hear, the Roland 2080 (circa 1996) is quite capable of playing some heavy guitar tunes and really nice sounding bass for the Bruford cover!

1. Either End of August by Bill Bruford
2. Soul Crusher by White Zombie
3. The Unforgiven by Metallica"

Lightwave with Paul Haslinger / Atari Hotz

Published on Dec 28, 2019 Clint Thompson

"Paul Haslinger playing the Atari Hotz Box with Lightwave at The Astoria in U.K. in 1992. This is a small clip near the end of an hour-long promo VHS from Lightwave - Christopher Harbonnier and Christian Whitman."

Additional posts featuring the Atari Hotz

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Music Mouse Live Setup

Published on Aug 29, 2019 Hairy Sands

"A quick description of our live Music Mouse setup. The Music Mouse was created by Laurie Spiegel Spiegel is probably best known for her record The Expanding Universe which was re-released by the label Unseen Worlds Her *record* Unseen Worlds was also re-released by the same label and was composed almost exclusively with the Music Mouse You can find out more about it at Laurie's page


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