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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Music From Outer Space and synthCube Announce Noise Toaster Project Contest!



via synthCube

"Win cash prizes, store credit and merchandise by showing off your Noise Toaster

synthCube has organized a 'Show Off Your Build' contest to celebrate the most popular MFOS project of all time-- the Noise Toaster-and the companion how-to book Make:Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson, the founder of MFOS.

If you've built a Noise Toaster, enter the contest to show off your project and tell its story-or build a new Noise Toaster in order to enter the 'New Build' categories!

Noise Toaster desktop analog synthesizers come in all shapes and sizes-and the contest will award prizes for different categories- see the contest landing page for details and prizes!

Prizes include VISA gift cards, store credit vouchers, MFOS merchandise and MFOS synthesizer kits.

To enter the contest check out the details at https://gleam.io/competitions/...

Also check out the dedicated Noise Toaster Support Threads at Modwiggler and Facebook.

More info contact info@synthcube.com"

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Reverb Synth Giveaway, Why Roland Junos Are Great & How To Get Their Sound at Any Budget


video upload by Reverb

"Hear the Juno-106 we're giving away as part of The Reverb Dream Gear Giveaway, and learn how to get Juno sounds with more affordable gear while you're at it."

You can find details on how to enter here.

Check out the amazing inventory at Synth City/Rock n' Roll Vintage.

Video Timeline:
0:00-8:58 - Juno-106
8:58-9:28 - Other Full Keyboard Options
9:29-11:20 - Boutique JU-06A
11:21 - AIRA J6

Monday, October 16, 2023

Win a Vintage Memorymoog Signed by Dominic Milano of Keyboard Magazine


video upload by moogfoundation

"Get your tickets: https://bit.ly/2023MemorymoogRaffle

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its Fall 2023 Raffle for a fully-restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, serial number 3068, manufactured between 1983 and 1985.

This one-of-a-kind Memorymoog Plus, valued at $15,000, was owned and played by Dominic Milano, former editorial director of Keyboard magazine. Milano, author of the original Memorymoog manual and a long-time friend of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, has also autographed the unit.

All proceeds from the raffle of the instrument, valued at $15,000, will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to inspire creative thinking at the intersection of science, music, history and innovation through its three hallmark projects: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum.

https://moogfoundation.org/"

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Future-Retro VECTRA Giveaway



Future-Retro is having a drawing to give a way a VECTRA on Oct 1st.

You can find full details on how to enter on their site here: https://future-retro.com/vectra-giveaway/

"The Vectra is a unique hybrid synthesizer with a flexible architecture that allows many different forms of synthesis to be realized. It’s the best of both worlds… The Vectra utilizes digital oscillators, ring modulators, noise sources, vector mixer, LFO’s, complex envelopes, and modulation routings providing many capabilities that would be very difficult to produce with analog circuitry alone. This allows for accurate tuning, repeatability of complex patches, and patch storage. The Vectra also provides a multi-mode analog filter, VCA, and final output, as these provide the best sonic qualities.
The Vectra includes a powerful and fun sequencer and arpeggiator, with many new capabilities. Although the Vectra is a self contained instrument, MIDI can be used to interface with other devices."

You can find a few demos of the Future-Retro VECTRA in previous posts here.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Win a Sequential Take 5 Analog Synthesizer!



via Sequential

"Win a Sequential Take 5 Analog Synthesizer!

Portable. Powerful. Polyphonic.

Join our mailing list for a chance to win a Sequential Take 5 analog synthesizer, and we’ll also keep you posted on our latest synthesizer releases, OS updates and other major events in the Sequential community. If you also sign up for Oberheim’s mailing list by ticking the box in the form below, we will enter you in the competition a second time, which increases your chances of winning. (Two entries is the limit.)

Take 5 is Sequential’s most compact and full-featured poly synth ever. Its five analog voices get their distinctive sound from a combination of two powerful VCOs and a sub oscillator passing through a Prophet-5-lineage 4-pole filter."

Enter here: https://www.sequential.com/take-5-competition/

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

BOB'S BIRTHDAY RAFFLE FOR SERIAL #1 2022 MINIMOOG MODEL D



via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation, in collaboration with Moog Music, is excited to announce its raffle for serial #1 of the latest version of the Minimoog Model D, released in 2022. Moog Music generously donated this one-of-a-kind coveted synthesizer, worth in excess of $5,000, to support the Foundation’s mission of carrying Bob Moog’s legacy forward by inspiring people of all ages through the intersection a science, music, technology, and innovation.

The raffle is open from 10am (ET) on May 23rd until 11:59pm (ET) on June 23rd.

Raffle tickets for the serial #1 2022 Minimoog Model D are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200 or 40 for $500.

The Minimoog featured is serial number MD00001.

It is the only Minimoog in existence with this serial number."

Monday, February 06, 2023

Win a vintage Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee of Rush ⚝ and The Bob Moog Foundation


video upload by moogfoundation

"Enter here to win: https://bit.ly/2023GeddyLeeMinimoog | Ticket sales are from February 6 to February 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, or when all 10,000 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Raffle open INTERNATIONALLY, and all proceeds benefit our projects.

Special thanks and Big Moog Love to Geddy Lee ๐ŸŽธ, Meg Symsyk ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, Andrรฉ Cholmondeley ๐ŸŽน, John 'Skully' McIntosh ๐ŸŽค, Robert Fantinatto ๐ŸŽฅ, Jason Amm๐ŸŽต, Daniel Hewlett๐Ÿ‘จ‍๐Ÿ’ป, Linus Booth ๐Ÿƒ and Standard Time ๐Ÿ•”.

'This is science meets music, and I think it’s important to recognize the role technology plays in all art forms.' — Geddy Lee

Sign up here for updates on our innovative projects, future raffles, and info on how to be part of sharing Bob's legacy and inspiring the future with the science of sound: http://eepurl.com/gL8biD"

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Sonicware Liven Lofi-12 Sampler : Groovebox Breakdown & Contest


video upload by Perfect Circuit

"Enter the Contest : https://bit.ly/3iM1sIG
Read more about Sonicware : https://bit.ly/3ZNfdYc
Check out more of Sonicware's instruments :

Sonicware is hot out the gate with their newest addition to the LIVEN series of grooveboxes ; The Lofi-12 Sampler.

This 12-bit sampler embraces the sonic character of early sampling gear from legacy companies like Akai, Roland, and EMU, while providing a comprehensive set of on-board tools for editing, sequencing, and performing. All in a battery powered package complete with speaker for on the go jams!

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Perfect Circuit is an independent electronic instrument shop with an online store at https://www.perfectcircuit.com/ and a Burbank showroom at 2405 Empire Ave. Open seven days a week, 12-8 PM, get your hands on the most excellent gear!"

Friday, December 23, 2022

Waldorf Music Raffle


video upload by WaldorfMusicChannel

"Waldorf Music’s innovative position in the electronic musical instruments marketplace dates back to 1989 with the release of the wavetable synthesis-based Microwave, an amazing ‘reincarnation’ of the legendary PPG Wave series. This year we celebrate our 33rd anniversary with a redesign of our logo and website.

You can join the celebration! Take part in our 33rd years raffle with 33 prizes including the last available Quantum Shadow Limited Edition. See details below."

https://waldorfmusic.com/33win/

Thursday, December 22, 2022

#MadeWithNovation 30 Years Competition - Winner


video upload by NovationTV

"Congratulations to our 30 Years competition winner: Meeyebo! Here is his stunning entry to the competition.

--- Discover more about our winner and our 'staff picks':
https://novationmusic.com/en/news/mad...

--- Discover more about Novation’s 30 Years of Making Music
https://novationmusic.com/en/30-years..."

Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Touring Musician's Dream Synth? +GIVEAWAY (USA)


video upload by HAINBACH

"Thanks to @PerfectCircuit for sponsoring this video and giving away an OP-1 Field to one of my treasured viewers (US residents only). Follow the instructions in this link (live at 10 AM Pacific) to enter the contest: https://bit.ly/3gL5AI5

I did not like the OP-1 Field at first glance. I travelled around the world with my ten year old battered original OP-1 and played it in countless shows, songs, and soundtracks. I used it like a Swiss Army knife - at home I have instruments that do each individual job better, but on the road the OP-1 is a wonderful combination of tools. It became one of my most important instruments. When the newest iteration came around it felt strange - I was very attached to my OP-1, so I did not want to give the Field a real chance. But when I took it with me on tour and travels over the past months, that changed."

Monday, November 07, 2022

Win a Sequential Pro 3 Synth From Reverb



You can find full details at Reverb.com.

"Between now and November 14, readers who hit the heart icon ♡ on any piece of music gear on Reverb to 'watch' it will be automatically entered to win the Sequential Pro 3 Synthesizer."

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

๐ŸŽ WIN a Full Music Studio From Novation



via @WeAreNovation

๐ŸŽ WIN a full music studio

To enter:

1 Upload a photo/video (1min max, reel-style DIMs) jamming with your favourite Novation product(s) to social media with #MadeWithNovation

2 Submit link to the entry (publicly viewable) via the form - http://bit.ly/30Years-Competition…

3 Tag & follow us!

Friday, August 19, 2022

Soundfly's Synthwave Com Truise Remix Contest



You might remember recent posts featuring Soundfly and Com Truise.

For those interested, they are hosting a remix contest. You can find complete details on Soundfly here.

Monday, August 01, 2022

Bob Moog Foundation Raffles Off David Rosenthal's Minimoog Signed by Billy Joel


video upload by moogfoundation

David Rosenthal, Billy Joel's keyboardist/musical director, talks about the 2022 summer raffle Mini

"The Minimoog raffled in 2022 isn’t just signed by an icon: It belonged to Billy Joel’s musical director, a musician of note in his own right – keyboardist, synth programmer, and orchestrator David Rosenthal, formerly of Rainbow, who has toured with Cyndi Lauper, Robert Palmer, and Enrique Iglesias, programmed synths for Bruce Springsteen, and also worked with Happy the Man, Steve Vai and Red Dawn.
Video recorded at Strange Cranium in NYC.
Get your own raffle ticket here: https://bit.ly/MinimoogBillyJoel"



"This summer, somebody's going to win a fully restored, vintage Minimoog signed by Billy Joel.

It's a good month when Tom Oberheim joins your team of supporters, and Billy Joel signs your Minimoog. It's still pretty crazy out there, but with Tom, Billy, and a network of supporters engaging in our mission to inspire people of all ages through the intersection of science, music, and technology, we feel ready to take on the world.

This vintage beauty belonged to Billy Joel's long-time keyboardist and musical director, David Rosenthal, who took it on tour with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow in the 1980s.

It now bears the signature of one of the most beloved and best-selling entertainers of all time.

Somebody's going to win it for the cost of a raffle ticket."

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Vintage Minimoog Model D Signed by Herb Deutsch - Bob Moog Foundation 2022 Raffle


video upload by moogfoundation

"Get your raffle tickets: here

In celebrating the 90th birthday of pioneering synthesist Herb Deutsch, the Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its fundraising raffle for a fully-restored vintage Minimoog Model D signed by the legend himself.

The Minimoog featured is serial number 11,535, built at Moog Music’s Cheektowaga, NY factory during the late 1970s. It has an estimated value of $10,000. Due to the highly coveted nature of this archetypal synthesizer, and the iconic signature from Herb Deutsch, it is likely to increase in value. This Minimoog has been meticulously restored by revered synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, who also crafted its new custom walnut cabinet enclosure. It is in excellent technical and physical condition.

The raffle begins on February 9th, to commemorate Deutsch’s 90th birthday, and serves as an homage to his seminal contributions to the Moog legacy. It ends on March 7, 2022, 11:59pm ET, or when all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Tickets are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200, or 40 for $500.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, which has inspired over 20,000 elementary school students through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum, which opened in late May of 2019, has welcomed over 14,000 visitors from all over the world, despite significant challenges due to the pandemic.

Learn more about the Bob Moog Foundation: https://moogfoundation.org/"



Some pics of the Minimoog via
The Bob Moog Foundation.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Novation & Sequential Synth Bundle Giveaway



via Novation, where you can enter for a chance to win the giveaway:

"We've teamed up with our Focusrite Group family member, Sequential, to bring you the ultimate synth and controller bundle worth over $1,900 USD.

(1) Novation Launchkey 37 [MK3]
(1) Novation Circuit Tracks
(1) Sequential Prophet Rev2 8 Voice desktop synth

Launchkey is Novation's intuitive and fully integrated MIDI keyboard controller for making tracks in a DAW and with external hardware, designed to give you everything you need to create and play your music. Made for creators of all abilities, Launchkey gives you inspirational tools to expand your musical vocabulary. Scale and Chord Modes and a powerful arpeggiator push your musical creativity and help start new ideas. Custom Modes and a full-size MIDI output transform Launchkey into a powerful centrepiece of any music-making setup.

Circuit Tracks is the agile groovebox for creating and performing electronic music without resistance. Two refined polyphonic digital synth tracks expand your sonic capabilities, and samples across four drums tracks can be loaded via microSD and shaped to perfection. Builtin FX polish your sounds. Two dedicated MIDI tracks and a built-in battery make it ideal for multi-device setups and for creators on the move.

A modern classic reinvented. The Prophet Rev2 desktop module by Sequential is just as powerful and easy to use as its counterpart, the Prophet Rev2 keyboard. The module has the same controls with the same ease of use as the keyboard version. Best of all, it sounds just as awesome, because it’s exactly the same on the inside — Dave Smith’s reimagining of his now-classic Prophet ’08 poly synth. The Prophet Rev2 retains all of the key features of the Prophet ’08 and expands on them. It has twice the polyphony, twice the mod matrix, waveshape modulation on all waveforms, digital effects per layer in stacked or split voice mode, a polyphonic step sequencer per layer, and more. The result is a true analogue powerhouse.

This giveaway ends September 14th and is available to participants with a US mailing address only.

Sign up now."

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Analog Mafia RC-808 “Drum Rap” Contest

The following is in via Analog Mafia. You can find details on the contest here.

"RC-808 is a drum synth that can do the rap all by itself. In another words, we will go back to the days of the talking drums. It would be great if you could have a listen to the files.

Giving articulation ability to drum sequencers was actually a part of the Roland history ever since Don Lewis connected an expression pedal to add volume level accent to give variation to a primitive preset patterned rhythm box. This lead Mr Kakehashi to implement "Accent" as a parameter of rhythm machines.

When Mr Kikumoto designed programmable drum sequencers and MIDI protocols, he wondered why the sequencers onboard drum machines don't have any pitch nor duration parameters. Because they are non-tuned percussion? But then synths can provide frequency and envelope curves to match your needs and tastes. Isn't this lack of these parameters result of prejudices or stereo types that still confines the drum sound expressions to a certain notion only?

This is the reason why the RC-808 Standalone edition has a small piano roll style sequencer. With full fledged general purpose 8 partial synth engines per instruments, you can create both tuned and sustained sounds that can be used for percussive purposes. For instance, this offers "open and close" sound variation to not just hi-hats but to any other instrument you can imagine, like "open and close bass drum" you hear on the demo files here.

Recently, as Kikumoto san was reviewing HipHop and Rap music, he found rappers' rhyme and flow concept somewhat resembling his RC-808 concept of providing further expression to drum sounds.

Inspired with the rhyme and flow concept, he is thinking of expanding this scheme to shed new light to drum sound expression, not just to hiphop and rap, but to all kinds of music genre, with a concept of Drum Rap like MC talking drum so to say."

https://rc-808.com/event-en/

Monday, August 02, 2021

Bob Moog Foundation 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle


Minimoog Model D Signed by Bob Moog - video upload by moogfoundation

"Get your tickets: https://bit.ly/AnniversaryMinimoogRaffle

In celebration of 15 years of inspiring the young minds of the future, the Bob Moog Foundation is thrilled to announce our 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle featuring a stunning vintage Minimoog Model D signed by Bob Moog himself.

The vintage Minimoog Model D featured is serial number 6572, built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory during the mid 70s and has an estimated value of over $9,500. The synth has been fully restored by lauded synth technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical and physical condition.
Played here by Jil Christensen

Funds raised from the raffle will support the Foundation's hallmark educational project Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum opened in late May of 2019, and has welcomed over 10,000 visitors from all over the world."



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Minimoog: Archetype of a Synthesizer


video by moogfoundation

"Tickets for our 2021 Minimoog raffle are over halfway sold out!

Check out our gorgeous Model D in custom African Makore wooden cabinet and buy your tickets to enter the raffle: http://bit.ly/MinimoogRaffle2021

The raffle is open internationally from March 1, 2021 until 11:59pm ET on March 29, 2021, or until all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first.

Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum was closed for five months in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 8903, was built at Moog Music's Buffalo, NY-era factory during the late 1970s, has an estimated value of $6,500, and will only go up in value given the highly coveted nature of the synthesizer. This Minimoog has been carefully restored and future-proofed by the renowned synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical condition. Taggart, also a lauded woodworker, fabricated the custom cabinet from rare African Makore wood, which is known for its beauty, strength, and durability.

To donate to the Bob Moog Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/ContributeBMF"
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